BOXING: Rule Britannia – Nathan Cleverly v Robin Krasniqi – Live on BoxNation

April 16, 2013

Nathan Cleverly finally gets his chance to stage another defence of his WBO World Light-Heavyweight title against his mandatory opponent Robin Krasniqi, exclusively live on BoxNation.

The time has come for the WBO title holder to finally stake his claim as the world’s leading light-heavyweight headlines Frank Warren’s bumper ‘Rule Britannia’ promotion at London’s Wembley Arena.

The whole card, which also features the comeback of Dereck Chisora, as well as Paul Butler plus Liam Walsh against Scott Harrison will be shown live on BoxNation from 7.00pm on Saturday, April 20.

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BOXING: Ricky Burns becomes the latest fighter to join Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports

March 11, 2013

Ricky Burns has joined Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing after the promoter confirmed the Scottish fighter’s controversial switch from Frank Warren’s stable.

The two-weight World Champion will fight for the first time under Eddie Hearn live on Sky Sports on May 11, at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow.

Burns’ last outing was his comprehensive win over Kevin Mitchell at the SECC in Glasgow on September, where the 29-year-old defended his WBO Lightweight title in style with a fourth round stoppage.

The Scottish fighter’s departure from Frank Warren’s stable follows just days after George Groves made the same move across to Matchroom.

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BOXING: George Groves returns to Sky Sports after signing with Matchroom Sport

March 4, 2013

George Groves has become the latest fighter to link up with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing and Sky Sports following his split with promoter Frank Warren.

The highly-rated unbeaten Commonwealth super-middleweight champion will box for the first time under his new promoter on the Betfair ‘London’s Finest’ bill at Wembley Arena in London, on Saturday, March 9 – live on Sky Sports – when he takes on Argentine Dario German Balmaceda in a ten-round clash.

Groves is also the first fighter to be confirmed for the undercard of the huge Sky Box Office clash between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in London on May 25.

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BOXING: ‘Flintoff – From Lord’s to the Ring’ – New series on Sky 1

November 13, 2012

Former England cricketer Freddie Flintoff’s preparations for his debut as a professional boxer will be the subject of a new documentary series on Sky 1 HD.

Entitled ‘Flintoff: From Lord’s to the Ring’, the 2005 and 2009 Ashes hero, who was forced to retire from cricket through injury at the age of 33, has opted for an unexpected and controversial career change.

Flintoff will make his professional heavyweight boxing debut on November 30, and this must-see three-part Sky 1 series has the complete journey of the build-up towards arguably the biggest challenge of his decorated sporting career.

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BOXING: ‘Battle of the Olympians’ – Price v Harrison – Live on BoxNation

October 9, 2012

Rising heavyweight star David Price will defend his British and Commonwealth titles against Audley Harrison in the ‘Battle of the Olympians’, exclusively live on BoxNation.

Price will make his debut on the dedicated boxing channel in front of his home fans on Saturday, October 13, when he takes on the 2000 Olympic champion and former world title challenger at the Liverpool Echo Arena.

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BOXING: James DeGale joins Hennessy Sports and Channel 5

September 20, 2012

European super-middleweight champion James Degale has split from Frank Warren’s promotional stable to link up with rivals Hennessy Sports.

The 2008 Olympic gold medallist has signed a long-term contract with Mick Hennessy and all of his fights will now be broadcast exclusively on Channel 5.

DeGale will make his debut for his new promoter on October 13 when he defends his European Super Middleweight title against ­Hadillah Mohoumadi of France.

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BOXING: Haye v Chisora – Live on BoxNation

July 10, 2012

David Haye and Dereck Chisora take their fierce and bitter rivalry into the ring as two British heavyweights go toe-to-toe at Upton Park on Saturday night, exclusively live on BoxNation.

Both fighters will finally have the opportunity to settle their differences following their infamous brawl in Munich back in February, in what promises to be one of the most controversial but eagerly anticipated all-British fights of recent years.

Haye and Chisora will battle for the WBO International and WBA Intercontinental Heavyweight Championships, in a fight being billed as “Licensed to Thrill”.

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SNOOKER: ITV4 pots multi-year Power Snooker deal

November 9, 2011

ITV has signed an exclusive three-year deal to screen the Power Snooker Masters until 2014.

The new deal builds on ITV4’s coverage of the inaugural tournament last year, and adds to the channel’s ever expanding sports portfolio, following recent deals to bring more Europa League football and French Open tennis to the channel.

Defending champion Ronnie O’Sullivan (above) heads an all-star cast for the 2011 event, which will take place in Manchester on November 19-20, and ITV4 will air extensive coverage throughout the weekend.

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BOXING: World class fights to feature on new boxing channel

September 22, 2011

The first ever UK television channel dedicated to boxing will launch at the end of September.

BoxNation, a joint venture between promoter Frank Warren and Boxing Channel Media, will screen a number of live fights, support programming and documentaries.

They have secured the rights to a plethora of top class bouts, including multi-year deals with Warren’s stable of fighters, US-based Golden Boy Promotions, and Germany’s premier promoter Sauerland Promotions.

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