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UK Boxing: Rendall Munroe; Chris Keane; Gary McCallum



Rendall Munroe is getting back in the ring to help hot-prospect Louis Norman win next month’s big fight.
Munroe earlier this year hung up his gloves after winning Commonwealth and European super-bantamweight honours and challenging for the WBC world title. But he’s coming out of retirement to give Norman southpaw sparring before he meets former ABA champion Jason Cunningham for the vacant British Masters flyweight title in Whitwick on Sunday, February 24.

Munroe and Norman were stable mates and the Leicester legend is convinced he’s seen the next star from the Shinfields’ gym in Somercotes.

Norman is stepping up to title level in just his fourth professional fight and Munroe describes the 18 year-old from Shepshed as “a class act.”

He added: “Louis is definitely going places.

“I’m going to the gym to spar him next week and help him out. I’ve sparred Louis several times before – and I rate him highly.

“I like his style. He can lead with either hand, throws unorthodox punches and you can’t read him. He’s so awkward and has a big heart as well.

“All he needs is experience and I can help him with that.

“He’s got a good family around him and that will help him keep his feet on the ground. If he does that, Louis can get to the top.”

Norman go to the top as an amateur – winning CYP honours with his father’s club Shepshed – and he’s benefited from Munroe’s knowledge.

“I used to pick Louis up and take him to the gym,” said Munroe. “We chatted in the car and he always listened. He took notice of what I was telling him and that showed me he wanted to learn and go places.”
Tickets for the show are available from 07757-746814.

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Chris Keane Hoping 2013 Is His Year
By Daniel Mole

Chris Keane has set his sights on making 2013 his year after making the perfect start last Friday evening (18th January).

The quiet man made a real statement by dismissing Shane McPhilbin inside three rounds to claim the Midlands Area Cruiserweight Title at a packed Walsall Town Hall.

The 26 year-old was the aggressor throughout and completely dominated what many had seen as a 50/50 fight against an opponent who has shared a ring with Enzo Maccarinelli and held the British Cruiserweight title just last year.
McPhilbin was taken apart with clinical precision. He was floored in the third by a powerful right hook and after, two further knock downs courtesy of vicious body blows, Referee Robert Chalmers put McPhilbin out of his misery.

It was an impressive performance from Keane, who is hoping to make further progress in the coming months.
“It was a good performance,” Keane told www.uk-boxing.com. “I know Shane and he’s a good kid but business is business.

“I was a bit out of range in the early rounds and I could have done a bit better but it’s one of those things and you learn from it.

“We had a chat afterwards and we wished each other all the best. It was good to get the knock-out, especially on my home turf. All my boys were there and I’d like to thank them for coming out, supporting me and paying their money to watch me. I’m glad they did.”

“I’m not bothered about talking outside of the ring, none of that stuff matters. It’s what you do inside the ring that counts and obviously I made it count so I’m happy.

“Hopefully there will be many more good things to come this year and we’ll see what happens from here. It’s been a good start and I want to build on it.”

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Ravenscraig to host ‘The Steel Men’ as Championship Boxing returns

After confirmation at the end of 2012, Prospect Boxing and Chris Gilmour boxing are pleased to confirm the line up to their March 8th joint promotion at Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

Titled the “ The Steel Men return” the card is topped by Glasgow’s Gary McCallum who takes on Stranraers Paul Allison for the vacant Scottish Middleweight title over ten rounds, while the chief under card slot sees rising flyweight Iain Butcher return to action over 8 rounds.

A full undercard features the talented Rhys Pagan, Mark Parvin, Sean Watson and Ryan Scott. While Jordan McCorry, Darren McAdam, Mitch Prince will also be in action. March 8th also sees Alex Montgomery makes his pro debut in the Super Middleweight division and Martin Taylor at Light Welterweight.

With a eleven fight card in the offering, Co-promotor Paul Graham explains that the main event was an easy choice “We had a few options for the main event, however I feel that Paul (Allison) in with Gary (McCallum) a good domestic fight and both fighters will do nothing but entertain. They both are at the stage were they want to progress there career to the next level, and an area title fight is the way to progress it.

While joint promoting with Chris Gilmour, the former pro referee admits that there is a rivalry between the both “Well Paul Allison is my fighter and Gary McCallum is Chris Gilmour’s fighter. So that itself adds another dimension to the main event, and we both have confidence in our fighters. But there can be only one winner on the evening,

“I am looking forward to returning to Motherwell, the local support over the last few shows has been great, so its good to reward them with a stacked card like this. On the evening we have eleven fights scheduled and that includes a title fight, and with a licensed bar in the venue, it will be a good evening.

Prospect Boxing and Chris Gilmour present ‘The Steel Men Return’ an evening of Professional Championship Boxing at Ravenscraig Sports Facility on Friday March 8th . Headlined by Gary McCallum v Paul Allison for the Vacant Scottish Middleweight Title.

With a 9 fight undercard it features Rhys Pagan, Mark Parvin, Sean Watson and Ryan Scott. Jordan McCorry, Darren McAdam, Mitch Prince and Alex Montgomery makes his pro debut in the Super Middleweight division.

Tickets are priced at £30 (unreserved) and £40 (ringside) ,and further details are avail from www.prospectboxing.com and www.facebook.com/ProspectBoxing and @ProspectBoxingRavenscraig to host ‘The Steel Men’ as Championship Boxing returns

After confirmation at the end of 2012, Prospect Boxing and Chris Gilmour boxing are pleased to confirm the line up to their March 8th joint promotion at Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell, North Lanarkshire.

Titled the “ The Steel Men return” the card is topped by Glasgow’s Gary McCallum who takes on Stranraers Paul Allison for the vacant Scottish Middleweight title over ten rounds, while the chief under card slot sees rising flyweight Iain Butcher return to action over 8 rounds.

A full undercard features the talented Rhys Pagan, Mark Parvin, Sean Watson and Ryan Scott. While Jordan McCorry, Darren McAdam, Mitch Prince will also be in action. March 8th also sees Alex Montgomery makes his pro debut in the Super Middleweight division and Martin Taylor at Light Welterweight.

With a eleven fight card in the offering, Co-promotor Paul Graham explains that the main event was an easy choice “We had a few options for the main event, however I feel that Paul (Allison) in with Gary (McCallum) a good domestic fight and both fighters will do nothing but entertain. They both are at the stage were they want to progress there career to the next level, and an area title fight is the way to progress it.

While joint promoting with Chris Gilmour, the former pro referee admits that there is a rivalry between the both “Well Paul Allison is my fighter and Gary McCallum is Chris Gilmour’s fighter. So that itself adds another dimension to the main event, and we both have confidence in our fighters. But there can be only one winner on the evening,

“I am looking forward to returning to Motherwell, the local support over the last few shows has been great, so its good to reward them with a stacked card like this. On the evening we have eleven fights scheduled and that includes a title fight, and with a licensed bar in the venue, it will be a good evening.

Prospect Boxing and Chris Gilmour present ‘The Steel Men Return’ an evening of Professional Championship Boxing at Ravenscraig Sports Facility on Friday March 8th . Headlined by Gary McCallum v Paul Allison for the Vacant Scottish Middleweight Title.

With a 9 fight undercard it features Rhys Pagan, Mark Parvin, Sean Watson and Ryan Scott. Jordan McCorry, Darren McAdam, Mitch Prince and Alex Montgomery makes his pro debut in the Super Middleweight division.

Tickets are priced at £30 (unreserved) and £40 (ringside) ,and further details are avail from www.prospectboxing.com and www.facebook.com/ProspectBoxing and @ProspectBoxing