VIP Promotions showcase one of the most anticipated domestic dust-ups of the year on October 22, when cruiserweights Matty Askin and Tommy McCarthy square off at Bolton’s Macron Stadium. Screened live and free for fans on vipboxing.tv, the pair headline a packed card when they clash in a final eliminator for the British title.… Read Article
England Boxing, the national governing body (NGB) for boxing in England, has announced the appointment of barrister, Lawrence Selby, as a new Non-Executive Board Director.
He was appointed following an open and transparent recruitment process and is the fourth Non-Executive Director on England Boxing’s 12-person Board. … Read Article
Peter Fury, trainer and uncle of troubled heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, said on BBC Sport that the two belts Fury still holds but is widely expected to be stripped of shortly due to his well-documented drugs and mental health problems, should “not be held up.” Fury’s WBA and WBO titles are expected to be declared vacant soon (although WBA President Gilberto Mendoza told BBC Sport that no decision has yet been made by he and … Read Article
Welcome to my new weekly boxing column in which I will give my genuine views on the week’s events. This will be published every Monday. Am writing this one from sunny Turkey!
Saturday night saw Ricky Burns retain his World title with a deserved win over Relikh. But those scorecards? Winning by 8 rounds. Stevie Wonder could have done a better job. These hometown refs and scorecards are really affecting the credibility of the sport.… Read Article
Cromer hero Liam Walsh moved a step closer to facing IBF World Super-Featherweight Champion Jose Pedraza after outclassing Andrey Klimov over twelve rounds last night at the Harrow Leisure Centre. Walsh produced a punch perfect performance to take a unanimous decision with scores of 119-108, 120-107 and 120-107 from the judges.
After a cagey opening round the classy Walsh began to take control of the fight, doubling up on his jab and landing some well-timed … Read Article
Why is promoter Eddie Hearn smiling? Well, we won’t know until next week, but Hearn has gone on record as saying he hopes to have some huge news in the coming days regarding the next fight for Anthony Joshua, and that if things come off – things that currently have him smiling with optimism – we will be in store for “good news that will blow our minds.”
Speaking with ESPN.com, Hearn said that Wladimir … Read Article
Promoter Frank Warren is set to showcase the very best of Irish Boxing live on BoxNation when he returns to Belfast to promote an action-packed show at the Titanic Exhibition Centre on 5th November.
Belfast’s Commonwealth Champion Jamie Conlan continues his journey towards a 2017 World title shot and is joined by Ireland’s Triple Olympian Paddy Barnes making his professional debut which should guarantee a huge crowd at the Titanic Centre.… Read Article
Though nobody will ever say the first, and as it will now no doubt be, the only, meeting between heavyweights Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko produced a great fight, there was a potentially great rematch of a fight awaiting us, and maybe a memorable trilogy of a rivalry. But now, due to Fury’s plethora of out of the ring problems, this particular rivalry has ended in a frustratingly unresolved manner.
Who knows what would have … Read Article
Unbeaten middleweight Billy Joe Saunders, holder of the WBO belt, says it’s time to “find out how good I am.” Next up, the talented southpaw will meet Russian unknown Artur Akakov, in what will be Saunders’ first fight of 2016. Next up afterwards, as long as he comes through with belt safely in hand, will be a mega-fight against either Saul Canelo Alvarez or Gennady Golovkin.
This is the word according to promoter Frank Warren, … Read Article
RICKY HATTON admits he will have some mixed emotions if his fighter Kiryl Relikh beats Ricky Burns tonight.
Relikh has the chance to win a title Hatton once himself held when he challenges for the WBA super-lightweight crown at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow.… Read Article