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BoxNation Planning Monster Lineup of May Fights

LONDON - A monster May continues on BoxNation, hot on the heels of a jam-packed few weeks which has seen boxing’s leading channel air the year’s biggest bouts including star names such as Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

The rammed BoxNation schedule continues to deliver with a host of top fights lined up over the coming weeks which includes exhilarating world title fights and the very best domestic dust-ups.

Household names such as Juan Manuel Marquez, Adonis Stevenson, Nonito Donaire, Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora are all set to feature live and exclusive on the channel.

Following on from last weekend’s mammoth ‘The Moment’ card which saw Mayweather in his closest fight in recent memory when he overcame Marcos Maidana, and Amir Khan’s sensational return against Luis Collazo, BoxNation is back in action this weekend with a doubleheader from home and abroad.

First up, British lightweight champion Martin Gethin returns after a year out the ring when he takes on the ever-exciting Derry Matthews at The Liverpool Olympia in a clash which is sure to have fight fans on the edge of their seat.

Rising sensation Chris Eubank Junior will also take part on the night when he faces tricky Pole Robert Swierzbinski in an eight-round contest at middleweight.

Then, it’s live Stateside, with Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne set to usher in a new era for heavyweight boxing when they battle it out for the WBC world title.

The recently vacated belt, following the retirement of Vitali Klitschko, will be on the line at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, with both men looking to stake their claim as the rightful heir to boxing’s most coveted throne.

A week later, on May 17th, Mexican legend Marquez will be back in action when he faces Mike Alvarado in a bout which is guaranteed to produce fireworks.

Two of the sport’s most thrilling fighters will go at it as they look to bounce back in style following defeats in their last bouts with the aim of pushing themselves back into the world title fold.

Further world class action will be shown on ‘The Channel of Champions’ when knockout artist and WBC light-heavyweight world champion Stevenson puts his title on the line against the tricky Andrzej Fonfara on May 24th.

The Canadian superstar is eyeing a potential unification showdown with fighting legend and current IBF champion Bernard Hopkins should he come through the challenge of Fonfara unscathed.

Big-time boxing returns to Macao, China on May 31st when hotshot Nonito Donaire looks to become a four-weight world champion when he moves up to challenge Simpiwe Vetyeka for the WBA Super featherweight title.

The Filipino-American’s all-action style has made him a firm fan favourite but he will have his work cut out when he steps in against the reigning champion Vetyeka who is coming off a big win over the highly respected Chris John.

Following this, BoxNation will bring viewers two huge British cards when modern day ‘Cinderella Man’ Stuart Hall defends his IBF bantamweight title against Merseyside’s hottest prospect Paul Butler on June 7th.

The 25-year-old is tipped as one of British boxing’s rising stars and he will be put to the test as he goes for his first world title in only his 16th professional bout against a foe who has seen it all in his life.

Hall famously captured his world title late last year in an electrifying fight with South African Vusi Malinga, and will be hoping to rise to similar levels when he faces Butler at a packed Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle.

July 26th sees one of boxing’s most anticipated fights of the year when Chisora and Fury clash in a showdown which will determine who faces heavyweight kingpin Wladimir Klitschko.

The bout between the pair will be an eliminator for the WBO crown with the victor set to take on the formidable Klitschko later this year. Both men clashed in 2011 with Fury coming out victorious via a 12 round decision.

But a rejuvenated and motivated Chisora, who is coming off a winning streak having blasted his way past the highly touted Malik Scott, will be out to get his revenge.

To subscribe to BoxNation (Sky 437/490HD & Virgin 546) for only £12 a month (plus one-off registration fee) visit www.boxnation.com .

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