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Fury calls out Anthony Joshua

British heavyweight Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) still hasn’t taken care of Dereck Chisora in their rematch next month and yet Fury already has his eyes set on who he wants to fight next. Fury says he wants to fight undefeated and untested British prospect Anthony Joshua (9-0, 9 KOs) so that he can prove himself against him.

Never mind the fact that a fight between Fury and Joshua would make no sense at this point considering that Joshua isn’t a belt holder, and has never beaten anyone remotely talented. Fury still feels like it’s a fight that he wants. Continue reading

Gavin McDonnell: I am ready for bigger fights

Gavin McDonnell says he can handle the step-up to international class against Vusi Malinga on Saturday night at the Ice Arena in Hull, live on Sky Sports.

McDonnell has yet to face overseas opposition in his 13-fight career and comes into the fight after drawing in his last outing when he defended his British Super Bantamweight title against Josh Wale. Continue reading

Frankie Gavin Returns Away From the Spotlight

Both Matchroom and Warren Promotions stage rival shows this coming weekend in two of England’s fighting cities, showcasing some of the best talent these shores have to offer in their dress rehearsals ahead of enormous shows planned by each organisation for the end of November, in doing so displaying the increasing confidence they have in the British public’s appetite for the fight game.

Hull and Liverpool are the chosen venues to play host to a number of British boxing’s brightest prospects, including 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist Luke Campbell, the much maligned and supremely talented Chris Eubank Jnr and recently crowned IBF Bantamweight Champion Paul Butler (Butler subsequently vacated the belt, to drop back to his more natural Super Flyweight division). All of who are beneficiaries of the increased promotional activity propelling their promising careers. Continue reading

Thomas Stalker: “I’ll Box My Fight And Try To Win Every Single Round”

Liverpool light-welterweight Thomas Stalker was once the world’s top ranked amateur lightweight but knows, at 30, there’s little margin for error if he’s to repeat the trick as a professional.

The 2012 Team GB Olympic skipper – who struck gold at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi and also medalled at both the European and World Senior meets – jettisoned a British title eliminator in favour of an audacious attempt to crash the world rankings. Continue reading

Interview with Jack Catterall

In the summer of 2012 Liverpool’s Tom Stalker was rated as the world’s number one amateur lightweight and skipper of the Team GB boxing squad at the London 2012 Olympics. Conversely, Chorley’s Jack Catterall was a student at Preston College who’d never ventured past the English ABA quarter-finals.

Two years on, the pair collides for the vacant WBO European light-welter title at Liverpool’s Echo Arena this weekend and, remarkably, the bookies can barely split them. Continue reading

Courtney Richards Ready To Rumble

Plymouth Cruiserweight, Courtney Richards, cannot wait to top the bill in his hometown on Sunday afternoon.

The 21 year-old takes on well-travelled Lithuanian, Igoris Borucha, at the Plymouth Guildhall at the top of ‘Best Of Devon 2’ boxing show. Continue reading

Ben Whittaker receives first Team England call-up

National amateur champion Ben Whittaker believes he is ready to make the step-up to international level after receiving a first call-up by Team England.

The exciting Wodensborough ABC talent successfully negotiated his route through England and GB training camps over the summer to earn his place, and will make his bow in Denmark on Saturday in a dual match. Continue reading