Carl J for Jolly

VIP Promotions will round off a hugely successful 2012 with the annual ‘Jolly Boys’ dinner show at Manchester’s Old Trafford Cricket Ground on December 23, headlined by former British super-featherweight king Carl Johanneson.

The five-fight Christmas show is an opportunity for Leeds’ Johanneson to bounce back after September’s eleventh round defeat to Martin Gethin.
“Carl’s always in exciting fights and he was unlucky to just come up a little short against Gethin, who’s now got a British title shot on the back of that win,” said promoter Steve Wood. “We still believe Carl has things to achieve in the sport and hopefully he can get back to winning ways on this show.
"We’ve been putting on ‘Jolly Boys’ for some 15 years now and it’s always a terrific event. There’ll be some top boxing, great food and entertainment, and lots of the local boxers will be there for people to meet."


Simon Barclay speaks to BoxRec News from Klitschko's Champ Camp

Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.