Search

Burton has warning for Repton old boy Buglioni

PUBLISHED: 10:30 05 August 2016

Frank Buglioni (left) in action against Fedor Chudinov in the WBA world super-middleweight championship bout at Wembley SSE Arena (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

Frank Buglioni (left) in action against Fedor Chudinov in the WBA world super-middleweight championship bout at Wembley SSE Arena (pic: Adam Davy/PA)

PA/Press Association Images

Rivals set to meet in Manchester next month

Hosea Burton says he will take the frustration of having to wait to defend his British light-heavyweight title out on Frank Buglioni when they clash for the Lord Lonsdale belt at the Manchester Arena on September 24, live on Sky Sports.

Burton was due to make his first defence against Tony Dodson at Goodison Park in Liverpool in May, but Dodson was forced out of the clash with a snapped Achilles.

The Manchester man appeared in six-round action on the card and landed a third stoppage win of the year which started with a sixth round KO of Miles Shinkwin to win the belt in February.

But the unbeaten 27-year-old is frustrated that he has had to wait seven months for his first defence and will take those frustrations out on former Repton amateur Buglioni, who he says is the perfect opponent for his style.

“It’s frustrating because I should be fighting to win this belt outright now,” said Burton. “Tony’s injury was unfortunate and there’s not a lot you can do about that, but TT was knocked back for a shot but he’s now fighting in an eliminator for it on the same night so I don’t get that.

“Frank is going to be in a bad place come September 24. I am a better boxer than Frank. When you watch his fights, he cannot evade a punch.

“There’s nothing wrong with his heart and he proved he has tons of that in the Fedor Chudinov fight. He’s got limited ability though and he’s vulnerable to everything I am good at.

“He’s a good boxer but not good enough to beat me, especially not at light-heavyweight. He’s not big enough and he’s not skilled enough.

“I am the best in the division. It’s a thin division but I can say that because I am the best in the division. If you can’t beat the rest of them then I can’t say it, but I beat all of them and I can beat three of them in one night.

“Frank is coming up from super-middleweight and I don’t think he deserves the shot to be honest, and he certainly shouldn’t be ahead of me in the BoxRec rankings.

“I am going to take him out of those rankings and make him think about going back to super-middleweight.”

Burton’s clash with Buglioni is part of a huge night of action in Manchester as Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares lock horns in a mouth-watering unification battle for the WBA and WBC Diamond World and Ring Magazine Lightweight Championships.

Isaac Lowe defends his Commonwealth Featherweight title against Tshifhiwa Munyai and Conor Benn tastes his fifth night of action in the paid ranks with an appearance first at The O2 in London on September 10.

Tickets are on sale now priced at £40, £60, £80, £100 and £150 and available from the Manchester Arena at manchester-arena.com or by calling 0844 847 8000.

VIPs tickets are exclusively available through matchroomboxing.com priced at £250.

Latest East London Sports News

Charlie Lee believes the former Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers striker will prove to be a fine addition

14:23

Hammers collected a 2-1 triumph away to the Royals on Wednesday

The Leyton Orient coach wouldn’t mind a number of Tuesday night league fixtures if it means O’s achieve success on two fronts

09:50

Sporting Bengal United crashed out of the Errington Challenge Cup on penalties despite putting together a come back late on against West Essex.

Yesterday, 17:06

Hammers boss was speaking to the press ahead of Friday’s game against Cottagers

Yesterday, 13:00

Leyton Orient’s form since the Boxing Day loss at Dagenham & Redbridge has been below-par

Yesterday, 12:00

England get one-day series against West Indies underway in Barbados today

Tue, 17:00

Wapping’s men romped to an 11-0 win over bottom club Saffron Walden in their East League Premier A clash at Lee Valley Hockey & Tennis Centre.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Are you a landlord looking for a fixed rental income, paid whether the property is empty or not? Steve Westley, general manager at estate agents Elliot Leigh, explains their Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it takes the stress out of letting your property.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists