British Boxing News
World-ranked bantamweight Lee Haskins looks to steal the show when he faces Omar Lamiri for the vacant European title on February 21 in Monte Carlo.
The fight, televised by Channel 5, makes up part of the undercard to Gennady Golovkin’s WBA Super world middleweight title defence against St. Helens’ Martin Murray, and former European champion Haskins, thankful for the showcase, is ready to catapult himself towards a world title shot in 2015. Continue reading
Carson Jones says he will land his first win on UK soil against Brian Rose on Saturday night at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading
The UK heavyweight scene has seen some major ups and downs in the last few years. We have seen Chisora and Haye both challenge Klitschkos and lose and we could see another challenge from a UK fighter at some point, as Tyson Fury is now a WBO mandatory. Some fighters along the lines of David Price, Dereck Chisora and Audley Harrison in particular have really fallen off the map as of late after some upsetting defeats. >
David Price received his second consecutive knockout loss in the rematch to Tony Thompson in 2013 and showed that maybe he did not have the skill set to compete at the highest level of the fight game. Continue reading
UK heavyweight Dillian Whyte fought his first decent heavyweight in Marcelo Luiz Nascimento (17-8-0 15KO) on 7th February 2015. Whyte made short work of the Brazilian heavyweight in getting him out of there in the second round.
Whyte has not been getting the same attention as Anthony Joshua, but is a decent prospect in his own right. This was the fastest Nascimento had been stopped and should propel Whyte into some better fights. I think this is the kind of performance which give him and his team the confidence to pursue some better opposition. Continue reading
Anthony Joshua has had a fast paced career so far in the pro ranks. Ten fights in his first year as a pro, all wins by knockout. The level of competition has been on a steep rise also, rising from unknown fighters to serious journeymen type opponents in the very first year. It is likely that he will be fighting Kevin Johnson in his next two fights and this is the kind of guy who Dereck Chisora, Manuel Charr, Tyson Fury and Alex Leapai are fighting well into the prime of their careers. Joshua is expected to become the first man to stop Johnson in that fight. Continue reading
Tommy Langford reflects on training camp for first ten-rounder on Valentine’s Night
Middleweight prospect Tommy Langford reflects on his training camp for his first ten round contest against Wayne Reed at the Wolverhampton Civic Hall on February 14th. Continue reading
Billy Joe Saunders has accepted a 6-figure sum to relinquish his WBO World title shot to allow Andy Lee to face Peter Quillin in April.
In doing so the Hatfield middleweight secured a slot on the on the undercard of what promises to be a huge New York show against a yet to be named opponent.
This is the second time Saunders 21-0 (11KO’s) has stepped aside, having allowed Matt Korobov 24-1 (14KO’s) to face Andy Lee 34-2 (24KO’s) in December. Instead facing Chris Eubank Jnr 18-1 (13KO’s) in a lucrative rematch that he won on a split decision. Continue reading
Black Country boxers Lennox Clarke and Des Bowater visited Walsall Football Club recently ahead of their upcoming title fights at the Banks’s Stadium.
The duo, along with Des’ boxing brother, Sid, were present at The Saddlers’ recent Johnstone’s Paint Trophy Area Final victory over Preston North End, which culminated in the football club reaching Wembley for the first time in their 127 year history.
In an interview with IFL TV, Eddie Hearn can be quoted as saying ‘of course we want the Mayweather fight, but I am not going to start shouting it out because I think we have to do more to get it.’
In the half hour interview with IFL TV Eddie Hearn discussed many things including British fighters Amir Khan, Carl Froch, James DeGale and George Groves, but he also discussed the future of his fighter Kell Brook who will be coming back from a stab wound to defend his IBF title against Jo Jo Dan on the 28th March 2015. Continue reading
David Price has been making news again with talk of a world title opportunity coming somewhere between 12 and 24 months time. He has said that his fight against little known Irineu Beato Costa Jr is the first step on a road to his deserved world title shot.
This talk has to be seen as nonsense at this point as he has not done anything since his back-to-back knockout losses to Tony Thompson to suggest he is able to fight at world level. He also does not have plans in the works to put him on the map as a contender in the heavyweight division. Continue reading