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Introducing Heavyweight Hope Nick Webb

Chertsey heavyweight hope Nick Webb attributes the formidable power and athleticism that took him to an ABA final in the amateurs to his time as a teenage athlete, writes Glynn Evans.

‘Prior to boxing, I threw the shot put and discus for Newham and Essex Beagles AC from the age of 13 and that made me very strong,’ claims the 6ft 6in, 18 stone colossus who makes his pro bow in a four rounder against Croatia’s Hrvoje Kisicek at the York Hall tonight, live and exclusive BoxNation.

‘The shot developed the power for my straight right hand and the discuss developed the rotation for the hooks. I also played basketball and rugby,’ Continue reading

Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan – Undercard Preview / Weigh-In Videos

The growing Matchroom tentacles spread to Sheffield, Yorkshire this coming Saturday to celebrate the homecoming of local hero and IBF World Welterweight champion Kell Brook.

One look at the shows undercard further illustrates Eddie Hearn’s commitment to his value for money model that gives some of Britain’s most exciting fighters a platform to grow and earn in the public eye.

Here we will review the highlights of an undercard stacked in significance and local interest, which will see a raucous atmosphere assured. Continue reading

Lloyd Ellett Interview

LLOYD ELLETT: ‘I WANT TO HEAR MY NAME CROP UP WHEN PEOPLE ASSESS THE LIGHT-MIDDLE DIVISION.’

After quietly building an unbeaten 16 fight slate over the past three years, Brighton light-middle ‘Lightening Lloyd’ Ellett intends exploding onto the British 11 stone scene in 2015.

Formerly an English and British universities champion, the Scott Welch managed 28 year old makes his BoxNation debut on Friday night’s fabulous looking York Hall card, knowing he has to shine. Continue reading

Brook vs Dan Live on Showtime – Brook: I’ll show I am an elite fighter

Kell Brook says he’s ready to prove he’s an elite level fighter when he defends his IBF World Welterweight title against number one mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan tomorrow night at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, live on Sky Sports.

Brook is back in action following a rollercoaster ride in the last eight months, ripping the title from Shawn Porter in Los Angeles in August before a life-threatening attack on holiday in Spain just weeks later.

‘The Special One’ recovered from the attack and was told he would not only walk again but would be able to resume his career, and the Sheffield star has been on fire in the gym knowing that he’s back in the groove and at the top table of the lucrative Welterweight division. Continue reading

Top Talent Yarde Signs With Frank Warren

Exciting and hard-hitting light-heavyweight talent Anthony Yarde has signed with promoter Frank Warren.

The 23-year-old amateur standout won the Haringey Box Cup tournament in 2013, winning all his fights by knockout and ended his career in a vest and headguard with 12 wins and 11 stoppages. Continue reading

Stephen Smith returns

It’s 9-years ago today that Stephen Smith claimed his Commonwealth Gold medal in Melbourne a reality the fighter summed it up nicely when he tweeted, “Scary how time flies, but great memories”.

Smith, 20-1 (12KO’s), will make his return to professional action on Saturday night on the exciting Kell Brook v Jo Jo Dan undercard, looking to put on an empathic performance to lay to rest a difficult few months he will be looking to forget – professionally at least. Continue reading