British Boxing News
After impressively defeating Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield in March Kell Brook makes a quick return to the ring on Saturday 30 May to defend his IBF Welterweight title against Frankie Gavin at The O2 in London, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office.
Brook v Gavin headlines a huge night of boxing that includes three world title fights – WBC Lightweight Champion Jorge Linares defends his title against popular Londoner Kevin Mitchell and Welsh stylist Lee Selby challenges Evgeny Gradovich for his IBF Featherweight title. Rising Heavyweight star Anthony Joshua MBE has his toughest encounter yet facing former World Heavyweight title challenger Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson. Continue reading
A split decision defeat for Joe Joyce dented the super-heavyweight’s hopes of qualifying early for the 2016 Olympics as the British Lionhearts lost 4-1 to the Russian Boxing Team in the World Series of Boxing last night at The Brewery in London. Continue reading
Josh Warrington believes his hometown fans have a massive part to play on Saturday night as he faces Dennis Tubieron for the vacant WBC International Featherweight Championship in an official World title eliminator at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading
With his career at a crossroads just over a year ago, Ross Burkinshaw’s amazing ascent continues on May 30, when he faces Klaas Mboyane for the WBO inter-continental bantamweight title. Continue reading
LIGHT-MIDDLEWEIGHT prospect Pauly Upton believes he’s on the fast track to title glory and he aims to underline potential when he makes his northern debut in Oldham on April 18.
The oldest Upton sibling has only once boxed outside of London since turning professional in 2013 and feels a little northern exposure will help increase his ever growing fan base. Continue reading
For anybody still doubting the method in the supposed “madness” of Carl Frampton turning down a very public £1.5 million to fight Scott Quigg in Manchester later this year, the Tiger Bay fighters exclusive column for “The Belfast Newsletter” should go some way to making things clearer.
Calling the antics by Quigg and Matchroom on Tuesday “The biggest stunt I’ve seen since Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson at the Superbowl” Frampton went on to detail his dissatisfaction at not just the very public manner in which his rivals conducted their business, but the actual offer itself. Continue reading
Following reports this morning that WBA World Lightweight Champion Richar Abril has withdrawn from his contracted defence against Derry Mathews on Saturday 18th April at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, through illness, Queensberry Promotions have issued this statement.
We have been made aware of Abril’s withdrawal and are in discussions with the World Boxing Association and representatives of Richar Abril as to the current position of the world title as this is the second time he has withdrawn from this fight with less than two weeks before fight night. We expect to hear from the WBA shortly and will make an announcement through this office. However, we fully expect Mathews to contest a version of the WBA World Championship on Saturday 18th April.
Stourbridge boxer, Steven Pearce, takes on Sleaford’s Amir Unsworth at Walsall Town Hall next month.
The International Masters champion has campaigned at light middleweight but is targeting a return to welterweight and a second shot at a Midlands Title. Continue reading
If the 6-year Mayweather v Pacquiao saga/fiasco taught us anything, it’s that it requires co-operative and realistic negotiation to ensure the biggest fights out there are made.
So when pictures emerged of WBA super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg brandishing a £1.5m cheque composed by promoter Eddie Hearn the eyebrow has to be raised. Continue reading