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UK News: Ricky Burns; Robin Reid; Steve Foster; Owoh
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Ricky Burns' trainer Billy Nelson is backing his charge to make two pieces of Scottish sporting history within the next 12 months.
 
Burns defends his WBO World Super-Featherweight title on March 12 at the Braehead Arena, Glasgow against hard-hitting Ghanaian Joseph Laryea, live on Sky Sports 1HD.
 
Burns has drafted in former world champion Derry Mathews for sparring, in what Nelson described as a "perfect" training camp.
 
And the top trainer, who has a string of prospects and champions under his wing, says Burns can become Scotland's first unified and two-weight world champion.
 
"We'd love a unification fight in the summer," said "Admiral" Nelson.
 
"And after that Ricky will go up to lightweight and win a world title there.
 
"I wouldn't say he struggles to make super-feather, but sooner rather than later he is going to have to go up to 9'9.
 
"Hopefully Frank Warren can get Ricky a unification fight later this year.
 
"Ricky is ready for any super-featherweight in the world.
 
"He's getting better with every fight, and he is really growing into his status as a world champion.
 
"The better the opponent, the better Ricky will fight.
 
"He's good enough to win a world title at lightweight, have no doubts about that.
 
"Everyone questioned him when he fought Roman Martinez for the world title in September, and he proved everyone wrong.
 
Tickets, priced at £50, £75 and £120, are available from:
 
Braehead Arena
0844 499 1700
www.braehead-arena.co.uk

The latest edition of the Prizefighter Podcast is available to download for free on iTunes via www.prizefighter.co.uk – with Robin Reid talking about the Super-Middleweights II and Eddie Hearn revealing a possible rule change.

Reid takes top billing in the 17th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one-night tournaments on his home patch of at the Liverpool Olympia on Wednesday 23 March and talked to the Prizefighter Podcast about how he intends to tackle the three-threes format from ringside at the last event, the Light-Heavyweights at London’s Olympia.

Reid is joined in the line-up by two fellow Liverpudlians in former British champion Tony Quigley and Commonwealth title challenger Carl Dilks and Matchroom Sport can confirm the names of four more hungry young fighters in the mix.

Midlands duo Jahmaine Smyle (Leicester, 24) and Ty Mitchell (Derby, 20), Enzo Maccarinelli’s highly-rated nephew Tobias Webb (Swansea, 22) and Leeds’ Wayne Reed (23) take the line-up to seven fighters with the final boxer to be named soon.

Two reserves will be added to that list too, but Matchroom Sport’s Eddie Hearn reveals in the podcast that they have approached the British Boxing Board of Control with a proposed change to the rules regarding reserves in Prizefighter.

Both reserves were used at London Olympia after Jack Morris and Tony Dodson were forced to withdraw through injury after victories in the first quarter-final and the second semi-final respectively. Now, tournament organisers have proposed a rule that the defeated fighter could go through to the next stage should the board clear them to do so.

“I wrote to the board last week and the line of thinking is that if a fighter is OK to continue but loses he should progress to the next round if his opponent is forced to quit,” said Hearn. “A lot of people say that if you lose you shouldn’t progress but in the ABAs you can progress if you are fit and healthy if your opponent pulls out.”

Hearn also talks to Steve Bunce about the last Prizefighter and the Liverpool show as well as opening up on Paul McCloskey's fight with Amir Khan.

Tickets for Prizefighter Super Middleweights II at Liverpool Olympia on Wednesday 23 March are now available from Matchroom Sport priced £30 unreserved, £50 ringside and £100 VIP – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.

Salford’s Foster Jr makes the first defence of his European super-featherweight title against Ermano Fegatilli in the Premier Suite at Bolton’s Reebok Arena on Saturday night (26th February).

Hatton Promotions are currently the most successful promotional outfit in Britain with a stack of champions and young talent bursting through.

Craig Watson added the British welterweight title to the trophy cabinet last week and ‘The Hitman’ insists Foster Jr’s belt is going nowhere,

He said: “Steve showed he was world class knocking out Levan Kirakosyan to win the title last year, and by taking that fight proved he would take on anyone.

“Fegatilli is the mandatory contender and there were no complaints when he was told he had to fight the leading contender before looking at a voluntary defence.

“The European title is bringing him overdue recognition, but he can go even further in the future.”

An obvious target is Scotland’s WBO champion Ricky Burns, but Japanese duo, WBC title holder Takahiro Aoh and WBA king Takashi Uchiyama are also targets

Foster Jr is ranked 11 by the WBC and 10 by the WBA and expects to rise even higher if he overcomes the Fegatilli factor.

Hatton added: “It is all pretty surreal because Steve has been a close friend for years and we travelled around together as amateurs.

“Fast forward a few years and I have serious hopes about promoting him in a world title fight.

“I am so proud of all the lads I promote and Steve is no exception.”

In the chief support unbeaten St Helens fighter Craig Lyon makes the first defence of his English bantamweight crown against Barnsley’s Josh Wale.

Former WBC super-middleweight champion Robin Reid makes a ring return on the bill when he boxes Jamie Ambler over four rounds.

Unbeaten British Olympian Joe Murray faces his toughest test so far against Frenchman Daniel Kodjo Sassou who recently extended Scott Quigg

Others hopefuls on the undercard include Belarusian star Sergey Rabchenko tackles former Commonwealth light-middleweight champion Martin Concepcion, Kieron Maher faces Lester Walsh, Richard Towers meets Daniel Bispo, Adam Etches faces Estonian hopeful Aleksei Tsatiasivili , Dezzie Higginson boxes Robin Deakin and Jack Perry meet a selected opponent.

Tickets for’ Night of Champions’ £35, £55 (Ringside) and £75 VIP Ringside, www.brandhatton.com   0844 847 2500 / 0161 775 7500

One of the UKÆs most exciting and talented Super Middleweights of the nineties and early naughties, Toks Owoh, made his return to the ring late last year and is now set to start his second championship campaign, albeit at Cruiserweight, in earnest at the Steve Goodwin promoted æUnleash The FuryÆ Super Show at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London, on the 5th March 2011.

Throughout the 1990s Toks established a reputation as one of the toughest and most talented boxers to emerge on the British scene. One thing you could guarantee is plenty of  excitement when Toks fought, his no nonsense all action approach ensured either an early stoppage finish, or if it went the distance an all action full on war to the final bell.

As early as his fourth professional bout Toks was well and truly on Frank WarrenÆs radar, and by his sixth was signed by the aforementioned Frank Warren to his Sports Network promotions company.

Throughout the nineties Toks built up a formidable 13-1 record, with no less than ten of his wins being by stoppage or knockout. His one and only loss in the 1990s came at the hands of New Jersey hardman Omar Sheika in 1998. By the dawn of the new millennium Toks was ranked #3 in the world and was already being touted as the World Champion in waiting.

Toks fought anyone that was willing to get in the ring with him. The year 2000 epitomised his willingness to do just this. In February he took on tough Ukrainian Kostyantyn Okhrey and firmly disposed of him in the fourth.

Then in June Toks traveled to Burton-on-Trent to face HullÆs Tony Booth for the second time in his career. At the weigh-in Toks came in at 169lbs, but Booth came in at 180lbs, a whopping eleven pounds heavier. Toks just shrugged this off and the fight went on regardless.  Unsurprisingly Toks punished Booth by stopping him in the third round.

Three months later Toks finally gets a title shot, for the IBF Inter-Continental Super Middleweight belt. Originally Toks opponent was to be tough African southpaw Joe Lieya, but just a few days before the fight he pulled out and Glen Johnson stepped in.

Again Toks just accepted the situation, even though he had been training for a southpaw, and another all out war ensued, however this time it was Toks that got stopped in the sixth round.

After such a glorious career Toks more or less dropped off the radar, only making the occasional return to the ring during the next five years.

His final fight was against Paul Bonson in a four rounder Cruiserweight contest at the Equinox Night Club in London on the 24th July 2005, Toks won and then seemed to just disappear from boxing altogether. That is until now.

Earlier this week Toks popped in to the Ultrachem TKO Gym in Canning Town to chat with me, I spent a highly entertaining hour or so with him where he happily answered my questions, although have to be honest and admit I didnÆt get to use all my pre-prepared  questions as Toks covered them as he chatted away. So without further ado I am proud to present a conversation with Mr Toks Owoh - the unabridged version.

Rio - Thank you for taking the time to talk with me today. My first question is an obvious one. Why did you retire and why did you choose to come out of retirement now?


Toks Owoh - Actually I did not want to retire, because thatÆs not my style. When I lost to Glen Johnson my comeback fight after that was supposed to be against Richie Woodhall for the WBU World title.

ThatÆs when I was with Frank Warren. I went away to train for the fight, come back and the fight did not happen because Richie Woodhall pulled out. He said he had a bad back and retired after that.

There was no replacement for me. You know itÆs like training for a war, but thereÆs no war. You know what I mean, youÆre building an army but thereÆs no war. At the end of the day itÆs like me wasting my money and thereÆs nobody to reimburse me for the money IÆd already spent and that kind of hurt me, I was very disappointed with the promotion I was with at that time and I took a step back.

I was supposed to have another fight, which was supposed to be a warm up fight and that did not happen. So I left the promotion and took a couple of months off.

I went to another promoter and had a couple of fights with them, probably three or four fights and after that I decided to take a bit of a rest because I had been trying to keep my weight down for so long. IÆd been at Super Middleweight for nearly ten years, thatÆs a very hard thing to do, staying at the same weight. So I thought you know what IÆm going to give my body a rest for a couple of months.

I had a fight in 2005 at Cruiserweight just to give my body a rest. So I decided IÆm not going to do Super Middleweight no more and IÆm going to move up, because I couldnÆt keep to the weight, it was killing me making the weight.

Then my Mum passed away, so I went to Africa to bury my Mum. Afterwards I come back to England to resume my career. A year and half into that I done my brain scan, medical and everything and ready to fight and my Dad passed away so it was like a double blow for me.

When my Dad passed away that was very, very difficult for me because, not only did I love my Mum and Dad, thereÆd been there for me. I was the only one born in England, out of twenty three kids. One of my Brothers is in Chicago, the eldest, so I have no choice after him itÆs me. So I had no choice but to go back home, because my Dad had businesses over there, Hotels, Bakery, Restaurants and everything over there. I had no choice but to go home to bury my Dad and make sure everything is OK for my brothers and sisters , you know what I mean. I went over there, secured that, then when I come back and when I come back decided it was time to finish the unfinished business.

Rio - YouÆve been right up there, ranked #3 in the world and fought for a major title - The IBF Inter-Continental against Glen Johnson. Could you give me your view of the fight with Glen?


Toks - When I fought Glen Johnson I was #3 in the World, I was rated high by the WBO and IBF. I was rated very high at that time. At that time I was undefeated for a long time. With Glenn Johnson I donÆt want to say that he beat me fair and square. IÆm not the kind of person that cries over spilt milk. I lost, I lost, I failed to prepare properly and I failed.

I failed to prepare properly and my body wasnÆt right at the time. I was carrying an injury nobody knew about. I was in the situation where I had sold a lot of tickets. I was young, stupid and sold a lot of tickets so wanted to fight.

If you look at my record, look at my fights with Sports Network youÆll see that I sold a lot of tickets.

My fans come to watch me, but often the opponent pull out, that happened four or five times, itÆs painful, nothingÆs more painful than that. IÆd rather fight and lose than let the fans down. ItÆs the most painful thing when someone pulls out. It hurts me more than anything.  Not just that but also the pay day, itÆs the only job that I have. Apart from the pay day the pain that you go through in the gym, letting the fans down hurts more than anything.

Coming back to the Glen Johnson fight it went six rounds, hard six rounds. I believe the hardest six rounds that heÆs ever had. If you watch the tape, he tells me that he wasnÆt expecting that.

You have to remember for that fight I was supposed to fight another guy, who was a southpaw. I was training for a southpaw. The mistake I made was to take the Glen Johnson fight too soon. I took the fight because I didnÆt want to pull out because the guy I was due to be fighting pulled out. So they got me someone that had just fought for the IBF World title. Just three days before they told me the opponent had been changed from someone that could have been easier to a really hard one.

IÆm a warrior, a fighter and I do this for a living. At the end of the day I got into the ring and I did my best. I wasnÆt well, I wasnÆt well at all. I was taking tablets for the pain in my side for weeks and weeks before the fight. But I wanted to get the title so bad and I didnÆt want to let the fans down.

I gave him a good fight, he stopped Roy Jones in two rounds, I gave him a good fight, he didnÆt knock me out. I was stopped on my feet. It was a good fight.


Rio - How badly did that loss affect you?


Toks - The effect of that loss was huge, that could have propelled me to something big, it was huge. This is the question, was I unlucky to get Glen Johnson at that day. But everything happens for a reason. ThereÆs a reason why I am alive today, thereÆs a lot of people from then that are dead now. ThereÆs a purpose because I am going to become a champion. Plus I had the opportunity to do it . IÆve been in a lot of dog fights but I havenÆt been bashed up. IÆm still fresh, in my mind IÆm still fresh.

Glen Johnson got to fight for many titles and that could have been me if everything was right, if the body and the mind was right and thatÆs boxing for you. ThatÆs the reason IÆm back now I believe in this division. IÆm comfortable at this weight and I donÆt believe that anybody in this division can live with me.

IÆm used to big guys. When I was twelve stone I was sparring people heavier than me, taller than me, so weight is nothing to me. I carry the punch from Super Middleweight to Cruiserweight. I can feel that on the bag, when I spar, I carry that with me.

Rio - On March 5th you are now set to face Billy Boyle after JJ Ojuederie pulled out. Do you know much about Billy and how do you see the fight going?


Toks - IÆve only seen bits and pieces of this guy Billy Boyle. HeÆs alright. I donÆt condemn any fighters. I donÆt say IÆm going to this or do that. When I was younger I was a little bit Yeah IÆm gonna do this and that, bit things are different now in Boxing, anything can happen.

You have to understand that IÆm thirty eight years old now and my body isnÆt the same as I used to be before. IÆm good and thereÆs no real difference, thatÆs the weight. IÆm still me, anyone that comes in the ring with me will get a good fight. ItÆs not going to be easy for them. Simple, itÆs gonna be a very hard fight

With Billy Boyle IÆm not going to say itÆs gonna be easy, nothing is easy, itÆs gonna be a hard fight but IÆm gonna try and make it easy, because I believe I have been in this game longer than him. My experience, my power and IÆve got a variety of punches. IÆve mixed with the best, Chris Eubanks, Roy Jones, all of them I sparred. I learn a lot from them.


Rio - Your comeback fight was against Hastings Rasani at Heavyweight, you won it, could you tell me your thoughts on the fight?


Toks - Yeah that was at Heavyweight, but IÆm really a Cruiserweight now, it was my come back fight and I was sixteen stone.

Hastings Rasani, God, I have to be honest with you, anybody and IÆm talking about anybody after six years off to come back with Hastings Rasani. He beat JJ Ojuederei, he beat Leon Williams and he beat Bruce Scott.

To come back with Hastings Rasani as my first fight after six years, come on, to be honest with you I could have stopped him, I wasnÆt in my best shape, I was flabby. I was say fourty percent in shape. I only had four months to prepare for that fight, I had a lot to catch up on. My experience and the way I know what I know in the ring thatÆs what got me through the fight. I wasnÆt in any trouble at all with Hastings Rasani.

If you watch that fight I could have stopped him in the first round, but I took a step back and let me see how I would go for four rounds and get that into my blood stream. ItÆs not about taking people out itÆs about getting the work out. When people get to know me they know I go about things the hard way and Hastings Rasani is doing it the hard way.


Rio - YouÆve been a championship fighter, are you looking for titles on this your second campaign?


Toks - Obviously IÆm looking to title fights. The British Boxing Board of Control owe me big time. The only reason I am saying that is because I have been a pro since 1994 or æ95, it may even be æ93 I canÆt remember. (ed: since 1995). IÆve never done anything to tarnish the name of the game, you know what I mean, IÆve never take drugs, IÆve never fight outside the ring. IÆve always carried my way in the nicest way possible, IÆm nice to people who are nice to me, IÆve been good to them and now it is their time to be good to me, in the way of giving me a title shot.

The British Boxing Board of Control should sanction me to fight for the British title. At one time for the Super Middleweight British title they gave it to David Starie and not me. Starie defended the title against Dean Francis. The board asked me to fight David Starie then for some reason between Frank Warren and the board they asked me which one I want, David Starie or Richie Woodhall, but they went for Richie Woodhall and the WBU title but personally I wanted to go for David Starie. You know, thatÆs what I want but they convinced me to go for the WBU. I said to the board no, I want to go for David Starie.

