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Bugliono: Britain’s next Super-Middleweight star in the making

Unbeaten super-middleweight sensation Frank Buglioni aims to follow in hero Joe Calzaghe’s footsteps at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 28th April.

The fast rising star from Enfield, north London, has his fourth fight at the historic venue where Calzaghe won the British title in 1995 and features in a six-round contest with his opponent to be announced shortly.

Buglioni’s promoter Frank Warren is staging the first professional championship boxing event at the Royal Albert Hall in 13 years, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).

So far Buglioni’s had two back-to-back first round wins over Sabie Montieth in his debut and then Paul Morby, and in February he beat Ryan Clark over four rounds.

And like Calzaghe with his Italian ancestry, 23-year-old Buglioni has the talent and looks to become the next big star in the division which has produced some of Britain’s best ever boxers.

“I’m very excited to be boxing on the show at the Royal Albert Hall where the biggest names in British boxing have all fought,” said Buglioni.

“When I was a kid, Joe Calzaghe was a big hero of mine so to fight at the venue where he won the British title is a real honour and it was watching Joe’s amazing fight with Jeff Lacy that made me decide to turn professional,”

“It’s only my fourth fight on Saturday so I’m a long way off fighting for the British title, but it’s an ambition of mine to win the prestigious belt that the best in Britain have held.”

The young talent has sparred with current European champion James DeGale and British and Commonwealth Champion George Groves and has trained with former WBC World Champion Carl Froch.

He added, “It’s been a great experience to spar with James and George who are both top quality fighters and they each bring different strengths and qualities to the ring,”

“While I was in Sheffield I trained with Carl who was great to be around and learn from especially his attitude towards training which was an eye-opener,”

“I’ll find out who the opponent in the next day or so and then I can’t wait for Saturday, I’ve got plenty of fans coming down to support me and it’s going to be a great fight night at the Royal Albert Hall.”

Billy Joe Saunders’ Vacant Commonwealth Middleweight title challenge against Tony Hill and Matthew Hall’s Final Eliminator for the British Light-Middleweight against Sam Webb headline the show.

The undercard features some of the best talent in Britain including unbeaten welterweight Bradley Skeete; light-welterweight Bradley Saunders; welterweights Freddie Turner and Dean Byrne and light-heavyweight Andreas Evangelou.

Remaining tickets, priced at £40, £50, £75 and £100, are available from:

Ticketmaster: 0844 844 0444



Saunders v Hill and Hall v Webb is live and exclusive on Saturday 28th April on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546).  Join at www.boxnation.com

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