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Ben Jones is hoping Lee Selby wins the world featherweight title

Ben Jones is hoping Lee Selby wins the world featherweight title – so he can take it off him.

The 32 year-old from Crawley is back in action at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Friday, May 29 and the following day, Selby challenges Evgeny Gradovich for the IBF featherweight championship.

Jones has decided to campaign at 9 stones and co-managers Kaz Evans and Mickey Helliet have plotted his route to the world title. Continue reading

Eddie Hearn Concedes GGG Could Hurt Froch – The Cobra Unlikely To Fight On

In a refreshing move, Matchroom Sport’s Eddie Hearn has admitted that should his fighter choose to go on and bow out in a big stadium fight in America in the Summer – murderous punching middleweight Gennady Golovkin would be one to swerve.

However, in speaking to the Daily Mail, “Fast Car” has conceded it is unlikely that Nottingham’s Froch will look to extend his 13 years as a professional with another contest – choosing instead to go out on the famous KO of George Groves in their Wembley rematch a year ago. Continue reading

Johnson Says He Will Knock Joshua Out/AJ Unfazed

Anybody who tuned in to see British future heavyweight star Anthony Joshua’s (12-0,12ko) routine, one sided knockout of South American Raphael Zumbano Love on Saturday night will have witnessed durable American veteran Kevin Johnson (29-6-1, 14ko) step into the ring post-fight to hype and sell their upcoming May 30th bout from London’s O2.

The veteran American, who has never been stopped in his 36 professional fight career – looked calm and composed as he met Joshua’s stare and said; Continue reading

You Have To Feel For Ricky Burns – But Boy Is He Back!

After last night’s contest in Texas- as part of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions brand – the history books will always say Ricky Burns (37-5, 11ko) lost 3 of his last 4 fights. Yet in my humble opinion, the former 2 weight world champion was extremely unlucky as the traveling fighter against Omar Figueroa (25-0-1, 18ko) – dropping the decision in a fight where he wasn’t just fighting his opponent but also the referee and the odds in general.

Some might say, in a different ring, with a different ref, had the action all been the same – Burns may well have walked out the victor. Or at least battled to a hard earned draw. Continue reading

Zhanat Zhakiyanov With Another KO Win!

Zhanat Zhakiyanov won the WBA International title and scored his 12 successive stoppage when he halted Argentina’s Hector Guzman in the sixth round in Vratsa, Bulgaria on Saturday night (May 9).

The Ricky Hatton-trained bantamweight looked set to have an early night when he dropped Guzman with a wide-arching left hook in the opening round. But things nearly turned around when Zhakiyanov suffered a flash knockdown from a counter right a round later. Continue reading

“War” From Buglioni & Markham – “Striking Distance” Card Review Feat. Skeete/Smith

Frank Warren tonight brought his “Striking Distance” show to the Wembley Arena in London (in a televised clash with Sky’s Matchroom “Resurrection” show from Birmingham) – which after pull-outs by middleweight stars Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr, ended up being (ably) carried by stable starlets Frank Buglioni, Bradley Skeete and Mitchell Smith – whose loyal A-Team were out in droves and vocal in their support of the top young 126/130lb prospect.

In the end it was Enfield’s Buglioni and his fight with old amateur rival Lee Markham that stole the show in a hard fought, blood and guts domestic battle that going in was tipped to be the Fight Of The Night. Continue reading

Resurrection – Birmingham – Ringside Review

Anthony Joshua KO2 Raphael Zumbano Love

Ever since Anthony Joshua demolished Denis Bakhtov in two disturbing rounds back in October 2014, there have been calls for the so obviously blessed heavyweight to be matched tougher.

Unfortunately for South America’s heavyweight champion Raphael Zumbano Love (donning velour shorts on the night) these calls have been ignored. In two equally alarming rounds he, just like his 11 peers before him, found out just what the fuss is all about. Continue reading

Results from SSE Arena, Wembley


Fight # 1
4 X 3 Minute Rounds Light-Heavyweight Contest
Hard-hitting Anthony Yarde makes a successful pro debut with a second round stoppage of tough Lincoln man Mitch Mitchell. Yards was calm and composed as he stalked Mitchell, pumping a strong jabs and hard rights. Yarde dropped Mitchell with a hard right to the body before the end of the first round and Mitchell was saved by the bell. In the second round Yarde started fast and dropped Mitchell with a big right hand for the ten count. Continue reading