British Boxing News
Not so long ago, it was between David Price and Tyson Fury as to who the next big British heavyweight was going to be, with the two men looking to be on an eventual collision course to decide. Anthony Joshua had barely turned professional.
And then along came wily old veteran Tony Thompson and the wheels came off for David Price. After those two career-derailing knockouts that left Price on the heavyweight scrap heap, Tyson Fury went his own way and is now set to challenge Wladimir Klitschko for the WBO title later this year. Continue reading
FIGHT #1 – 19:00 hrs
6 X 3 MINUTE ROUNDS LIGHT-WELTERWEIGHT CONTEST
ZACK DAVIES V JACK McCORMACK
Gorslas, Wales Nottingham, England
2-0-0 1-2-0 Continue reading
It would seem that the world and his wife has an opinion on British knockout artist and heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua and just what his next move should be – with the Watford fighter seemingly re-igniting interest in the marquee division both at home and beyond – with the natural gifts of the 6ft 6″ Olympic gold medalist drawing attention from all corners of the fight game.
Possibly the highest praise for Matchroom Sport’s future “face” of boxing has come from dominant, lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, who appears to be tipping the Brit, above all others, to fill the gaping void he is soon to leave behind when he inevitably retires. Continue reading
Leading bantamweight contenders Lee Haskins and Ryosuke Iwasa both believe their IBF Interim World Bantamweight Title fight on Saturday night (June 13) will be decided within the scheduled distance – by knockout – and aren’t planning on leaving anything in the hands of the judges. Continue reading
It’s already being billed as a huge domestic clash that will serve as an official eliminator for WBC champion Jorge Linares’ 135 lb title – and after leaking online earlier in the week, promoter Eddie Hearn this morning dropped the news that London 2012 gold medalist Luke Campbell and hometown rival Tommy Coyle, will indeed headline Matchroom’s “Rumble On The Humber” card from Hull’s Craven Park – with ample support coming in the form of Scotland’s Ricky Burns – (who put in a heroic shift vs Omar Figueroa Jr in Texas recently, when he fights a TBA opponent.) Continue reading
Having terrorised the nation’s leading amateur lightweights, Midland menace Leon Woodstock unleashes his explosive fists into the professional arena at The York Hall, Bethnal Green this Friday. Continue reading
Southern Area light-heavy king Miles Shinkwin gets a chance to showcase his wares when he tops the bill for the first time in a 10 round international contest at the York Hall this Friday.
The 27 year old for England rep has quietly cruised to ten straight wins and is targeting domestic glory before the year is through. On Monday, boxing writer Glynn Evans caught up with him to discuss his career. Continue reading
Londoner signs three year contract
Former Commonwealth Welterweight Champion John O’Donnell has decided to put pen to paper and sign a three year deal with rising manager/promoter Steve Goodwin. Continue reading
Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle will clash in an official eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title at Craven Park in Hull on August 1, live on Sky Sports. Continue reading
Liverpool’s super middleweight contender and former world title challenger Paul Smith goes into the lion’s den on June 20th when he travels to California and attempts to upset the returning Andre Ward in a fight many are viewing as an uphill struggle for the Brit – who is coming off back-to-back losses against Germany’s Arthur Abraham.
Speaking to fighthype.com, Smith was honest in his appraisal of his chances in the fight and clearly recognises he is a big underdog. However, he believes he can upset the odds if he boxes a smart fight – and is buoyed by the American’s inactivity – Ward last stepped through the ropes back in November of 2013. Continue reading