British Boxing News
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
Stafford welterweight, Rob Hunt, is hoping titles are like buses.
The likeable boxer finally secured a first professional title in his last outing after two previously unsuccessful attempts. Continue reading
There was an interesting tweet from Britain’s premier heavyweight and WBO mandatory Tyson Fury (24-0, 18kos) this morning with reference to Twitter speculation regarding the British heavyweight title he owns and the numerous men that keep getting named with regards to potentially fighting, or challenging for it.
There appears to be a belief that because he is in pole position to face dominant, lineal heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko, Fury would vacate the British title that he won back in July 2011 against a then undefeated Dereck Chisora,(20-5,13ko) coincidentally on the day singer Amy Winehouse died.
It appears that the 6ft 9in “fighting-man” typically has no intention of such a thing. The tweet from Fury simply read; Continue reading
Veteran British fight figure Bob Shannon, who famously trained Ricky Hatton for his comeback, and whom has been in the corner of a whole host of British fighters in one capacity or another throughout his long career, has been charged with sexual assault. The complaint is believed to stem from an incident last year according to Greater Manchester Police, and the alleged victim is a girl under the age of 16. Continue reading
Britain’s best 168lb fighter of the last few years, Carl Froch (34-2,24ko), has been at it again, ahead of a new ITV documentary that he is the focus of.
In a teaser for the soon to be released film, the famous ego of “The Cobra” lands with a bang once more, with both Froch and trainer Rob McCracken re-asserting their long held belief that should the two rivals have ever got in the ring, the undefeated Welshman would have emerged the loser.
The Froch v Calzaghe (46-0,32ko) hypothetical is a much debated topic on social media, particularly in the UK, with the consensus belief being that the hand speed, ring IQ and intense work rate of Calzaghe would have proved to much for Carl to deal with. It’s a belief I am inclined, along with Barry McGuigan, to agree with. Continue reading
Scottish heavyweight hope Gary Cornish is set for his biggest test yet when he steps up to championship level next month.
The Highlander will line up in either a Commonwealth title eliminator or IBO intercontinental championship contest at Glasgow’s Bellahouston Leisure Centre on Saturday, May 23. Continue reading
Scouse welterweight Steven Lewis is starting to cause a commotion with his exploits between the ropes.
The quiet man from the upwardly mobile Everton Red Triangle gym run by brothers Paul and Mick Stevenson has knocked up a perfect 8-0 slate since debuting back in October 2012 and is fresh off a career high two round blowout of Stoke’s Kevin Hanks in March. Continue reading
Luton boxer, Michael Devine 13-2-1 will be back in the ring on May 16th when he takes on champion, Adam Dingsdale 12-2-1 for his Southern Area lightweight title at York Hall. Continue reading
Veteran British promoter Frank Warren has today spoken to iFL tv’s Kugan Cassius in the aftermath of Saturday’s draw between Andy Lee and Peter Quillin regarding his fighter, former Olympian and undefeated current British, European and Commonwealth middleweight champion, Hatfield’s Billy Joe Saunders. (21-0, 11ko)
WBO 160lb mandatory challenger Saunders was always due to face the winner of Lee-Quillin yet after the somewhat unique situation of the belt staying with Lee (W or L) as soon as Quillin failed to make weight, the fans knew before the fight that win or lose Andy Lee vs Saunders would be a world title fight in Britain or Ireland at some stage in the summer. The fact that the entertaining fight between Lee and Quillin ended up a draw became something of a moot point. Continue reading