British Boxing News
OVER A WEEK on from their competitive 12 round clash in Melbourne, Aussie legend Anthony Mundine says Sergey Rabchenko has every reason to hold his head high.
The former three-time world champion scored a split decision victory over Rabchenko at a packed Hisense Arena last Wednesday and is now targeting showdowns with the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jnr and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Continue reading
British Bantamweight Champion Lee Haskins has been in spartan preparation for his upcoming international fight against dangerous Mexican Willy Velazquez. Haskins has been sparring with Robbie Turley who will be fighting Jamie Speight in a 10 round British Title eliminator. Continue reading
Nathan Cleverly 199 – Tony Bellew 199
James DeGale 167 – Marco Antonio Periban 169.6
Scott Quigg 121 – Hidenori Otake 121
Jamie McDonnell 117 – Javier Chacon 117
Anthony Joshua 240 – Michael Sprott 243
George Groves 167 – Denis Douglin 168.4
Anthony Joshua 240- Michael Sprott 243
Callum Smith 167- Nikola Sjekloca 167
Bradley Saunders 147 – Ivans Levickis 143
Two members of the GB Boxing squad, Lisa Whiteside and Sandy Ryan, have secured at least a bronze medal at the AIBA Women’s World Championships in Jeju Island, South Korea, (16-24 November 2014).
The pair booked their places in Friday’s semi-final with convincing victories in today’s session. Continue reading
Luke Blackledge in first defense of WBC International Silver super-middleweight title against Konstantin Alexandrov in Blackburn on November 22
Lancashire super-middleweight, Luke Blackledge 17(6)-2(1)-2 is all set to defend his recently attained WBC International Silver super middleweight title in Blackburn on November 22nd against Bulgarian, Konstantin Alexandrov 3-3-0. Continue reading
Debutant flyweight, Jordan Smith is all set for his professional debut at the Camden Centre, Kings Cross on November 21 against newly announced opponent, Brett Fideo. Continue reading
Hidenori Othake takes on Scott Quigg for the WBA Bantamweight title – and the Japanese star wants to become a history maker on Saturday night at the sold out Echo Arena in Liverpool, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
This is only the second time in boxing history that a Japanese boxer has come to England to challenge for the World title, the first was Mitsunori Seki, who was stopped in nine rounds by Howard Winstone way back in 1968 for the vacant WBC Featherweight crown. Continue reading
LONDON (Nov 20) – Unbeaten ace Chris Algieri has hailed Manny Pacquiao as ‘one of the greatest fighters ever’ but says he is ready to upset the boxing legend this weekend. Continue reading
George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) and Denis Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) came face-to-face for the first time at today’s press conference ahead of their WBC Silver World Super Middleweight Championship fight on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
There is a lot on the line for the ‘Saint’, who risks both his WBC Silver title and WBC mandatory position, when he faces the ‘Mommas Boy’ in front of a sell out crowd at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. Continue reading
“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