Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Enzo Maccarinelli Vows To Beat Dmytro Kucher in Style

Enzo Maccarinelli will now challenge Dmytro Kucher for the Vacant EBU European Cruiserweight title at Bethnal Green’s York Hall on June 10th, exclusively live on BoxNation. Maccarinelli, a former holder of the European crown, replaces the Derby-based Jamaican Ovill McKenzie who withdraws through injury.

Dynamite-fisted Maccarinelli, from Swansea, Wales, is coming off the back of a brutal knockout win over boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. at the VTB Arena in Moscow last December. The former WBO World Cruiserweight Champion is delighted to be challenging Kucher for the European Crown.

“I had a phone call from BoxNation asking if I’d cover the fight as a pundit. An hour later I had a phone call from my trainer Gary Lockett asking if I fancied stepping in to fight Kucher; it was a bit mad! Obviously I’m always in the gym so I jumped at the chance,” said Maccarinelli.

jones-maccarinelli (11)

He added: “I’ve won it before so it’ll be nice to become a two-time European Champion. More importantly it gets me one step closer to another world title which is my ultimate goal. I’m taking things one fight at a time and hopefully I’ll get another shot at the biggest prize. First of all I need to take out Kucker on June 10 and I intend on doing it in style.”

Kucher, from Kiev, Ukraine, comes in with a top record of 17 knockouts from 23 wins and has only tasted defeat once, on points, in a professional career spanning seven years. The big-hitting 31 year-old has previously held the WBC International Silver Cruiserweight title and will be challenging for the EBU European title for a second time after he drew against Belgium’s Bilal Laggoune for the vacant title last October.

An action-packed show sees red-hot Mitchell Smith make his eagerly anticipated return to an action in an eight rounder, English Light-Heavyweight Champion Tom Baker fights over ten rounds and Light-Heavyweight monster Anthony Yarde goes in search of another KO. Top prospects Lyon Woodstock, D.P Carr, Billy Long, Jez Smith, Lucien Reid, Charlie Duffield, Nathaniel Wilson and pro-debutant Ryan Garner all feature.

Tickets are available at ticketmaster.co.uk and eventim.co.uk at prices of £40 and £60.

The Channel of Champions, BoxNation, will televise live and exclusive on Sky 437/HD 490, Virgin 546, Freeview 255 and Talk Talk 415. Subscribe at www.boxnation.com or watch online at livesport.tv and via iPhone, iPad or Android.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 05-24-2016

Hard to believe it's been 10 years removed since Enzo was WBO cruiserweight world champion and had a pretty sweet record. Since then he has gone 13-6 with each loss coming by stoppage. His win over Roy Jones shouldn't even…

Comment by rojo45 on 05-24-2016

Maccarinelli is little more than a club fighter. he last beat a almost 50 year old Roy Jones! big deal!

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (2)
Top Headlines Jon Fernandez: We Just Had a Bad Game Plan For This Fight Canelo-GGG, Mayweather-Pacquiao - A Gem & a Pending Sham Foster Out-Boxes, Upsets Jon Fernandez in ShoBox Main Event Irvin Gonzalez Busier, Easily Beats Carlos Ramos Canelo Vows Quick Return: I Want To Fight in December Steven Ortiz Edges Wesley Ferrer By Majority Decision Misael Lopez Beats James Wilkins By Unanimous Decision Joshua: I'm The Best in The Division, No Doubt, It's Been Proven! Povetkin: I'm as Strong as Joshua, I Was Weaker With Klitschko Wilder, Fury Sign Contracts - Tour Begins on October 1 in London Luis Nery vs. Jason Conoy For WBC Silver, on October 6 Wilder-Fury Announcement Next Week; Likely 12/1, Staples Center Photos: Jayson Velez, Orlando Cruz - Ready For Puerto Rico Battle Joshua's Coach: Povetkin is Not Parker or Takam - He's Top Level Dutchover: Aguilar Won't Stop Me From Reaching Title Goal Sanchez: Golovkin a Little Angry Vegas Favors The House Fighter Povetkin: I Will Give Everything, It's One of My Last Big Chances Whyte: If Chisora Fights Me, It Will Be His Last Fight Photos: Yuriorkis Gamboa, Juanma Lopez - Square Up at Presser Photos: Campbell vs. Mendy, Okolie vs. Askin - Ready For Battle Photos: David Price, Sergey Kuzmin - Vow Fireworks at Wembley Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Ready For War Munguia Satisfied With Adjustments, Saw Canelo as Big Winner Badou Jack: Stevenson on different level than guys Gvozdyk beat Joshua Out-Weighs Povetkin By Almost 25 Pounds In London Hopkins: Canelo Flipped Script On Golovkin, Walked Him Down David Price: Beating Sergey Kuzmin Can Be Life-Changing Joshua vs. Povetkin: Chris Kongo, John Docherty Added James Wilkins' Big Moment Has Arrived in ShoBox Debut Amir Khan Tells Anthony Joshua To Head To America For Legacy Malignaggi: Fans Won't Watch Mayweather-Pacquiao 2? Bullsh*t! BoxNation Announces Big Week of Live Shows DAZN Exec: No Reason Boxing Fans Shouldn't Come Check Us Out Iran Diaz Expects Tough Outing, Vows To Shock Sor Rungvisai Thurman: I Look Forward To Reminding Everyone I'm #1 at 147 Khan: I Can't End Career With Canelo Being My Only Big Fight! Photos: Michael Dutchover, Bergman Aguilar Ready For Battle Chocolatito Wants To Take Things Slow, Adapt More To 115 Lemieux on Canelo: I'll Be The Underdog, I Can Surprise Everyone Photos: Victor Ortiz, John Molina Come Together For Media Day
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement