British Boxing News
I’m now back in Las Vegas, the city of sin, in the land of opportunity. It was great to be home, but it’s just as good to be back at the gym.
This is my fourth training camp as a Mayweather Promotions fighter.
The nine weeks I’ve just spent back home in London, informed me that the hard work and sacrifices I have had to make, leaving my friends and family back in the UK, in order to make the most of my ability in the fight capital of the world – is well appreciated. Continue reading
Light-heavyweight ace Damien “Super” Hooper has vowed to make Joel Casey eat his words when they clash at the Jupiter’s Hotel and Casino in Broadbeach, Queensland tomorrow night (July 30).
New European Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders has backed friend Frankie Gavin to beat Leonard Bundu this Friday night in Wolverhampton and become European Welterweight Champion.
Saunders defeated Italian Emanuele Blandamura last Saturday in Manchester with a stunning eighth round stoppage to add the prestigious European belt to his British and Commonwealth titles, and believes Birmingham star Gavin can halt Bundu to become a triple champion.
The pair have followed almost identical career paths from being GB amateur team mates; turning professional at the same time with Frank Warren; both holding unbeaten records; both winning British and Commonwealth titles. Continue reading
London based Indian businessman Shyam Batra makes his debut as the promoter of professional boxing events this coming Saturday, with his CALL OF DUTY event, which takes place at York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014. Continue reading
Charlie Edwards has wished opponent Reece McFadden well and has vowed to ‘come back stronger’ following his defeat in the Commonwealth Games on Sunday. Continue reading
After the success of ‘Best of Devon’ in June, Midlands-based promoter, Errol Johnson, has once again teamed up with Carl Robson’s Boxing Stable in Plympton to host the ‘Best Of Devon 2’ at the Riviera International Centre, Torquay, on Saturday, 13th September.
Tip TV presenter and well known boxing pundit Ben Doughty interviewed Middleweight prospect George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard, ahead of his highly anticipated clash with Ireland’s Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan, which will be the main support bout for the Baz Rehman sponsored MBC International title clash with Jiri Svacina, on the Shyam Batra SSE Promoted CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall on Saturday 2nd August.
#3 WBO, #5 WBC Billy Joe Saunders (20-0, 11 KO’s) passed the biggest test of his career in stopping a game but limited #13 IBF, #15 WBC Emanuele Blandamura (22-1, 5 KO’s) in the 8th round tonight in an impressive performance by the 24-year-old Saunders at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, UK.
Fighting in the main event because of Tyson Fury pulling out of his dangerous fight against Alexander Ustinov, Saunders showed a lot of maturity in calmly dealing with a very difficult opponent in 34-year-old Blandamura. Saunders had to stay patient because Blandamura had better hand speed, and he was putting a lot of pressure on him all fight long. Continue reading
Who’d be a boxing promoter!
This time last week, fight fans, especially British heavyweight fight fans, were looking forward to the scheduled and quite long since announced return meeting between colourful characters (an understatement) Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora. The fight was given an extra element of spice thanks to Fury’s shenanigans at the London, open to the public, press conference.
Fury was on his A-game when it came to trash talking and being as funny as he was crude. The BBB of C didn’t enjoy what he did, or had to say (especially the latter), but some fans sure did.
Charlie Edwards is set to face Scotland’s Reece McFadden on Sunday evening, following the Scot’s shock defeat of the 52kg division’s favourite Andrew Selby of Wales in the first round of competition at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games on Friday night. Continue reading