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Road To Glory Fighters Ready To Go!

boxingHATTON Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton hosted a packed final press conference ahead of Saturday’s bumper ‘Road To Glory’ bill at Manchester Velodrome.

The stacked show is the mushrooming promotional organisation’s biggest ever card with a stack of competitive matches.

It features four major fights including the vacant interim WBA super-bantamweight title bout between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe.

Bury’s unbeaten Quigg, 23, said: “This is my coming out fight and the one that takes me to the next level.

“Forget what boxers like Carl Frampton say, Rendall is the number one in Britain and I will take over that honour when I win. I am one million per-cent confident.”

Former European champion Munroe recently gave up his job as a binman, and the Leicester southpaw said: “I have already proven myself at elite level.

“I have had to wait patiently and bide my time but Ricky Hatton has delivered for me and I will shine once again.”

Sheffield’s Ryan Rhodes will be challenging Sergey Rabchenko for the vacant European light-middleweight championship.

Rhodes was disappointed that his promoter Hatton is training Rabchenko for their encounter, but insisted: “I am over that now and got my mind on Rabchenko.

Ryan’s fellow steel city fighter Richard Towers squares off against Frenchman Gregory Tony for the vacant EU heavyweight crown.

Towers warned: “Respect is earned in the ring, but men like Tyson Fury and David Price need to take note that I am here.

In a special attraction British middleweight champion Martin Murray meets French title holder Karim Achour.

If the St Helens fighter passes his French test, Hatton promised a major announcement in the coming weeks about a big fight for the unbeaten star.

Other fights: Craig Watson v Tomasz Mazurciewicz, Lucas Browne v Hastings Rasani,
Adam Etches v Ferenc Zold, Scott Jenkins v Kristian Laight, Adam Little v Dee Mitchell, Kallum De’Ath v Anwar Alfadi and Louis Norman v Brett Fido.

All VIP and ringside tickets have been sold and. The remaining tickets are available priced at £55, £35 and £30, but are limited. 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


Quigg vs. Monroe on Saturday

RENDALL MUNROE reckons getting matey is the key to shocking unbeaten star Scott Quigg on Saturday night. The one-time binman has turned to close pal Jason Booth to improve his chances of glory in the vacant World Boxing Association (WBA) interim super-bantamweight showdown at Manchester Velodrome.

It is the most crucial fight of the former European champion’s career. Defeat against Bury’s British champion will end Munroe’s hopes of a second world title tilt.

Old stager Booth is coming to end of his boxing career after losing to Quigg in seven rounds last year, but has enough ring savvy to give his southpaw pal the lowdown on his rival.

Munroe, 32, said: “I have sparred a few rounds with Jason.

"He is a close friend - someone I talk to a lot. He’ll advise me on what Quigg is like although my trainer Jason Shinfield draws up the battle plans.

“When you look at Jason's record, you can see he knows what it is all about when you climb into the ring.”

Munroe feels that there has been a lack of respect shown to him by outsiders in the build-up to what is expected to be one of British boxing’s best fights of 2012.

The talent stacked ‘Road To Glory’ card is Hatton Promotions biggest so far, and there will be even bigger shows later this year.

There are three other big fights on the bill including Sheffield’s Ryan Rhodes challenging 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.

Other fights: Craig Watson v Tomasz Mazurciewicz, Lucas Browne v Hastings Rasani,

Adam Etches v Ferenc Zold, Scott Jenkins v Kristian Laight, Adam Little v Dee Mitchell, Kallum De’Ath v Anwar Alfadi and Louis Norman v Brett Fido.

All VIP and ringside tickets have been sold and. The remaining tickets are available priced at £55, £35 and £30, but are limited. 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

Article posted on 13.06.2012



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