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Burns eating more for Katsidis fight; Norton and Williams fight on October 21

Ricky Burns is eating for two as he heads into his big showdown with Michael Katsidis on November 5th at Wembley Arena. Burns, the former World Boxing Organization (WBO) World Super-Featherweight Champion, makes his debut at lightweight when he challenges the Australian dynamo for the Interim WBO World title, live on BoxNation (Sky platform Ch. 456).

The Scotsman has doubled up on his meals to fuel him for the grueling training schedules with trainer Billy Nelson and to make the 135lb limit for the fight.

Burns opened up his gym to the media today and he looked devastating as he worked-out with Nelson, showing he is ready for Brit Basher who has already demolished Graham Earl and Kevin Mitchell.

"With my punishing daily training schedule I'm burning off energy fast so I need to keep my calorie intake high for my body to cope with the demands," Said Burns.

"It's all good healthy stuff, chicken, fish, rice pasta, vegetables, in fact I'm eating more the Billy which is a bit worrying!"

"Plus I need to keep on track to make the lightweight limit because the weight is dropping off me and I want to be as big and strong as possible against Katsidis,"

"My girlfriend is going mad because I've doubled the food bill in our house, but it will be worth when I'm crowed a two-weight world champion,"

"I feel like a monster at lightweight and I'll be the strongest and fastest I've ever been when I step into the ring against him on the night,"

The fight headlines a massive night of boxing LIVE and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456) that includes George Groves' British and Commonwealth Super-Middleweight defence against Paul Smith.

Norton vs. Williams on BoxNation on Friday

It's a big weekend of action on the UK's only fight TV channel, BoxNation (Sky Platform Ch. 456), starting on Friday (21st October) from the home of London boxing, the York Hall, Bethnal Green, when British Cruiserweight Champion Rob Norton defends his title against challenger Leon Williams in a battle of the big punchers.

Coverage starts LIVE from 8pm with an action packed undercard including top unbeaten prospects Bradley Skeete and Dean Byrne; the pro-debut of top Johnny Garton, plus the Vacant English Super-Bantamweight Championship to be contested between the all-action Ryan Walsh and Liam Richards.

Then on Saturday (22nd October), it's a LIVE international DOUBLE-HEADER from two continents starting in Germany with the swashbuckling "Captain" Marco Huck's defence of his WBO World Cruiserweight Title against Rogelio Omar Rossi with coverage starting at 7pm on BoxNation.

The coverage then switches LIVE at 2am to the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden, in New York, for an exciting battle of the little-men between the dynamite punching Nonito "Filipino Flash" Donaire and the heavy-handed, undefeated, Omar Andres Narvaez.

WBO/WBC World Bantamweight Champion Donaire has been hailed as the new Manny Pacquiao and BoxNation viewers' will get to see the new star of world boxing pit his skills against the tough former world champion from Argentina.

BoxNation, opened with an already hot pick for Fight of the Year between Liam Walsh and Paul Appleby and that was followed-up last weekend with another contender in Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew.

STAR BOXING ACKNOWLEDGES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS 10/22 IN AC

ATLANTIC CITY (October 19, 2011)-This Saturday night, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing will acknowledge National Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the use of Pink Gloves during a big night of boxing at the Tropicana Casino & Resort.

In the televised main event, Raymond Serrano will take on Angel Rios in a ten round Jr. Welterweight bout.

In the co-main event, popular Heavyweight Vinny Maddalone will battle Mike Shepperd in a ten round bout.

The show will be broadcast Live on Azteca America.

All twelve fighters on the six bout card will be wearing the pink gloves.

The gloves are donated by Everlast.

"Breast cancer needs to be knocked out", said Star Boxing CEO Joe DeGuardia.

"It is important to raise awareness for this disease that affects so many people. We hope by using the pink gloves that it will spread consciousness to the audience in attendance and the viewers watching around the world."

Tickets for October 22nd are available by calling the Star Boxing office at (718) 823-20 [0.7642585551330798] 00 or visiting www.starboxing.com. Tickets are priced at $30, $50, $100 and $200.

Tickets may also be purchased at any Ticketmaster outlet, or by going directly online to Ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at the Tropicana North Tower Box Office or by phone at (609) 340-4000. Doors for the event will open at 7:00PM with the first bout scheduled for 7:30PM. All action will take place in the Tropicana Showroom. The Tropicana Casino and Resort is located at 2831 Boardwalk, Atlantic City, NJ.

Article posted on 19.10.2011



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