Vassell opponent fighting his way out of poverty

Aussie brawler Sam Colomban believes Denton Vassell will not match his hunger when they collide next week.
Vassell makes the second defence of his Commonwealth crown when he meets Colomban at Oldham Leisure Centre on Saturday November 12.

Colomban’s rise is Rocky-like - seeking asylum Down Under when he walked out of the Commonwealth Games village after representing Cameroon at the Melbourne 2006 tournament.
The ambitious boxer, 26, was so deprived in Cameroon he could only afford one meal a day and says: “I was skinny when I came to Australia but now my body is changed and I have become bigger.
“I have this opportunity to become rich. In Cameroon if you are poor you stay poor. If you are rich you stay rich.”
Colomban has won 20 of his 23 professional bouts since seeking refuge in Oz, but is unbeaten in ten fights and holds the WBO Oriental crown. His promoter Brian Amatruda said: "Who is Samuel Colomban? Nobody knows who he is. But remember it now because in a couple of years that's the name you are going to hear.
“There isn't an Australian fighter here who will fight him. I am on the phone every day with every fighter trying to match him.”


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.

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