Ahmet Patterson Claims Vacant IBF International Strap. Ryan Walsh Makes Successful British Title Defense.

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Dulwich hot-shot Ahmet Patterson claimed the Vacant IBF International Super-Welterweight Championship with a brutal performance against Ryan Aston and announced his arrival in the talent packed weight class.
 
Both fighters looked in impressive condition and an equal match for one another in a cagey opening first round. Patterson landed a heavy right hook on Aston which clearly hurt him, the Dudley man retreated before gaining his composure. Patterson didn’t want to be drawn into a brawl and used his jab well throughout the first.
 
Aston was looking to make up for a poor first round and looked to land a big shot of his own. Ahmet sensed danger and threw his jabs from a safe distance. The contest began to heat up in the latter stages of the second round with both fighters missing some big shots.
 
Classy Patterson caught the Aston with another big right-hand at the beginning of the third round which was taken well. Aston replied with his own big right-hand and continued to press forward, neither fighter wanted to take a step back.
 
“Punch Picker” had his opponent up against the ropes in the fourth after landing a powerful headshot. Aston looked to be in trouble once more but came back into the fight again much to the delight of his travelling support. 
 
Patterson began to take hold of the fight in the fifth round, demonstrating his punching power and he finally got his knock down, dropping Aston with a clinical right hook. 
 
He could sense a win and came out looking for another knock down in the sixth round. The bloodied Aston bravely fought on looking to get back into the fight. Aston was floored for a second time and stayed down before rising to his feet once more. A three punch combination dropped Aston for a final time in the neutral corner and the referee had seen enough.
 
“I’ll fight anyone, I’ve shown everybody tonight what I’m all about. I know I’ve got what it takes to beat the best and I’m certain that I’ll be claiming my own world title some day.” Said Patterson afterwards.
 
 
The British Featherweight Championship
Ryan Walsh WKO5 (2:06) Darren Traynor
 
Ryan Walsh made a stunning first defence of his British Featherweight title with a brutal fifth round KO against Aberdeen’s Darren Traynor at Bethnal Green’s York Hall.
 
Roared on by hundreds of his loyal Farmy Army supporters, Walsh put on a stunning performance in the opening defence of the title he won against Samir Mouneimne last September.
 
Both fighters set a fast pace in the opening first round with no feeling each other out, both went straight into each other with relentless punches being thrown.
 
Walsh’s legs wobbled in the second from an over-hand right but the Norwich man laughed it off as he quickly regained composure. Both men were at each other’s throats throughout the second round with powerful jabs being landed.
 
The Cromer man began to take control in the third, inflicting a nasty cut on the right eye of the Scotsman. With blood streaming down his opponents face, Walsh upped the pace towards the end of the round, landing some good combinations. 
 
Walsh looked to take advantage of Traynor’s cut by landing a series of precise jabs on begins to open up again. 
 
The contest was settled in the fifth round with a sharp right hand followed by three left hooks, and then a dynamite right hand to send Traynor through the ropes with the referee waving it off at the count of 8 to send Walsh’s fans into a frenzy.
 
“It’s amazing to start the year off with a big win and a big performance. Darren was a tough opponent and put up a good fight for the first few rounds until my accuracy and power came through and I found myself landing at will and I knew then it was only a matter of time before I nailed him,” Said Walsh.
 
“In the fifth round I could see that I was hurting him and then I landed a beautiful combination starting with the right hand and three left hooks and a final right hand to send him crashing through the ropes and I knew he wasn’t going to be getting up, thankfully the ref called it off,”
 
“I’d like to thank my loyal fans for turning out as they always do to support me and I give them what they want; excitement. My dream is to win this beautiful Lonsdale Belt outright and tonight was the first of three defences, I cant wait for the next one.”

Ryan & Liam Walsh Look to Make British Boxing History

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British Featherweight title challenger Ryan Walsh aims to create British boxing history by joining brother Liam as the first ever twins to hold Lonsdale belts at the same time.

Cromer ace Walsh challenges for the prized belt on Saturday 26th September at the SSE Arena, Wembley, against Samir Mouneimne, live and exclusive on BoxNation, on the undercard of Frank Buglioni’s WBA World Super-Middleweight title challenge.

Whilst hot-shot Liam, the British Super-Featherweight champion, defends the title along with his Commonwealth belt two weeks’ later at the Manchester Arena against Troy James on the blockbuster show featuring three world titles.

‘Iron’ Ryan previously challenged for the same title against now IBF World Champion Lee Selby in October 2013 and gave the Welshman his toughest night, cutting him by both eyes, and only lost on the judges’scorecards.

The 29-year-old is now determined to beat Hull’s Mouneimne and finally win the British title and join Liam in the British boxing history books.

“Twins holding the British title simultaneously has never been achieved so I’m going out there to make history and put our names down in the books,” Said Walsh.

“It’s certainly not an easy night against Mouneimne, he comes from a good gym and he’ll be up for the job as he’s aiming for his own piece of history by becoming Hull’s first ever British champion,”

“But I’m so single minded and totally focussed on beating Mouneimne that nothing will get in the way of me achieving my dream and that of my brother Liam,”

“Mouneimne’s a good fighter and gets my respect and it will be a great fight, but I’ve got more in every department than he has and it will show on the night,”

“I’ve only one loss on my record to Selby and I gave him a rough night.  Since that performance no one has wanted to face me, that shows how dangerous I can be.”

Liam added, “I’m behind Ryan 100 percent and I know he can do it,”

“We never take anything for granted, we train our guts and hearts out for every fight and that makes us winners and seeing how Ryan is preparing for this fight, I believe he can win the British title,”

“I’d love nothing more for him to join me as British champion and create our own piece of boxing history.  When you consider the amount of great British boxing brothers in the sport like the Hattons, Smiths, Eubanks, Finnegans and McKenzies, that would be really be something special for the Walshes to be the first ever twins to be British Champions at the same time.”

With older brother Michael, who’s an unbeaten 11-fight featherweight, also harbouring British title ambitions, there could be even more silverware to come in the Walsh household.

Priced at £40, £50, £75, £100 and £150* tickets are available from www.frankwarren.com, SSE Arena, Wembley on 0844 815 0815 and www.axs.com and Eventim on 0844 249 1000 and www.eventim.co.uk

Buglioni v Chudinov headlines ’Man vs. Machine’ with London hotshot Frank Buglioni challenging WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov for his crown.

An action packed card also features top undefeated WBO European Super-Middleweight Champion Jamie Cox making the first defence of his title; Cromer battler Ryan Walsh faces Hull’s Samir Mouneimne with the Vacant British Featherweight Title on the line; all-action Erith talent Lewis Pettitt challenges for the Vacant Commonwealth Super-Bantamweight Championship against Samir Mouneimne; Penge hero Bradley Skeete defends his WBO European Welterweight crown against Heywood’s Mark Thompson; Ahmet Patterson and Danny Butler clash in an Eliminator for the British Light-Middleweight Championship; plus on the undercard Dublin lightweight Jamie Kavanagh; Canning Town lightweight Romeo Romaeo; Dagenham lightweight Ediz Hussein.

Dereck Chisora: ‘British Boxing Needs Me Back”

Britain’s heavyweight division sees the return of the colourful and controversial Dereck ‘Del Boy’ Chisora who resumes his career after an eight month hiatus.

The former former British, Commonwealth and European Champion and WBC World Heavyweight title contender gets back between the ropes this Friday (24th July) at the SSE Arena, Wembley, show. The pride of Finchley features in a ten round international contest against Georgia’s Beqa Lobjanidze.

Remaining are available from Eventim on 0844 249 1000 and online at www.eventim.co.uk 

The Channel Of Champions, BoxNation, will televise the show live and exclusive on Sky 437/HD 490, Virgin 546 and Talk Talk 415.  Subscribe at www.boxnation.com  or watch online at Livesport.tv and via iPhone, iPad or Android.

‘British boxing needs me back,’ declared ‘Del, who lost his titles to Tyson Fury at the ExCeL Arena in November.

It was the former world title challengers fifth reverse – and second to Fury – in his eight year 25 fight pro career and many expected him to drift quietly off into the sunset.

‘Retire?! How old do you think I am? I’m just 31, just starting out. I never announced my retirement. I’ve a long, long time left,’ he insists.

‘Look, Tyson thumbed me in the first round, then thumbed me in the third round. My eye closed and I couldn’t see. Trust me, in time, Tyson and me are gonna bump it again. ‘Del Boy’s’ a long way from finished.

‘My goals now are exactly the same as they were when I first started out as a pro; to be in great fights against other great fighters. I’m an entertainer, I deliver the fans what they want. I create a jolly!’

Though he has not been seen since the Fury loss, the Zimbabwe born former ABA super-heavyweight champion insists he has been far from idle.

‘I’ve passed most of the last eight months at the gym, training, training, training, man, getting ready to come back’ he says.

‘I’ve got a new set-up, a new trainer in Gary Innes and, for now, I’m training at a gym in St Pancras. I’ve got my mojo back and I’ve been learning lots of great new stuff. I can’t wait to demonstrate my skills to the public.’

New man Innes, a one time amateur boxer and ex kick-boxer who has previously tutored talents such as Dean Francis, Ossie Duran, Leon Williams and Pele Reid, has been busy orchestrating the technical and psychological changes needed to vault Chisora from contender to champion again.

He said: ‘Trust me, he still really wants to fight. Some can fight but don’t want to. Others can’t fight but really want to. Dereck has both the ability and the desire. His mindset is good. He’s really enjoying his boxing at the moment.”

Chisora, ever the gladiator, is chomping to get straight back among the iron in boxing’s blue riband division.