Date: 24th October 2017 at 1:09pm
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This Saturday, at the Principality Stadium, in Cardiff, Frank Buglioni will be defending his British light-heavyweight title.

Buglioni should have been facing Callum Johnson but will now be fighting Craig Richards instead, after Johnson pulled out with health issues.

Following Johnson?s withdrawal, the boxer who Buglioni beat to become the British champion, Hosea Burton, offered to take on Buglioni in a re-match, however, hi soffer was refused, causing Burton to remark to the Manchester Evening News,

‘I always thought Buglioni was a fighting man but he’s showed what he is. He’s all front. He’s been put on his toes and has bottled it.

‘I’ve lost a bit of respect for him. I’m surprised he’s turned me down because he’s been in a good 10 or 12 week camp. I’ve only had a few days’ notice. If it was the other way round I’d have taken him at short notice. Obviously he’s scared.

‘He can run but he can’t hide. Eventually he will have to fight me and he will get beat. In the first fight I’d won 10 of the 12 rounds before he stopped me, but now he doesn’t want to fight me again.

‘He’s fighting Craig Richards now, and he was the Southern Area super-middleweight champion. When I was champion I wasn’t allowed to defend against Tomi Tatham or Liam Conroy, and they’re both light-heavyweights.

‘Buglioni has gone for the easiest route. I’d have loved to have fought on the Joshua bill as I like seeing Joshua fight, but it’s one of them things. I would still like a couple of fights before the end of the year though.’

A bit of frustration creeping through there from Burton, but I?m sure if he can keep winning there?ll be an opportunity for that re-match with Buglioni he craves.


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