Still Waiting On That Announcement Carl

Carl Froch - It seems every time I write a piece on Nottingham's Cobra, Carl Froch, there is a downbeat tone to proceedings these days. And that's not for want of trying. If I were to be writing about one of his past glories then maybe I could inject some enthusiasm, well - I definitely could, because contrary to popular belief, I'm a big Froch fan - and followed his career throughout his domestic days, through the legendary world title winning fight with Jean Pascal, into the Super Six and beyond.

It seems every time I write a piece on Nottingham’s Cobra, Carl Froch, there is a downbeat tone to proceedings these days. And that’s not for want of trying. If I were to be writing about one of his past glories then maybe I could inject some enthusiasm, well – I definitely could, because contrary to popular belief, I’m a big Froch fan – and followed his career throughout his domestic days, through the legendary world title winning fight with Jean Pascal, into the Super Six and beyond.

Right up until now.

And since “knocking out George Groves in front of 80k at Wembley” – by virtue of that phrase alone – Carl Froch has become a parody of himself, a cartoon character – and, thanks to his past reality TV turns – a bit of a “celebrity” over here in England.

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Tyson Fury Growing Impatient Over Klitschko?

Klitschko vs. Fury, Tyson Fury, Wladimir Klitschko - All the focus following his fight with America's Bryant Jennings was on Wladimir Klitschko facing his mandatory obligations next - meaning Britain's WBO #1 Tyson Fury - and speculative talk has varied between the fight being made in the UK at Wembley in the Autumn/Fall to perhaps it being yet another Wladimir fight on German soil around the same time.

All the focus following his fight with America’s Bryant Jennings was on Wladimir Klitschko facing his mandatory obligations next – meaning Britain’s WBO #1 Tyson Fury – and speculative talk has varied between the fight being made in the UK at Wembley in the Autumn/Fall to perhaps it being yet another Wladimir fight on German soil around the same time.

Yet following all the hype and speculation over recent weeks, things have gone quiet – too quiet for Tyson’s liking, and the 6ft 9″ traveller has taken to twitter to vent his frustrations and attempt to goad the Ukrainian in his own inimitable style, confirming that nothing is yet set in stone – far from it.

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Dirrell Wants DeGale Rematch Above All Else

Andre Dirrell, James DeGale - After narrowly losing out in his challenge for the vacant IBF 168lb title to Britain's James DeGale at the end of last month on Al Haymon's PBC format, Andre "The Resurrected" Dirrell, has spoken to fighthype.com to insist that he wants to do it all again and is prepared to come to the UK to do so.

After narrowly losing out in his challenge for the vacant IBF 168lb title to Britain’s James DeGale at the end of last month on Al Haymon’s PBC format, Andre “The Resurrected” Dirrell, has spoken to fighthype.com to insist that he wants to do it all again and is prepared to come to the UK to do so.

The American essentially lost the fight due to two early knockdowns, that despite a spirited comeback, were enough to win DeGale the fight, even when it appeared the Harlesden man was flagging in the final third of the contest.

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Martin Murray Signs With Matchroom And Targeting DeGale

Martin Murray - We last saw him in a ring back in February, when he extended Gennady Golovkin further than any man so far, finally succumbing in the 11th round after a brave and spirited performance - and now Britain's Martin Murray is setting his sights on the top of the sport once more, joining the UK's largest and most successful stable, Matchroom Sport.

We last saw him in a ring back in February, when he extended Gennady Golovkin further than any man so far, finally succumbing in the 11th round after a brave and spirited performance – and now Britain’s Martin Murray is setting his sights on the top of the sport once more, joining the UK’s largest and most successful stable, Matchroom Sport.

It is yet another marquee signing for Eddie Hearn’s outfit, with the St.Helen’s fighter announcing he intends to move up to 168 to challenge the likes of James DeGale – another Matchroom fighter – though will stay at 160 if the right fights can be made.

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The Next Step For Anthony Joshua ? Dillian Whyte Clash Inches Closer

Anthony Joshua, Dillian Whyte - The fire of excitement surrounding London 2012 gold medallist Anthony Joshua, from both the hardcore fight fans and those who follow the sport a little less closely, has been burning intensely for months now - and following his seemingly effortless destruction of Kevin Johnson last weekend, expectation and interest in the Watford star has reached a career high level.

The fire of excitement surrounding London 2012 gold medallist Anthony Joshua, from both the hardcore fight fans and those who follow the sport a little less closely, has been burning intensely for months now – and following his seemingly effortless destruction of Kevin Johnson last weekend, expectation and interest in the Watford star has reached a career high level.

Arguably the freshest, strongest and most talented heavyweight prospect that the UK has seen since the days of Lennox Lewis (who won his Olympic gold for Canada), those growing more and more convinced he will – over the next 18 months/2 years – develop into the finished article, are now left with an awkward situation on their hands, asking the same questions as promoter Eddie Hearn.

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Linares & Mitchell Set To Do It Again?

Jorge Linares, Kevin Mitchell - Those that witnessed it saw something special last Saturday when Dagenham lightweight Kevin Mitchell tragically fell short of his world title dream against Venezuelan WBC champ Jorge Linares, when he was stopped at the end of the 10th round after giving an heroic account of himself - flooring the champion along the way and sustaining an horrific eye injury from an earlier clash of heads.

Those that witnessed it saw something special last Saturday when Dagenham lightweight Kevin Mitchell tragically fell short of his world title dream against Venezuelan WBC champ Jorge Linares, when he was stopped at the end of the 10th round after giving an heroic account of himself – flooring the champion along the way and sustaining an horrific eye injury from an earlier clash of heads.

For those that had doubted whether Mitchell truly belonged at top level, things became a little clearer given his performance. In a thrilling contest, at the time of the stoppage, Mitchell was up on 2 of the cards and things were level on the third. A fitting testament to the drama that left those in attendance and watching at home crying out for more.

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Shawn Porter: No Concerns About The Catchweight – Porter v Broner

Adrien Broner, Shawn Porter - A similar situation, although not quite as extreme, surrounds welterweight Shawn Porter, who fights Adrien Broner as part of Premier Boxing Champions on June 20th at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas at a 145lb catchweight - though unlike Geale, he has a 10lb rehydaration clause woven into the contract that means he won't be able to "blow-up" on the night beyond 155.

The catchweight situation is at the forefront of boxing more than ever right now, most notably with Miguel Cotto, who is using it as the preferred method of defending his WBC middleweight title this weekend against Australia’s Daniel Geale – a visibly larger fighter.

A similar situation, although not quite as extreme, surrounds welterweight Shawn Porter, who fights Adrien Broner as part of Premier Boxing Champions on June 20th at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas at a 145lb catchweight – though unlike Geale, he has a 10lb rehydaration clause woven into the contract that means he won’t be able to “blow-up” on the night beyond 155.

Talking to ThaBoxingVoice about the fight and the catchweight stipulation imposed by Team Broner, Porter was relaxed and confident about the job in hand;

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Kell Brook Clears Up The Khan Situation

Amir Khan, Kell Brook - Many many column inches are being devoted to the potential Brook v Khan fight, that so far continues to elude us thanks to Amir Khan's stubborn insistence that Brook is somehow 'undeserving' of sharing a ring with him.

Many many column inches are being devoted to the potential Brook v Khan fight, that so far continues to elude us thanks to Amir Khan’s stubborn insistence that Brook is somehow ‘undeserving’ of sharing a ring with him.

It’s a fight the British public in particular are desperate to see – and thankfully, down to this day and age of media saturation via the internet – every verbal barb and excuse is visible and it’s growing increasingly obvious who is stopping this fight from happening – even to the man in the street and the “casual” fan, if you will.

And it’s not the IBF 147lb champion, who has once again gone on the record to state his position unequivocally regarding Khan, telling Sky Sports;

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