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25 JUNE 2018


Colombian Starving For Vassell's Crown

Aussie brawler Sam Colomban believes Denton Vassell will not match his hunger when they collide next week.

Vassell makes the second defence of his Commonwealth crown when he meets Colomban at the Oldham Leisure Centre on Saturday November 12.

Colomban’s rise is Rocky like, seeking asylum Down Under when he walked out of the Commonwealth Games village after representing Cameroon at the Melbourne 2006 tournament.

The ambitious boxer, 26, was so deprived in Cameroon he could only afford one meal a day and says: “I was skinny when I came to Australia but now my body is changed and I have become bigger.

“I have this opportunity to become rich. In Cameroon if you are poor you stay poor. If you are rich you stay rich.”

Colomban has won 20 of his 23 professional bouts since seeking refuge in Oz, but is unbeaten in 10 fights and holds the WBO Oriental crown.

His promoter Brian Amatruda said: "Who is Samuel Colomban? Nobody knows who he is. But remember it now because in a couple of years that’s the name you are going to hear.

“There isn’t an Australian fighter here who will fight him. I am on the phone every day with every fighter trying to match him.”

Other fights: Matty Askin v Roman Kracic, Kieran Farrell v Youssef Al Hamidi, Jazza Dickens v Badis Ouari, Dezzie Higginson v Sid Razak, Adam Little v TBA and Kieran Maher v TBA

Boxing starts at 6.15pm and tickets priced at £35, £55 and £75 VIP ringside. You can buy by calling 01925 755 222, Ticketmaster 0844 847 2500, Ticketline 0844 888 9991 or online

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