British Boxing News
On July 18th WBA (reg) 122 lb champion Scott Quigg goes into what will be a fight for comparative purposes when he takes on Spain’s Kiko Martinez in Manchester.
Bitter rival Carl Frampton boxed and beat Martinez twice – the first time in 2013 by 9th round stoppage and then again 18 months later by unanimous decision, to take the IBF 122 lb strap the Northern Irishman currently owns.
Negotiations for a fight between the two Brits recently broke down, with Frampton going on to sign with seemingly omnipotent ‘advisor’ Al Haymon – “The Jackal” is now set to face Alejandro Gonzalez Jr in Texas on the same July 18th date Quigg fights. Continue reading
Standing 6 foot 6 inches and tipping the scales for his last fight at a ripped 248 1/2 pounds, the sight of Anthony Joshua is surely not what any boxer wants in the opposite corner when that first bell rings.
After just over a year and a half as a professional, the reigning Olympic super heavyweight champion from Watford has torn through thirteen opponents – all by stoppage. The normally durable American, Kevin Johnson, was recently hammered through the ropes in the first round, somehow surviving a couple more minutes before the referee had seen enough. No opponent has made it to the fourth round. Continue reading
Callum Smith PTS12 Christophe Rebrasse
On a night when the spotlight was firmly fixed on the youngest of the Smith siblings, Callum confirmed once more how special a talent he really is, with a 12 round unanimous decision over the teak tough Frenchman Christophe Rebrasse.
Topping a big hometown show for the first time, Smith’s performance belied his relative inexperience and lack of real championship level fights – he was just 16 bouts into his career – to comprehensively defeat a seasoned operator in Rebrasse, dropping the Frenchman heavy along the way and testing that renowned durability to its limits. Continue reading
LONDON (26 June) – British heavyweight David Price’s clash for the vacant European title against Erkan Teper on July 17 will be shown live and exclusive on BoxNation.
The Merseyside hitman will travel to Ludwigsburg, Germany as he looks to overcome the undefeated Teper, who has won all 14 of his bouts, with nine coming by way of knockout. Continue reading
The American boxing icon, who is a former four-weight world champion won an Olympic silver medal and was voted Fighter of the Decade in the 1990s, will face an opponent to be named at the prestigious Aintree Equestrian Centre.
The only boxer in 106 years to win the middleweight and heavyweight world titles during a career spanning more than two decades, Jones is set to clash with a local name for the vacant World Boxing Federation Inter-Continental cruiserweight title on September 12. Continue reading
Top super middleweight prospects Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding will face the biggest tests of their careers tonight at Liverpool’s Echo Arena, as they look to confirm a long awaited local showdown, already scheduled for 26th September.
Smith, 16-0 (12KO’s), tops the bill in his clash with Frenchman and former George Groves foe Christophe Rebrasse, 23-3-3 (6KO’s) over 12-rounds for the vacant WBC Silver super middleweight championship. Continue reading
It’s now looking next to certain that former WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly will return to the ring in October against Chicago-based Pole Andrzej Fonfara in a bout that is set to be screened on Sky Sports, promoter Eddie Hearn revealed today.
Cleverly was out in a blink and you’ll miss it affair last month on the recent ‘Rule Brittania’ undercard that was headlined by Kell Brook and Frankie Gavin’s IBF welterweight clash. It was a return to 175 lb for the Welshman who flirted with an ill-advised move to cruiserweight following his 4 round destruction at the hands of Sergey Kovalev two years ago. Continue reading
Sean Davis is hoping for big things after dropping down to featherweight.
The 25 year-old has plied his trade at super featherweight since turning professional but now, fully acclimatised to life in the paid ranks, the likeable Brummie boxer is feeling fighting fit. Continue reading
If the news comes as any surprise, then you have either been living under a rock – OR you bought into the ‘Golovkin at Wembley’ hype from the man himself – but in the surest sign yet we have seen the fighting last of Nottingham’s Cobra, promoter Eddie Hearn has gone on record to say it’s “likely Carl Froch will retire.”
We thought that might happen in fairness. At least, those of us with one foot in reality did anyway. With Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler admitting talks with the Froch team have ground down to nothing and stalled – they are now looking toward a battle of the puncher’s at 160 with new IBF champion David Lemieux. Continue reading
He makes his debut under the Matchroom promotional banner tomorrow night in Liverpool, fighting up at 168 lb for the very first time against Georgia’s George Beroshvili in what is something of an “easing into the division” fight – yet Martin Murray has his sights on the division’s big-guns – and is hopefully looking towards big money-fights with new IBF champion James DeGale and WBC mandatory George Groves in the none too distant future.
Murray, who extended Gennady Golovkin further than any man previously when he took him 11 rounds in Monaco back in February, spoke to iFLtv about his fight tomorrow night – and just what lies in store beyond that. Continue reading