Earl Vows: I Will Make England Proud, Retire Katsidis!
With under two weeks to go until "Smithy Brings the Big Fights 7" and the rematch of 2007 fight of the year Michael Katsidis "The Great" vs Graham "Duke of" Earl for the WBU junior welterweight world title, Earl has declared he is ready to claim bragging rights for English fans on July 4th at Rumours International.
"One week and counting until I fly to Australia to bring back bragging rights for the whole of England as I claim the victory I should of had in 2007 when Katsidis and I traded blows before," said the confident Earl.
"Michael has said there will be no trilogy and he is correct when he says this as once we box, I will make it Michael's last fight and retire him from boxing. This has been burning inside me ever since the last fight in 2007 and I'm determined to make this right with an Earl win."
Graham has also put the call out to his country men and women to come along and
drown out the Aussie supporters.
"Come on all you travellers from the UK get a ticket to watch this explosive fight and make more noise for me and drown out all the Katsidis supporters."
This fight will take place as the main event of "Smithy Brings the Big Fights 7" at Rumours International in Toowoomba. The night will also feature a stacked undercard which will include "The Great White" Brayd Smith as he defends his WBC world youth silver title against Tanzanian champion Jay Jay Ngotiko. "Iron" Will Young will square off against Emanuel Micallef for the Australian featherweight title. Filipino star Jack Asis will take on Revo Rengkung. Also on the card will be the battle of the big men "The Hermanator" Herman Ene-Purcell vs "Frosty the ice man" Jamie Frost. English import Darren "The Cumbrian Cyclone" will take on Indonesian Eddy Comaro as well as fellow Englishman Josh "The Boss" Baillie vs Kyle "Tank" Teer. Tressa "T-Rex" Lindenberg will also be on the card when she takes on the Gold Coast's Brittany Muscat.
Tickets are on sale now at Smithy's Gym. The prices are the same as the previous event at $95 for Ringside A, $75 for Ringside B and $55 for general tickets.