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Billy Long signs with Goodwin

26 year old Billy “The Bomb” Long from Chelmsford in Essex is the latest to put pen to paper and sign a three year deal with leading London Promoter/Manager Steve Goodwin.

Long was a very successful amateur at Hoddesdon ABC where he lost only 2 from 15 contests. Billy reached the semi finals of the ABA and In 2014 Billy won the “King of the Ring” Format in Sweden. Continue reading

Gethin: I’ll Beat Overhyped Coyle

Martin Gethin believes he is more than capable of causing an upset in Hull when he clashes with hometown hero, Tommy Coyle at the Ice Arena in Hull, live on Sky Sports writes Daniel Mole.

The Walsall boxer travels to the Hull Ice Arena to take on Coyle at the top of the bill, and while the former British Lightweight Champion has been impressed by Coyle’s recent form but insists he is a long way from being the finished article. Continue reading

Midlands Duo Preparing For Big Bouts

Midlands super featherweight pair, Des Bowater and Sean Davis, have been enjoying competitive sparring as they prepare for their upcoming bouts.

Wolverhampton-born Bowater faces Leicester’s Lewis ‘2 Slick’ Jones on Saturday at the Banks’s Stadium for a British Bronze Masters Title whilst Birmingham’s Davis is in action a week later in Cannock when he steps in with Maidenhead’s Jack ‘Crackerjack’ Heath. Continue reading

Eddie Hearn: DeGale announcement coming next week

In an interview with IFL TV Eddie Hearn said that he was looking to have the DeGale- Andre Dirrell fight in the UK on April 25th and was confident that he could make that happen. He said regardless of whether they can make that date happen, he is looking to finalize the deal and would make an announcement in a weeks time. This announcement should lay out most of the details of that show and what the card will be made of and detail what the situation is between DeGale and Dirrell.

This is a great fight between two once beaten fighters, which will provide a new IBF champion regardless of who wins. Certainly this is a tough fight for the pair of them due to their styles, but an impressive win could set up a string of super fights against the other talents in the division such as George Groves, Anthony Dirrell, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and even Andre Ward. Continue reading