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Commonwealth Games Boxing: Charlie Edwards Gets Bye – Faces Winner Of Selby-McFadden on Saturday

Following yesterday’s first round draw at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, National Flyweight (52kg) Champion Charlie Edwards learned that he will have to wait until this evening to find out just who, out of Wales’ Andrew Selby or Scotland’s Reece McFadden, he will face in the first fight of his campaign, following his receiving a bye for the first round of competition. Continue reading

How much will Saturday night tell us about the future of Tyson Fury?

In a bout no one could have foreseen or predicted, this Saturday night boxing fans shall witness Tyson Fury attempt to maintain his lofty world ranking against the dangerous fringe contender Alexander Ustinov. The collapse of the Dereck Chisora rematch renders any discussion of him, or Fury’s attitude to him a moot point. What fight fans need to consider is what this bout has the potential to tell us about Fury’s current standing in the division, and whether or not it shall serve as a good indicator of Fury’s ability to mentally reign himself in after massive disappointment.

Whether loved or loathed the Mancunian giant inspires opinion among all those who watch him fight, or even just hear him speak. Many including this author see massive potential on a world level in Tyson Fury; however, large bastions of boxing’s faithful will be very quick to arrogantly dismiss him as an overblown hype job. The polarizing views fans have about Tyson Fury are not quite as easy to understand as one might think.

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Jason Welborn Determined

Jason Welborn takes on Liam Smith on Saturday determined to grab the opportunity of a second shot at a British Title with both fists.

The Midlands Area Champion challenges the current British Light Middleweight Champion at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester (26th July). Continue reading

Tough Test For Hillyard, Faces Tolan on August 2nd

Promoter Shyam Batra today confirmed today that George ‘Hit Hard’ Hillyard versus Tommy ‘The Tiger’ Tolan will be the main support feature bout for the headlining, Baz Rehman sponsored, Mark Prince-Jiri Svacina MBC International title clash, on his upcoming CALL OF DUTY event at York Hall, in Bethnal Green, London on Saturday 2nd August 2014. Continue reading

Stuart Hall: ‘I’ll Repay Hobson’s Faith’

Darlington’s Stuart Hall has promised to repay the faith shown in him by promoter Dennis Hobson by becoming a two-time world champion.

Former IBF world bantamweight champion Hall lost his crown in his second defence after a split-decision reverse to Ellesmere Port’s Paul Butler in June.

With Butler subsequently moving down in weight, and Hobson beating off the purse-bid challenge from Stateside promoters Golden Boy, ‘Stuey’ will now face American Randy Caballero for the vacant title on home turf later this year. Continue reading