British Boxing News
Essex boxer Darrel ‘The Baptist’ Church 2-1 suffered his first loss in the professional ranks at the hands of Angelo ‘Concrete’ Crowe 3-6 at the Civic Hall in Grays on June 20th on a Carl Greaves Promotions show. Continue reading
Unbeaten bantamweight prospect, Thomas Kindon 4-0 has been subject to a date change and now fights on July 4th on a Greg Steene show at the O2 Academy in Bournemouth.
Hailing from Guildford, Surrey, Kindon will enter into a four round super-bantamweight contest on American Independence Day in what will be his fifth fight in the paid ranks against an opponent yet to be confirmed. Continue reading
He was heavily criticized for over-shooting the 172 lb catch-weight limit against Andre Ward last weekend by 4.4 lbs in a fight that from before the first bell, there was only ever one winner – and come the 9th round a bloodied and battered Smith was mercifully halted in what, according to trainer Joe Gallagher, should be the last fight of Paul Smith’s long career.
He said in the Liverpool Echo;
“I’ve told Paul to probably consider retiring now.” Continue reading
Rick Godding says his dream of lifting the Lonsdale Belt is the only thing that stopped him quitting boxing
Bolton’s Rick Godding says his dream of lifting the Lonsdale Belt is the only thing that stopped him quitting boxing after injury halted his rapid rise to the top.
Touted as a future star likely to surpass British title level, the light-middleweight’s career came to a halt in 2013 after shoulder problems, and a subsequent spell on the surgeon’s table, derailed his ambitions. Continue reading
This Friday at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, arguably the leading the light of the “next-gen” of British 168 lb fighters, Callum Smith, looks to make a statement in the next step toward his world title ambitions when he fights Frenchman and former George Groves victim Christopher Rebrasse. Continue reading
He hasn’t been in the ring since avenging his 2011 loss to Nathan Cleverly in their snooze-fest of a fight last November, yet this Friday Liverpool’s Tony Bellew (23-2-1, 14 ko) once again boxes in front of his hometown fans when he fights aging Czech cruiserweight Lubos Suda (33-9-1, 25 ko) at the Echo Arena, live on Sky Sports.
Ahead of the fight, Bellew – who has recently returned from filming the new Rocky spin-off ‘Creed’ – has insisted he cannot wait to get back between the ropes and under the bright lights, telling the channel that he has sorely missed punching people in the face. Continue reading
Essex middleweight prospect, Liam Desmond moved up to 5-0 after defeating Chris Jenkinson 8-21-2 on points over six rounds on June 20th at Grays Civic Hall on a Carl Greaves Promotions show.
The 22-year-old from Corringham, Essex commented on the win, “The score was 59-55 but I thought I had won every round. He’s a seasoned pro that’s been in with decent fella’s and it was a big step up for me. It’s a good win for me, it all went to plan, I managed to outbox him and not get too involved.” Continue reading
Birmingham’s Tommy Langford will face a new challenger for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight Championship on Saturday 4th July at the National Stadium, Dublin.
The unbeaten 25-year-old now takes on Mexican Julio Cesar Avalos for the title, replacing original opponent, German Ronny Mittag, in the chief supporting bout to Jamie Conlan’s WBO European Super-Flyweight title defence against Junior Granados, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Continue reading
Chorley hot shot Jack Catterall is getting a taste for Argentinian beef with his second opponent in a row from the South American nation for his WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title defence on Saturday 11th July at the Manchester Velodrome (National Cycling Centre). Continue reading
Matchroom Sport will make their return to Leeds on September 5th, when hometown favourite Josh Warrington takes on Australia’s Joel Brunker in what represents a stern test for the British 126 lb #2 as he defends his Commonwealth title from the First Direct Arena live on Sky Sports.
It certainly will be a good fight for comparative purposes as to how far behind Warrington is in relation to new IBF 126 lb champion Lee Selby, who boxed and outclassed Brunker himself in October of last year, securing a 9th round stoppage – although the tough and experienced Aussie gave the Welshman a little trouble early on depsite the Welshman rarely getting out of first gear. Continue reading