British Boxing News
James DeGale, who for this writer is Britain’s best and most exciting 168lb fighter, has today been talking to Sky Sports in the UK ahead of his attempt at shattering Andre Dirrell’s “American dream” when the two men meet for the vacant IBF world title on May 23rd in Boston, Mass.
DeGale will travel Stateside after purse bids for the fight were won by Warriors Boxing in an extraordinary $3 million show of financial strength by the outfit who are closely affiliated with influential manager Al Haymon. Continue reading
The promotional war that has broken out with regards to putting arguably the biggest British fight outside of Kell Brook and Amir Khan together shows no sign of abating.
Yesterday saw Matchroom sport boss Eddie Hearn present a 1.5 million pound cheque and public offer, ostensibly for Carl Frampton, to sign on the dotted line as it were and face Scott Quigg, thus ramping up the intense debate that is stirring on social media regarding the fight and exactly what is hindering it actually happening. Continue reading
It appears that British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte (14-0,11 Ko’s) has experienced yet more heartache in his quest to get relevant fights, announcing that his proposed appearance on 24th April in Corby, Northants, UK is in jeopardy after experienced Russian contender Dennis Bakhtov (39-10,26ko) pulled out of fighting him.
Whyte announced on his twitter, above a picture of Bakhtov: “I was meant to fight this guy on the 24th in Corby. He said yes to the fight, then bottled it! #jokers..” Continue reading
Scottish flyweight star Iain Butcher says he’ll capture the Vacant British title second time around when he faces Belfast’s Luke Wilton at the Liverpool Echo Arena on Saturday 18th April. Continue reading
26 year old “The Genius” Jamie Speight has a wish come true on 16th May 2015 when he co-headlines the massive Goodwin Boxing “Master Class” bill at York Hall defending his Southern Area Featherweight title against Ian Bailey. Continue reading
Sensational unbeaten Russian Featherweight prospect David Agadzhanyan is set to make his first visit to the famous York Hall in London on Saturday May 2nd, where he will fight a yet to be named opponent, on the Mark Lyons and Billy James-Elliott promoted LORDS OF THE RING event. Continue reading
Scott Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn has offered Carl Frampton £1.5million to fight Quigg at the Manchester Arena on July 18.
The Bury star joined promoter Eddie Hearn in Matchroom Sport’s offices in Brentwood to confirm the offer live on Sky Sports News, which was sent to Frampton’s team earlier in the day.
Unbeaten World champions Quigg (WBA) and Frampton (IBF) have long been on a collision course, and after issuing the offer to the Belfast man, Quigg is hoping that they can clash in a summer blockbuster. Continue reading
Luke Paddock will tune up for his maiden Midlands Area Light Welterweight Title defence with a four-round fight at Walsalll Town next month. Continue reading
Natasha Jonas hangs up ger gloves – first British women to box at the Olympic games retires from the sport
The first British women in history to box at the Olympic Games, Natasha Jonas, has announced her retirement from the sport.
She has been released from the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for boxing and will no longer be part of the GB Boxing squad which is training for the Rio Olympics in 2016. Continue reading
Eminent MMA promoter Mark Lyons has linked up with Britain’s youngest professional boxing promoter, eighteen year old Billy James-Elliott to create a new professional boxing promotions outfit – Wise Guys Promotions. Continue reading