I fought about everybody around at that time, my record is strong, itÆs not their place to go telling me I have to fight for these. My body is right and I make the weight, I should be fighting for the British title, I shouldnÆt be going for the Southern Area because I passed that a long time ago. Know what I mean I passed that a long time ago.  Southern Area is people up and coming, thatÆs what the Southern Area is supposed to be about, itÆs about people with seven fights or so to give them their first taste of title boxing. IÆve had over twenty fights and IÆve mixed with the best in the World. At the end of the day if IÆm going to start somewhere, they should start me of with the British title fight. You know what I mean, I donÆt mind if I have to work for it, have a couple of fights for it. If I have to have an eliminator I donÆt mind, but thatÆs what I deserve. I deserve that and IÆm asking that from the board.

I talked to one of the guys from the Board, canÆt remember his name, he was very nice and he said yeah Toks have a couple of fights and weÆll see.

Rio - Who do you have on the radar for future fights, especially bearing in mid your championship intentions?


Toks - Most of these guys in this division donÆt want to fight me, know what I mean, weÆre talking about Billy Boyle, heÆs really a Light Heavyweight so I have to really, really move down to fourteen stone six or fourteen stone four for Billy Boyle. ThatÆs a Cruiserweight Championship fight weight limit.

At the end of the day I put it on JJ Ojuederie, but he donÆt want to know, you know what I mean, I understand JJ saying he donÆt want to fight me, he donÆt want to know.

We approached Leon Williams, he didnÆt want to know. I like Leon Williams, when I was boxing for a title he was an amateur at that time. I remember when he was coming to the gym. He used to look up to me. I like him, heÆs someone I like. But heÆs someone in my way to getting the title. HeÆs a Cruiserweight and IÆm a Cruiserweight and if you are  going to get somewhere you got to get down or lay down. Move out of the way or get moved over, simple if you wont move out of the way IÆll move him over.  If he wants me IÆm here, the old man is here. That goes for all of them.

Matty Askin, heÆs on my radar right now, Ricky Hatton (AskinÆs promoter) is my boy, we knew each other well at one time,  hopefully heÆll make it happen with his boy. Leon Williams I want him if heÆll have it.

Terry Dunston, how can I say, Terry and I go way, way back. He knows IÆm a ruffian, me and Terry are around the same age. Like I said if anybody isnÆt going to move over then IÆll make them move over. No disrespect for Terry, TerryÆs my boy and he donÆt have to move over IÆm talking about the kids. With Terry itÆs if it happens it happens as IÆm not backing down for nobody. If it happens it happens but IÆm saying, respect, TerryÆs my boy and thereÆs some places you canÆt go because of the respect for someone because of where weÆve been, because of the bond we have from the past. But if the worse comes to worse and we have to do it, then fuck it weÆll do it.

Anyone else in the top ten, you know Herbie Hide, whoever I donÆt know them so thatÆs OK, Terry, it would be hard to fight Terry you know what I mean. Anybody else, Herbie Hide, Rob Norton, anybody else can get it, Leon Williams can get it. I want the guy that beat Leon Williams but JJ Ojuederie is not even on my radar no more, he had his chance.


Rio - Your ring name is Viper, how did you come to have that moniker?


Toks - The Viper, I was the first Viper, at that time Bobby Vanzie was around, but I was number one Viper. I turned professional way before Vanzie, way, way before Vanzie. At that time in the British Boxing Board of Control they asked for your nickname and my nickname was the Viper, you can check this out with the Boxing Board of Control. When Vanzie come he could box like a Viper as well.

ItÆs still there, itÆs the eye to see where the punch can go in that split second. IÆve still got that, you see that in the gym, the Viper spit. You might see that on the fifth as I donÆt like overtime. IÆm in the mood now with the training I have for this fight is one hundred percent. With Rasani I was just fourty percent. YouÆre gonna see my body shape, your gonna see what my body looks like, for that fight and this fight. I look more compact and youÆll see the zip of my punches . ItÆs going to be different I know that. When I feel this way I am confident about the fight.

Rio - Is there anything else you would like to tell the readers about Toks Owoh?


Toks - Before the end of the year I believe I am working toward a World title because I want to try and rack everything together. You know what I mean, the way Boxing works is funny sometimes. I was managed by Frank Warren for nearly six years, thereÆs a funny story to that. A lot of people have to go to the Olympics, ABA to get with Frank Warren. I didnÆt even ask for him, he asked for me, you understand.

