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Weights & Quotes From London – Prince-Svacina and Hillyard-Tolan (Photos & Video)

by on Aug.01, 2014, under Buzz

SvacinaPrince6020Weights & Quotes From London – Prince-Svacina and Hillyard-Tolan (Photos & Video)

 

The public weigh-in and press conference for both the Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina MBC International Cruiserweight Championship bout, as well as the main support fight between London’s George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard and Belfast’s Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan, took place place at The Roof E2 venue in London earlier today.

 

WEIGHTS & QUOTES

 

MARK PRINCE – 86.6kg

Prince6001More than happy, over the moon with my weight, would say spot on, but am actually under the weight.

I see myself showcasing my skills, see myself getting rewarded for showing my skills and it coming by KO, that’s all I can see.

I’m not going to go in there and try and bang him out, not trying to do anything, I’m going to go out there and entertain and show people my skills, I’m a very skilled fighter and I want to show that I am a level above a lot more than most of the potential opponents out there and I deserve to be at the top level, where I belong, so I’m looking forward to it man.

JIRI SVACINA – 88.8kg

Svacina6007I’m very happy for the fight, It’s very great for me to box for the title.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GEORGE HILLYARD – 72.3kg

Hillyard5987I’m ready, I’m on the weight, everything’s perfect, I’ve done everything correct this time so I’m really looking forward to tomorrow, that’s it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOMMY TOLAN – 73.4kg

Tolan5992Absolutely tip top, a hundred percent ready, I’ve trained hard for this at camp and looking forward to tomorrow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina for the MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Tickets are still available, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645, alternatively limited tickets will be available to purchase on the night.

The CALL OF DUTY event is available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99 (approx. $US8.50, €Euro 6.30)

For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions

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Spencer Oliver and Ben Doughty Commentate Aug 2nd PPV Broadcast Of London Title Show

by on Jul.30, 2014, under Buzz

SpencerBen5968WEBREADYSpencer Oliver and Ben Doughty Commentate Aug 2nd PPV Broadcast Of London Title Show

 

Former European Super Bantamweight Champion and Sky Sports boxing pundit, Spencer Oliver, and Tip TV presenter and well known boxing pundit, Ben Doughty, have been named as the commentary team for the Boxing Evolution TV – www.boxingevolution.tv – PPV broadcast of the Shyam Batra SSE promoted CALL OF DUTY event, which takes place at York Hall in London on Saturday 2nd August.

 

Speaking at the CALL OF DUTY promotional video shoot Spencer Oliver said,

 

“I’m looking forward to it, it should be a lot of fun and a great evening of boxing.

 

I’ve got a great history with Mark Prince, we go way back, when we were both boxing together back in ’97-’98, so we were from the same era of boxing, we both made it to the top.

 

We’ve always followed each other’s careers and what do you know here we are again.

 

You know I’ve got a lot of passion for Mark Prince and with what he’s been through with the loss of his son, we’re from the same area and know the whole history of it, so I’m really looking forward to seeing him in championship action again.

 

I know he can do it, he has a lot to offer, some people think forty five is too old, George Foreman came back at forty five and won the title, then again look at Bernard Hopkins, unified Champion at forty eight and still mixing it with the best, so to me it’s just a number.

 

If you look at the condition of Mark Prince, I think we are going to see something really special on August 2nd.”

 

Ben Doughty then added.

 

“Yeah I’m looking forward to working with the distinguished Spencer Oliver, nearly said Spencer Fearon then, but the clue was ‘distinguished’.

 

Here we are at a lovely regal setting on a beautiful day for the interviews, obviously we’ve got Mark Prince heading up the show, as well as George Hillyard, who’s looking very trim and aiming to get back on a winning track.

 

it’s an interesting situation that’s arisen in the last two years, the boxing sanctioning market on UK soil has opened up, where other organisations such as the Malta Boxing Commission can sanction these fights, what’s more they are gaining some momentum and are able to bring us these kind of fights, as well as top class fighters like Mark Prince and George Hillyard.”

