Ahead of his fighter’s June 6th defence of the WBC 160lb belt he won last year against an injured Sergio Martinez – Freddie Roach has spoken to fighthype.com regarding the outcome of the catchweight contest between Miguel Cotto & Daniel Geale – predicting that despite the significant height, reach and rehydration weight advantages the Aussie is going to have – his man can stop the former 3x world champion in the 8th or 9th rounds.… Read Article
Sheffield’s IBF 147lb champion Kell Brook has spoken out at today’s presser to promote his headline title defence against Frankie Gavin on Saturday’s ‘Rule Britannia’ card promising that he is ready, in shape and intending to look good when he steps out under the bright lights of London’s O2 Arena.
Brook, who destroyed mandatory challenger Jo Jo Dan in style back in February, has tweeted previously that he can see this one ending inside 3 … Read Article
For many, Dagenham lightweight Kevin Mitchell is one of the most likable characters in British boxing – and at times has been one of the most frustrating to follow the career of – notably in his two crushing defeats to Michael Katsidis at Frank Warren’s massive Upton Park show in 2010 and then again in his second heavy loss to Scotland’s Ricky Burns in 2012 which was ostensibly the end of him at the time.… Read Article
The fight will take place on May 29 at the Barclays center, a high capacity indoor arena in Brooklyn, NY. Usually boxers need excuses why they do not take a certain fight but Amir Khan (30-3) has been trying to justify his choice and has offered excuses why he should fight Christopher Algieri (20-1). The British boxer can gain credibility only from a stoppage win over this opponent even though Algieri went the distance with … Read Article
As boxing fans – be it writers, ticket buyers or the fighters themselves, we are all interested in good, solid, competitive and meaningful fights – as often as is humanly possible – preferably as part of our normal Sky package, terrestrial TV or even on a specific subscription fight channel like Boxnation – who provide the very best international content from America and beyond, week in, week out.
After a barrage of criticism over the … Read Article
Poor old Chris Algieri. Ahead of his much maligned fight with Amir Khan on Friday at the Barclays Center in New York, the British fighter has suggested a desperate scrabble for a suitable opponent was partly responsible for choosing to fight the former kick-boxer, insinuating to Espn that due to various complications, nobody else credible was available in the wake of him not getting the May 2nd Floyd fight ahead of Manny Pacquiao.
“There were … Read Article
After he wouldn’t vacate his WBA (interim) 160lb title – thus ensuring negotiations for the rematch with WBO mandatory Billy Joe Saunders broke down recently – it would appear that Brighton’s Chris Eubank Jr is to ultimately stay on the WBA route according to promoter Frank Warren – a road which leads to all things triple G.
Since finally embracing twitter thanks in no small part to his son Conor – who is a promising amateur following in his father’s footsteps – British 160 & 168lb legend Nigel Benn has offered his opinion on the Calzaghe/Froch twitter war as part of his #askbenn sessions where he interacts with his fans and followers.
The former “Dark Destroyer” – now a committed Christian – is best remembered by fans old and new for his … Read Article
This weekend, British fans get the chance to see Commonwealth bantamweight champion Ross “The Boss” Burkinshaw (14-5-2, 8ko) take another step in his “Cinderella Man” story when he challenges for the WBO inter-continental title on free to air TV in the UK against South Africa’s Klass Mboyane.
The Sheffield fighter, who has enjoyed a career resurgence under Wincobank veteran Ryan Rhodes in the corner, finally gets the television exposure he deserves in a promotional master … Read Article
If I was WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32ko), I might be a slightly worried man right now.
The four weight world champ makes the first defence of the title he won against a crocked Sergio Martinez on June 6th, when he steps in with the extremely capable former 3x world 160lb champ – Australia’s Daniel Geale (31-3, 16ko).
And that isn’t the only problem for Cotto, who has yet to genuinely box at … Read Article