Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Michael Katsidis-Graham Earl Rematch Set For July 4

Two time world champion and Toowoomba’s own Michael Katsidis “The Great” will take on former World Champion, England’s Graham Earl, in a rematch which is sure to provide as many fireworks as the first fight. The highly anticipated match up will take place in Toowoomba on July 4.

The pair first met in 2007 when the then WBO world lightweight #2 ranked Michael Katsidis, travelled to London England to take on local hero and then WBO world #1 Graham Earl for the vacant WBO lightweight world interim championship.

Katsidis would go on to win the fight and claim the title when Earl failed to answer the bell for round 6.

The fight may have only lasted five rounds, but the excitement, controversy and explosiveness of the bout has left it etched in the memory of fight fans around the world. Both fighters tasted the canvas until Katsidis eventually broke Earl taking the title in England’s 2007 fight of the year.

However the result has left a sour taste with Graham Earl who has been itching for a rematch since the first fight finished. This time he will have to come to Katsidis’ backyard.

Brendon Smith, trainer and manager of Michael Katsidis feels that once again this is a career defining fight for both men.

“We are very excited to have this fight once again, this time in our backyard” said Smith.

“Graham has been hounding me for this rematch for five years, but so has Michael. We were never able to make the fight but now we can. We know the determination from both boys they will fight to a stand still. Michael was never happy with the fact Graham thought he deserved a rematch and is ready to put it to bed.”

“I have a lot of respect for Graham as a person,” said Katsidis. “However I am a fighter
and this will be the last time Graham will want to step in to the ring with me, there will be no trilogy.”

The bout will take place on July 4 in Toowoomba. A full undercard that will be announced next week will support the bout, as well as venue and ticket information.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by A-Wolf on 05-01-2014

Wow, random classic. Strange but wonderful repairing.

Comment by BritJimbo on 05-01-2014

I thought Earl had his license pulled by the British board, or was denied one or something, and Katsidis shouldn't be fighting really either

Comment by PittyPat on 05-01-2014

[QUOTE=BattlingNelson;14488384]Katsidis has braindamage right? Thats why he retired. How the hell can he be allowed back in the ring?[/QUOTE] Misdiagnosis, apparently. :shrug1:

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-01-2014

Katsidis has braindamage right? Thats why he retired. How the hell can he be allowed back in the ring?

Comment by Sroey on 05-01-2014

Did not see this one coming! Either going to be embarrassing or brutal...

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (14)
Top Headlines Lomachenko-Rigondeaux Close For December 9 on ESPN Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate' Andre Ward Warns Tony Bellew: This Ain't a Movie, This is Real! Cyborg Backs Mayweather To Win, Would Love To Enter Boxing Lennox Lewis: Mayweather Should Not Be 50-0, Fight is a Farce! McGregor: I'm Ready To Change The Face of The Fight Game Berto: If McGregor Beats Mayweather - It's a Big Blow To Boxing McGregor: Mayweather Would Need To Reincarnate Bruce Lee! Pacquiao-Horn: Funding Pulled Until Manny Commits To Rematch Andre Ward: Facing Anthony Joshua is NOT Off The Table! Video: Dillian Whyte Ready For Deontay Wilder, Discusses Future Andre Ward on Top Rank Rumors, Says HBO Contract is Up Yomar Alamo Blasts Zsigmond Vaas in One For WBC Youth Belt Sean Dodd Stops Antonio Horvatic In Tom Stalker Warm-Up Photos: Oleksandr Gvozdyk, Mike Alvarado Smash Opponents Lipinets Rips Indongo, Says IBF Title Was 'Stolen' From Him Crawford on Facing Pacquiao-Horn Winner Next: I'm All For It! Mayweather Not Focused on Surpassing Marciano's Mark of 49-0 Photos: Crawford Demolishes Indongo To Become Undisputed! Photos: Dillian Whyte, Bryant Jennings Blast Out Opponents Photos: Shakur Stevenson Dominates To Win Third FIght Joe Selkirk: I Came Back To Win a World Title Whyte: My Body Shots Would Make Wilder Fall in Three or Four! Video: Bryant Jennings Talks Wilder-Ortiz, Crawford, More Video: Andre Ward Talks Crawford, Kovalev, Stevenson, More Video: Teddy Atlas Talks Crawford, Lomachenko, Spence, More Golovkin's Trainer: If We Get Robbed With Canelo - It's Our Fault Cornflake Retires From Boxing After Winning WBC Latino Title Indongo: When Terence Crawford Hit Me - It Hurt So Bad! Pacquiao vs. Horn Rematch Negotiations Heat Up in Australia Maurice Hooker Continues Unbeaten Run, Defeats Jackson Clayton Laurent Wins Big in Pro Debut With a Knockout Terence Crawford Crushes Julius Indongo in Three To Unify Crawford vs. Indongo - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Oleksandr Gvozdyk Blasts Out Craig Baker Shakur Stevenson Drops Paz, Wins Easy Decision, Moves to 3-0 Mike Reed Dominates Rob Frankel For Decision Win Mike Alvarado With a Wicked Knockout of Sidney Siqueira Crawford-Indongo Results: Jennings, Whyte Get TKO Wins Indongo: I Studied Crawford For Years, Most Dangerous on Inside
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement