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Ben 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.

Spencer Oliver Interviews Mark Prince Ahead Of August 2nd Title Fight

Former European Bantamweight Champion and Sky Sports boxing pundit Spencer Oliver interviewed former IBF and WBO Inter-Continental Champion Mark Prince, ahead of 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.

The interview, which was undertaken outside Buckingham Palace in London during the filming of the promo for the Boxing Evolution broadcast of the event, covers both the upcoming Championship bout as well as Mark explaining the reason behind his recent comeback, which was to highlight the Kiyan Prince Foundation – www.kiyan.org – which honours Mark’s late son Kiyan, who was murdered in 2006, as well as educates youngsters on anti-knife crime.

Flashy, Fly, Rhys Evans Jr., on Stuart Hall vs Paul Butler card

Rhys Evans Jr., is currently 2-0 as a professional and a product of the St. Joseph’s, Newport gym, where he is trained by Tony Borg. His next fight is on the Dennis Hobson Promotions card at Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, Tyne and Wear on 7th June, 2014, which is headlined by the IBF bantamweight title clash between Stuart Hall and Paul Butler.

Greg Pickin on his career, retirement and the temptation to comeback

Greg Pickin was born and raised in Llansamlet, Swansea and works for a bank, is a DJ and until recently a professional boxer. His professional record is 5 Wins, 0 Loses with 2 KOs. 

The 32 year-old former lightweight decided to retire earlier this year, I interviewed Greg on his career and the decision to call it a day and whether he was tempted to comeback.

Welsh Prospect: Adam Goldsmith returns on March 21st

Newport prospect Adam Goldsmith (1-0-1) returns to the ring, on the Sanigar Events show ‘Welsh Pride’ in Merthy Tydfil. The 21-year-old trains at Allway ABC and took time-out to answer a few questions about his upcoming fight.

Tony Borg Interview: The Welsh Factor

In recent years Welsh boxing has flourished and the city of Newport has been the location for many quality fights, with regular shows featuring a host of exciting prospects.

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