Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Rabchenko Targets World Title With Hatton By His Side

SERGEY RABCHENKO believes he will soon be challenging for the world light-middleweight title with Ricky Hatton fighting his corner.

‘The Hitman’ began training the Belarussian sensation earlier this year, and their partnership paid immediate rewards when Rabchenko stopped Ryan Rhodes in June to become European champion.

Rabchenko (21-0) makes the first defence of his title against French southpaw Cedric Vitu (35-1) at Manchester Arena on Saturday 24th November – the bill headed by Hatton who makes his comeback against former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko.

Sergey who has won 16 of his contests inside the distance is now living near the Hatton Health and Fitness gym in Hyde.

He says: “The facilities are excellent at the Hatton gym and there is an great atmosphere among the boxers.

“Ricky was always one of my favourite fighters and it has been a fantastic experience getting his expertise.

“With Ricky at my side I can win a world title.”

Manager Philippe Fondu is making sure that his protégé learns the right English during the ten week camp and hopes fight fans here will adopt him.

He said:  “Sergey is feeling very happy to prepare his first European title defence in the Hatton Gym, under the excellent guidance of Ricky Hatton and Mike Jackson.

“The also allows Sergey to learn English. He is having daily language lessons under the tutelage of a personal teacher.

“The chemistry between Ricky and Sergey is absolutely fantastic, and I truly believe that Sergey has the potential and the qualities to go all the way to the world title, win it and keep it.

“It's an immense satisfaction for Sergey and for myself to have this wonderful opportunity boxing in a sold out Manchester Arena on the undercard of Ricky’s comeback fight.

“Sergey will make sure he performs so  make all of us proud.”

Although Ricky’s return has grabbed global headlines, his show features the best of British on a magnificent undercard.

Scott Quigg (24-0-1) and Rendall Munroe (24-2-1) contest the vacant WBA interim super-bantamweight title, Martin Murray (24-0-1) will feature in a major contest and Gary Buckland (26-2) risks his British super-featherweight title against local idol Stephen Foster Jr (30-3-1).

Also in action are Hatton Promotions hopefuls James Dickens (12-0), Adam Etches (9-0) and Scott Jenkins (6-0).

This magnificent card is a sell-out with all the tickets sold inside a week.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ddangerous on 10-10-2012

"Hatton hopefuls" - I like it. Man, these guys lucked out getting to be on this card with Ricky. Rebchenko hit the lotto for exposure because a lot of folks are going to be tuned in to watch Hatton's first…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (1)
Top Headlines 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 Crawford vs. Indongo - CompuBox Historical Review Indongo's Manager Explains Weigh-In Scuffle With Team Crawford Maurice Hooker Aims To Inch Closer To World Title Shot Ruslan Fayfer Beats Junior Wright for IBF #2 Cruiserweight Spot Crawford Hopes To Fight in Football Stadium in Near Future Indongo: I Know I Can Knock Terence Crawford Out if I Have To Terence Crawford-Julius Indongo: Pre-Undisputed Report Card Crawford Credits Indongo for Fighting in Opponents' Backyards Ricky Burns: Indongo's Height & Reach Made Him a Nightmare Freddie Roach Has Mixed Feelings on McGregor-Malignaggi Crawford: Winning all The Belts, Topping Kostya Tszyu is The Goal! Daily Bread Mailbag: Mayweather-McGregor, Mosley, Ward Shakur Stevenson: Me, Crawford Are Going To Put on a Show Crawford-Indongo Offers a Rare and Intriguing Unification Treat Mayweather-McGregor Odds Shift After 8-Ounce Glove Ruling Malignaggi Explains Why Conor McGregor May Get Disqualified Billy Joe Saunders: Tyson Fury Will 100% Return To Boxing Alberto Machado Drops, Decisions Carlos Morales Why The Glove Size Means Absolutely Nothing For McGregor Against Mayweather Video: Bob Arum on Pacquiao-Horn 2, Crawford-Indongo Video: Crawford's Trainer Talks Mikey Garcia, Indongo Clash
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement