Hasim Rahman unlikely to face Tyson Fury on Khan bill

Recent speculation that former world heavweight champion and conqueror of Lennox Lewis, Hasim Rahman, was coming to Manchester to fight Tyson Fury now looks to be dead in the water.

The undercard of Amir Khan's WBA light-welterweight title defence against European champion Paul McCloskey at the MEN Arena on April 16th looked like it might get bolstered by an intriguing prospect v veteran clash.
But reports from America say that Rahman's team, especially his trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, feel it's too short notice to take on a live opponent, especially as the American isn't in the best of shape physically. Rahman (pictured against Shannon Miller) hasn't boxed since October last year.
Further rumours say that Kali Meehan was offered a bout with Fury and accepted, only for the match to be turned down by Sky.


Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Fight Reports

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.