For those of you who, like myself, somehow missed it in 2016 when it was released, there is a great new book out on the simply unforgettable three-fight rivalry warriors Aturo Gatti and Micky Ward engaged in back in 2002/2003, that just has to be read. If you didn’t get a copy – released as it was just before Christmas – and you care anything for the Gatti-Ward fights, then “Intimate Warfare: The true story … Read Article
The way things stand right now, 2017 promises to be a big year for boxing; with blockbusters such as Klitschko-Joshua, Golovkin-Jacobs, Thurman-Garcia, Haye-Bellew all set and others, such as GGG-Canelo and Wilder-Joshua possibilities.
But will 2017 provide fight fans with everything they want? Here are a few things this writer wishes for over the coming 12 months:… Read Article
By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones & Justin Jones – As the world celebrates the New Year, we reflect on the sweet science in 2016 by unveiling our yearly boxing awards:
Fighter of the Year
Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton
- Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko
- Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford
- Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez
Following the latest round of Twitter exchanges between Kell Brook and Amir Khan it seems more likely than ever that this highly anticipated fight may actually be made for sometime in 2017.
Khan claimed the Brook wasn’t on his level previously and that he need a win over a big name to turn himself into a viable opponent. Brook on the other hand has always publicly shown a willingness to test Khans ‘whiskers’ and get … Read Article
In the wake of Anthony Joshua’s latest victory and after the announcement of his 2017 contest against a fighter of note in Wladimir Klitschko, we look to discuss if the IBF Heavyweight Champion will ever gain the respect of ‘hardcore’ boxing fans or will be forever seen as a poster boy for ‘casuals’ and the increasing wave of new boxing fans.
Joshua is an Olympic Champion, and however you view his victory over Charles Martin … Read Article
Unbeaten heavyweight contender Hughie Fury has confirmed that he is currently in negotiations with WBO heavyweight champ Joseph Parker and how he fully expects to challenge the New Zealander on Parker’s scheduled April 8 defence.
Speaking with Sky Sports, Fury, cousin of course of former heavyweight king Tyson Fury, said he is willing to travel to New Zealand for the fight and that after he beats Parker, he will look to unify the heavyweight titles.… Read Article
Newly crowned WBO International super bantamweight champion, Isaac ‘Royal Storm’ Dogboe wasted no time at all on arrival back in Ghana to give thanks to his God for the latest triumph in the ring.
The highly religious boxer on Thursday returned to the country for the first time since annexing the belt with a round 7 stoppage of Julian Evaristo Aristule in New Zealand on December 10 and drove straight from the Kotoka International Airport … Read Article
In what could be an entertaining, evenly fought match-up, heavyweights Dominic Breazeale and Artur Szpilka will clash on Deontay Wilder’s under-card on February 25 in Birmingham, Alabama.
Breazeale, last seen bravely trying his best against defending IBF heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua, will make his ring return, as will Szpilka, who was last seen being KO’d by Wilder in his own world title crack. Breazeale, 17-1(15) lost his title shot and unbeaten record in June, Szpilka, … Read Article
Former heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko has already said a number of times ahead of his April fight with Anthony Joshua how age is not, and will not be, a factor. Although he will be 41 come the April 29 fight for the IBF and WBA titles, Klitschko says this is merely a number and nothing more.
And, in a more recent interview with Eirsport, Wladimir says that he actually got faster as a fighter with … Read Article
Have we seen the best of former 140-pound champ Amir Khan, maybe even the end of his winning fights at the top level – or can the now 30-year-old bounce back from his crushing KO loss to Canelo Alvarez in 2017? Khan, who is excited to get back in action having had an op on his troublesome right hand, told The Bolton News he is positive he can win a world title at welterweight.
Khan … Read Article