Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Ronnie Heffron Real Eager To Snatch Vassell's Title

Welterweight ace Ronnie Heffron is aiming to destroy his hero Ricky Hatton’s gym mate Denton Vassell next Friday (30th November) to become Commonwealth champion.

The 22-year-old Oldham fighter faces unbeaten champion Vassell on the big Manchester Arena card that features the professional heavyweight debut of Freddie Flintoff, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Hatton makes his return to the ring tomorrow night, also at the Manchester Arena, against Vyacheslav Senchenko and Bob Shannon, trainer of Hatton and Vassell, has said that with Vassell training alongside The Hitman it has shown him what’s needed to get to the top.

But special talent Heffron, who’s unbeaten in eleven fights, and has been hailed as the new Ricky Hatton with his exciting, all-action, style says this won’t help him.

“Ricky’s a big hero of mine, as well as a lot of other boxers of my generation, and one of the main reasons that I got into boxing,” Said Heffron.

“I used to go to all his big fight nights in Manchester and said that one day that will be me in there headlining the big cards and now I’m there in the main event against Vassell,

“I know that Ricky’s been training and sparring with Vassell and giving him advice which has probably given him a boost, but that won’t do him any good when he’s in the ring against me,”

“At the end of the day it’s just me and him in there.  No disrespect to Vassell, he’s unbeaten and the champion, but this is my time now where I come out and prove that I’m the real thing by ripping the title from him,”

“It’s going to be a great fight for the fans and BoxNation viewers, I’m sure Flintoff will be a big hit in his pro debut, but the fight fans will get a real tear up between me and Vassell.”

An action packed Manchester Arena card also features Manchester light-middleweight Matthew Hall; hot welterweight prospect Bradley Saunders; plus unbeaten Welsh talents Lewis Rees and Liam Williams.

On a huge night of boxing on the Home of Champions BoxNation will also televise live and exclusive David Price’s British and Commonwealth Heavyweight title defence against Matt Skelton from Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool.

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Post a Comment - View More User Comments (0)
Top Headlines 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 Crawford vs. Indongo - CompuBox Historical Review Indongo's Manager Explains Weigh-In Scuffle With Team Crawford
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement