Martin Murray

Former world title challenger Martin Murray (26-1-1) looks in good shape before his South African debut at Emperors Palace on Wednesday, where he fights Ghanaian Ishmael Tetteh (29-10-2). The St. Helens middleweight has been in South Africa for 10 days in preparation after signing a promotional deal with promoter Golden Gloves that he hopes will culminate in another world title fight.

Stuart Hall and Paul Butler clash on June 7 in Newcastle

Darlington’s IBF Bantamweight champion Stuart Hall (16-2-2) and Ellesmere Port’s unbeaten Paul Butler (15-0) will meet at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Arena on Saturday June 7. Subject to final approval from the IBF, it will be Hall’s second voluntary defence.

Kid Galahad

Sheffield’s European bantamweight champion Kid Galahad has declared himself ‘ready and willing’ to fight domestic rival Scott Quigg after his next fight on May 10th. Galahad keeps busy at the Ponds Forge Arena and reckons he’s ready to 'face and destroy’ the Bury champion, who defends his title against South African Tshifhiwa Munyai tonight.

Ricky Burns

Earlier this week news came that former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns had split with long-time trainer Billy Nelson and joined up with Essex based trainer Tony Sims’ Gym to train alongside other Matchroom talent such as Kevin Mitchell and Anthony Joshua. The plan is for Burns to fight a WBC ranked opponent in June at Braehead Arena in order to engineer a crack at either Omar Figueroa or Jerry Belmontes, who contest the full weight WBC title in California next weekend.

Jamie McDonnell

Doncaster's Jamie McDonnell (23-2-1) will face Thai Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat (52-2) for the vacant WBA Bantamweight title at Wembley Stadium on May 31st - the Froch v Groves II bill.

Eric Martel Bahoeli takes on Lucas 'Big Daddy' Browne

Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli (10-3) believes his Commonwealth title fight with Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (19-0) will open the door to the big time. The heavyweights clash at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield next Saturday (April 26), with the winner likely to climb the world rankings.

Martin Gethin

British lightweight champion Martin Gethin watched his beloved Walsall FC slip to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bristol City on the weekend, but had a message for scouser Derry Mathews ahead of their ‘All or Nothing’ title clash on May 10 at the Olympia, Liverpool.

Chad Gaynor and Adil Anwar

Rotherham’s Chad Gaynor (14-1) and Leeds’ former English welterweight champion Adil Anwar (20-3) face off in a quality regional derby at Ice, Sheffield on May 9.

Amir Khan

Former light-welterweight world champion Amir Khan has signed a deal to work with influential US based boxing advisor Al Haymon. Haymon currently works with a number of leading boxers including Floyd Mayweather, Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia.

More Froch v Groves tickets on the way

A further allocation of tickets will shortly be available for Carl Froch vs. George Groves II at Wembley Stadium on May 31. The first 60,000 tickets for the rematch were snapped up in record time, and now a record 80,000 fans will cram into the national stadium.

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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.