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Derry Mathews Interview

During a professional career that now exceeds a decade, Liverpool star Derry Mathews has established himself as one of the biggest crowd pleasers on the domestic circuit. A former Junior Olympic gold medallist and Senior English ABA champion in his teens, the Scouser’s ‘rock’em, sock’em’ ring manner has seen 26 of his 44 paid starts end early; plenty in triumph but several in heartache. [...]

Nathan Cleverly Makes Cruiserweight Debut at London’s Copper Box Arena

Welsh star Nathan Cleverly will begin his campaign to become a two-time world champion when he makes his big ring return as a cruiserweight on Saturday 30th November at London’s Copper Box Arena. Cleverly goes straight back into title action when he takes on Australian Daniel Ammann for the Vacant Commonwealth title, featuring alongside Dereck Chisora who makes the first defence of his European Heavyweight [...]

Stuart Hall to Face Vusi Malinga for vacant IBF bantamweight belt on December 21st

The IBF bantamweight title, vacant as it is after being stripped from Jamie McDonnell, will be contested by Stuart Hall (a former points loser to McDonnell) and Vusi Malinga on December 21st, promoter Dennis Hobson has confirmed to Boxing News. The fight will take place at The First Direct Arena in Leeds, Yorkshire and reigning British and Commonwealth welterweight champ Frankie Gavin will face [...]

Sensational Teen Prospect Tommy Martin Back In Action Nov 29th

Back on October 18th St Neots teen sensation Tommy ‘Da Gun’ Martin put in a scintillating performance, to take the laurels against Ibrar Riyaz at York Hall, to make it five wins on five outings in the twelve months since he turned professional. Throughout the bout Tommy dominated and controlled the proceedings with some seriously classy ring craft, which enabled the nineteen year old to pick [...]

BoxNation lands Pacquiao vs. Rios

LONDON (29 Oct) - Filipino superstar Manny Pacquiao’s return to the ring against the unyielding Brandon Rios on November 23rd will be brought to UK fight fans live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch.437/Virgin Ch.546). The eagerly anticipated matchup which sees Pacquiao make his first return to the ring since his devastating knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez will pit him against one of [...]

Frankie Gavin: I’LL Blow Away Springsteen And Elton John!

British welterweight star Frankie Gavin aims to outshine superstars Bruce Springsteen and Elton John when he defends his Commonwealth title at Leeds’ First Direct Arena on Saturday 21st December, live and exclusive on the Channel of Champions, BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546). The undefeated Birmingham ace, who won outright his British title against David Barnes, will defend his Commonwealth [...]

Reeve vs Norman on Dec 1

All-action flyweights Nathan Reeve and Louis '2 Sweet' Norman clash for the vacant English championship in Wolverhampton. PJ Rowson has confirmed their battle for the St George's belt will top the bill on his 'Crunch Time At Lunch Time' show at the Civic Hall on Sunday, December 1.    Reeve was paired with Jason Cunningham for the title, but after the latter withdrew, the British Boxing Board [...]

Martin Gethin Makes Walsall FC Appearance Ahead of Title Showdown

Martin Gethin visited his beloved Walsall FC on Saturday as he steps up preparations ahead of his first defence of the British Lightweight title next month. The 29 year-old takes on Anthony Crolla on Saturday, 23rd November on the undercard of Carl Froch’s WBA and IBF Super Middleweight title showdown with George Groves at an already sold-out Phones 4u Arena Manchester. On Saturday, [...]

Board Back Frank Warren In Stephen Smith Dispute

The British Boxing Board of Control have today decided that British Super-Featherweight Champion Stephen Smith will not be allowed to defend his title on any promotion other than that of his promoter Frank Warren, which is scheduled for Saturday 7th December at the Liverpool Echo Arena. Earlier this month, Smith announced that he would participate in the defence of his title against Gary Sykes [...]

Steven Pearce Ready To Bounce Back

By Daniel Mole: Former Midlands Area Welterweight Champion, Steven Pearce, insists he has learnt from defeat and is ready to return to winning ways when he faces Rob Hunt for a British Masters Welterweight Strap next month. The 28-year old will be entering the ring for the first time since losing the Midlands Area title to Sam Eggington in April when he appears at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, [...]