Crolla Outpoints Rees, Claims WBO Inter-Continental Belt

Serious underdog, Anthony Crolla, became the new WBO Inter-Continental lightweight titlist in Bolton Arena tonight, outpointing former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees over 12 rounds.
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Frankie Gavin/Denton Vassell Ringside Report

Britain’s only ever world amateur champion, Birmingham’s Frankie Gavin, successfully defended his British welterweight title and added the Commonwealth strap to his collection in the process on Friday night at Liverpool’s Olympia venue, ensuring the outgoing Commonwealth titlist Denton Vassell lost his unbeaten record in his 21st fight.
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Paul Butler to Defend Commonwealth Title After Uncertain 24 Hours

Super flyweight sensation Paul Butler will now defend his Commonwealth 8st 3lbs title against Najah Ali (5-3-1, 1KO) when he fights at Liverpool’s Olympia tomorrow night. Continue reading

By Elliot Foster

Frankie Gavin/Denton Vassell – Olympia – Weigh-in

British and Commonwealth welterweight title

Denton Vassell (Commonwealth champion) came in at 66.4kg (10st 6lbs 7oz)

Frankie Gavin (British champion) tipped the scales at 67kg (10st 7lbs)

Commonwealth super flyweight title

Paul Butler (champion) weighed in dead on championship weight at 8st 3lbs ahead of his first defence of the Commonwealth strap which he won last time out against Yaqub Kareem in London.

Naja Ali (challenger) weighed in at 8st 2lbs and 6oz.

Both Joe Selkirk and Stephen Smith had check weights due to the absence of their opponents from today’s weigh-in. They’ll both weigh in tomorrow.

Frankie Gavin: “It’s a good fight on paper.

“He’s unbeaten, I’m undefeated so it’ll be a good fight – I just think I’ll have too much for him.”

“The plan,” says Gavin, “is to box and move. Hopefully I can land my own shots and not get hit.

“I’m very good at making people miss, so there’s not point in taking the shots if you don’t have to.”

On predictions, Gavin says he’ll win no matter what happens.

“People say he’s had more experience than me, that’s right; but he’s gone 12 rounds more than me and that shouldn’t be the case considering he’s the big puncher and I’m not the big puncher.”

Finally, Gavin says: “I’m not bothered really [how I win the fight], I’ve trained for a hard twelve rounds and I’m ready for a hard fight.”

Legend Lewis Backing Price for World Glory

Lennox Lewis insists that David Price can still become world heavyweight champion despite his loss against Tony Thompson. Continue reading

Broner Fight Has Relit My Desire, Says Rees

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Gavin Rees says his world title fight with Adrien Broner has reignited his desire to become a world champion for the second time – and he has warned Anthony Crolla that he’ll put in a great performance when they clash at the USN Bolton Arena on Saturday June 29, live on Sky Sports in Betfair’s ‘Rock & Croll’. Continue reading

Olympian Ogogo Added to Stacked Hull Bill

Team GB Olympic star Anthony Ogogo will compete for the third time as a professional on July 13 at the MS3 Craven Park in Hull, live on Sky Sports on Betfair’s ‘The Homecoming’ along with the professional debut of Olympic teammate Luke Campbell MBE. Continue reading

Leaner and Meaner Thompson

Tony Thompson is ready to cause more Merseyside misery next week. Continue reading

Price: One Day I’ll Be Pleased Thompson Beat Me

David Price believes one day he will be grateful that Tony Thompson beat him.David-Price-Redemption Continue reading

Adrien Broner – Is He All That?

After securing his status as one of the youngest men to win world championships at three different weights in the early hours of this morning, I ask: is Adrien Broner all that?

Broner and Malignaggi square up at Friday's weigh in © ESPN

Broner and Malignaggi square up at Friday’s weigh-in
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