Slightly older British fight fans will remember “The Big Fight Live.” Back in the day, in the 1980s and ’90s, with the great Reg Gutteridge doing the commentary, the show, going out on terrestrial channel ITV, was THE place to watch the big fights. Now, according to an interesting piece on the ITV website, the boxing show will return to TV screens next year – on pay-per-view.… Read Article
Amazingly, and proof positive that boxing is flourishing on these shores, the UK can now boast more reigning world champion boxers than any other country in the world. With 13 world rulers – from heavyweight all the way down to super-flyweight – the UK currently has more champs than America (12) and Mexico (8).
The current impressive list of world champions consists of:… Read Article
Andy Keates believes it will be third time lucky for him when he steps into the ring in Bristol on Saturday to battle Joe Hughes for the vacant English Super Lightweight Title writes James Eley.
The Leek pugilist fell short the last two times he fought for this strap but he is determined to be crowned King of England this weekend.… Read Article
Praise continues to come in, justifiable praise at that, for the quite incredible twelve-round slugfest British heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora gave us on Saturday night in Manchester. Promoter Eddie Hearn called the give and take, two-way barnburner one of the best heavyweight fights he has ever seen. And this was not mere hyperbole intended to sell tickets – the fight is in the history books now.
However, there could be a part-two – … Read Article
While IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua had an easy time of it in despatching challenger Eric Molina last night, fight fans are finding it harder and harder to shell out good money to see the 18-0(18) star bowl over opponents, one after the other, in easy, even scripted-looking “fights.”
Everyone agrees that AJ is badly in need of a test, but will this test come in his next fight – officially announced in the ring … Read Article
Anthony Joshua extended his perfect record to 18-0 with 18 knockouts in a dominating defense of his IBF Heavyweight World Championship over American challenger Eric Molina Saturday on SHOWTIME from Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Joshua floored Molina with a huge left in the third, leaving the Texas native crumpled in the corner. Molina looked dazed and barely beat the count, but he was again in trouble and defenseless seconds later, forcing the referee to … Read Article
Although he has had just 17 pro fights – fight number 18 comes this Saturday night against challenger Eric Molina – Anthony Joshua is already speaking about when he plans to call it a day and retire. The reigning IBF heavyweight champ, speaking with The Mirror, says that if things go to plan he will retired in five years at the age of 32.
Joshua says he could retire today if he wanted to, as … Read Article
Due to the craziness displayed by Dereck Chisora earlier this week, when the heavyweight threw a table at his bitter rival Dillian Whyte, the BBB of C came close to calling tomorrow’s fight off. Instead, Chisora has been fined the sum of £25,000 and tomorrow’s clash will not contest the British title as was initially the case.… Read Article
David Haye, former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, visited the 5th St. GYM in Miami, Fla. this morning. Haye was accompanied by his friend Joe Fournier to do light work on the sandbag.
Rey Sanchez / Ringsidefightingnews spoke briefly with Haye about the events between Chisora and Whyte.
“It was really fun to see how Chisora threw that table over Whyte’s head. I do not want to be misunderstood, but the situation at the press conference … Read Article
IBF World Bantamweight Champion Lee Haskins has been forced to withdraw from his upcoming world title defence in Kyoto, Japan on 31st December against Shohei Omori due to a leg injury sustained in training.
Initial medical reports have stated that Haskins should be able to resume full training in early January 2017
Lee Haskins expresses his disappointment about having to withdraw:… Read Article