UK Boxing: Road To Glory ticket heatwave; Liam Walsh Tops Black Country Fight Bill
HATTON PROMOTIONS mega ‘Road To Glory’ bill is the hottest ticket in boxing. It looks a certainty that the show at Manchester Velodrome on June 16 will be a complete 4300 sell-out - All of the VIP ringside tickets have now been sold, there are very few ringsides left and while other price ranges are available they're selling fast. The bumper card is Hatton Promotions biggest so far, and there are even larger events are planned later this year..
Article posted on 30.05.2012
Four big fights feature on the bill, including Scott Quigg challenging Rendall Munroe for the vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight crown.
Sheffield’s Ryan Rhodes meets Sergey Rabchenko for the vacant European light-middleweight championship.
Ryan’s fellow steel city fighter Richard Towers squares off against Frenchman Gregory Tony for the vacant EU heavyweight crown.
In a special attraction unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Murray meets French title holder Karim Achour.
Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton: “The response from fans all over the country has been fantastic.
“The fighters have all done a great job shifting their allocation and the response from the media on a national and regional level has been great.
“There are still more than two weeks to go and I am confident that on June 16 the ‘House Full’ signs will be hanging at the venue.”
There will be a talent stacked undercard that will include former British and Commonwealth welterweight champion Craig Watson, unbeaten hopefuls Lucas Browne, Kallum De’Ath, Jazza Dickens, Adam Etches, Scott Jenkins and Adam Little.
There are a few £100 Ringside left. Also available are £55, £35 and £30. You can purchase tickets by calling Hatton Promotions hotline 01925 755 222/www.ticketmaster.co.uk/0844 847 2500/www.ticketline.co.uk/0844 888 4402/www.hmv.com
Liam Walsh will now top the bill on the next Black Country fight night
... and a clash of unbeaten cruiserweights has also been added to the show.
Walsh will defend his Commonwealth super-featherweight championship in front of the Box Nation cameras at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Friday, June 22 after Enzo Maccarinelli pulled out of his rematch against Shane McPhilbin.
Walsh, one of three boxing brothers from Cromer, launched Box Nation by winning one of the best fights of 2011.
His title defence against former British featherweight champion Paul Appleby was a wildly exciting, back-and-forth battle of wills.
Walsh picked himself off the floor to force a 10-round retirement win and the super-slick power puncher heads to Wolverhampton to make the third defence of his title.
His challenger will be announced in the next few days.
Joint promoters PJ Rowson and Frank Warren are also delighted to announce that unbeaten cruiserweights Chris Keane and Stephen Simmons will meet over 10 rounds.
Keane is from Walsall and will have home advantage against the granite tough Scot in what could be a classic.
Both were top-class amateurs. Keane won the ABA heavyweight championship in 2010, while Simmons won bronze at the 2010 Commonwealth Games and boxed regularly for Scotland.
As professionals, Keane extended his winning record to six fights with a 40-second blow-out in his last fight and Billy Nelson-trained Simmons has won all four.
Black Country favourite Jason Welborn defends his Midlands Area welterweight title against Scott Haywood on the same bill and Midlands Area light-middleweight champion Jamie Ball is also in title action in another battle of unbeatens.
He has been paired with Michal Pechacek for the vacant International Masters championship.
Pechacek is the Czech super-middleweight title and has won all 10 of his professional fights.
Northampton super-flyweight Nathan Reeve, impressive in last year’s ‘Prizefighter,’ is also set to be matched, along with unbeaten prospects Ryan Hookway, Steven Pearce and Dave Egan.
Tipton light-heavyweight Ricky Summers, pipped by a point in the semi finals of the 2011 ABA championship, makes his professional debut, along with Andrew Robinson.
Further information is available from PJ Rowson on 07976-283157.
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