The last 12 months have undeniably been great ones for British boxing. Going back to last September up to the present day, the world has seen some terrific performances from British fighters both at home and abroad. And next week sees the prestigious British Boxing Board of Control’s annual awards dinner. There is stiff competition this year as far as who will lift the British Fighter of The Year trophy.… Read Article
By James Eley
Louis Fielding has warned he is a wounded animal and will be at his most dangerous when he tops the bill for the Midlands Area Super Featherweight title against Paul Holt on Black Country Boxing’s ‘High Stakes’ show at Walsall Town Hall, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall, on September 24th.… Read Article
Callum Johnson faces Willbeforce Shihepo for the Commonwealth Light-Heavyweight title – and wants to win his first pro title for his Dad at the Manchester Arena on September 24, live on Sky Sports.
Johnson is looking to add the Commonwealth title to his 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal as he looks to convert his 15-fight unbeaten record into hardware, starting with his clash with the experienced Namibian, who took Arthur Abraham the distance in Germany, … Read Article
Dillian Whyte and Ian Lewison will clash on October 7 in Glasgow, Scotland, with the vacant British heavyweight title at stake. A solid and intriguing match-up, Whyte-Lewison will see two fighters who each have an exciting style going at it. Whyte, 18-1(14) will be having his second crack at winning the British crown, having failed, in a great action fight, against Anthony Joshua in what is his sole pro loss (being stopped in the 7th-round … Read Article
Heavyweight boxer Tom Dallas (17-5) has signed a new contract with Kent-based promotional outfit JE Promotions and plans to return to the ring on October 29th at Mote Park in Maidstone.
The 31-year-old from Chatham has been plagued with injuries resulting in what would be an 18-month hiatus from the sport by the time his 23rd bout rolls around under the JE Promotions banner in his home county.… Read Article
Unbeaten heavyweight star (some say future superstar) Anthony Joshua says he is finding it hard getting respect. Already a huge name in the UK, Joshua’s many fans pay to see him fight, fully expecting him to win by KO, and then afterwards the critics say Joshua merely bowled over an opponent he was always going to beat anyway. This is how A.J, 17-0(17) and yet to be extended beyond the 7th-round, says he feels.
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It seems practically nobody in the boxing world truly believes superstar Floyd Mayweather Junior is really retired. Mayweather, the last time anyone asked him, insisted he is indeed “done” and is content now helping out his growing stable of young fighters. Yet still the 49-0 great is expected by many to return to the ring for fight number-50. Not only that, but plenty of fighters are hoping they will get a date with “Money” (Manny … Read Article
By James Eley
Paul Holt is hoping to follow in his father’s footsteps when he challenges for the vacant Midlands Area Super Featherweight belt on Black Country Boxing’s ‘High Stakes’ show at Walsall Town Hall, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall, on Saturday, 24th September.… Read Article
By James Eley
Tommy Loach has spent a year training to ensure he is ready to make the step up to the professional ranks and the West Bromwich welterweight is itching to make his debut on Black Country Boxing’s ‘High Stakes’ show, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall, at Walsall Town Hall on Saturday, 24th September.… Read Article
Not always an easy transition, Matthew Hatton’s switch from boxer to trainer has been eased by the quality of fighters under his wing.
A former European welterweight champ, Hatton had an accomplished career that included a gutsy World title defeat to Mexican superstar Saul Alvarez. … Read Article