Newly crowned British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte says he wants to get one more fight in before the end of the year, and he told Sky Sports that his ideal choice of opponent would be Australia’s former WBA belt-holder Lucas Browne. Whyte, beaten as a pro only by reigning IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua (with whom Whyte is convinced he will one day get a return fight) has called the man known as “Big Daddy,” … Read Article
Following the withdrawal of Brentwood’s English Middleweight title challenger Joe Mullender from his rematch with Romford champion Lee Markham, Bradley Skeete (24-1 10 KOs) will now make the first defence of his British Welterweight title against Manchester’s Shayne Singleton (23-1 8 KOs) at the Brentwood Centre on November 25, live and exclusive on BoxNation. … Read Article
Inspired by the recent top-10 greatest living fighters poll by Ring Magazine, veteran British boxing writer Colin Hart has produced his picks for the ten greatest living British fighters (note: ‘living’ fighters, not all-time greats). With some six decades of covering boxing under his belt and the huge amount of knowledge that has been picked up along the way, the 80-something Hart is probably one of the most qualified writers to come up with such … Read Article
By James Eley
Andy Keates is hoping a successful first defence of his Midlands Title could lead to another crack at the English strap.
The 25 year-old from Leek will defend his super lightweight strap against unbeaten prospect, Jordan Cooke, on Matchroom Boxing’s ‘Bragging Rights’ show at the Barclaycard Arena this coming Saturday, 22nd October. … Read Article
by Steve Goodwin: Welcome to the second edition of my new weekly boxing column in which I will give my genuine views on the week’s events. Got back from Turkey on Friday and was at York Hall Saturday.
Saturday night saw Tony Bellew retain his WBC Cruiserweight title with an exciting punch up with BJ Flores. That was exciting but I must confess to being less than excited about the pantomime afterwards between Tony Bellew … Read Article
Both Tony Bellew and David Haye have options, quite a few in fact. WBC cruiserweight champion Bellew has a number of potentially big and financially rewarding fights at 200-pounds, where the proud Liverpool man could try and unify the division, while Haye, who has a fight upcoming in December (opponent still to be determined) has possible big money fights with the likes of Anthony Joshua (really big money!) and maybe Shannon Briggs on the horizon.… Read Article
It seems fans can, at the very least, pencil the date of December 10 in their diary, with the date underlined for a massive heavyweight event. Eddie Hearn, speaking with BBC Radio 5 Live, said that the deal between the two fighters “is there” and that all that needs to be sorted out now is the sanctioning requests. Hearn said that as long as the governing bodies are happy, the fight WILL go ahead, likely … Read Article
With welterweights Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman, arguably the two best 147-pound fighters operating today, set to meet next year (likely in March) there have been verbal barbs exchanged bwteeen the two. Thurman, unbeaten and the reigning WBA champion, laid into Garcia for choosing the unheralded Samuel Vargas, tweeting how Garcia should “enjoy your last cherry of the year…..I’ll be waiting to take that green belt in 2017!”… Read Article
David Haye has told fans to put their money on B.J. Flores to rip Tony Bellew’s WBC World Cruiserweight title from him when they meet at the Echo Arena in Liverpool tomorrow night, live on Sky Sports.
Bellew defends his crown for the first time since his stunning KO win over Ilunga Makabu at Goodison Park in May, and for brash American Flores, it could be his last shot at World glory having been edged … Read Article
Former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye, who was soundly out-pointed in a disappointing challenge of Wladimir Klitschko way back in 2011, says that should Anthony Joshua fight Klitschko next, it will be the 40-year-old ex-champ who is soundly beaten – maybe even disqualified! Speaking with Sky Sports, Haye said he feels Joshua “wins that fight easily.”
Klitschko-Joshua has not yet been made official, but promoter Eddie Hearn has said numerous times how the fight is … Read Article