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Sohail Ahmad spars with English champ Mitchell Smith in preparation for October 11 fight

Unbeaten light welterweight, Sohail ‘Showstar’ Ahmad 4(1)-0-0 was put through his paces by English super featherweight champ, Mitchell ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ Smith 9(4)-0-0 in preparation for the Afghan boxer’s fifth professional fight on October 11 at the York Hall, London.

Speaking afterwards from SW Gym in Essex, Ahmad reflected, “I sparred with Mitchell Smith who holds the Southern Area and English super featherweight titles. It was a top quality and educational sparring session for me, especially ahead of my fight on October 11th.” Continue reading

Cunningham & Gray Weigh In

Grant Cunningham and Kieron Gray weighed in at Wednesbury Boxing Academy this afternoon ahead of their British Bronze Masters Super Middleweight Title fight tomorrow (Saturday, 4th October).

The pair first met in the amateurs and, working under the same manager (Errol Johnson), have built up a solid friendship over the years. However, that will be put to one side when they clash on EJKO Promotions’ ‘The Chase’ at Chase Leisure Centre, Cannock

Cunningham weighed in at 11st 8lb 12oz with Gray weighing in at 11st 8lb 6oz Continue reading

Paul Butler Public Work-Out

Former IBF World Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler will perform a free-to-watch public work-out in his hometown at the Port Arcades Shopping Centre on Saturday 11th October.

The Ellesmere Port hero is building-up for his next big fight at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday 25th October – when he features on a huge multi-title show alongside fellow Merseyside stars Liam Smith, Derry Mathews, Kevin Satchell and Tom Stalker – as he keeps active for a rescheduled world title shot against IBF World Super-Flyweight Champion Zolani Tete. Continue reading

MBC International Championship On The Rise – First Up Marston-Gulyas, London, Oct 25th

The BoxFit UK sponsored MBC International Championship may only have been launched in June this year, but already there is one Champion crowned – MBC International Cruiserweight Champion Mark Prince – and there are at least a further two Championship bouts lined up for this year.

The first of these features London, UK’s Marianne ‘Golden Girl’ Marston versus Hungary’s Marianna Gulyas for the vacant MBC International Female Super Bantamweight title, which will take place on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted Capital Punishment event at York Hall in London, UK on Saturday 25th October. Continue reading

Battle Lines – Undercard Review

Saturday night marks the eagerly awaited return of local favourite Josh Warrington, who meets little known Italian Davide Dieli for the vacant EBU Featherweight title at the impressive First Direct Arena in the heart of his beloved Leeds.

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom have taken the opportunity of what promises to be a raucous occasion to assemble a deep card, packed with notable names from their growing stable.

Returning to action in the chief supporting bout, this time at Light Welterweight is former two-weight World Champion Ricky Burns. The Scotsman contests what appears to be a routine 8-rounder against Frenchman Alexandre Lepelly (17-1-1 3KO’s). Burns (36-4-1 11KO’s) now under the tutelage of Tony Sims, comes into the fight on the back of 3 straight defeats (If you correctly count the Raymundo Beltran debacle as a defeat) and will take the opportunity to feel his way into a new weight class, against a fighter not renowned for his punching ability. Continue reading

Cameron Hammond and Damien Hooper back in action next month

HATTON PROMOTIONS’ Olympic boxing sensations Cameron Hammond and Damien Hooper will look to continue their climb to the top when they return to action next month.

The highly-rated Aussies appear on an action-packed card at the Sleeman Sports Complex in Chandler, Queensland on November 8 and are hoping for extend their unbeaten records. Continue reading

Callum Smith inspired by Paul’s German heroics

After witnessing one of his siblings challenge for a World title in Germany last weekend, Callum Smith is eyeing some massive fights for himself over the next 12 months ahead of his eight-round clash on Saturday night against Rafael Sosa Pintos at the First Direct Arena, Leeds live on Sky Sports in association with Grosvenor Casinos. Continue reading

Kristian Laight targeting 300 fights

Most weeks, Kristian Laight has a fight – and most weeks, he loses.

Of his 199 professional fights, he’s won nine, drawn seven – and lost the rest.

All 183 of them.

In a sport where everyone wants to be a champion, Laight has found there’s a good market for being a loser. Continue reading