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Wilkes Steps Back In

Ben Wilkes is ready to step back in the ring for the first time in almost five years this weekend.

The Wolverhampton boxer last laced his gloves in May 2010. At the time he was a six fight novice with six wins to his name. He was building up a big following and lived and breathed the sport to the point where it was all consuming. Continue reading

Chris Eubank Jr – “I’m Gutted To Be Missing Watching Floyd On May 2nd But My Career Comes First”

British middleweight star and WBA 160lb interim champion Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) has spoken to “nuffinlong.com” in the UK to promote his “routine” title defence on Frank Warren’s May 9th card in London against unheralded Australian Les Sherrington (35-7, 19ko)

At the same time he used the opportunity to take a pot shot at bitter rival and WBO mandatory Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11ko) and to convey his disappointment at being unable to join the Mayweather family out in Vegas for the big fight. Continue reading

Mitchell Smith steps down to featherweight; Faces Chilean Christian Palma for the Vacant WBO Interconti title

Red-hot British talent Mitchell Smith will step down to featherweight and challenge Chilean Christian Palma for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental title at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on Saturday 9th May.

The Harrow Weald star has been campaigning in the super-featherweight division since turning pro in 2012; winning the Southern Area, English and WBO European titles; a world number 15 ranking in the WBO and an unbeaten 11-fight record. Continue reading

Buglioni And Markham KO Hunting

Super-middleweight punchers Frank Buglioni and Lee Markham will be looking for the KO when they collide at the SSE Arena, Wembley on Saturday 9th May.

The rivals are 1-1 in the amateurs ranks and will use their first clash in the pros as a settler to decide who really is the best. Continue reading

Anthony Joshua vs Rafael Zumbano Love on May 9

Anthony Joshua MBE will face Rafael Zumbano Love in his Midlands debut at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on May 9, live on Sky Sports.

Joshua returned to action in Newcastle on April 4 with a third round stoppage win over American Jason Gavern, and the Olympic Heavyweight gold medal hero will be looking to sharpen his tools in explosive fashion in Birmingham before facing Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson on May 30. Love will provide a stiff test for Joshua, with the durable 6ft 4in challenger going the distance with Shannon Briggs for the NABA heavyweight title in June 2014 and landed the WBC Latino belt and vacant South American title with a first round KO on Saturday. Continue reading