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Boxing Roundup

Kal Yafai interview

By Frank Walsh: We caught up with British prospect Kal Yafai ahead of his October 26th return. BR : Before a lightening start to a pro career, you carved out a highly successful amateur career. European Silver in 2005. BBC 2005 Midlands Junior sportsman of the year, after becoming England's first U17 World Champion, having won the World Cadet title. British ABA Champion, 2007 European / 2008 European [...]

Ronald Gavril talks boxing, ‘TMT’ and Floyd Mayweather

@boxingroundup -  Firstly Ronald let me congratulate you on Saturday night’s victory. Tell me how did it feel to have the first 8 round bout of your career? Thank you! It felt great, I needed to see how I perform in a lengthy, physical fight with a more experienced opponent. Fighting Shujaa El Amin was a bit of a step up in the calibre of your opposition considering he has shared the ring [...]

Steve Cunningham interview

Following service in the US Navy, where the moniker, 'USS' comes from, and a successful amateur career, in which he won the 178lb National Golden Gloves, Steve Cunningham embarked on a professional career in 2000. Cunningham headed into the Krzysztof Wlodarczyk IBF Cruiserweight title bout on a 19 fight win streak. Wkodarczyk recieved a disputed split decision. In the rematch, Cunningham settled the [...]

Burns vs. Beltran: Fight Day Predictions

Scotland’s two-weight world champion Ricky Burns (36-2) returns to the ring tonight to face the tough Mexican native Raymundo Beltran (28-6). Coatbridge fighter Burns will be making the third defence of his WBO lightweight title in front of an army of hometown fight fans at the Scottish Exhibition Centre, Glasgow. Ricky will be eager to put on an impressive display after admitting he was far [...]

Mayweather v Canelo: Boxing Fan Predictions

On September 14th Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez will bring an unprecedented fight tally of 86-0 to the ring. With Floyd an eight-time world champion and Canelo the current unified light middleweight belt holder, it promises to be an epic encounter between two undefeated champions. We asked our followers if Mayweather v Canelo would be a closely contested bout and for their predictions on how [...]

Ronald Gavril: #TheOne to Watch

Q.1 Ronald, you made short work of Dave Courchaine at the StubHub Center on Saturday night. How happy were you with the performance? I am very happy of course, I had very good training for it and the result is a great satisfaction. Q.2 Were you hoping the fight would last a few more rounds or is getting the early KO something you are always happy to take? If an opportunity to finish [...]

An Interview with Caleb Truax

Q.1 Caleb, you discovered your talent for boxing quite late on. Tell us a little about your introduction to the sport. Yes, I didn't begin boxing until I was 19. I was always a big boxing fan, but never knew it was accessible in MN. Ultimately, I saw an ad in the local City Pages for a tough guy tournament, decided to enter with a friend, and that's how I was introduced to competing in the sport. Q.2 [...]

Ronald Gavril impresses at StubHub

In the second fight of the evening at the StubHub Center, Carson, Ronald Gavril scored an impressive KO victory over Dave Courchaine. ‘The Thrill’ proved too strong, quick and aggressive for his opponent and forced an end to the contest in the 2nd round. Sporting golden attire Gavril came out confident from the opening bell and dropped Courchaine with a sickening body shot. Dave bravely made [...]

Fight Day Questions with Ronald Gavril

Super middleweight prospect Ronald Gavril (5-0) takes on Dave Courchaine in the StubHub Center, Carson, California tonight. ‘The Thrill’ has made a perfect start to his promising career and will be looking to add another victory to his resume in a few hours time. The Romanian native has turned his career around since relocating to Las Vegas and with the experience of trainer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad [...]

American Olympians: Life after London

Twitter: @boxingroundup - Historically the U.S has always featured heavily on the medal podium in men’s Olympic boxing. The American athletes have provided some of the most memorable performances in Olympic rings down through the years. The United States enjoyed immense success between the ropes from as far back as Helsinki 1952 until as recently as Seoul 1988. However there has been a noticeable [...]

Ready to Thrill the World An Interview with Ronald Gavril

If America is the land of opportunity, Ronald Gavril has seized his big chance with both hands. Born in Bacau Romania ‘The Thrill’ is now an exciting young prospect fighting out of Las Vegas. Ronald is the epitome of hard work, determination and hope. Since turning professional in 2011 the 27 year old talent has swept aside his first five opponents with his action packed aggressive style. However [...]

Boxing ain’t dead, not by a long shot

'Boxing is dead' is a term I read, and heard, frequently in recent years. If any truth lay in that statement, 2013 proved to be boxing's resuurection. Drama, brutality, courage and the art of boxing, 2013 provided every element, when combined, makes this the greatest sport in the world. 2013 provided many stunning nights of physical warfare. Brandon Rios and Mike Alvarado picked up where they left [...]