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UK News: Froch-Bute Venue Update; Brook-Hatton; More

Matchroom Sport can confirm that Carl Froch’s IBF super middleweight World title fight with Lucian Bute will take place at the Capital FM Arena Nottingham on May 26.

“We explored the opportunity of taking the event outside but with licensing issues and uncertainty over potential capacity, we decided to remain at the Capital FM Arena,” said Hearn. “We also explored venues in Manchester and London but again it lacked the fairytale story of Carl fighting in his hometown, which has always been the dream.

We appreciate that the event will sell out in weeks, so we urge fight fans to get their tickets quickly.”

COLDWELL BOXING WIN RIGHTS TO STAGE POTENTIAL FIGHT OF THE YEAR CANDIDATE

Curtis Woodhouse vs Dale Miles: A fight that has the word “classic” written all over it.

Yesterday, Coldwell Boxing won the purse bids to host this British light welterweight title eliminator, which will be held on June 8th at the Magna in Rotherham.

After a period of frustration and inactivity, Woodhouse 16-3 (11) is thrilled to be only one fight away at fighting for the British title.

“This is why I got into the game, to be British champion. I’m absolutely delighted. After the Jason Cook and Paul McCloskey fights falling through I thought I killed a black cat or something but Dave (Coldwell) came in with a good offer.

“Everything’s fallen into place for this fight. I’ve got plenty of notice and I’m fighting at my spiritual home where I've had five fights, five wins and five knockouts.”

Standing in the way of the 31-year old is a 5’ 11” southpaw who has lost only one fight in 13 and knocks people out for fun.

“This will be a fight that I have to bite down on the gumshield to get through,” declared Woodhouse.

“Dave described him (Miles) to me as an English version of (Antonio) Margarito. It’s a fight that excites me, that puts a bit of fear into me which helps when you’re going for that morning run. You want those feelings.

“Anything less than 100% from me and I’m getting knocked out. This could go one round or ten rounds and it’s a fight I can’t afford to lose.

“I’ll refuse to take a backward step and to beat me he’s going to have put me out cold.”

With the fight still a few months away, promoter David Coldwell has been blown away by the early reaction.

“We’ve been inundated with calls for tickets and they’re not even on sale yet!”

“This is a genuine 50-50 fight and it’s going to be a fight of the year contender, their styles can’t help but gel.

“This is the kind of fight, that if it was on television you would tune in to watch. We’ve got two honest fighters who have had to get respect the hard way.

Coldwell Boxing presents “Real Steel” from the Magna, Rotherham on Friday 8th June 2012.

Tickets for the show will go on sale next week. Keep checking www.coldwellboxing.com for further updates and announcements.

KELL BROOK’S winning run looks set to continue with victory over Matthew Hatton in Sheffield on Saturday night, according to the betting on Betfair. The undefeated welterweight star is the big odds-on favourite at 1-9 to retain his British and WBA inter-continental titles.

Punters on the betting exchange don’t fancy Hatton’s chances against the unbeaten Brook. Odds of 17-2 suggest that Hatton, 30, could mark his 50th career fight with defeat at the Motor Point Arena this weekend.

Brook, with 18 stoppages in 26 fights, is an 11-8 chance to win the fight by knockout, while he can be backed at 6-5 to triumph by way of judges’ decision. Hatton is out at 12-1 to win the match by knockout and by judges’ decision.

Betfair’s Alex Bake said: “There’s no doubt this is going to be a huge fight. Brook has the upper-hand in many respects; he’s younger, boasts the perfect record and has home advantage. Our customers seem to think it will be a fairly one sided affair and they’re backing the Yorkshireman to come out on top.”

Brook vs. Hatton – Betfair bet: 1-9 Brook, 17-2 Hatton, 64-1 the draw

Method of victory – Betfair bet: 6-5 Brook decision, 11-8 Brook KO, 12-1 Hatton decision; Hatton KO 

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by turbotime on 03-15-2012

Can't wait for Bute to slap Carl "Sid The Sloth" Froch all around the ring and shut up all you whiney biches.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-15-2012

[QUOTE=Roman Moreno;11892927]I remember when people said that Bute was protected and wouldn't fight outside of Canada(even though he has fought in not only Romania but US as well) and blah blah blah. [/QUOTE] Well, it was true. Props to him…

Comment by Hitman Hodgson on 03-15-2012

[QUOTE=Roman Moreno;11892927]I remember when people said that Bute was protected and wouldn't fight outside of Canada(even though he has fought in not only Romania but US as well) and blah blah blah. So many haters.[/QUOTE] To be fair, Bute is…

Comment by Roman Moreno on 03-15-2012

I remember when people said that Bute was protected and wouldn't fight outside of Canada(even though he has fought in not only Romania but US as well) and blah blah blah. So many haters.

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 03-15-2012

A small indoor arena, packed to capacity, should give a nice atmosphere.

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