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Price ruled out of June 26 fight with neck injury

David Price has been forced to withdraw from a scheduled bout at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on June 26 due to an injury sustained in training. The 31 year-old heavyweight suffered a neck muscle injury, which will keep him out of the gym for two weeks and therefore unable to compete. The stacked Matchroom Boxing show featuring Tony Bellew, Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding will continue as planned. Continue reading

Channel 5 and Spike team up

Channel 5 and Spike have teamed up to bring you a bumper fight weekender from Friday night on the 12th June through to 13th June which will KNOCK YOU OUT!

We start on Spike with highly rated World Champion Erislandy Lara defending his title against Delvin Rodriguez LIVE on Friday night, 12th June at 2am (morning of Saturday 13th June) in the Spike UK debut of the brand new boxing series, Premier Boxing Champions. Polish heavyweight superstar, Artur Szpilka will also be on the bill. He’s become a Chicago favorite after consecutive wins in his last two fights. Continue reading

Cotto and Geale fight on BoxNation this Saturday

LONDON (4 June) – WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and his opponent Daniel Geale are both ready to do battle this Saturday night despite issues over their catchweight limit.

The build up to their world title clash this weekend has been marred with discontent from Geale’s promoter Gary Shaw over the 157-pound limit that was set despite the fact they are competing for Puerto Rican legend Cotto’s 160-pound middleweight crown. Continue reading

Froch Hits Back At DeGale : ‘Wouldn’t Get Past 8 vs Me’

After he vacated his IBF title instead of facing James DeGale (his then mandatory) in the first instance – something that allowed the Londoner to box – and beat – Andre Dirrell in Boston last month for said title, Carl Froch has spoken out (again!) to hit back at DeGale for his recent pu*** slur on him, insisting he is too experienced for the new champion to deal with – and certainly no pu***.

Speaking to TalkSport to criticise DeGale’s history making performance against Dirrell, Froch said;

“I thought he did just what he had to do to win the fight. I thought he could have pressed it home a little bit more when he scored the knockdown, (but) he seemed off the pace and on the back foot towards the end.” Continue reading

Andy Robinson says if you want excitement, get to Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday night

Andy Robinson says if you want excitement, get to Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Saturday night.

His clash with Prince Davis for the vacant Midlands Area super-middleweight championship is one of three title fights on the ‘You Asked For It’ show.

And the 30 year-old from Redditch says he’s going to give fight fans what they want.

“I like to be an exciting fighter who gives value for money,” said Robinson. “I want to win this title in style – and get people talking about me.

“I like to entertain the crowd.”

Davis, a former Midlands Area middleweight champion from Ilkeston, is also has a fan-friendly fighter.

Robinson said: “I don’t study my opponents, but I’m told he likes to stand there and trade – and so do I.

“I out tough people, I outwork them and I don’t think he realises how strong I am.

“He’s in a whole lot of trouble.

“They don’t call me ‘D’Animal’ for nothing !”

If he wins this weekend, Robinson wants a rematch with Frank Buglioni.

Last November, he lost a fight-of-the-year contender to the Londoner for the vacant WBO European title and said: “I want Buglioni again. I need to put that to bed.

“What happened the last time we fought has been eating away at me. It keeps me awake at nights !

“If there had been another minute, I would have won.

“That was my first 10-round fight and if I had believed in my fitness more, I would have put it on him from the first round and broken him down.

“I know if I fought him again I would win.

“That fight has given me a lot of belief.

“Buglioni is ranked No 6 by the WBO and that makes me think I should be in the top 10 as well. I believe I’m at that level. I feel like I’m an established, seasoned fighter now.”

Robinson says if the Buglioni fight doesn’t happen, he’s planning to drop down to middleweight.

“Because of my size, I will be able to dominate,” reasoned Robinson and if he does campaign at 11st 6lbs that would put him on a collision course with Tommy Langford and Craig Cunningham.

Cunningham currently holds the Midlands Area middleweight title and though Robinson says they are friends, he added: “If we have to fight, we have to fight. It’s just business, that’s all.”

Robinson says he’s sparred “loads of rounds” with Langford and added: “We always have a war. You could sell tickets when we spar !”

The show also features the Black Country derby between Jason Welborn and Ryan Aston for Welborn’s Midlands Area light-middleweight title and the vacant Midland Area featherweight title is up for grabs when Paul Holt and Bobby Jenkinson clash.

Tickets are available from 0870-3207000.