Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

News: Baysangurov-Andrade; Zhakiyanov; Truman

Chris Truman believes meeting boxing legend, Roy Jones Junior, has inspired him ahead of his British Masters Title showdown with Stephen Jennings.

The Erdington-born light welterweight met the four-weight world champion at the Hawthorns last Saturday evening. The 'Fighter of the Decade' for the 1990s - as voted by the Boxing Writers Association of America – appeared at West Bromwich Albion’s home stadium for a sporting dinner.
 
Truman, who takes on Jennings at the Institute, Digbeth, Birmingham on Saturday, 29th June, went along as a guest of Promoter, Marcus Anderson.

The 28 year-old has drawn inspiration from speaking to Jones, the only boxer in history to start his career as a light middleweight and go on to win a heavyweight title.
 
“It was a real honour to meet him,” Truman told www.uko-boxing.com . “He’s a boxing legend and he had so many stories to tell. He’s an inspiration.
 
“I shook his hand and had a good chat with him about my own career and he told me to keep working hard and putting in the hours in the gym and I’ll get my rewards.
 
“You look at him, in such good shape for a 44 year-old, and it makes you realise that if you live the life, you can achieve things. Meeting Roy was amazing and he’s inspired me ahead of the Jennings fight.
 
“It will be a tough test but, after listening to Roy talk about being a four-weight champion, it makes you realise that anything is possible.”

As well as Truman versus Jennings, It’s-A-Bout-Boxing’s ‘Salvation: Rise of the Trumanator’ also features Coventry super featherweight Troy ‘Terrifying’ James, Burton welterweight Tom Shaw and Welsh light middleweight prospect, Warren Sinden.

Northampton lightweight, Jamie Spence, and prospects Michael Mooney and Ainsley Seivwright complete the card.

Tickets are priced at just £25 General, £50 Ringside and £75 VIP Ringside. They are by calling the Box Office on 0845 467 3930 or 07888 870 650.

On July 6 (Palace Of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine) all boxing fans will get an opportunity to enjoy a big show promoted by K2 Promotions (Klitschko Brothers Company) and supported by TM Khortytsya and Inter Channel. WBO Junior Middleweight Champion Zaur Baysangurov will face American challenger Demetrius Andrade. It will be the third title defense for Baysangurov.
 
At the moment Zaur continues his training camp with Abel Sanchez at The Summit (Big Bear Lake, CA).
 
 “I arrived to Los-Angeles two months before the match. Andrade is high rated boxer and I do perceive that this fight is very serious.  I started working from my first day in California, so now me and Abel are focused on strategy and physicals and in few days I start to spar.

I’m very satisfied with our cooperation. Sanchez is unique man, very good person and excellent teacher.

I know that there are a lot of people in my native land and Ukraine, who support me and expect my victory, so I’ll do my best not to disappoint them. It will be not a cakewalk, but I`ll do it. ” - said Zaur Baysangurov.
 
“The contract is signed. Now July 6th is official. This time we will make a show never seen before in Ukraine. The main event itself worth much and the undercard is not lagging behind - Rudenko - Baktov(heavy), Salamov vs Djabbarov (light-heavy), Tereshkin (heavy), Spyrko (light-middle). We will show the fight in Ukraine, Russia, Chechnia, Europe and USA. Housands in attendants in Kyiv Palace of Sports will derive pleasure  from the world class show! Everyone can allow visiting as the ticket price starts from 30 hrn (4 USD).”- said director general “K2 Promotions” Aleksandr Krasyuk.

RICKY HATTON TRAINING NEW RISING STAR

LEADING European bantamweight contender Zhanat Zhakiyanov has begun training with Ricky Hatton and his assistant Mike Jackson at Hatton Health and Fitness in Hyde.

The big punching Kazakhstani has been part of Hatton Promotions' stable since 2011 and feels a move to England will help him take his career to the next level.

Zhakiyanov has won 12 of his 19 victories by knockout and is the current mandatory challenger to EBU titlist Stephane Jamoye.

"I'm very happy and very proud to be trained by Ricky because he is one of the greatest boxers in history," Zhanat, 25, said.

"I am new to this country, but I do not mind being away from home because I am a survivor and have lived though many things.

"Boxers from Kazakhstan often go to other countries to become world champions and I am the same. Vassiliy Jirov was my idol and he boxed mainly in America. I hope I can have a career like his here with Ricky."

Zhanat has only been in the gym for a few days, but already he has made a huge impression on 'The Hitman'.

"I've been very impressed, but I'm also excited that there's so much more I can do with him," Hatton said.

"Zhanat only came to us this week and I can see the improvement already. As the weeks and months go by, I think he's going to get better and better.

"He's already the number one contender in the EBU rankings and he's got there very little coaching. This kid has come through on sheer talent and I'm excited because there's a lot more we can add to him.

"He's very heavy handed and I believe with a little bit of fine tuning he can go all the way.

"I'm confidence he can beat Stephan Jayome for the European title and that should get him ranked at number two or three by the WBC. It's not going to be easy, but winning that fight alone could put him near to a world title."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Hougigo on 05-23-2013

Baysangurov just holding the belt for Boo Boo Bear

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing Vitali Klitschko Admits Wladimir's Career on The Ropes in Defeat Zambrano vs. Marrero Undercard - PBC Special Telivised Prelims Heiland Ready For Jermall Charlo Eliminator, Then Golovkin Shot Klitschko Not Ruling Out Joshua Mentally 'Crumbling Like a Cookie' Porter Questions Thurman's Commitment to Fighting Him Next Broner: Me and Terence Crawford Will Be a Future PPV Fight Anthony Joshua Vows To Stay Calm, Not Go Into Mike Tyson Mode Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me Bellew: Being Heavyweight Champion is a Realistic Possibility Now! Saunders on Khurtsidze: Puffed Up Danny DeVito Never Beats Me! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Who's Winning the Battle of the Preparation? Nacho Wants Chavez To Use Lara, Mayweather Tactics on Canelo Shakur Stevenson and The Making of The Next Black Superstar Vitali Klitschko Confident Wladimir Will Topple Joshua at Wembley Porter's Coach: 1000% We Can Beat Keith Thurman in Rematch! Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - CompuBox Punch Stats Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto - CompuBox Punch Stats Imre Szello Stops Toth To Retain WBO Regional Belt in Hungary Pacquiao Aims To Make Statement, Prove He's Still in Top Form Breazeale Ready To Replace Fury - Fight Parker on Late Notice Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley Photos: Martin Murray, Gabe Rosado Nearly Brawl Over Scores Photos: Shawn Porter Drops, Mauls Andre Berto For TKO Win Photos: Avtandil Khurtsidze Crushes Tommy Langford in Five Photos: Arthur Abraham Defeats Krasniqi To Secure WBO Shot Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement