Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Billy Graham Reaches Out, Congratulates Kays and Walsh

By Terence Dooley

Ashton-Under-Lyne's Jon Kays took some big name support into his Commonwealth super-featherweight title tilt against defending champion Liam Walsh at Wigan's Robin Park Centre on Saturday night.  Billy Graham guided Ricky Hatton to the linear light-welterweight title; he is still a firm follower of the domestic scene. 

'The Preacher' often contacts BoxingScene in the wake of a tough fight to express his excitement and praise the combatants.  Indeed, the veteran coach has always had a soft spot for Kays; he had kept his fingers crossed throughout the contest and phoned through the next morning to say that the likeable boxer can come again.

“I've known Jon since he was a kid.  He's a really likeable lad.  A fantastic amateur in his day.  He fought his heart out last night.  I'm really proud of him.  Jon is a fantastic little boxer.  He fought a really good fighter, Liam is going places, and took some murderous shots.  Wow, Jon did so well to come back after the fourth round.  He definitely has a future based on what I saw and so does Liam,” purred Graham.

Please send news and views to [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Fishkie on 03-21-2011

Get back In the Game Billy. One ov the best trainers Britain has to offer.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Hunter Says Andre Ward Can Still Make 168 For Golovkin Fight Murat Gassiev To Make First Defense in May or June Aldo Doubts Mayweather-McGregor Gets Beyond UFC Obstacles Marquez Tabs Golovkin as Boxing's New Pound-For-Pound King Anthony Karperis Stops Scott Burrell in Four Rounds Cedric Vitu-Marcello Matano IBF Eliminator For Jarett Hurd Shot Mayweather: 'Triple L' Golovkin Came Up Short, I'd Work Him Over! Lawrence Okolie To Box On Burns vs. Indongo In Glasgow Anthony Crolla Not Ruling Out Move To Junior Welterweight Rob Brant To Take Stay Busy Fight, Then Murata-N'dam Winner Photos: Jorge Linares Dominates Anthony Crolla - MEGA Gallery Porter Hopes Pacquiao Retires, Says Khan Has Skills To Beat Anyone Jacobs' Manager: GGG's Side Will Make Excuses to Avoid Rematch Frank Warren: Shrewd Liam Smith With Under The Radar Fight Photos: Tyron Zeuge With Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Win Crolla Admits Gallagher Nearly Pulled Him Out Before Twelfth Charlo vs. Heiland WBC Eliminator For Mandatory Golovkin Shot Saunders Smiles: Let Everyone Doubt Me, I Can Beat Golovkin! Jhonny Gonzalez Crushes Francisco Contreras in Three Rounds Emmanuel Rodriguez Destroys Robinson Lavinanza in One Daud Yordan's Promoter Hopes To Get Him Title Shot Next Linares: I Want Mikey Garcia, Lomachenko - I Can Beat Both! Mike Tyson on Mind Games, Breaking an Opponent's Spirit Nico Hernandez Makes His Pro Debut in Style Jorge Paez Jr. Blasts Out Daniel Sandoval in Furious Fashion Abduqaxorov Blitzes Manyuchi, Captures WBC Silver at 147 Saunders To Golovkin: Do You Want To Fight? Put Up or Shut Up! Juho Haapoja decisions Leonardo Bruzzese to win EU title Mikey Garcia Wants Summer Unification Fight Against Linares Tyron Zeuge Suffers Bad Cut, Gets Technical Decision Over Ekpo Lawrence Okolie Blows Out Debut Opponent In 20 Seconds Jorge Linares Drops, Dominates Anthony Crolla To Repeat Jack Arnfield Beats Brian Rose In Battle Of Blackpool Linares vs. Crolla Rematch - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Katie Taylor Beats Koleva, Welborn Shocks Marcus Morrison Kovalev's Trainer Has Doubts That Ward Wants The Rematch Martin Ward Defeats Maxi Hughes, Retains British, WBC Regional Crolla: I Need To Drag Linares Into a Fight, Rough Him Up Hunter: I Told Amir Khan That Fighting Canelo Was Stupid, Crazy Investigation is Under Way After 17-Year-old Amateur Dies
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement