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Anthony Crolla keen for May return

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport @barnettoPA World title contender Anthony Crolla hopes to return to the ring as early as May, less than six months after burglars fractured his skull and [...]

Amir Khan Joins Up With Haymon

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettopa) Amir Khan has boosted his chances of a lucrative showdown with Floyd Mayweather by joining up with the American superstar's advisor Al [...]

Froch vs. Groves II rematch still possible, says Hearn

Promoter Eddie Hearn admits negotiations over a rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves are proving "frustrating" but remains confident the scrap will eventually happen. Animosity between [...]

Bellew wants shot at Cleverly

Tony Bellew is on a collision course with bitter rival Nathan Cleverly after vowing to give the man he labels a fraud "a good hiding". Both Liverpudlian Bellew and his former conqueror Cleverly [...]

IBF Orders Froch/Groves Rematch!

Carl Froch has been ordered to give domestic rival George Groves a rematch within 90 days or be stripped of his world title by the International Boxing Federation. Froch claimed on Friday that [...]

Gavin: I’m at Khan’s level now

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA): Unbeaten welterweight Frankie Gavin expects Amir Khan to lose his blockbuster with Floyd Mayweather next year and insists he is ready to knock [...]

Gethin almost quit

Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA) - British lightweight champion Martin Gethin finds himself on the verge of a world title shot four years after he considered giving up on boxing for good. [...]

Jamie McDonnell – Julio Ceja preview

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA) - Jamie McDonnell never dreamt he would fight for a world title - because he is not even a boxing fan. The Doncaster bantamweight can [...]

McDonnell ready for Ceja on Saturday for IBF 118 lb. strap

By Phil Barnett, Press Association Sport (@barnettoPA): Jamie McDonnell has shrugged off Julio Ceja's intimidating knockout record ahead of the pair's world bantamweight title scrap on Saturday.Doncaster's [...]