 

For the Televised section of the event, which starts at 7:00pm (GMT) (2:00pm EST – 11am PST), the running order is:

 

Fight One – Matar Sambou versus Tadas Stulginskas

 

Fight Two – Nathan Decastro versus Sergej Drob

 

Fight Three – Manny Muhammad versus Ernestas Dapkus

 

Fight Four – George Hillyard versus Tommy Tolan

 

Fight Five – Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina

MBC International Cruiserweight Championship

 

CallOfDutyThe Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina for the MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

 

The CALL OF DUTY event is available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99 (approx. $US8.50, €Euro 6.30)

 

Alternatively, tickets are still available, priced £35 (Standard Seated) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645

 

 

For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions

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Indian Promoter Shyam Batra’s First London, UK Event – CALL OF DUTY – This Saturday

by on Jul.29, 2014, under Buzz

ShyamBatra5984WEBREADYIndian Promoter Shyam Batra’s First London, UK Event – CALL OF DUTY – This Saturday

London based Indian businessman Shyam Batra makes his debut as the promoter of professional boxing events this coming Saturday, with his CALL OF DUTY event, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Headlining this, his first event, is the Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina, for the vacant MBC International Cruiserweight Championship, which is supported by a sensational undercard, that features some of the most exciting young talents from London and surrounding area.

Following the filming of a promotional video for the CALL OF DUTY event outside Buckingham Paace, Mr. Batra spoke briefly about the upcoming event.

“I’m very excited and looking forward to this Saturday’s event.

I’m not sure if it is true, but I have been told that I am the first Indian promoter of a professional boxing event in the UK.

I’d be keen to bring fights like these to Asia as well, hopefully the broadcasting of the event by Boxing Evolution may get some interest over there, it will go a long way towards that goal.

Boxing the way it is now in the UK is not like it was in the past, when there were champions like Lennox Lewis, Prince Naseem and the like, we just don’t seem to have champions like that here anymore, it’s split apart everywhere.

We need big names again, hopefully over the coming years we’ll develop those big names, we already have some very, very good fighters on our show, one or two, or even more of them could well become the Lennox or Naz of the future, they’re all that good.

I think if we can make a change, it would be a very good thing, not just for the sport but for the fans.

Just look at the line up we have on Saturday, Mark Prince has lost just one of the twenty two fights, and that was to one of the greatest World Champions the Light Heavyweight division has ever known, Dariusz Michalczewski.

On Saturday I see Mark winning, quite rapidly. Mark is very dedicated, so exciting to watch and I know he is keen to put himself on the map again, he is without doubt World class and a true contender.

His opponent on Saturday is a strong opponent, it is a good match, but honestly I can only see Mark winning the MBC title.

George Hillyard, who is main support, is another one of them, as I’m sure everyone is aware George has started making his comeback, after four years out.

I see George as a future champion, he’s fit and strong, he’s really determined to do things right this time around and I believe him.

His opponent Tommy Tolan is a great opponent for him to come back into the ring and showcase his talent.

I hope and pray that George wins so we can move his career to the next level.

It’s a big disappointment that Antonio Counihan is injured, he’s such a fantastic prospect, unfortunately it is what it is injuries are part and parcel of the boxing game, break a hand or tear a hamstring that’s the way it goes sometimes.

He’d sold out his ticket allocation and would have been bringing a huge contingent down from Birmingham, no worries we’ll have him on our next show.

That aside we still have some real talent on show this Saturday, like American Manny Muhammad, he’s fresh in the industry like me and I think he is going to be a real prospect, as is Nathan Decastro, he is another one that is destined to be a world star.

All the undercard fights are going to be so watchable, genuine fifty-fifty fights everyone of them, there’s no guaranteed winners, that’s the way it should be, not all this fighters being drip fed guaranteed wins.

True champions of the past fought fifty-fifty fights, they fought the best around, that’s what the fans want, they want to see real fights.

I have to admit I think the undercard is going to be where the real excitement is going to be, as I am sure Mark will win his fight, in all honesty I don’t think it would have mattered who we have him fight, even those in the top five, he would win.

Mark’s fight is going to be great, it’s the undercard that is special in my mind, we have some serious new talent ready to burst out and make their mark.

It’s going to be a great night of boxing, a don’t miss show for sure, if you can’t make it to York Hall on the night, then you can watch it on Boxing Evolution.”

CallOfDutyThe Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina for the MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (standard) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645

The CALL OF DUTY event is also available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99

For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions

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Ben Doughty Interviews George Hillyard Ahead Of August 2nd Clash With Tommy Tolan

by on Jul.28, 2014, under Buzz

GeorgeHillyardBenDoughty5977WEBREADYBen Doughty Interviews George Hillyard Ahead Of August 2nd Clash With Tommy Tolan

Tip TV presenter and well known boxing pundit Ben Doughty interviewed Middleweight prospect George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard, ahead of his highly anticipated clash with Ireland’s Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan, which will be the main support bout for the Baz Rehman sponsored MBC International title clash with Jiri Svacina, on the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall on Saturday 2nd August.

George, who returned to the sport in March following a four year sabbatical from the sport, was an outstanding amateur, which in turn led him to being signed by Barry Hearn to his Matchroom Sport promotional outfit until retiring from the sport in 2010, in order to devote his time to his newly born son Oscar, who was born partially blind.

On his return to the sport he loves so much George faced Kirill Psonko at York Hall. George put in a seriously first class performance, winning the first five rounds comfortably, then in the dying moments of the sixth the unbelievable happened, Kirill caught him with a peach of a shot, sending George to the canvas.

George recovered before the count ended, but the instant the bout restarted Kirill started an almighty assault, so much so that referee Ken Curtis had no option but to stop the bout with just five seconds left on the clock.

As such, without doubt this is a make or break fight for George, something it seems he is fully aware of, as he made clear when he spoke.

“It was my fault, I struggled with the weight, I did the weight wrong, I won every round and then with about ten seconds to go, I’m devastated, I took a right hand and it sent me down, it was horrible, my heart was broken that day for sure,

I was more disappointed for the fans that came out to see me, that’s what hurt the most, I’d let the fans down.

Let me put it this way, you can see how trim I am, four and half, five stone I’ve lost, have you ever known George Hillyard two weeks ahead of a fight be on the weight, it’s never happened, but this time it has happened.”

See below for the full interview

George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard vs Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan features as main support to the Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince – Jiri Svacina MBC International Cruiserweight Title Clash, that headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (standard) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from George Hillyard on 07985 301699 or any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645

The CALL OF DUTY event is also available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99

For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions

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Charlie Edwards Ready For Reece McFadden Showdown

by on Jul.26, 2014, under Buzz

CharlieEdwards5893WEBREADYCharlie Edwards Ready For Reece McFadden Showdown

Charlie Edwards is set to face Scotland’s Reece McFadden on Sunday evening, following the Scot’s shock defeat of the 52kg division’s favourite Andrew Selby of Wales in the first round of competition at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Friday night.

McFadden, who started hard and fast to win the first round by a point on all judges score cards, dug deep throughout the bout. After Selby won the second round everything came down to the final stanza, which was a cracker.

However Selby unwittingly threw away any chances of securing the final round, as well as the chance to face old foe Charlie Edwards in the next round of competition, after being deducted two points due to an errant gumshield falling out on numerous occasions,

Following learning that it is McFadden, rather than the expected Selby, that he will face in the next round of competition, Charlie said.

“No disrespect to Reece, I really was expecting it to be Andrew I’d be fighting, in a way it should have been, Reece didn’t beat Andrew, Andrew threw it away.

I was really looking forward to fighting Andrew again, I knew I’d win that, I was totally ready for him.

Mind you we were preparing in our mind for Reece as well, we had thought that he may get a bit of help from the judges, being the home fighter.

I’m taking this fight seriously, I’m not taking this fight lightly at all, or Reece, this is the biggest fight of life and I’m going to take this opportunity with both hands.

I’m a hundred percent ready for this.”

Charlie Edwards versus Reece McFadden, in the final sixteen of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will take place on Sunday 27th July at approximately 6:30pm and will broadcast live on the BBC.

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Charlie Edwards Gets Bye – Faces Winner Of Selby-McFadden on Sunday

by on Jul.25, 2014, under Buzz

CharlieEdwards5891WEBREADYCharlie Edwards Gets Bye – Faces Winner Of Selby-McFadden on Ssunday

Following yesterday’s first round draw at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, National Flyweight (52kg) Champion Charlie Edwards learned that he will have to wait until this evening to find out just who, out of Wales’ Andrew Selby or Scotland’s Reece McFadden, he will face in the first fight of his campaign, following his receiving a bye for the first round of competition.

Back in April Charlie, who is coached by Brian O’Shaughnessy at the TRAD TKO Gym in Canning Town, London, won the 52kg Championship with a superb performance over fellow Team GB Boxing squad member Jack Bateson in the final, in doing so secured the Flyweight slot in England’s Commonwealth Games team.

Following learning that he has a bye for today’s competition, as well as that it is either Selby or McFadden he will ultimately face on Sunday, Charlie said.

“I’m disappointed that I’m not boxing today, but that is neither here or there, at least I know it will be either Andrew or Reece that I fight first.

I think it’s a shame that it’s looking more like a Three Nations, rather than Commonwealth, with Andrew representing Wales, Reece being Scottish and of course myself representing England in the division.

Only one of us will be going into the quarter final, which is a shame as we’ll only have one representative in it, hopefully it’ll be me.

No disrespect to Reece, but I’m expecting it will be Andrew I’ll be fighting on Sunday, if it is it will be interesting, we’ve sparred hundreds of rounds.

I’m over the moon to be here, I missed out on the Olympics, but this is the next best thing after the Olympics.

I’ve worked hard for this and now it’s time to show the British public what I’m made of, put in a very good performance and hopefully make a house hold name for myself.

For me to be here at all is a privilege, so winning the ABAs was so important to make sure I did win the place.

Jack Bateson had moved up to my weight and was trying to take my Commonwealth spot, he’s also on the GB team, but I put him in his place, boxed really well, beat him really comfortably, so proved to everyone out there that am number one and that I should be representing England at these games.

Hopefully now everyone will jump on the Edwards bandwagon, due to the performance I put in, and support me in my quest for Gold.

I’m over the moon to be here, all the hard work, with Brian (O’Shaughnessy) at the TRAD TKO, is all paying off, he’s turned me round, slowed me down, I’m hitting harder and just an all round better fighter, now I just can’t wait to get my Commonwealth campaign started.”

Charlie Edwards versus either Andrew Selby or Reece McFadden, in the final sixteen of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games will take place on Sunday 27th July at approximately 6:30pm and will broadcast live on the BBC.

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Tough Test For Hillyard, Faces Tolan on August 2nd

by on Jul.24, 2014, under Buzz

HillyardTolanTough Test For Hillyard, Faces Tolan on August 2nd

Promoter Shyam Batra today confirmed today that George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard versus Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan will be the main support feature bout for the headlining, Baz Rehman sponsored, Mark Prince-Jiri Svacina MBC International title clash, on his upcoming CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall, in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Hillyard, who turned pro in 2005 and successfully campaigned under Barry Hearn’s Matchroom Sport banner until 2010, made his long awaited return to the fray in March, following a four year sabbatical from the sport.

For his return fight Hillyard took on Kirill Psonko, in what turned out to be a thrilling all action Battle Royale, albeit with an unexpected twist to the tale.

Hillyard virtually dominated the battle from start to finish, securing the first five rounds and controlling the big Lithuanian for the majority of the final round.

Then in the dying moments of the final round the unbelievable happened, Kirill lands a peach of a right that sent Hillyard to the canvas, he made the count but at the restart Kirill let rip with a barrage of big right hands at the still dazed East Londoner, leaving referee Ken Curtis no option but to stop the bout with just five seconds remaining on the clock.

Hillyard’s opponent on August 2nd, Tommy Tolan, is anything but an easy option, the tough Irishman has been in with some of the best domestic boxers around, the likes of Liverpool’s Smith brothers, former WBA International and British Champion Paul and WBC International Champion Callum, British, Commonwealth and WBA Inter-Continental Champion Rocky Fielding, Commonwealth Gold Medalist Callum Johnson, British, Commonwealth and WBO International Champion Billy Joe Saunders amongst others.

The type of opponents Tolan has been in battle with in the past isn’t lost on Hillyard, as he made clear yesterday, when he spoke following the filming of the promo for the CALL OF DUTY event at Buckingham Palace.

“Yeah so what, he’s mixed it up with many of the the top names, now he’s going to see just how good I am.

I’m really looking forward to this, I’m going show everyone that Georgie is back and showcase my talent.

Everyone says they have had a good camp, but I have, it’s been perfect, my weight is right down, in fact my trousers are falling off as we speak.

It’s been brilliant and I’ve been listening this time, I know it’s taken me a long time to do it but I’m listening this time and doing it properly.

No shouting my mouth off this time, I’m focused on the fight and this time no mistakes, no short cuts, just going to do my job.

I have to thank the fans for their support, I have fantastic support and I can’t thank them enough for turning out for me every time I’m fighting, may that continue.”

George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard vs Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan features as main support to the Baz Rehman sponsored Mark Prince – Jiri Svacina MBC International Cruiserweight Title Clash, that headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (standard) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from George Hillyard on 07985 301699 or any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645

The CALL OF DUTY event is also available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99

For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions

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WBA Champ Kalenga Shows Support For Prince Ahead Of August 2nd Title Fight.

by on Jul.23, 2014, under Buzz

PrinceSvacinaWBA Champ Kalenga Shows Support For Prince Ahead Of August 2nd Title Fight.

Since the announcement that Tottenham’s Mark Prince is to face Czech Republic’s Jiri Svacina, for the MBC International Cruiserweight title on August 2nd, Prince and his team have been inundated with messages of support from fans as well as from those within the boxing community, the latest being from the exciting and recently crowned Interim WBA World Cruiserweight Champion, Youri Kayembre Kalenga.

Kalenga, who won the title after beating Poland’s Mateusz Masternak in a thrilling close fought bout at the Casino de Monte Carlo back in June, is familiar with Prince’s opponent, having fought him April last year.

Speaking through his manager, Gary Hyde, Kalenga explained that his message to Prince was short and sweet.

“I just wanted to wish Mark good luck, show my support, you know.

I watched some of his fights when I was young, I liked his style and determination, even though I never met or fought him as he retired before I become a pro boxer.

I think it’s great he’s back fighting for a title again and I wanted him to know.

I fought Jiri Svacina last year, he is tough and comes to fight, I could not say more, the fight only lasted two rounds.

I think it will be an exciting fight for as long as it lasts, Mark has power and experience, too much for Jiri I think.”

PrinceSvacinaMark Prince versus Jiri Svacina, for the Baz Rehman sponsored vacant MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (standard) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from Mark Prince (07868 844224 or Champagne on 07446 320593) or any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645

The CALL OF DUTY event is also available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99

For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions

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Baz Rehman Sponsors Prince-Svacina August 2nd London Title Clash

by on Jul.22, 2014, under Buzz

BazRehmanMarkPrinceMBC5955WEBREADYBaz Rehman Sponsors Prince-Svacina August 2nd London Title Clash

Over the past few years Baz Rehman has been quietly in the background of a good few boxing events in the Capital, with the East London based entrepreneur investing in various promotions, including some of the early Johnny Eames TRAD TKO Events promoted shows.

No surprise then that Baz can often be found at the famous TRAD TKO Boxing Gym in Canning Town, where a chance meeting with Mark Prince led to him getting behind ‘The Prince’, by agreeing to sponsor his upcoming MBC International Championship battle with Czech Republic’s Jiri Svacina, which takes place on the Shyam Batra SSE promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall on August 2nd.

Following a quick photo shoot of Mark and Baz with the MBC International Championship belt, Baz spoke about his involvement in the upcoming title fight.

“I’m definitely looking forward to the fight, not just because I am sponsoring it, it is going to be a great fight for the fans.

I’m a big fan of the sport, I’ve been involved in it for a while now, It’s my hobby being involved in the promoting of fights, it all started with Johnny Eames when he started promoting and it’s gone on from there, it’s something I always intended getting even more involved with, so after chatting with Mark and Rio (MBC International President Gianluca Di Caro) I knew I wanted to be involved.

To my mind Cruiserweight is the new Heavyweight, it’s the most exciting division in the sport today. Two heavy hitting all action big guys going toe to toe, that’s what the sport is really all about.

Mark is not just a good fighter, his pedigree is second to none in the UK, he’s fought twenty two times, lost only one and that was a world title fight, he’s already won titles and I’m confident that he’ll win the MBC International title on August 2nd and then it’s onto the world scene.

I’m involved now, I will be behind Mark all the way.”

The Prince then succinctly added,

“At the end of the day I’m more than pleased that Baz is getting behind me and sponsoring the fight.

I am glad that Baz is taking care of all that and sponsoring the title fight, this enables everyone to look forward to a great fight between me and Jiri on Saturday August 2nd.

There’ll be no hiccups, apart from Jiri hitting the canvas in whatever round that I desire.”

PrinceSvacinaMark Prince versus Jiri Svacina, for the Baz Rehman sponsored MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

Tickets, priced £35 (standard) and £60 (Ringside) are available direct from Mark Prince (07868 844224 or Champagne on 07446 320593) or any of the boxers taking part, on-line at www.tkoboxoffice.com or call the TKO Box Office ticket line on 07960 850645

The CALL OF DUTY event is also available to watch live and exclusive on-line at www.boxingevolution.tv for just £4.99

For further information on this event or future SSE promoted events please go to www.showtimesportsevents.com or see our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ShowtimeSportsEvents also please follow on twitter: @SSEPromotions – https://twitter.com/SSEPromotions

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Prince-Svacina Title Clash To Be Broadcast Live (PPV) On August 2nd

by on Jul.21, 2014, under Buzz

CallOfDutyBETVVersionPrince-Svacina Title Clash To Be Broadcast Live (PPV) On August 2nd

Promoter Shyam Batra announced earlier today that Boxing Evolution TV are to broadcast former IBF and WBO Inter-Continental Champion and WBO World title challenger Mark Prince’s latest Championship challenge, when he takes on former Czech Republic Light Heavyweight Champion Jiri Svacina, for the MBC International Cruiserweight title on his SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall on Saturday, 2nd August 2014.

