Vazquez set for Burns night after all

It looks like IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez will be coming to Wembley Arena to fight WBO boss Ricky Burns on March 16th as previously announced.

Vazquez said only a few days ago that the match wasn't 'concrete' and that an agreement hadn't been reached, ringing alarm bells given that the bout was only four weeks away at the time of Vazquez's quotes.
Correspondence between Burns' representatives and those of Vazquez apparently from January and seemingly confirming the fight has been published, which begs the question as to why Vazquez said arrangements weren't yet finalised.
Regardless, fans of Burns - whose previous planned bout did not come to fruition - can take heart from this news.


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.