Back in May, underdog Tony Bellew rose to the occasion and put in a contender for best performance by a British fighter this year, when he destroyed the dangerous Ilunga Makabu in three-rounds to take the WBC cruiserweight title. Now, “Bomber” has to hold onto the belt, and his first defence will take place in Liverpool in October, Bellew told Sky Sports.… Read Article
Tim-Robin Lihaug (15-1, 8 KOs) and his team declared war on Arthur Abraham (44-5, 29 KOs) at today’s final pre-fight press conference ahead of their WBO International Super Middleweight title fight on Saturday night at the Max-Schmeling-Halle in Berlin.
With just Friday’s weigh-in separating us from fight night, the time for talking will soon come to an end, but today, both fighters and their teams had the chance to share their thoughts on this hotly … Read Article
Former WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne is already in training camp, working ahead of a hoped for shot at IBF heavyweight ruler Anthony Joshua at the end of the year. Joshua has spoken of wanting to get a second voluntary title defence in before moving on to face his mandatory, Joseph Parker, early next year. And Joshua said he would be interested in fighting Stiverne, as he feels the fight would have a good chance … Read Article
MACCLESFIELD super-middleweight Jake Haigh has signed a long-term deal with Hatton Promotions and will make his professional debut in the Autumn.… Read Article
Stuart Hall will challenge Lee Haskins for the IBF World Bantamweight title at The O2 in London on September 10, live on Sky Sports Box Office.
The hotly-anticipated rematch between the bitter rivals sees Haskins defend his title for the second time having landed the belt in spectacular fashion with a sixth round KO of Ryosuke Iwasa in June 2015 and widely outpointing Ivan Morales in his first defence in May.… Read Article
RICKY HATTON will be a busy man on July 24 as four fighters from his stable are in action.
The Hitman’s super-lightweight protégé Anthony Upton tops Hatton Promotions and Black Country Boxing’s Danger Zone show in Cannock as he squares off with Luke Paddock for the vacant English crown.… Read Article
By James Eley
Akeem Ennis-Brown is hoping his next fight on ‘There’s a Storm Coming’ in Tewkesbury on July 23rd will be the one that will allow the Gloucestershire fighter to step up to the next level writes James Eley.… Read Article
Gifted Blackwood southpaw Craig Evans has decided it might be time to pick on someone his own size.
The 26 year old – who once stretched formidable two-weight world champion Vasyl Lomachenko the distance in the amateurs – has earned favorable reviews for his valiant British lightweight challenge to Scott Cardle, plus a brace of epic draws with Tom Stalker for the WBO European 135lb strap.
Nevertheless, the former British amateur king knows his best … Read Article
Rigondeaux: “Dickens is the only 122 pounder in the world that has the courage to take me on.”
Dickens: “I’m the massive underdog. I’d just like to say to all the youngsters out there don’t be afraid to chase your dreams.”
Cuban boxing great Guillermo Rigondeaux came face-to-face with Liverpool’s Jazza Dickens at today’s press conference ahead of their WBA Super-Bantamweight World Title showdown at the Cardiff Ice Arena this Saturday, live and exclusive on … Read Article
Kell Brook really does come across as a very confident fighter entering his massive challenge of feared middleweight king Gennady Golovkin (the man and his power he is of course referring to in the above headline). Of course, any fighter who has called for a big fight and got it should be fully confident he is going to win, but there are sceptics out there who feel Brook – who is a huge underdog according … Read Article