Chisora and Scott battle for Vacant WBO International Heavyweight title this Saturday, July 20th

Carl Frampton has been forced to withdraw by the British Boxing Board of Control from this Saturday’s IBF Intercontinental Super-Bantamweight title defence at Wembley Arena against Everth Briceno due to a perforated ear drum.

The show promoted by Frank Warren features the big Transatlantic showdown between Dereck Chisora and unbeaten Malik Scott for the Vacant WBO International Heavyweight title, plus a sensational clash of undefeated fighters between WBO International Middleweight Champion Gary O’Sullivan and Billy Joe Saunders, live and exclusive on Boxnation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).

Promoter Frank Warren said, “We are sorry that Carl has had to come off the show after all the hard work and preparation he has put into this Saturday’s title defence in his BoxNation debut. We wish him all the best and he makes a full recovery so that he can return to the ring,”

Barry McGuigan from Team Frampton added, “We are all terribly disappointed that Carl has been ruled out by the Board due to a small perforation in left ear drum and he can’t go through with the fight this Saturday. He’s trained exceptionally hard and was looking forward to boxing at the famous old Wembley Stadium and making his BoxNation debut. He has just got to let the ear heal completely and then we will resume training again. Carl and Team Frampton wish all the lads on the show the best of luck and are gutted not to be a part of it. This is the first time that Carl has had to be sidelined for a major fight and he is really disappointed for his fans as they mean so much to him.”

Warren says that with Chisora’s crucial clash against Scott and the 50/50 match-up between O’Sullivan and Saunders to still expect plenty of excitement at Wembley Arena.

“There are two great title fights on the show with Chisora’s showdown against Scott which is heating up into an explosive fight that Chisora knows he has to win so he’ll put everything on the line, plus an exciting clash between unbeaten fighters sees the tough and relentless Irishman O’Sullivan defend his title against the silky-skilled hard-hitting Saunders. The undercard is back up with some of the best young talent coming through including Frank Buglioni, Bradley Saunders and Bradley Skeete.” Said Warren.

Remaining tickets are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 or www.eventim.co.uk and Wembley Arena on 0844 815 0815 or www.wembleyarena.co.uk

The show will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). Join at www.boxnation.com

COPPER PRODUCING ZAMBIA REGAINING ITS POSITION IN SOUTHERN AFRICAN BOXING FRATERNITY IN COLLABORATION WITH IBF/AFRICA

INTERNATIONAL BOXING FEDERATION AFRICA (IBF/AFRICA) – WEDNESDAY 17, 2013, DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – Zambia, a small country in Southern Africa neighboring Tanzania and DRC to its to its north, Angola to its west, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Botswana to its South and Malawi to its East is on the process to create other Lottie Mwales.

Chisanda Mutti Image – Boxing Image – FightsRec.
Lottie Male and Chisanda Mutti

The country was one of the boxing powerhouses in Africa in the 1970s with several international and world champions to beat. Of all the boxers, the name of Lottie Mwale is the revered name that would be remembered by Zambians from all walks of life for many years to come.

IBF/AFRICA made its inroad to Zambia early in the 2000s when Captain Austin Chewe, the prominent Army Officer promoted two high flying IBF Continental Africa Titles against Evans Chisanga of Zambia vs. Davis Kiilu from Kenya for the IBF Continental Africa Featherweight Title and Anthony Mwamba of Zambia vs. Ugandan Deo Wanana for the IBF Continental Africa Welterweight Title respectively.

Evans Chisanga went on to win the Featherweight Title against David Kiilu while Deo Wanana captured the Welterweight Title against Anthony Mwamba respectively.

With these two titles, Zambia was back to the international boxing stage and stood at the same level with Tanzania and South Africa home to several IBF regional and world champions.

Francis Zulu (left) and Joseph Chingangu (Right) with Promoter Anthony Mwamba (in the Middle)

With the looming battle between Zambian boxing machismos Joseph Chingangu and Francis Zulu fighting for the Africa’s “Big Apple” the IBF Continental Africa Heavyweight Title, Zambia is reclaiming its stardom in the professional boxing. The fight of these two rivals in the Zambian boxing fraternity would be supported by the IBF Continental Africa Jr. Bantamweight Title between Zambian Penthias Chisenga against Issa Omari from Tanzania.

Zambians from all walks of life are talking about these two titles which seem to rekindle the memories of the two greatest Zambian boxing rivals Lottie Mwale and Chisanda Mutti.

The country known for its massive copper reserves in the world is rejuvenating its economy under the strongman H.E Michael Sata and the country would like to use its boxing stars to properly promote the image of Zambia internationally. This will also be great opportunity for the country to promote its tourism through ‘IBF Sports Tourism’ program.

Boxing pundits have rated this tournament a 3 stars battle and nothing is been left to chances as the boxers involved prepares properly. Both Chingangu and Zulu have camped outside Lusaka the Capital City for Zambia and secluded themselves from the luxury lives while Penthias Chisenga has taken a refuge in South Africa shaping up for this impending battle.

The tournament will determine the fate of Zambia to the international boxing stage while the country fights to regain its leading role in the region.


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