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Lloyd Ellett sets his sights on the British title

Ringnews24.com: You recently signed for Frank Warren – did you have any other offers on the table and why did you choose Queensberry Promotions?

We spoke to a couple of others but yeah, when this was an option it seemed like a no-brainer. It made sense: it’s on TV with a promoter who has got, you know, the best track record of building fighters and he also had a couple of the lads in my gym – Bradley Skeete and Lewis Pettitt – they’re also signed to BoxNation, so I have heard good things.

Exclusive interview with Scott Harrison as he prepares for his return to boxing

Ringnews24.com: Do you feel let down by the Scottish Sheriff Court after they announced you would be extradited to Spain to serve a four-year prison sentence for assault charges dating from May 2007?

There are a lot of ins and outs of the case. I can’t talk too much about the actual case because I have still to go up in front of the High Court – whenever it may be – come my appeal. There are a lot of points of law that the Sheriff should have… the case should have been thrown out. For some reason he never gave an explanation why, so I will be appearing at the High Court this year.

Floyd Mayweather interview with Jim Gray

Sports Emmy® Award winning reporter Jim Gray of SHOWTIME Sports® sat down with pound-for-pound champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather for an exclusive and candid interview late Tuesday night, just days after Mayweather dominated Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao en route to a 12-round unanimous decision victory last Saturday night in Las Vegas. The interview will premiere this Saturday, May 9, on SHOWTIME immediately following the network’s premiere of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao (9 p.m. ET/PT).

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.

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