Tagged: Lightweight

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Only 1 Ricky Hatton? Who is next?

Every boxing fan in the UK knows the chant. “There’s only 1 Ricky Hatton!”

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I’m not about to question it really, more ask the question can anyone else from the current crop of British fighters go on to fill his boots and gain the following that the Hitman once had. Continue reading

Time to put the ‘Lights’ on.

Success breeds success.  It’s not just a saying. It shows. Just look at Gallaghers Gym in Bolton and there long running successful stable of British, Commonwealth,  interim, international and world champions.

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In the United Kingdom over recent years we have had a flourish in lightweight talent. Amir Khan came back from his unexpected knockout loss to Breidis Prescott by 2 fights later winning a world title at Lightweight. Continue reading

Who is the UK’s best active fighter?

Anyone who knows me well will know that there is not a lot I get more excited about than talking about boxing.

I love hearing opinions from casual fans as to who the best boxer in Britain really is as most of them can probably only name 3 or 4 active fighters anyway and I always get the same few names.

What I really want to know is what do the people who watch the smaller cards which don’t have the general public’s interest think?
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