British Boxing News
Stoke’s Josh McLaren insists he is ‘ready for anything’ when he faces fellow unbeaten fighter, Luke Paddock, for the vacant Midlands Area Light Welterweight Title on Saturday.
The 24 year-old (6-0) puts his perfect record on the line against Walsall’s Paddock (8-0, 22, at the Queens Theatre, Burslem. McLaren is expecting a technical boxing match but is prepared to ‘go into the trenches’ in order to take the British Boxing Board of Control sanctioned belt. Continue reading
*David Price’s (18-2, 15 KOs) ring return has been delayed by a minor bicep injury. The British heavyweight suffered a slight tear in his left bicep during sparring and has been advised to pull out of his scheduled bout with Emilio Ezequiel Zarate (18-13-3, 9 KOs) on December 6 at the EWE Arena in Oldenburg, Germany. Continue reading
Stoke’s Kieran McLaren is hoping for double delight on Saturday evening.
The light welterweight will be looking to make it a hat-trick of professional victories before watching his cousin, Joshua McLaren, be crowned Midlands Area Champion. Continue reading
The Board of England Boxing has awarded affiliate membership to the Schools Amateur Boxing Association (SABA) in a drive to increase the number of schools offering boxing. Continue reading
Martin Gethin has set his sights on becoming a two-weight British Champion after making the decision to step up to light welterweight.
The Walsall boxer has campaigned at lightweight throughout his 31-fight professional career that culminated in him being crowned British Lightweight Champion in January 2013. Continue reading
Tipton’s Lee Glover was crowned British Masters Featherweight Champion on Saturday evening after an intriguing contest with Plymouth’s Chris Adaway.
The fight was a worthy top-of-the-bill for Black Country Boxing at Walsall Town Hall as Glover, an English Title Challenger at super featherweight, took on his much less experienced opponent over eight rounds. Continue reading
Tyson Fury moved into the mandatory contender position for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO World Heavyweight title with his victory over Dereck Chisora last night at the ExCeL London.
The Manchester ace took his undefeated record to 23 wins when he forced Chisora to retire in the tenth round with a dominant performance to earn his shot at the long reigning Ukrainian king. Continue reading
In a close and thrilling chief support, Billy Joe Saunders handed bitter rival Chris Eubank Jnr. his first career defeat with a split decision to retain his British, Commonwealth and European Middleweight titles.
The Hatfield star also made the Lonsdale belt his to keep with the third and most satisfying defence of the title, plus it was a final eliminator for the WBO World Middleweight title.
Saunders started well in the early rounds with Eubank Jnr. struggling to cope with his quick feet and accurate jab, but Eubank did have some success with some strong uppercuts. Continue reading
Tyson Fury (23-0, 17 KOs) proved to be much too good for Dereck Chisora (20-5, 13 KOs) tonight in beating him by a 10th round stoppage in their rematch at the ExCel Arena in London, UK. With Chisora bleeding and bruised, his trainer pulled him out of the fight after the 10th round. Chisora was a punching bag and his trainer did the right thing in opting not to let him continue into the 11th.
Fury, 6’9”, spent much of the fight switching from southpaw to orthodox in peppering a badly over-matched Chisora with jabs and power punches. Chisora was able to crowd him, but he was unable to let go of his shots for some reason. It’s hard to explain why Chisora couldn’t pull the trigger on his shots, but perhaps he over-trained. He looked in great shape, but he was unable to throw more than 2-3 punches per round. Continue reading
Tonight in London, in one of the most heavily hyped and intriguing British middleweight clashes of recent years, Billy Joe Saunders ultimately proved too tough, too skilful and too experienced for a game and always dangerous Chris Eubank Junior.
At the end of 12 hard rounds, southpaw Saunders retained his unbeaten record and his European, British and Commonwealth titles. The scores were 115-114 for Saunders, 116-113 for Eubank and 115-113 for Saunders.
Thanks mostly to his famous father, there was plenty expected of Eubank Jr in the lead-up to this fight. “He beats [Gennady] Golovkin now,” Senior stated of his son. And, “He will be better than Floyd Mayweather Junior.” Such talk now looks foolish, if it didn’t before Saunders took away Junior’s unbeaten pro ledger. Still, Eubank Jr did display real grit, determination and a good chin. Sadly for those fans who hoped the young Eubank would achieve the great heights his father did, tonight’s challenger also displayed certain moves to rival those of a rank amateur, as well as a game-plan that saw him all but give away the early rounds. Continue reading