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Price and Sexton clash on Saturday; Serrano-Mayfield on Friday

FRANK MALONEY is predicting that heavyweight bruisers David Price and Sam Sexton will make British heavyweight boxing proud once more. The pair clash on Saturday at Aintree Racecourse, home of the 4 ½ mile Grand National where Maloney stages a marathon show.

Price (12-0) and Norwich Sexton (15-2) clash for the vacant British and Commonwealth heavyweight title.

Maloney was disgusted when Tyson Fury preferred to dump the title rather than face 6ft 8in Olympic bronze medallist Price.

And last week it was announced that Dereck Chisora and David Haye would clash under Luxembourg licenses.

Maloney said: “Thankfully David and Sam are both gentlemen and will give fans a fight to remember.

“There has been no trash talking and whoever wins will be proud to call themselves British and Commonwealth champion.

“Fury tried to lessen the title by refusing to face David. Chisora and Haye have brought bad publicity to the sport.

“Obviously I am backing David to win, but Sam is a very good fighter and been a delight to work with during the build-up.”

The chief support sees Ashley Theophane (31-4-1) defends his British light-welterweight crown against Darren Hamilton (11-2) after Steve Williams pulled out on Monday.

In a third major title fight Liverpool rivals Paul Edwards (9-1) and Kevin Satchell square off for the vacant Commonwealth flyweight crown.

In a special attraction classy Leeds boxer Adil Anwar (16-1) meets Dave Ryan (13-5) in a vacant English title and eliminator for Theophane’s crown.

Other fights include: John Donnelly (13-2) v Mike Robinson (5-4-3) (English super-flyweight title), Bob Ajisafe (9-2) v Travis Dickinson (12-0) English light-heavyweight crown.

Tickets are selling fast. The are some available priced at £95 (ringside), £75 (main floor) and £55 (floor) from www.frankmaloney.com/www.ticketmaster.com

Serrano-Mayfield Heat up Presser

ALBANY, NY (May 16, 2012) Undefeated junior welterweights Ray "Tito" Serrano and Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield wasted no time at today's press conference in Albany, New York getting in each other's face just two days ahead of their "ESPN Friday Night Fights" showdown at the Times Union Center set for this Friday, May 18, 2012.

Ranked # 9 by the World Boxing Association (WBA) with an undefeated record of 18-0-0 with eight stoppages, Philadelphia's Serrano challenges San Francisco's Mayfield, 15-0-1 (9KO's), in a ten round fight for Mayfield's NABO Title.

Escalera weigh in

In the eight round co-main event, middleweight prospects will clash as heavy-handed knockout artist Jason Escalera of Union City, New Jersey battles Geneva, New York's Nick Brinson.

Also featured is an eight round light heavyweight bout between Albany, New York based contender Vincent Miranda and former world title challenger David Telesco of Portchester, New York.

The undercard of "ESPN FRIDAY NIGHT FIGHTS" includes the Capital Region's favorite son Kevin "KID" Rooney Jr., along with Schenectady junior welterweight Bryan Abraham.

Tickets, priced at $30, $40, $50 and $75, are available through Ticketmaster, (www.Ticketmaster.com, 800-745-3000) or at the Times Union Center Box Office, (www.timesunioncenter-albany.com), and at select local Wal-Mart Music Centers. Tickets are also available by calling Star Boxing at 718-823-2000 or on their website www.starboxing.com.

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Semi-finals and Finals of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012 to be broadcast LIVE online

ausanne, Switzerland, 17 May 2012 - The AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships Qinhuangdao 2012 has brought together record number of participants as 305 woman boxers from 70 nations arrived in China to battle it out for World Titles in ten weight categories in a historic competition.

With women's boxing making its debut at the London 2012 Olympic Games, this event is doubling up as the qualification tournament for three weight categories, 48-51kg, 57-60kg and 69-75kg, ushering in a new era for the sport.

With the competitiveness at an all time high, this 7th edition of the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships has been top-drawer with the best boxers in the world looking to make their mark on history on the biggest stage of all.

Follow the epic conclusion LIVE on www.AIBAboxingtv.com.

Semi-Finals, Friday 18 May 2012

- Afternoon session at 14:00, local time
- Evening session at 18:00, local time


Click HERE for the full schedule

Finals, Saturday 19 May 2012

Finals session at 14:00, local time

Get in-depth coverage, features, daily reports and LIVE Results on www.aiba.org.

Article posted on 17.05.2012



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