British Boxing News
I turned professional back in the autumn of 2002, but I didn’t make my professional debut until the following summer of 2003. I had to wait 8 long months for the opportunity. The four big promoters in the UK at the time were not interested in taking a chance on me; Mick Hennessey, Frank Warren, Frank Maloney and Barry Hearn all passed on me.
Years later it would make me feel good when it was pointed out to me that I had surpassed all the British fighters in my weight category that they had signed.
Serendipity would strike again when they would all offer me a promotional deal after I had climbed the world ladder, getting ranked fourth in the world and becoming British champion.
Scotty Cardle is expecting a tough bout when he challenges Kirk Goodings for the Sunderland fighter’s English title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on September 13, live on Sky Sports, but says he’ll relish the opportunity to earn a shot at the coveted British title. Continue reading
ADAM ETCHES has once again been nominated for the Young British Boxer of the Year Award.
featherweight, Chris Adaway, is ready to do it his way as he prepares to make
his professional debut in Torquay later this month. Continue reading
In a sport that sometimes gets a bad press, Qasim Niaz wants to become a role model after turning his life around through boxing.
Just a few years ago the Blackburn youngster, 22, found his liberty curtailed at ‘Her Majesty’s Pleasure’ after a violence conviction.
Since then, the undefeated former England international has dedicated himself to the sport and is a changed man as he heads into his sixth outing at Blackburn’s St George’s Hall on September 6.
“When I was 17 I got in with the wrong crowd and started fighting on the streets, using my boxing skills for the wrong reasons,” explained Niaz. “I got caught up, arrested, and sent down for a bit. Continue reading
Sanigar Events are proud to present ‘Dragon Fire’ a night of Championship Boxing on Saturday 4th October at the Merthyr Tydfil Leisure Centre.
Dai Davies will make a triumphant return to the ring following his thrilling rematch win over Robbie Turley to retain his Welsh featherweight title at the same venue in back in July. Continue reading
Tomorrow night in Halle, Germany WBO World Cruiserweight Champion Marco Huck (37-2-1, 26 KOs) will attempt to equal Johnny Nelson’s record for the most title defences in the cruiserweight division when he faces Mirko Larghetti (21-0, 13 KOs) at the Gerry Weber Stadium.
As Huck threatens to match Nelson’s record of thirteen successful defences, ‘’The Entertainer’’ has exclusively revealed that he would consider a sensational return to the ring to face the ”plastic” champion and reclaim his WBO title.
‘’There are only a handful of world champions who can truly be considered the best in the world and in my opinion Marco Huck is not one of them,’’ said Nelson. ‘’No disrespect to the kid but to get people to sit up, pay attention and consider him the best, he needs to fight outside of Germany, away from his home comforts. Continue reading
WBC International Heavyweight title on the line – Selby meets Brunker in IBF final eliminator
Anthony Joshua MBE fights for his first title on October 11 at The O2 in London where he faces Denis Bakhtov for the WBC International Heavyweight title, live on Sky Sports on a packed card in the capital. Continue reading
RICKY HATTON says his recent bike ride for the homeless charity Barnabus was one of the most difficult yet rewarding challenges of his life.
Plymouth Cruiserweight, Courtney Richards, is ready to avenge his defeat by Henry Smith when the pair lock horns for an International Masters Cruiserweight Title in Torquay next month. Continue reading