British Boxing News
IBF 126 lb champion Lee Selby sits among a crowded featherweight crop on the world scene that includes the likes of Ukrainian amateur standout Vasyl Lomachenko, American Gary Russell Jnr and, as long as he can still make the weight, Jamaica’s Nicholas Walters.
While the unassuming Welshman has no doubts about deserving his own place in the division among those names, he has no such confidence in domestic rival Josh Warrington’s chances of achieving such lofty heights. Continue reading
Gloucester’s 26 year old Welterweight prospect Todd Roberts is the latest up and coming talent to put pen to paper and sign a three year contract with the ever expanding Goodwin Boxing under manager Steve Goodwin.
Todd was recommended to sign with the Goodwin’s by his good friend current Southern Area Cruiserweight Champion and English title challenger Lawrence Bennett. After a meeting with Steve and his team last Thursday Todd put pen to paper. “Meeting the Goodwin’s has restored my passion for boxing” said Todd. “They have a totally refreshing approach. I just my supporters to get behind me when I have my first fight under the Goodwin banner on 5th December at York Hall Bethnal Green in London.” Continue reading
Boxing can be a fickle business. Before both men boxed on opposite sides of the Atlantic on the same night last month, the odds-makers and a large majority of fight fans favoured IBF 122 lb champion Carl Frampton over his Bury based rival Scott Quigg should their sought after domestic grudge match ever come off.
Frampton survived some early scares in his American debut against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr to battle back for a courageous and deserved points win, while Quigg blew away former (2x) Frampton foe Kiko Martinez inside 2 rounds in Manchester, following perhaps the most shaky 1st round of his entire career. Continue reading
All Quiet on the Eubank Front / Won’t Fight Spike O’Sullivan on the Lee/Saunders Undercard / Katie Taylor Added
There is still no word from Britain’s WBA (interim) middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) regarding his next move, with February’s win over Russia’s Dmitry Chudinov the last time the Brighton based fighter stepped between the ropes.
A mooted rematch with bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders fell through earlier this year, with the Hatfield southpaw finally securing his mandatory challenge to Andy Lee’s WBO title for September, and a potential fight for Eubank on the undercard against Irishman Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (21-1, 14ko) is now also not going to happen. Continue reading
British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte returns to action tomorrow night in Hull for the first time since February, squaring off against Brazilian Irineu Costa Jnr on Matchroom’s “Rumble on the Humber” card ahead of his scheduled British title clash with old amatuer foe Anthony Joshua, which will take place in either November or December.
Joshua must first come past Scotland’s Gary Cornish on September 12th, a card that will also feature Whyte in another ‘tune-up’ bout, and defeat for either man in either of those fights will seriously take the shine off their eventual meeting. Continue reading
Oldhill’s new kid on the block, Manny Zaber, insists he has what it takes to one day light up the world stage.
The 20-year old boxer turned professional in June and after securing a comfortable points win over Qasim Hussain in his debut contest, the lightweight insists he’s the real deal. Continue reading
Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez has confirmed that Britain’s “St.” George Groves is training alongside the Kazakh knockout artist up at his Summit Gym in Big Bear, California, in preparation for his upcoming WBC 168 lb title tilt against Vegas based Swede Badou Jack. Continue reading
Undefeated Super-Middleweight Sam Stokes (3-0) Is the latest prospect to put pen to paper and sign a three year contract with rising manager/promoter Steve Goodwin. Continue reading
Long dominant undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has seen a lot in his time in boxing, yet in “25 years” the giant Ukrainian claims never to have seen as good a prospect as Britain’s unbeaten former Olympic gold medalist Anthony Joshua. Continue reading
Manchester lightweight Anthony Crolla has this morning received the news that he had been longing to hear – the WBA have “ordered” a rematch of this month’s world title challenge to Columbian (reg) champion Darleys Perez which saw Crolla battle to a controversial draw in spite of a 2 point deduction from the champion for low blows late in the fight.
This morning, Crolla’s promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted; Continue reading