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UK News: Fury vs Rogan, New Hatton Trainer, WSB Bit

London - PANAMANIAN Bernardo Checa says he will give Martin Rogan the perfect tactics to bring Tyson Fury’s career to a grinding halt when the two heavyweights battle it out on April 14 at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena on the main event of Hennessy Sports “Unfinished Business” show.

Checa was the head coach for legendary Irish promoter Barney Eastwood when he was churning out numerous champions from his Belfast gym in the 1980s and 1990s, including former World featherweight champion Paul Hodkinson, former World welterweight champion Crisanto Espana and World flyweight champion Dave McAuley, a commentator for Channel 5 the broadcaster for Fury-Rogan.

The Panamanian has also trained Roberto Duran and currently works with WBA interim super-middleweight champion Brian Magee in Belfast and now he wants to add Rogan to his list of achievements when the former Commonwealth heavyweight champion meets unbeaten World number six Fury 100 years on from when the Belfast-built iconic ship the Titanic sunk in the Atlantic.

“The fight is one the same night that the Titanic sunk 100 years ago and I think that Rogie will be the iceberg who will sink the big ship Fury who everyone thinks cannot be stopped,” said Checa when speaking to the Sunday Life newspaper recently.

“I have watched Fury quite a few times and he has been hurt in many fights, he has been put down and there is a pattern, there is a reason and I plan to exploit those weaknesses.

“The key for Rogie is to be super fit and I will have him super fit. He has quick hands for a big man and we will have him ready to do what he has to in order to win.

“This is a massive opportunity for Rogie, all the pressure is on Fury because most people expect him to win. Rogie has nothing to lose so there is no pressure and he is going to have great support.

“Rogie is the underdog and I like this kind of challenge. Rogie beating Fury would be one of my biggest achievements and you know with heavyweights you just have to hit the right spot and the man will go down. They can all hit very, very hard.

“We know that Fury has a good jab and we have to neutralise that to have a chance of winning but he is also slow and that is in Rogie’s favour.

“I have heard people say that he has been out for a long time but I remember when Dave McAuley won the World title and he had been out for 13 months. Duke McKenzie’s people thought they were getting Dave at the right time but for them it was the wrong time.

“Rogan has had very few hard fights and he’ll be fresh and super fit and his speed can make the difference.”

*Quotes credited to The Sunday Life

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the UNFINISHED BUSINESS event at the Odyssey Arena on April 14th are priced at £155, £105, £65, £44, £33 and £27.50 and can be purchased from the Odyssey Arena Box Office on 028 9073 9074, or via Ticketmaster on 0844 277 4455 (24 hour).

Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Odyssey Arena Box Office and the usual Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets are also available to purchased online from www.ticketmaster.ie

Please Note: Inner Circle Ringside tickets are NOT currently on sale and the £155.00 priced tickets are Floor tickets and not ringside tickets.

MIKE JACKSON JOINS HATTON PROMOTIONS
 
RICKY HATTON has appointed Mike Jackson as his full-time assistant trainer.
 
Jackson has 12 years training experience working under one of Britain’s greatest ever coaches Brian Hughes.
 
He has helped and been in the corner of many top fighters including Anthony Farnell, Michael Gomez and former WBC super-middleweight champion Robin Reid.
 
Mike is now based at Hatton Health and Fitness on the outskirts of Manchester and helping ‘The Hitman’ groom some of Britain’s future boxing stars including Adam Little, Craig Lyon and Ryan Burnett.
 
Working with Hughes helped Jackson specialise in defensive work and believes he and Hatton gel well.
 
He explained: “Ricky and I get on well. We work as a team in the gym and on fight night.
 
“If I spot something in a fighter that I think needs altering or see a strength that is not being used enough I can mention it to Ricky and we decide what steps to take.
 
“I like to think that working for Brian, one of the best coaches in the world has taught me a lot especially when it comes to defensive work.
 
“I am enjoying every minute and the days are flying past which is a good thing.
 
“It is nice to know that when Ricky is away because of his other commitments with Hatton Promotions that he is trusting me to look after the lads.
 
“Everything is geared up at Hatton Promotions for them to become a major force and I am delighted to play my part.”

WSB Team Finals and Individual Championships to be held in London

Lausanne, Switzerland, 13 March 2012 - World Series of Boxing is pleased to announce that both the WSB Team Finals and Individual Championships will be held in London, at the ExCeL, the venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

WSB originally planned to hold these two events in China. However, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) decided to promote its new groundbreaking initiative, the AIBA Professional Boxing (APB) program, by showcasing its WSB competitions in the heart of upcoming Olympic City.
 
"With these WSB Finals being the pinnacle of the season, we decided to bring this fantastic show to the city whose heart will be beating for boxing in just a couple of months time. Great Britain is one of the hubs of the sport and we are convinced that fans from all around the country will come to the ExCeL to witness the best Olympic boxers competing in a pro format. We will also be unveiling the latest plans with regards to AIBA Professional Boxing. We look forward to seeing you all there", stated Dr. Ching-Kuo Wu, AIBA President and WSB Board Chairman.
 
The WSB Team Finals will be held over two days, 1 and 2 May and the Individual Championships will be held on Saturday 9 June.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by SelectOne on 03-13-2012

fury get your act together lose a couple of stone and become a world champion if you don't lose the weight your days are numbered

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