British Boxing News
Britain’s best 168lb fighter of the last few years, Carl Froch (34-2,24ko), has been at it again, ahead of a new ITV documentary that he is the focus of.
In a teaser for the soon to be released film, the famous ego of “The Cobra” lands with a bang once more, with both Froch and trainer Rob McCracken re-asserting their long held belief that should the two rivals have ever got in the ring, the undefeated Welshman would have emerged the loser.
The Froch v Calzaghe (46-0,32ko) hypothetical is a much debated topic on social media, particularly in the UK, with the consensus belief being that the hand speed, ring IQ and intense work rate of Calzaghe would have proved to much for Carl to deal with. It’s a belief I am inclined, along with Barry McGuigan, to agree with. Continue reading
Scottish heavyweight hope Gary Cornish is set for his biggest test yet when he steps up to championship level next month.
The Highlander will line up in either a Commonwealth title eliminator or IBO intercontinental championship contest at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Leisure Centre on Saturday, May 23. Continue reading
Scouse welterweight Steven Lewis is starting to cause a commotion with his exploits between the ropes.
The quiet man from the upwardly mobile Everton Red Triangle gym run by brothers Paul and Mick Stevenson has knocked up a perfect 8-0 slate since debuting back in October 2012 and is fresh off a career high two round blowout of Stoke’s Kevin Hanks in March. Continue reading
Luton boxer, Michael Devine 13-2-1 will be back in the ring on May 16th when he takes on champion, Adam Dingsdale 12-2-1 for his Southern Area lightweight title at York Hall. Continue reading
Veteran British promoter Frank Warren has today spoken to iFL tv’s Kugan Cassius in the aftermath of Saturday’s draw between Andy Lee and Peter Quillin regarding his fighter, former Olympian and undefeated current British, European and Commonwealth middleweight champion, Hatfield’s Billy Joe Saunders. (21-0, 11ko)
WBO 160lb mandatory challenger Saunders was always due to face the winner of Lee-Quillin yet after the somewhat unique situation of the belt staying with Lee (W or L) as soon as Quillin failed to make weight, the fans knew before the fight that win or lose Andy Lee vs Saunders would be a world title fight in Britain or Ireland at some stage in the summer. The fact that the entertaining fight between Lee and Quillin ended up a draw became something of a moot point. Continue reading
Hard-hitting super-middleweights Frank Buglioni and Lee Markham collide in a potential thriller at the SSE Arena, Wembley, on Saturday 9th May. Continue reading
Amir Khan (30-3, 19ko) is once again the focus in sections of the British media this morning, namely The Guardian, although the attention of that focus is once more on the circus surrounding his fight on May 30th, for which, no OFFICIAL opponent has yet been announced.
After the video on his wife’s YouTube channel suggesting it would be American Chris Algieri (20-1, 8ko), who was decked seven times by Manny Paqcuiao the last time he boxed, the ridicule and condemnation from British fans in particular was as such that Khan went into back track mode whilst he waits for the furor to die down. Continue reading
Black Country boxers, Ben Wilkes and Sid Bowater, were on hand to present Pleck ABC with a charity donation on Saturday (11th April) Continue reading
Kevin Mitchell faces Jorge Linares for the WBC World Lightweight title at The O2 in London on May 30, live on Sky Sports Box Office – and one of Britain’s best loved actors Ray Winstone has lent his voice to Matchroom Boxing’s exclusive promo video. Continue reading
Argentine hitman David Ezequiel Romero says he’ll derail Liverpool star Liam Smith from his path to the world title.
Romero faces Smith with the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Middleweight Championship on the line as chief-support to Derry Mathews’ clash against Ismael Barroso for the WBA Interim World Lightweight Championship, live and exclusive on BoxNation. Continue reading