Boxing Evolution – www.boxingevolution.tv – will be broadcasting live the entire event, starting at 7:00pm GMT (2:00pm EST – 11am PST) on Saturday 2nd August for just £4.99 (approx. $US8.50, €Euro 6.30)

Speaking earlier today, Mr Batra, said.

“I can’t thank Boxing Evolution’s Matthew Flavell enough, for the time and planning he has put in, so we can have our Call of Duty event broadcast worldwide.

He’s a hundred percent right, this is going to be a great event, there’s no way such a great night of boxing should be limited to those that can only make it to York Hall on the night, so having Boxing Evolution TV broadcasting it to the World makes total sense.

This is going to be a Small Hall classic, not only do we have Mark Prince back in Championship action again, fighting for the MBC International Cruiserweight title against a really tough opponent in Jiri (Svacina), but we also have a fantastic undercard lined up.

The main support bout is definitely one to watch, we have George Hillyard against Belfast’s Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan.

This is a massive fight for George, it’s make or break for him, so we are expecting him not just to be on top form, but to put on the performance of his life.

Tommy isn’t a walk over, not by a long shot, let’s face it anyone that’s been in and mixed it up with the likes of Billy Joe Saunders, Paul and Callum Smith, Rocky Fielding and Callum Johnson is never going to be an easy opponent.

Co-main support is likely to be another cracking fight, we have one of the UK’s top young stars, Antonio Counihan in his first six rounder.

Antonio was the England amateur captain and he has taken to the pro game like a duck to water, three great wins under his belt, including two inside the distance, this kid is class with a capital C.

On the 2nd August, Antonio will be up against Simas Volosinas, no easy opponent either, we watched him when he fought Ian Bailey, he is tough and dangerous, just ask Romeo Romaeo, Simas cut him above the eye during their Battle Royale at York Hall last week.

If those three fights alone don’t whet the appetite, then boy oh boy wait until you see the rest of the undercard.

For a start we have the nightmare himself, Nathan Decastro, another fantastic former amateur star.

This kid has a punch that has been likened to a ‘kick of a mule’, don’t take my word for it ask Chris Eubanks Jnr, he felt the power and took the trip to the canvas in the amateurs, or his first victim in the pros, Pauius Butvidas, who lasted just one minute and five seconds in the ring with him, on the 2nd August Nathan will be powering his punches at Sergej Drob.

The American’s are going to love our next fighter, he’s one of their own, Manny Muhammad, he’s a former pro Basket Ball player turned pugilist and a future world star we believe.

Boy oh boy can this kid fight, on his debut in March they put him in with an unbeaten Lithuanian kid, Manny didn’t care he just went out there and out boxed him to get his maiden victory, on the 2nd he’ll be in against another tough kid Ernestas Dapkus, who by the way stopped his last opponent in the first round.

We’re also really pleased to be having he sensational amateur star Matar Sambou make his pro debut on our show, this kid was first bought to the British public’s eye by David Haye and has made a real impression on everyone at the TRAD TKO Gym, where he has been preparing for the fight.

He’ll be up against Tadas Stulginskas, this is the kid that stopped Suz Member in the first round back in March, with two big punchers up against each other this one could be explosive, to put it mildly.

We also have the sensational Ozgul brothers, Siar and Onder, I’m sure I don’t need to say too much about this all action pair. Both had magnificent international amateur careers back in Turkey, since moving to the UK they have just got better and better, both are unbeaten as pros and both are true class.

Finally we have the return of Juliette Winter to York Hall, last time she and Shanee Martin almost brought the house down, it was that good.

Thanks to Boxing Evolution, this fantastic night of Boxing can be watched by anyone that wants to see it, no matter where they are.

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Mark Prince versus Jiri Svacina, for the vacant MBC International Cruiserweight Title, headlines the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014.

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