Being a former two time National ABA champion doesn’t always guarantee you success in the professional ranks, that, up to now has been the case with Luton light-welterweight Duane ‘Bang Bang’ Grimes. A top class amateur, Grimes was destined for big things in the pro ranks when he turned over in December 2010.… Read Article
New Matchroom Sport signing Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) has stated that the lightly regarded Interim WBA middleweight title he won back in February is merely just the beginning of what he is envisioning as a rich, world championship winning career.
Eubank will make his debut under the Matchroom banner on the October 24th Kell Brook/Diego Chaves card in Sheffield against a TBA opponent that promoter Eddie Hearn claims will be “top 15.”… Read Article
Canada based Romanian former super-middleweight champion Lucien Bute is still the most realistic next opponent for Britain’s IBF 168 lb champion, James DeGale, with a mid-late November date likely.
It emerged last week that talks had begun for a November 14th meeting in Bute’s Quebec backyard for what will be DeGale’s maiden defence of the title he won in a history making effort in May against Andre Dirrell on Premier Boxing Champions, although an exact … Read Article
The line-up for Black Country Boxing’s ‘The Avengers’ show at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday has been confirmed.
Birmingham featherweight Paul ‘The Incredible’ Holt, who turns 25 today, headlines the show against Swindon’s Joe Beeden over four rounds as he looks to make a winning start to life under the Black Country Boxing banner.… Read Article
British middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) and Ireland’s Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan (21-1, 14ko)have re-ignited their public feud through a series of social media exchanges that began when Eubank posted a sarcastic, veiled and somewhat patronising message aimed at O’Sullivan’s team mate Frank Buglioni, who lost his WBA (reg) 168 lb title challenge to Fedor Chudinov in London last night.
Yesterday afternoon the Brighton fighter, who this week signed with British promotional heavyweights Matchroom … Read Article
Queensbury promotions boss Frank Warren has admitted he was disappointed by heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora’s (22-5, 14ko) underwhelming 10 round decision over Brazilian journeyman Marcielo Nascimento (18-11, 16ko) last night, a fight that amounted to no more than a dull [televised]public workout for the former world title challenger in front of a partisan crowd at the SSE Arena.
It was Chisora’s second outing without long-time trainer Don Charles, whom he split from earlier this year, … Read Article
Frank Buglioni displayed his fighting heart by forcing WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov the distance but lost by unanimous points decision at the SSE Arena, Wembley, and say’s he’ll be back.… Read Article
In a predictable outcome, WBA “regular” super middleweight title holder Fedor Chudinov (14-0, 10 KOs) had little problems in beating an over-matched #4 WBA challenger Frank Buglioni (17-2-1, 13 KOs) by a lopsided 12 round unanimous decision tonight at the Wemblay Arena in London, UK. … Read Article
Tyson Fury remains unsurprised that Wladimir Klitschko has pulled out of their October 24th heavyweight clash citing a calf strain, causing the fight to be postponed.
The giant 6′ 9″ challenger predicted as much over two months ago, saying he wouldn’t be surprised if Wladimir did what David Haye did to him twice and pull out injured.… Read Article
At last night’s annual British Boxing Board of Control awards dinner in London – run in association with Boxing News magazine – unbeaten current IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook was named as fighter of the year.
Last year’s award went to former super middleweight world champion Carl Froch, and recognises the period August 1 2014 – July 31, 2015, just encompassing the month of Brook’s career best and title winning triumph over Shawn Porter in … Read Article