What a week for British boxing


Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing staged a big media day at their Brentwood HQ earlier this week to show off their growing stable and to announce a new two year television deal with Sky Sports.

There is a great camaraderie among their stable and staff and these are exciting times for the whole team right now.

The pressure is certainly on them to deliver and its going to be hard work, but with the passion for the sport that Eddie has along with his willingness to work with other promoters and a good team around him, including his dad Barry there for advice I’m sure he and Matchroom will live up to expectations.

Dennis Hobson has landed Jamie Mcdonnell near enough home advantage for the Doncaster man’s big IBF world title eliminator against Vusi Malinga, he’s done a deal with Eddie Hearn so the fight takes place on Kell Brook’s undercard in Sheffield.

Hobson guided Clinton Woods from nothing all the way to World Champion and is on the verge of doing it all over again with the exciting McDonnell.

I’m hearing tickets for Frank Maloney’s big heavyweight clash between David Price and Audley Harrison are selling really well.

The two giants clash in Liverpool at the fantastic Echo Arena in what is without doubt the last chance for Harrison to prove to British fight fans he has something left to offer the game.

Harrison also happens to be the biggest name that David has faced and it will be the highest profile fight he’s had in his pro career.

The atmosphere come fight night will be electric and I expect Price to send his home town fans home celebrating.

The domestic boxing season gets underway tonight (Saturday) and if you’re local to Doncaster Stefy Bull promotes a show with two great looking Central Area Title fights heading the bill.

Although we love the big arena fight nights, let’s not forget where it all starts!

Unfortunately David Barnes has had to pull out of his highly anticipated clash with Ronnie Heffron after being involved in a horrific car accident which left the boxer with multiple cuts and muscle damage to his arms and legs but very lucky to be alive.

Coldwell Boxing’s Barnes will be out for a couple months and then look to get back into the mix with the likes of Heffron and co.


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