Natasha Jonas continued her impressive start as a professional as she sensationally stopped Taoussy L’Hadji to win her first title. The 33-year-old former Olympian, who fought Katie Taylor in the Olympics in London back in 2012, has long chased her rival since turning over to the paid code. Jonas (pictured) is now one step closer to taking on the Bray woman after getting her French opponent out early at the ECHO Arena to claim the vacant WBA International female super-featherweight title. The co-challenger L’Hadji, 41, was a late stand-in opponent for ‘Miss GB’, who had been set to face Swiss-based Brazilian Viviane Obenauf, and she was defiant throughout, but the class of the former Team GB amateur star shone through as an explosive finish was displayed to ensure the first bit of silverware on what will surely be an exciting journey. Natasha Jonas to fight for title this weekend The culmination of the first part of that journey will be a showdown with Taylor, … [Read more...] about First title for Jonas
AMIR KHAN returns to the ring tonight. The Brit faces Canadian Phil Lo Greco in his first fight since the defeat by Canelo Alvarez in May 2016. When is the fight? Khan takes on Lo Greco TONIGHT. Liverpool's Echo Arena plays host. The event is now a full sell-out. What time will the fight start? It is expected that the ring walks for the fight will at around 10.15pm, as confirmed by promoter Eddie Hearn. The first fight of the card starts at 4.30pm - Craig Glover vs Ratu Latinara. Sky Sports' live coverage begins with Sam Eggington vs Achilles Szabo at 7pm on Sky Sports Action. Which TV channel and live stream can I watch Khan vs Lo Greco on? Coverage of the undercard begins at 7pm on Sky Sports Action, whilst Sky Sports Main Event viewers join things at 9.45pm. If you have a Sky Go account, login to your app and watch on your mobile, tablet or PC. Those of you without a subscription, you can stream the fight live by purchasing a Sky Sports Day Pass from Now TV for … [Read more...] about Khan vs Lo Greco ring walk time: What is EXACT time fight will start tonight, who is on the undercard, and how can I watch it?
Amir Khan returns to the world of boxing after a two year absence from the sport when he fights in Liverpool. Khan says he could abandon new calmer style as the former world champion is eager to produce ‘fireworks’ in his comeback fight against Phil Lo Greco. He added: “There’s going to be fireworks. One thing about me is when I do fight, I might say it’s going to be a more chilled Amir Khan , but when I do fight, I do give fireworks and it will be a fight that people will love to watch”. Phil Lo Greco made a statement of intent when he alerted Khan that he should consider a life outside of boxing. He plans to diminish any come back the former world champion may be able to achieve. When asked if Khan is under any pressure, Lo Greco responded with: “I think so, of course. Why wouldn’t there be?” Undercard Tommy Coyle vs Sean Dodd (12 rounds, Commonwealth lightweight championship) Natasha Jonas vs Viviane Obenauf (10 rounds, super … [Read more...] about Full Amir Khan vs Phil Lo Greco undercard details
Amir Khan and Phil Lo Greco each made weight ahead of their showdown on Saturday night. The pair clash at a sold-out ECHO Arena, exclusively live on Sky Sports, at a 150-pound catchweight. Khan was on and off the scales as quick as a flash as he made the limit dead on, while the Canadian visitor – who looked drawn at Thursday’s press conference – weighed-in at 10st 9.5lbs. Lo Greco lit the blue touch paper at the first presser back in January, just weeks after Khan’s link up with Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing was confirmed, by going over the top and to places that shouldn’t be reached. However, the weigh-in passed without major issue at the Hilton Hotel on Friday and the main event is set to be in the ring around 10.30pm with a crowd of around 9,000 expected for the Sky Sports-aired ‘Back To Business’ bill. Amir Khan's return in Liverpool a sell-out Natasha Jonas was 9st 3.8lbs ahead of her first title fight. The former Team GB Olympian, … [Read more...] about No problems for Khan or Lo Greco at Liverpool weigh-in