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UK News: Two title fights added to HAYEMAKER 6; Hammond vs. Doherty Added To Stoke Bill

Full details of HAYEMAKER 6: ‘Mersey Beatdown’ will be announced at a Hayemaker Boxing press conference to be held on Tuesday, January 27 at the Jury’s Inn Hotel, Liverpool. The press conference will commence from 11.30 PM and is open to both members of the press and public. Already confirmed for the HAYEMAKER 6 show on March 28 at the Echo Arena, Liverpool is the intriguing British light-middleweight title showdown between flamboyant switch-hitters Ryan Rhodes and Anthony Small..

Also accompanying that hard-to-call British title match is a flurry of other Liverpool talent, including ex-British champion Tony Dodson, leading contender Derry Mathews and hot Merseyside prospects John Watson and Joe McNally.

The remainder of the HAYEMAKER 6 show will be detailed during Tuesday’s press conference, including news of a further two added championship fights, one British, one English and both ultra competitive contests.

“This show on March 28 is just the start of the association between Hayemaker Boxing and the wonderful city of Liverpool,” explains Hayemaker promoter Adam Booth.

“We have a series of big announcements coming up – starting with Tuesday’s press conference – and I’m sure the thriving link between Hayemaker and Liverpool can go some way to reinvigorating the sport in Liverpool.”


Hammond vs. Doherty Added To Stoke Bill

A thrilling light middleweight bout has been added to the Chris Edwards vs. Wayne Bloy British and Commonwealth Flyweight Championship bout this Friday, January 23 at Fenton Manor in Stoke, England.

Undefeated Kevin Hammond will drop down from middleweight and face a more seasoned opponent in the form of fast-handed boxer Jimmy Doherty.

28 year old Hammond, 4-0-1 (1), brings an exciting style to the contest and is well known for the pressure he brings to bear upon his opponents. The stocky hard man from Lincoln must win this contest if he is to continue his promising rise among the ranks of one of Britain's most competitive divisions.

But he will have to solve the problems posed by his much taller opponent as Doherty, 8-1 (0), has proven his skills under fire and will have the advantage of fighting in front of a packed hometown venue.

Just 23 years of age, Doherty has already rebounded from his only career loss and has vowed to put Hammond on the scrap heap in what is sure to be a barnburner for all eight scheduled rounds.

Frank Maloney Promotions presents "Stoking The Fire", featuring Chris Edwards vs. Wayne Bloy for the vacant British and Commonwealth flyweight championships along with full undercard support on Friday, January 23, 2009 at Fenton Manor Sports Complex in Stoke, England.

Tickets are priced at £70 and £35 and are available by logging onto www.frankmaloney.com or by calling the Box Office at 0871 226 1508.

Sky Sports will televise the action live on SS1 starting at 10PM.

Article posted on 21.01.2009



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