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UK Boxing: Tyson Fury, Froch-Groves, Chris Jenkins



The final tickets for Carl Froch’s blockbuster IBF and WBA World Super Middleweight title defence against George Groves will go on sale tomorrow at midday from the Phones 4u Arena.

Froch and Groves clash in Manchester on November 23 live on Sky Sports Box Office, and the returned tickets present the last chance for fans to witness a huge night of British boxing with a sumptuous undercard.

Scott Quigg defends his WBA World Super Bantamweight title against Diego Silva, Anthony Crolla challenges Martin Gethin for the British Lightweight title, Olympic Gold medal heroes Luke Campbell MBE and Anthony Joshua MBE continue their pro educations, two-time World title challenger Martin Murray is in action, unbeaten Super Middleweight sensation Callum Smith hunts a sixth straight KO win, Rocky Fielding defends his Commonwealth Super Middleweight title against American danger man Lennox Allen and unbeaten Birmingham star Kal Yafai looks for his 10th win in the paid ranks.

Tickets are priced at £80, £100, £150 and £200 (lower tier), £200, £300 and £500 (floor) and are available via phones4uarena.co.uk and on 0844 847 8000.

Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury meet and greet

Hennessy Sports would like to take this opportunity to advise the public of the Tyson Fury and Hughie Fury meet and greet.

The undefeated former British, Commonwealth and Irish heavyweight champion, Tyson, will be available to sign autograph cards and take pictures, alongside his younger cousin and first British fighter to win a Gold medal at the AIBA Youth Boxing Championships at super heavyweight, Hughie.

The young heavyweight stars will then be entering Glow to support James DeGale MBE as he defends his WBC Silver super middleweight title against tough American ‘Dangerous’ Dyah Davis.

Ticket Information

Tickets for November 16th are priced from £40 and are available to purchase from the following box offices:

Hennessy Sports Box Office 01925 755 222
Ticketline by calling 0844 888 4402 and online at ticketline.co.uk
Ticketmaster by calling 0844 847 2500 or online at ticketmaster.co.uk

Chris Jenkins topped to claim Light Welterweights III crown

Chris Jenkins is the 3-1 favourite on Betfair to take the spoils in tomorrow night’s sold-out Betfair Prizefighter Light Welterweights III, live on Sky Sports from the sold out York Hall in Bethnal Green.

The unbeaten Welshman (7-0 4 KOs) takes on Tony Owen in the fourth quarter final, and the 24 year old is promising fireworks tomorrow night.

“I will approach it as I always do – rock and roll style!” said Jenkins. “I have a game plan, we have done my work in the gym.

“I have watched Prizefighter previously and you need a high work-rate, which is what I have got. But if you have to but a bomb out to catch them and the knockout comes then the knockout comes, but I will be looking to win the rounds.”

Southern Area champion Connor and unbeaten 21 year old Rice will battle for a spot in the first semi-final where they will face either Ryan ‘Crash Bang’ Taylor and Matty Tew, who clash in the second quarter final.

Taylor’s first loss as a pro came against Liam Shinkwin when they met for the vacant Southern Area lightweight title in March, and they could meet in the final after Shinkwin was drawn in the third quarter final against Eren Arif.

The 31st edition of the Betfair Prizefighter series is part of a great night of action in east London as lightweight star Kevin Mitchell returns to the ring from a ten month absence following his World title challenge against Ricky Burns in September, with the action kicked off on the night action by former Commonwealth welterweight champion John O’Donnell in a four-rounder.

WEIGHTS FROM TODAY’S WEIGH-IN AT MATCHROOM SPORT, ESSEX

Quarter Final 1 Danny Connor 10st 1lb v Charlie Rice 9st 13lbs

Quarter Final 2 Ryan Taylor 10st 1lb v Matty Tew 9st 13lbs

Quarter Final 3 Liam Shinkwin 10st 1lb 13oz v Eren Arif 9st 13oz

Quarter Final 4 Tony Owen 9st 13lbs v Chris Jenkins 9st 13lbs 15oz

Kevin Mitchell 10st v Sebastien Benito 9st 13lbs

John O’Donnell 10st 13lbs v Jay Morris 11st 1lb