Ricky Hatton’s Hatton Promotions, Art Pelullo’s Banner Promotions, and Rodney Berman’s Golden Gloves Promotions will present a sensational world championship fight card on Friday, November, 13, 2009, at the Fenton Manor Sports Complex located on City Road in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England.
In the main event scheduled for 12 rounds, “Magic” Matthew Hatton, 37-4-1 with 14 knockouts, of Manchester, England, will challenge IBO welterweight world champion “The Black Panther” Lovemore Ndou, 47-11-1 with 31 knockouts, of Sydney, Australia.
Hatton, now 28 years old, has won four fights in a row, which include a sixth-round TKO against Ted Bami in an IBO title eliminator on March 28. Matthew’s winning streak also saw him score a decisive 10-round unanimous decision against former contender Ben Tackie in November, 2008, and in Matthew’s most recent fight in May, 2009, an eight-round unanimous decision against Ernesto Zepeda.
The 38 year-old Ndou won the vacant IBO welterweight world title with a 12 round unanimous decision against Phillip Ndou – no relation – in July, 2009. A native of South Africa who is now an Australian citizen, Lovemore is also a former IBF junior welterweight world champion.
An exciting lineup of supporting bouts will be announced.
All bouts subject to change without notice.
Ticket prices: £150.00, £85.00, £50.00, £30.00.
Tickets available at: Fenton Manor Sports Complex Box Office – 0161 775 7500; TicketLine – 0844
888 9991, www.ticketline.co.uk.
For Hatton Promotions – HattonBoxing.tv
For Golden Gloves Promotions – GoldenGloves.co.za
For Banner Promotions – Banner-Promotions.com