British Boxing News
In discussing fellow British heavyweight Tyson Fury, David Price had some talk as though the fight between himself and Fury was a likely one down the road. Price firstly said, that if Fury doesn’t get the Klitschko fight, or if he is in a position where he has a long wait on his hands, the Price vs. Fury matchup could be a good one. There is also the opportunity here to see the Price vs. Fury fight after Klitschko has faced Fury. Whether Fury would win or lose that fight, a Price match afterwards would make sense. Continue reading
Tyson Fury inches even closer to a world title with a dominant victory over Christian Hammer. Hammer was coming into this fight off the back of ten consecutive victories, and whilst a heavy underdog, was expected to at least test Fury for stretches of this fight. In the end it turned out to be a repeat of the Chisora fight, which we saw just three months ago.
Hammer did not have the speed, size or strength to trouble Fury, and Fury seemed to enjoy the night, jabbing away and moving back and forth between stances before the fight was ultimately stopped after the eighth round when Christians corner had seen enough and threw in the towel. This marked Tyson’s eighth stoppage in his past nine outings. Continue reading
Carl Frampton made the first defense of the IBF Super Bantamweight title with a 5th round stoppage over American mandatory challenger Chris Avalos in front of a sold out crowd of nearly 10,000 at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The championship bout was televised on AWE-A Wealth of Entertatinment.
After a clinch in round two, Frampton drilled Avalos with a left hook while Avalos thought there was a time out. That shot split Avlaos’ lip. Frampton continued to land hard one-two combinations. Frampton showed some battle scars as he started to develop a a mouse around the right eye. Continue reading
Ahmet Patterson has had to withdraw from his English Welterweight title defence against Glenn Foot before today’s weigh-in after contracting a viral infection. Continue reading
The official weights from the weigh-in held today at Building Six, inside The O2, for tomorrow’s nights Championship Boxing event at The O2 and the running order of fights:
DEMPSEY FURY vs. ERNEST DEPKAS
LEWIS PETTITT 128lbs (9st 2lbs) vs. DAVID KVARATSKHELIA
BOY JONES JNR. 132lbs (9st 6¼lbs) vs. JOE BEEDON
BRADLEY SKEETE (10st 6½lbs) vs. ANZOR GAMGEBELI 141½lbs (10st 1½lbs)
LIAM WALSH 129lbs (9st 3½lbs) vs. JOE MURRAY 129lbs (9st 3¾lbs)
DMITRY CHUDINOV 159lbs (11st 5¾lbs) vs. CHRIS EUBANK JNR. 159lbs (11st 5½lbs)
TYSON FURY 260lbs (18st 8lbs) vs. CHRISTIAN HAMMER 248lbs (17st 10lbs)
FRANK BUGLIONI 167¾lbs (11st 13lbs) vs. IVAN JUKIC 166lbs (11st 12lbs) Continue reading
WBO Inter-Continental light-welterweight champion Bradley Saunders 11(8)-0-0 will face Frenchman Stephane Benito 22(8)-18(4)-3 at the Ice Arena in Hull on March 7th live on Sky Sports on the undercard of Matchroom’s Divide and Conquer show featuring local favourites Tommy Coyle and Luke Campbell. Continue reading
For a while it seemed as though Amir Khan would get his dream of a super fight against either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao. It was certainly unlikely that they were going to fight each other, and they would both need opponents and Khan was coming off a supremely dominant performance over former world champion Devon Alexander.
Amir Khan has had a lot of ups and downs in his career, but it seemed as though all the chasing had been doing was going to pay off one way in another. Unfortunately for him they ended up making the fight and he was left out in the cold without an opponent or a world title. His last fight was in 2014, and so surely will now be searching for a good named opponent to try and nab a match with one of these guys at a later date, or another big fight at the very least. Continue reading
Top ten ranked super-middleweights Luke 18(6)-2-2 and Liam Cameron 18(6)-3-0 will fight for the vacant Commonwealth title on April 4th at King George’s Hall in Blackburn. Continue reading
Commonwealth Games gold medallist, Antony Fowler, kept his campaign to secure Olympic qualification on track with a win tonight in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) despite the British Lionhearts narrowly losing 3-2 to the Mexico Guerreros at York Hall in London. Continue reading
WBO International Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury and challenger Christian Hammer came head-to-head today at the Cineworld in The O2 ahead of Saturday’s big showdown, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
Undefeated Fury’s risks his title and WBO mandatory shot against reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko if he loses to the number three ranked challenger.
But Fury is fully aware of what’s at stake and say he’ll retire if can’t defeat the hard-hitting Germany based Romaninan. Continue reading