British Boxing News
Josh Warrington says he’ll add a win against Joel Brunker to wins for the Leeds Rhinos and Leeds United at the First Direct Arena on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports.
Warrington defends his WBC International and Commonwealth Featherweight titles against the Australian – but with Brunker last in the UK against Lee Selby, this fight is seen as a yardstick for Warrington’s preparedness for the World scene. Continue reading
Commonwealth super-middleweight champion Luke Blackledge (19-2-2) gets a tough test in the first defense of his title against Lee Markham (14-2-1) in Manchester Arena on October 10th live on BoxNation. Continue reading
“Rockin” Robin Deakin, cruelly branded ‘Britain’s worst boxer’ by the national press in the UK – before using the tag for his own promotional ends – has taken the first crucial step to regaining his British licence by getting a much needed win on Saturday, defeating Latvia’s Deniss Kornilovs by 4 round points decision at London’s famous York Hall, winning every round.
The battle-hardened trier was born severely disabled with a condition called Talipes – an affliction affecting the legs that was so serious his parents were told he may never even walk, let alone fight – a fact the red-tops in Britain repeatedly fail to mention, alongside his more than respectable amateur career that saw 46 wins from 76 contests. Continue reading
Maidstone-based welterweight prospect George Hennon (1-0) is looking to double his win count when he next fights at the Civic Hall in Grays on October 17th.
The 21-year-old Kent boxer will enter into just his second professional fight on the Carl Greaves Promotions show in Essex following a 13-year kick-boxing career that saw him crowned as the IKF English light-welterweight champion. Continue reading
Little invokes interest in an undercard scrap more than a bit of local needle and a feud is starting to boil up between Manchester lightweights Adrian Gonzalez and Jon Kays.
The former, the cocksure 24 year old adopted son of globally regarded coach Lee Beard, has caught the eye amassing an 11-1 (3) slate. The latter, a 32 year old plumber from Ashton-Under-Lyne, is a battle hardened ex British and Commonwealth super-feather challenger. Continue reading
At the age of 25, and with six title fights on his ledger, Erith super-bantam Lewis Pettitt insists he’s finally ready to be unleashed against the division’s big guns.
‘I want big domestic fights. I want to end this season as British and European champion. I understand that British Champion Jazza Dickens is defending against Martin Ward in mid November so hopefully the winner will defend against me early in the New Year.’ Said Pettitt. Continue reading
Colombia’s WBA (reg) lightweight champion Darleys Perez will be returning to Manchester on November 21st to again face local challenger Anthony Crolla, after their first fight back in June ended by way of a controversial majority draw.
The fight, ordered by the WBA after a petition from Crolla’s promoter Eddie Hearn, is in the wake of the heroic shift the British fighter put in first time around, in a fight most right thinking fans felt he was desperately unlucky to lose, especially given a two point deduction from the champion for low blows in the later rounds of the contest. Continue reading
Britain’s George Groves is well aware of the opportunity at hand when he challenges Las Vegas-based Swede Badou Jack on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather/Andre Berto fight on September 12th, and he plans on seizing his 3rd shot at a world title by snatching the “Ripper’s” WBC 168lb strap in considerable style.
The Hammersmith fighter – currently training at Abel Sanchez’s Summit facility in California in preparation – is looking forward to seeing his star rise as a result, and wishes to rubber stamp his name into the consciousness of the American fight fans with victory. Continue reading
Former 2x middleweight world title challenger Matthew Macklin (33-6, 22ko) is convinced he has still has more to give at the top level, and took another small step toward getting his career back on track last night in Marbella, when he stopped German club fighter Chris Hermann (19-7-1, 10ko) inside a round on a show put on by the promotional arm of his MGM gymnasium, which is located in the Spanish resort.
‘I touched him (Hermann) with the uppercut to bring his hands up and that gave me the opening to the liver/floating rib area… when you land clean there with a bit of power, not too many guys get up from it,’ Macklin said following the body shot victory. Continue reading
Anthony Crolla will face Darleys Perez in a rematch for the WBA World Lightweight title at the Manchester Arena on November 21, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading