British Boxing News
THE BRITISH LIONHEARTS completed its home fixtures for this season of World Series of Boxing (WSB) with a 5-0 defeat against a superb Cuba Domodores team at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. Continue reading
In terms of core ability, red-hot Liverpool light-middleweight Joe Selkirk has few peers on these shores.
Seven years after joining the profession, the 6ft 1in Scouser, a former WBO European Champion, is unbeaten in twelve. He returns to action following hand surgery and now aims to get back on the championship trail. Continue reading
There is more good news for Britain’s undefeated middleweight Billy Joe Saunders (21-0,11ko) this morning as he has been named the EBU fighter of the year. In a joint accolade his fight with Chris Eubank Jr last November (19-1,14ko) has also been named EBU fight of the year.
It’s a deserving award for the British, Commonwealth and European 160lb fighter ahead of his blockbuster world title challenge later this year against “Irish” Andy Lee, who we saw last weekend in a good fight with Peter Quillin which ended in a hard fought draw. Continue reading
Top bantamweight prospect, Thomas Kindon 4-0 from Guildford, Surrey will be looking to extend his unbeaten run on June 26th in Portsmouth.
The 20-year-old prospect, originally from Leeds, has raced to four fights unbeaten since his debut in June last year, scalping Francis Croes, Anwar Alfadli, Dmitrijs Gutmans and Sergejs Logins along the way. Continue reading
Undefeated South London puncher Dillian Whyte (14-0,11ko) has been forced to pull out of a scheduled appearance on a card in Corby, Northants after pulling a ligament in his hand in training.
The rising prospect, who famously holds an amateur victory over Olympic starlet Anthony Joshua (11-0, 11ko) had initially been struggling to find an opponent after experienced Russian, Dennis Bakhtov (39-10,26ko) agreed to the fight then pulled out.
It’s another setback for the avoided fighter who is currently making a decision about promotional representation in order to start forcing the issue in terms of getting guys to fight him. Scotland’s undefeated Gary Cornish (20-0,11ko) also recently pulled out of a British title eliminator with Whyte and this injury setback is another bump in an already rocky road. Continue reading
British boxing hotshot Billy Joe Saunders has become a double award winner with the European Boxing Union.
The unbeaten European middleweight champion from Hatfield has been nominated as the EBU Champion of the Year and also Championship of the Year for his part in the thrilling showdown with arch rival Chris Eubank Jnr. Continue reading
Boxing superstar Amir “King” Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) returns to the ring to take on former world champion Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) on Friday, May 29, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York as the Main Event in an exciting Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) card on Spike TV. The televised action begins live on Spike TV at 9 pm ET/6 p.m. PT. Doors at Barclays Center open at 6 p.m. ET.
“I have happy memories of New York having made my successful U.S. debut there against Paulie Malignaggi in 2010,” said Khan. “I’m delighted to now be fighting there once again against another champion in Chris Algieri. Algieri has shared the ring with some tremendous fighters and shown great skills in those fights so I know I will need to be at my very best when we meet. In all my fights I bring excitement, speed and skill and can guarantee more fireworks on May 29 at Barclays Center.” Continue reading
Legendary trainer Freddie Roach believes Saturday night’s clash between knockout kings Ruslan Provodnikov and Lucas Matthysse is ‘the greatest match up in the world’.
The pair will lock horns at Turning Stone Resort and Casino in New York, in one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
The showdown is certain to produce fireworks, with Provodnikov’s Hall-of-Fame trainer Roach believing that this is a fight worthy of the attention it has garnered. Continue reading
Guisborough’s former ABA champion Josh Leather believes he could be the man to ignite Britain’s stagnant light-welterweight division. Continue reading
Derry Mathews will now face Canadian Tony Luis for the Interim WBA World Lightweight Championship at the Echo Arena, Liverpool, on Saturday night after Ismael Barroso failed to obtain a Visa. Continue reading