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Cinco de Mayo at the O2

On Saturday 5th May the boxing world was planning to settle down to GGG v Canelo II but as a result of Canelo's failed drugs test and his subsequent ban the impressive GGG defends two of his belts in Carson, California against the American-Armenian Vanes Martirosyan.

WBO middleweight champion
Billy Joe Saunders feels Alvarez's reputation has been permanently tainted by the failed drugs test and that his relatively short suspension is a "disgrace for boxing".

In a recent interview with The Independent, he said "I rated Canelo very highly but now he's gone down in my estimations so much. I don't rate him as a fighter at all," said Saunders, who is preparing for his rescheduled title defence against
Martin Murray in June.

"Even if he beat Golovkin (in the future), I wouldn't class him as beating him because I still look at him as a cheat. I don't agree with what he's done. And I think it's a disgrace for boxing. You get these young fighters coming up now, they're looking at Canelo, looking at what he's got and what he's become. Are they going to think 'we can do that, we can get away with a six-month ban".

He concluded, "When you see people like that enhancing their body to do more damage on someone, I think that's cheating and it should be a ban for life, most definitely."

So, on Saturday 5th May, the eyes of the British boxing public will now focus on the feast of boxing at the O2 that evening where the headline fight is between David Haye and Tony Bellew.

This is a rematch of their earlier bout that ended with Bellew victorious over the incapacitated Haye but it will not feature a belt. However you don't have to look too far down the undercard to find a belt on the line: European Super Featherweight champion Martin J Ward defends his title against James "The Assassin" Tennyson. 

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European title on the line

Tennyson is the number 4 ranked WBA fighter in the division and turned down the chance of a world title fight to challenge Ward for his belt.

The Belfast fighter’s MHD stablemate
Ronnie ‘The Shark’ Clark caused Ward problems when they fought for the British title back in 2016 and Anthony Cacace still argues he defeated the now European belt holder in a British and Commonwealth title fight last year.

Both Clark and Cacace have been down sparring "The Assassin" in the run up to a clash that is being billed as a world title eliminator.

Kronk Boxing Sportswear are very proud to provide James Tennyson with his Ring Walk T Shirt shown below.

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But Ward, who is nothing if not determined to keep hold of his belt, said ”I’ve gone the traditional route and I’m happy I’ve done that. I’m proud to be European champion and I think it’s important to defend titles when you win them so this is a good start to 2018 for me after a brilliant year last year.

I want to progress onto the World stage now. I’ve won everything there is to win and when I beat James, I want to start working towards getting to World-level. I leave the path down to the team but I believe I am ready now and I’ll prove that on May 5th.”

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 World Amateur Champion, Savannah Marshall, makes UK debut on 12th May

Two-time Olympian and 2012 World Amateur Champion Savannah Marshall makes her long awaited UK debut on the Sam Sexton v Hughie Fury undercard on Saturday 12th May at the Macron Stadium, Premier Suite, Bolton, exclusively live on free-to-air Channel 5.

The 26-year-old's pro debut was on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather v Conor McGregor mega-event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas - when she defeated Sydney LeBlanc over four rounds.

Middleweight Marshall, seen below, who hails from Hartlepool, made history in 2012 when she became the first ever British female to win World Championship gold. For this fight she has had her training camp with Peter Fury, Hughie’s father, at the Team Fury HQ in Bolton.

She said in a recent interview with World Boxing News, “I feel so excited to back in the ring and especially back home in the UK where my family and fans can get to see me in action.”

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Photo Credit BBTV

The "Silent Assassin" can make a big noise

All roads appear to lead the "Silent Assassin" towards her own super-showdown with current Unified WBC/WBA Female World Champion Clarissa Shields in the not-to-distant future. Marshall is the only woman to beat the American double Olympic Champion. 

She said, “There are some elite girls around my weight class like Christina Hammer and Hanna Gabriels and of course Clarissa Shields. It’s an exciting time for women’s boxing and I can’t wait to get the big fights on. Shields is unbeaten in 5 fights and already a Unified World Champion so there’s not reason why I can’t be facing her again soon as long as I keep busy and improving. I’d be very confident going into a rematch with her.” 

Women’s boxing is on the rise in the UK with WBA Female World Champion Katie Taylor and Nicola Adams leading the way and Marshall hopes that she can inspire a new generation of young girls to take up the sport. 

Marshall added, “Boxing is a great sport to be involved and even if you’re not going to go on and box amateur or pro, you will get super fit, gain more confidence and learn a bit of self-defence. I hope that young girls watching me will get inspired to get themselves down the boxing gym and give it a try, who knows, one of those girls could up end World Champion one day.”

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British Warriors
in partnership with
Kronk Boxing Sportswear
 present

CLOSE ENCOUNTER
Saturday 19th May 2018
Watford Leisure Centre

 Featuring English National Champion

Elliot Matthews

Full details of the card to be announced

Not to be missed!

Look out for the chance to win VIP tickets!

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