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Antonio Counihan: I’m Going To Put On A Great Performance For the Fans on October 25th

Solihull’s Antonio Counihan, who has been described as one of the most talented and exciting young lightweights to hit the British pro scene over the past year, is set to return to the Capital City in October, when he features on the Dave Murphy Acourtier Events promoted CAPITAL PUNISHMENT mega event at York Hall on Saturday 25th October. Continue reading

Abraham vs Smith: ‘That’s What Happens In Germany’

First of all, congratulations to Paul Smith who delivered a career best performance, which he promised, on the night when it mattered the most. A monumental effort behind enemy lines, which was appreciated by every set of fully functioning eyeballs which had the joy of tuning in for what was a tremendous fight.

Isn’t it such a shame that we find ourselves on familiar ground once again, marveling at inconceivable ineptitude that points to the darker side of boxing, which has soiled its name for far too long.

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Larry Ekundayo: It’s time for the Natural to shine

In just under two weeks “Time for the Natural” is being staged at York Hall Bethnal Green headed by the first Nigerian boxer ever to headline a professional boxing show at the Iconic York Hall, Bethnal Green.

Headlining is former Prizefighter winner and seven fight undefeated Larry “The Natural” Ekundayo. Ekundayo has his first title fight when he takes on Stanislav Nenkov for the International Masters Welterweight title. Continue reading

Cleverly-Bellew rematch set for November 22

Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew will meet on November 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports.

The bitter rivals return to the scene of their first contest in October 2011 and will meet at a media day on Wednesday at public press conferences in Liverpool and Cardiff, with details of those to be released later today. Continue reading

McLaren Cousins Reunited

Ten years since lacing their gloves together for Queensberry Police ABC, cousins Joshua and Kieran McLaren will compete together in the professional ranks.

The duo are set to appear on EJKO Promotions’ ‘The Chase’ at Chase Leisure Centre, Cannock, on Saturday, 4th October. Continue reading

Hearn pushing WBO to force Paul Smith – Arthur Abraham rematch

Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn plans on appealing to the WBO to see if they can make his beaten fighter Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) the WBO 168lb mandatory challenger to WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs), who beat him by a 12 round unanimous decision last night Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein, Germany.

Hearn’s beef was that the scoring was too wide in Abraham’s favor in a fight that appeared to be a lot closer than the scores given by the three judges. Hearn was especially upset about one judge scoring the fight 119-109. Hearn thought that score came out of left field. Interestingly enough, Hearn says that the fight could have gone Abraham’s way by a round or so, but he’s upset about the wide scores. Continue reading

Kalle Sauerland open to Abraham-Smith rematch if the money is right

If Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in getting a rematch for his fighter Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) against WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) then Hearn will need to open up his pocketbook and come up with a lot of cash because Abraham’s promoter Kalle Sauerland says he’s only going to let Abraham fight Smith again if the interest is there and the money is good enough.

Hearn will need to dig real deep for cash if he wants to have Abraham travel to Liverpool to fight Smith at home in the UK. Sauerland doesn’t want to put his fighter at a disadvantage unless it’s a substantial offer from Hearn. Abraham has a large following in Germany, so there’s really no point in him traveling to Liverpool to fight Smith, a fighter he just defeated by a 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night in Germany. Continue reading

Sohail Ahmad takes on Kristian Dochev on October 11 at York Hall

Unbeaten light welterweight, Sohail ‘Showstar’ Ahmad 4(1)-0-0 takes on Kristian Dochev 11(4)-18(3)-0 on October 11 at the York Hall, London.

The fight is part of a packed Goodwin Sports show titled ‘The Natural Time’ featuring three title fights headlined by Prizefighter winner, Larry ‘The Natural’ Ekundayo as he enters into his first title fight when he takes on Stanislav Nenkov for the International Masters welterweight title. Continue reading