Jason Booth vs. Kid Galahad on Saturday
London (Feb 13.) Nottingham’s former International Boxing Federation (IBF) world title challenger Jason “2Smooth” Booth is looking forward to making his debut on Channel 5 this Saturday (18th February) when he enters the ring and challenges Sheffield’s Kid Galahad for the WBC International Super Bantamweight title. “I’m really looking forward to making my Channel 5 debut; I wish it had come 5 years earlier.” said Booth.
Article posted on 13.02.2012
The 12 round contests will be shown live and exclusive on Channel 5 from 9.55pm.
Booth, who has also held the British and Commonwealth belts and fought for the European title three times in his 44 fight career, was apprehensive at first when he got the call from his manager but after thinking it through he decided to accept the fight. “I was training hard before I got the call from my manager and at first I wasn’t sure whether to take it or not as it was only 4 weeks’ notice, but I was offered a good purse and the opportunity to fight live on Channel 5, so I couldn’t turn it down and it was also a 12 round fight and I like 12 rounder’s.” explained Jason.
“I’ve watched a few of Kid Galahad’s fights, He’s is a good Brendan Ingle fighter who is an awkward switch hitter and he’s known for being an elusive boxer, his team are writing me off, they think he can step up and beat me but I’m quietly confident I can outwit him.
“You also have to question whether Galahad can go the full 12 rounds as he’s only ever completed six.” Added Jason.
Booth, in contrast, has completed the championship course 13 times and as manager Jimmy Gill said: “Titles are won in the last six rounds.”
Tickets for the WBC International Super Bantamweight title between Kid Galahad and Jason Booth at the Magna Centre on Feb 18 are priced at £30.00, £50.00 and £75, and can be purchased from Ticketline on 0844 888 4402, Ticketmaster on 0844 888 9991, Livenation on 0114 256 5567, HMV on 0843 221 0100 or from the Hennessy Sports Box office on 01925 755 222.
Tickets are also available to purchase online from the following websites. www.hennessysports.com, www.ticketline.co.uk, www.ticketmaster.co.uk, www.hmv.com or at www.arenaticketshop.co.uk.
Tickets can also be purchased at the HMV stores located in the Meadowhall Shopping Centre, Sheffield and the HMV store in Rotherham.
Also featuring at the Magna Centre will be Chris Eubank Jr who will be up against Jason Ball over 6 rounds, former British Light Welterweight champion Lenny Daws of Morden who will be fighting Chris Truman from Birmingham, local fighter Karl Bell, Leigh Wood from Nottingham and Jason Cunningham from Doncaster.
Go on line www.hennessysports.com for more information about the Feb. 18 show.
Click on the picture above to watch the CHANNEL 5 promo.
Fight Card – Magna Centre Feb 18.
Bill Subject to Change**.
Vacant WBC International Super Bantamweight Title
12 x 3 min rounds
Kid Galahad (Sheffield) vs. Jason Booth (Nottingham)
6 x 3 min rounds
Chris Eubank Jr (Brighton) vs. Jason Ball (Doncaster)
Light Welterweight Contest
8/10 x 3 min rounds
Lenny Daws (Morden) vs. Chris Truman (Birmingham)
4 x 3 min rounds
Lee Noble (Barnsley) vs. TBA
4 x 3 min rounds
Jason Cunningham (Doncaster) vs. Delroy Spencer (Wolverhampton)
Super Bantamweight Contest
4 x 3 min rounds
Leigh Wood (Nottingham) vs. Pevels Senkovs (Mansfield)
4 x 3 min rounds
Karl Bell (Rotherham) vs. TBA
4 x 2 min rounds
**Leo D’Erlanger (Sheffield) vs. TBA
The U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing Draw is Completed in Spokane
SPOKANE, WASH.) – The brackets have been set for the first-ever U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing at Northern Quest Resort in Airway Heights, Wash. All 24 participants took part in the event draw on Sunday afternoon in the Kalispel Ballroom where the road to gold was laid out in each of the three Olympic weight divisions.
The top four finishers from the 2011 USA Boxing National Championships entered the tournament as the top four seeds. The unseeded boxers each drew a ping pong ball to determine her opening round opponent in the historic event at Sunday’s manual draw. Olympic Trials action will begin on Monday at the Pend Orielle Pavilion at Northern Quest with the 12 bouts of opening round action beginning at 7 p.m. PT.
The winners bracket for the three Olympic weight classes are attached as well as the bout sheet for Monday’s competition. The U.S. Olympic Team Trials will be a double elimination tournament with the boxers who lose their opening round contests on Monday night dropping into the challengers bracket, which opens action on Tuesday. The challengers bracket will be released following Monday night’s action.
U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing competition can be viewed online via Universal Sports and the direct links to the daily broadcasts can be found below and on USA Boxing’s website at www.usaboxing.org. The champions in each of the three weight divisions at the Olympic Trials will move on to the 2012 Women’s World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China, where they will need to place in the top eight to earn berths in the 2012 Olympic Games.
U.S. Olympic Team Trials for Women’s Boxing Schedule and Live stream links
Monday, February 13: Winners Bracket Quarterfinals – 7 p.m. PT
Tuesday, February 14: Winners Bracket Semifinals and Challengers Bracket Quarters – 7 p.m. PT
Wednesday, February 15: Challengers Bracket Semifinals – 7 p.m. PT
Thursday, February 16: Winners Bracket Finals and Challengers Bracket Finals – 7 p.m. PT
Friday, February 17: Challengers Bracket Finals II – 8 p.m. PT
Saturday, February 18: U.S. Olympic Team Trials Finals – 8 p.m. PT
USA Boxing, as the national governing body for Olympic-style boxing, is the United States’ member organization of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) and a member of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).
Terri Blair: Ready for Hallback Rematch March 2!
Terri Blair hasn't fought since her narrow loss against Victoria Cisneros in March 2010, but don't let that inactivity fool you. Her training has been consistent, she's been prepared to fight and the rematch with Chevelle Hallback, she promises, will show her warrior spirit.
“Chevelle Hallback,” Terri said, “you should be prepared for a fight. Because win, lose or draw I go into a fight to fight AND put on a great show for these fans who spend their hard earned money to come out and support their fighters.” Terri's trainer Abdul Jarvis backs up his fighters words. “We're going to be ready to go to war with Chevelle in her hometown. She and Chevelle had a great fight last time, This is going to be one of the best women's boxing matches you will see.”
Chevelle Hallback and Terri Blair are the eight round main event March 2 at the Tampa Bay Convention Center in Tampa, Fl. The entire event, including the weigh-ins on March 1, will be broadcast live on LDLTV and UStream with all the action being called by Billy C of the Talkin' Boxing with Billy C TV & Radio Programs and former World Lightweight Champion Nate Campbell. For tickets and all other information, visit www.BillyCBoxing.com and click on the fight poster or visit go to www.TampaBayBoxing.com.
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