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Bittersweet victory for Sohail Ahmad at York Hall

Sohail Ahmad impressed at the York Hall on Saturday October 11 as he scored a clear points win over Kristian Dochev over four rounds. There to congratulate him after the fight was former light welterweight world champion, Ricky Hatton who had three boxers on the same show in brothers Paul, Sonny and Anthony Upton all scoring TKO wins. Sohail commented on Facebook, “It’s the best feeling [...]

David Price: I’ll be looking to take Anthony Joshua’s head off from the shoulders

Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in matching former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) against his unbeaten heavyweight Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) next year in a fight that he believes the British boxing public will be interested in seeing. Judging by the boos from the British fans last Saturday night when Hearn floated that idea to them, it [...]

Monty’s of Sheffield sponsors Sheffield star Ross Burkinshaw

Monty's of Sheffield motor company in Sheffield, England has given new Commonwealth Bantamweight champion Ross "The Boss" Burkinshaw a new, customized Mitsubishi Trojan L200 for his spectacular fight and Commonwealth title win over Jason Cunningham. Monty's in Sheffield has supported Team Burkinshaw markedly. The dealership has been in operation for over 72 years, and has offered exemplary [...]

Joshua obliterates Bakhtov; Selby defeats Brunker

2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medalist Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) took care of business on Saturday night in dismantling a shorter, older and far slower Denis Bakhtov (38-10, 25 KOs) in scoring a 2nd round stoppage to win the World Boxing Council International heavyweight title at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The win sets the soon to be 25-year-old Joshua up with a fight against Michael Sprott on November [...]

Paul Butler puts on an action-packed display for shoppers

Ellesmere Port hero Paul Butler put on an action-packed display for shoppers at the Port Arcades Shopping Centre today as he builds towards his star appearance on the big Echo Arena show in Liverpool on Saturday 25th October. Butler, the former IBF World Bantamweight Champion, will now face new opponent, Mexican Ismael Garnica, on the Magnificent Seven multi-title show - that also features Merseyside [...]

Joshua and Selby primed for crunch night

Anthony Joshua MBE and Lee Selby are ready for their crucial clashes at The O2 in London tomorrow night (October 11) live on Sky Sports. Joshua meets Denis Bakhtov in his first title fight as a professional and if he can land the vacant WBC International title, the 24 year old will cap a fine first year in the paid ranks at the venue he made his debut in on October 5 2013. Bakhtov is just shy of [...]

Video: Anthony Joshua – Dennis Bahktov Weigh-In Anthony Joshua MBE says winning the WBC International Heavyweight title will be the perfect way to celebrate one year in the pro game at The O2 tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports. Joshua faces the experienced Russian Denis Bakhtov for the vacant crown and does so at the venue of his debut back on October 5 2013, where he dismantled Emanuele Leo inside [...]

Frank Buglioni aims to reclaim his WBO European Super-Middleweight crow

Frank Buglioni aims to reclaim his WBO European Super-Middleweight crown when he takes on Andrew Robinson at the ExCeL London on Saturday 29th November. Buglioni continues on his comeback against Redditch’s unbeaten Robinson on a massive night of boxing headlined by Dereck Chisora’s heavyweight showdown against Tyson Fury, live and exclusive on BoxNation. The 25-year-old has racked [...]

Hatton impressed by Pauly Upton

RICKY HATTON is predicting a bright future for new signing Pauly Upton. The unbeaten light-middleweight joined The Hitman's stable in Hyde, Greater Manchester last month and has quickly settled in, thanks in part to the fact that he's now training alongside his brothers Sonny and Anthony. The younger Upton siblings have been under Hatton's stewardship for some time and have proven themselves [...]

James DeGale vs Marco Antonio Periban in Liverpool

James DeGale MBE will face Marco Antonio Periban on the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office. DeGale is the mandatory challenger for IBF Super Middleweight champion Carl Froch, but the 2008 Olympic gold medallist faces a tough fight in former WBC World title challenger Periban on the undercard of the grudge rematch Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew. “This [...]

Matthew Macklin to face Jorge Sebastian Heiland

Matthew Macklin will face Jorge Sebastian Heiland for the WBC International Middleweight title in an official World title eliminator at The 3 Arena in Dublin on November 15, live on Sky Sports. Macklin and Heiland were set to meet in August but the show was cancelled following an injury to Macklin’s then-trainer Jamie Moore. Macklin dusted off the cobwebs in Germany a fortnight ago with his first [...]

Selby and Brunker Dispute Title Shot

This coming Saturday at the O2 Arena, London, two top-level pugilists will be putting it all on the line in a clash that will define exactly who has the right to fight Evgeny Gradovich for his IBF World Featherweight Title. The Australian, Joel Brunker, has fought twenty-seven men so far and he’s beaten every single one of them. Brunker’s last victory was in Atlantic City, USA, over the respected [...]