Richard Towers to fight former kickboxer Gregory Tony in EU heavyweight title clash

30 May

On The Beak – Admin

Richard Towers will now face Frenchman Gregory Tony for the vacant EU heavyweight title at Manchester Velodrome on Saturday, June 16. The 6’9 Sheffield giant had been due to meet fellow unbeaten boxer Michael Wallisch on the same bill, but the German has pulled out. Tony, 33, has 17 wins with 14 coming by knockout and two defeats – both setbacks coming against top class opponents Robert Helenius and Mike Perez.

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Hatton Promotions CEO Ricky Hatton said: “It is a disappointing that Wallisch is out, but Tony is a decent test. The fight will tell us exactly where Richard is at and if he wins he’ll be closing in on the new European champion Kubrat Pulev.

“Richard is making steady progress and inside 12 months will be ready for men like Pulev, Tyson Fury and David Price.”

The ‘Road To Glory’ bill also features a vacant WBA interim super-bantamweight title fight between Scott Quigg and Rendall Munroe.

There is also a vacant European light-middleweight title fight between Ryan Rhodes and Sergey Rabchenko. And, in a special attraction, unbeaten British middleweight champion Martin Murray meets French title holder Karim Achour.

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