British Boxing News
“Oh fast Eddie, you slick, sly, Essex guy you. Tried to pull another fast one over us again have you? Trying to get us to pay for a pay-per-view that isn’t worth the hourly wage of the call-centre worker that will be taking the call are ya!!!???”
Add in a bunch profanities and this is the kind of talk currently being aimed at Eddie Hearn. The man in charge of Matchroom Sports, responsible for giving over a dozen British fighters world title shots and organising one of the biggest boxing bouts of all time in just the last four years, is under a hail of criticism. As Roy Keane probably once said, sports fans are fickle bastards. Continue reading
Lennox Clarke is hoping to finish the year with a bang when he takes on Jamie Ambler at Walsall Town Hall next weekend. Continue reading
Unbeaten light-welterweight, Ben ‘The Entertainer’ Day 5(1)-0-1 is due to take on Portsmouth’s Ben Kneller 0-1(1)-0 at London’s York Hall on December 13th in his first six round contest on the undercard of the Goodwin Promotion’s season finale, ‘It’s Go Time’, featuring six title fights. Continue reading
Hard-hitting Welsh ace Liam William targets his first professional title when he takes on Michael Lomax for the Vacant Commonwealth Light-Middleweight title at the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane, on Monday 24th November. Continue reading
In a recent whirlwind of events, Bradley Saunders 10(8)-0-0 was unveiled as Eddie Hearn’s latest addition to the star-studded Matchroom Boxing stable with grand plans to bring big-time boxing to the North East with the first show planned for April 4th 2015 at the Newcastle Metro Radio Arena.
By Daniel Mole
Stafford’s undefeated super middleweight, Grant Cunningham, tunes up for his recently announced English Title Eliminator by taking on Dudley’s Jamie Gelder in Burslem next month. Continue reading
Delusional, that’s a word you’ll have heard regularly within the world of boxing in the modern era and one you will hear more and more as we approach a series of grudge matches that has lit a fire beneath British boxing that is likely to see the levels of bluster reach fever pitch. It’s a word that has always interested me, simply because despite its negative connotations it is such a crucial weapon in the armory of a professional fighter.
The manifestations of such behavior is of course dictated by an individuals personality, but believe me, to a man, every boxer, journeyman aside, have convinced themselves completely that they have the beating of their opponent. To me, the only difference between these assertions being considered delusion rather than belief is the manner in which you choose to state it. In an era when self-promotion is as important to a fighters earning potential as skill, delusion has become somewhat of an art form and three of its chief exponents will benefit in the coming weeks. Continue reading
Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew locked horns once again at today’s press conference – and both men predicted KO wins ahead of their rematch on Saturday at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The bitter rivals addressed the media next door to the venue where they have met before and will meet again this weekend, and with the pair packing Cruiserweight power on Merseyside this time around, they are both in no doubt that the stakes couldn’t be higher for their long-awaited second clash. Continue reading
It is Under Starters Orders at York Hall on 29th November when Kevin Campion in association with Goodwin Boxing presents a whopping 17 fight card featuring three fighters on the verge of major title shots, fighters making comebacks and many prospects in the early stages of their careers. Continue reading
Lee Glover and Lennox Clarke visited Walsall Town Hall and the Pitch Sports Bar & Grill ahead of their respective fights. Continue reading