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Buffer ready to rumble for The O2 on May 30

Michael Buffer will call the fighters to the ring on a huge night of boxing at The O2 in London on May 30, live on Sky Sports Box Office.

The Hall Of Fame ring MC returns to the UK for another evening of World class boxing featuring IBF World Welterweight champion Kell Brook against domestic foe Frankie Gavin, London favourite Kevin Mitchell challenging Jorge Linares for the WBC World Lightweight title and Welsh stylist Lee Selby takes on IBF World Featherweight king Evgeny Gradovich. Continue reading

Credible Fights For Hughie Fury /Arreola In The Frame

It would appear that the future is looking bright for British heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (15-0, 8ko) – cousin of Tyson, if a series of late night tweets from his father and trainer Peter are anything to go by.

The young 20 year old heavyweight took a significant step up in class last time out, turning in a confident and mature performance against the more experienced Ukrainian Andriy Rudenko (24-2, 16ko) on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin/Martin Murray fight in February.

Clearly looking for credible tests for his son, which is always a refreshing thing to hear regarding a young fighter, Peter tweeted the following with regards to the next outing; Continue reading

George Groves Tips DeGale To Beat Dirrell – Eyeing The Rematch

WBC 168lb mandatory challenger and long time James DeGale rival George Groves, has tipped his old foe to do the business against Andre Dirrell in Boston on Saturday night, saying;

“He’s in with a chance, a real good chance.”

Groves, who holds victories over the Harlesden fighter in both the amateur and paid ranks, told Sky Sports that while he doesn’t think DeGale can get a stoppage “a points win wouldn’t surprise me.”

DeGale is chasing history when he fights Dirrell by attempting to become the first Brit gold medal winning Olympian to go on and win a world title in the paid ranks. The two men will be contesting the IBF strap recently vacated by Carl Froch. Continue reading

Terry Flanagan aims to be crowned WBO World Lightweight Champion in front of his home fans

FLANAGAN TURBO’S TO WORLD TITLE SHOT IN MANCHESTER

Manchester ace fights for world title against KO king Zepeda on year of 10th Anniversary of Hatton-Tszyu

Terry Flanagan aims to be crowned WBO World Lightweight Champion in front of his home fans when he faces American KO king Jose Zepeda on Saturday 11th July at the Velodrome (The National Cycling Centre) in Manchester. Continue reading

Haskins welcomes Iwasa to Bristol

By Lee Haskins: I don’t envy the task facing Ryosuke Iwasa next month. Not only does he have to fight me, he also has to fight me in Bristol of all places. For a man that has never fought outside his native Japan before, this could prove to be one hell of a hurdle to overcome. Continue reading

What side of the pond will the IBF Super Middle Weight title land, when James Degale and Andre Dirrell square off?

May 23rd DeGale, and Dirrell will climb into the ring, and one will return home with an impressive red belt, and a second chance at stardom. Both of these men are at a critical point in their careers, and each has traveled a rocky path to arrive. Despite bringing home a gold medal in 2008 Olympics, DeGale was far from a fan favorite. The crowd erupted in boos as Chunky made his pro debut.

He later played the villain during the lead up to a George Groves clash, and further estranged his fan base.

After losing for the first time however, DeGale was humbled. He made changes, and not only sharpened his boxing acumen, but also polished his people skills. He went on to have a 10 fight winning streak, and win a European title. Now he is boxing for a world title. Continue reading

Amir Khan Back On Boxnation As He Faces Chris Algieri

LONDON (15 May) – British superstar Amir Khan’s crunch clash with the slick Chris Algieri will be televised live and exclusive on BoxNation on Friday May 29.

The former unified light-welterweight world champion takes on New Yorker Algieri in his backyard as they clash in a 12-round welterweight contest at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Continue reading