Legendary British boxing trainer Brendan Ingle, at his famous Wincobank Gym in the city of Sheffield, trained a number of young fighters, taking plenty of them to major titles in the 1980s and ‘90s. Arguably the most famous of these Ingle fighters is former featherweight champ and KO king Naseem Hamed. The cocky, sometimes controversial puncher polarised fans in the 1990s and early 2000s, and was loved and disliked in seemingly equal measure.… Read Article
Last night at Wembley, in a fight the followed – after a considerable delay – the Chris Eubank Junior-Nick Blackwell battle that sadly saw Blackwell taken to hospital where he remains under observation with a brain bleed – unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury won a dull but wide ten-round UD over a faded Dominick Guinn.… Read Article
As most had expected beforehand, reigning and defending IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook made short work of mandatory challenger Kevin Bizier of Canada last night in his hometown of Sheffield. Destroying the previously unstopped challenger inside just two-rounds, Brook improved to 36-0(25). But immediately after his easy and ruthless night’s work, Brook called out the big guns of the talent-rich 147-pound weight class he believes he can conquer.… Read Article
Two young and unbeaten British heavyweights who are still in the early stages of their respective careers got stoppage wins tonight. In Sheffield, on the under-card of the Kell Brook-Kevin Bizier show, David Allen improved to 9-0-1(6) with a 4th-round corner retirement win over experienced U.S journeyman Jason Gavern, 27-21-4(12).
24-year-old Allen was to have fought Richard Towers in a British title eliminator but Towers pulled out with illness and 38-year-old Gavern, no stranger to … Read Article
CORCORAN DEFEATS BUTLER TO CLAIM FIRST TITLE AND YORK HALL RESULTS
10 X 3 Minute Rounds @ 154 lbs
GARY CORCORAN WPTS10 (100-89, 99-90, 100-89) vs. DANNY BUTLER
Wembley’s Gary Corcoran beat Danny Butler to claim the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Junior-Middleweight Championship at York Hall last night. The natural-born scrapper was on the front foot from the off and dominated large parts of the bout; securing a unanimous decision win with scores of 100-89, 99-90 … Read Article
Nick ‘Wild’ Webb (4-0), unbeaten heavyweight prospect from Chertsey, faces Hungarian Zoltan Csala (9-5) at The SSE Arena, Wembley this Saturday, live on Channel 5.… Read Article
At today’s official weigh in Gary Corcoran and Danny Butler both made the weight on the scales ahead of their WBO Intercontinental Junior-Middleweight showdown. … Read Article
Former WBA heavyweight champ David Haye, who returned to the ring following a near four year absence in January, will host a press conference at London’s O2 next Wednesday to officially announce his second comeback opponent, so reports South London Press. Haye, also a former undisputed cruiserweight champion, destroyed Australia’s Mark de Mori inside a round in January, before a sold-out O2 arena, and with a TV audience of over three million tuning in to … Read Article
Leek’s Andy Keates is ready to take his second chance at the English Lightweight Title.
The Midlands Area Super Lightweight Champion stepped down in weight to challenge holder, Kevin Hooper, in November; losing on a paper-thin majority decision.… Read Article
The British Lionhearts have been confirmed as the winners of Group B in the World Series of Boxing (WSB) and will box at home in the quarter-finals of the competition.… Read Article