At that time I was managed by Mr Akai at All Stars, a wonderful man and I had four fights, four knockouts. In my amateur career I had a fight with a guy called Jimmy Branch and he was a very good amateur, he was top amateur, and he beat me senseless. In my first international he beat me senseless.

Years down the line, that was when I was nineteen, when I am twenty three and professional so I was packing my bags to go to America to train with Eddie Fuchs, Eddie Fuchs was still alive at that time. I went to America to spar with Jimmy Little so when I was over there they say how many fights you had and I say IÆve had just four fights. They say you know what who are you with. I didnÆt have a big contract with anybody who could look after me. Eddie Fuchs say that he will look after me.

I came back to England to sell my properties and things to move over there and the call came through to me, I was with Mr Akai, but Ernie Fossey call me for a fight, I donÆt know where he got my number but he called me. They were looking after Jimmy Little, he asked me what I was weighing at the moment, IÆve never talked with Ernie Fossey in my life since that day. He says they were going to use me for an opening for Jimmy Branch. So they got me for Jimmy Branch even though I didnÆt want to fight Jimmy Branch because the memory of him beating me so bad that I couldnÆt swallow a banana after the fight, my body was just numb. So that was still on my mind. Four or five years down the line, IÆm a man now not a boy and the memory was still there.

But the only thing that made me take the fight was when they mentioned the money they were going to give me was five grand, thatÆs a lot of money, that would help me out over there. So you know what I say that IÆll take it. For that kind of money, hell yes IÆll take the fight.

So I took the fight and went to Norwich, on the way to Norwich was me, Israel, John and Trevor and our car had an accident. No lie our car rolled over twice and then boom. We thought we were dead. If you believe in destiny I had been going there thinking I would do my best, I will try and win, I am undefeated so whatever happens, happens.

After the accident i was pumped up. When we got there we probably had four or five people supporting me and Ian Napa, who was just coming forward with Frank Warren.

I knocked him out, it was one of the fastest knockouts of the year - fifty seven seconds. I knocked him out, it was wonderful it was revenge. It was beautiful you know.

They didnÆt give me my money that day so they asked me to come in to the office to come and collect the money. IÆd already booked my ticket to go to America and when I got to the office Frank made me a tea and asked me to sit down and then asked me to join his promotion. A lot of people chase them, I didnÆt chase them and I would love to sign with them but when you phone Sports Network you aint getting nowhere, you know what I mean.

ThereÆs nothing boring about Toks Owoh, Sky TV will tell you any fight IÆm in something happens in them, if it goes the distance it will be a dog fight. ThatÆs one thing with me just look at my fights with Glen Johnson, Tony Booth. I had two wars with Tony Booth, when Tony Booth was good. So I go with Frank Warren. I canÆt say too much about Frank Warren, I enjoyed my time with Sports Network.

Maybe one day IÆll get the chance to work with them again. I left them they did not leave me. I decided to go because I wasnÆt getting the fights I wanted. They released me and there was no court case or anything. Maybe one day IÆll get to fight one of their boys. I know theyÆve got Cruiserweights over there.

At the end of the day I can see myself fighting for a World title, if every thing goes well, body well, mind well. With the promoter IÆve got now, heÆs a good guy, if the plan goes well. I can sense it by the way he talks to me. HeÆs very nice, very genuine, straight forward and he tries best to make things work. HeÆs the kind of person I like and thatÆs the way Frank Warren used to be when I first was with him


Rio - Thank you so much, I honestly enjoyed our chat together and genuinely wish you the success you clearly deserve.

Toks - Thank you, I wasnÆt sure about coming here but glad I did. I enjoyed it too and will see you at the fight

Toks Owoh versus Billy Boyle headlines the Steve Goodwin promoted æUnleash The FuryÆ event at York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 5th March, and is supported by a top class eleven bout card that includes the return of the magnificent Michael Grant and another chance to see sensational Dutch Cruiserweight prospect Mitchell Balker in action, plus much, much more. 

Tickets for Unleash The Fury at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 5th March 2011 are on sale now - priced ú35 (Unreserved) or ú60 (Ringside). and are available on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com , call 07960 850645  or in person at The Ultrachem TKO Gym, Gillian House, Stephenson Street, Canning Town, London E16 4SA.

Tags: British Boxing , Robin Reid , Stephen Foster Jr. , Ricky Burns


 

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