British Boxing News
Promoters Mark Lyons and Billy James-Elliott today announced that they have added two further Female professional bouts, in addition to the one already on the card, to their upcoming LORDS OF THE RING II event, which takes place at the famous York Hall in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday August 29th. Continue reading
Martin Murray will take part in his first championship bout since facing Gennady Golovkin at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on September 5, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading
Stourbridge boxer, Steven Pearce, headlines Black Country Boxing’s latest show at Walsall Town Hall as he warms up for his English Title shot in December.
Pearce is set to challenge current holder, Adam Little, and warms up for his title tilt with a six-round contest. Continue reading
After his recent stoppage (tune up) victory over Yoann Bloyer, Billy Joe Saunders landed in Marbella last Tuesday to the Macklin’s Gym facility in the Spanish city ahead of his September 19th challenge to WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee, that will take place at Thomond Park, Limerick, Ireland.
Saunders and Lee’s fight will be the first time that two men of traveller origins have contested a version of a world title and the Hatfield based former Olympian is determined to be in the best shape possible. Continue reading
MGMs super lightweight prospect Bradley Saunders has made the decision to train full time at MGM Marbella under Danny Vaughan.
Until now Bradley has been backwards and forwards to the UK from Spain and the traveling and spending time away from his family has been taking its toll. It was time for a change and Saunders and Vaughan are very happy with the new arrangement. Continue reading
LUCAS “BIG DADDY” BROWNE will now face giant American Julius “Towering Inferno” Long next Friday night (August 14) due to Icho Larenas pulling out as a result of legal problems.
Larenas was himself a replacement for Gonzalo Basile, but Hatton Promotions’ international matchmaker Philippe Fondu received word late on Thursday that it was unlikely that the Canadian former MMA star would be allowed to leave Argentina, where he is now based. Continue reading
As former European WBO legend Chris ‘Simply the Best’ Eubank celebrated his 49th birthday on Saturday, I look back on the glittering career of the self-styled monocle man.
Eubank turned professional in New York City as a teenager, making his debut in Atlantic City in 1985 following a 26-fight amateur career that included a local win over standout US international star Dennis Milton. Born and bred in London, he had relocated to NYC’s Bronx to start boxing at 16 and really came into his own.
After four quick-fire four-round points wins, Eubank built his reputation in Gleasons Gym and Bronxchester BC, with the late Johnny Bos watching many a sparring session of the young upstart and attempting to sign him. Continue reading
Britain’s former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin, who was soundly beaten by Kell Brook in his challenge to the IBF welterweight champion back in May, has tipped the Sheffield man to beat Amir Khan should the all-British mega-fight finally come off next year.
Khan has recently been snubbed once again by Floyd Mayweather, who fights Andre Berto in September, and is still stubbornly refusing to fight Brook until he fights what he deems “a big enough name.” Continue reading
Britain’s former 2x super middleweight world title challenger George Groves says that he sees nothing to trouble him when he faces Vegas-based Swede & WBC champion Badou Jack on the Mayweather/Berto undercard, hoping to make it 3rd time lucky with regard his world title dreams.
Groves sadly came up short in back to back world title challenges to Nottingham’s recently retired Carl Froch, despite dumping the notoriously granite-chinned “Cobra” on his backside in their first encounter, yet is convinced that this time the world title is there for the taking.
Speaking at yesterday’s presser, a dapperly dressed Groves, said; Continue reading
Tickets for Frank Buglioni’s WBA World Super-Middleweight Challenge against champion Fedor Chudinov will go on sale on Monday 10th August at 9am. Continue reading