Evans replaces Gavin for Eggington clash

October 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

Dale Evans will challenge Sam Eggington for the British and Commonwealth Welterweight titles at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday October 17, live on Sky Sports Evans replaces the injured Frankie Gavin for the bout and lands a golden opportunity to get his hands on Eggington’s belts, and will be raring to go having been set to box this weekend in Newport. Eggington and Evans met in a thrilling toe-to-toe Prizefighter quarter-final in Wolverhampton in January 2013, where the Welshman came out on top. The champion is eager to host his former foe in his first defence of the British belt and second of his Commonwealth strap – and warned ‘Big Boy’ that he’s a different beast from the loss he suffered in Prizefighter. […]

Pulev returns on October 17 against Arias

October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) returns with a renewed vigour on October 17 as the Bulgarian heavyweight star looks to get his World title ambitions back on track with a victory over George Arias (56-13, 42 KOs) at the dm-Arena in Karlsruhe, Germany. Pulev has been out of the ring since November 2014, where despite a brave performance, the 34 year-old failed to dethrone Heavyweight Champion Wladimir Klitschko. Following a period of transition, which has seen the ‘Cobra’ team up with legendary German coach Ulli Wegner, the former European Champion has made some important changes and believes he is now ready to work his way back into World title contention. ‘’The fight against Klitschko was a valuable lesson for me,’’ said Pulev. ‘’At that time […]

All-new edition of The Fight Game with Jim Lampley debuts tomorrow night on HBO‏

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

THE FIGHT GAME WITH JIM LAMPLEY returns with a new edition WEDNESDAY, OCT. 7 (11:00-11:30 pm. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. Hosted by the four-time Sports Emmy® winner, who has been the host of HBO Boxing since joining the network in 1988, the show is a provocative, engaging and informative experience that delves into intriguing storylines, newsmakers and issues that are top-of-mind in boxing. Other HBO playdates: Oct. 10 (11:15 a.m.), 13 (2:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m.), 15 (5:05 a.m.), 18 (noon), 21 (7:30 p.m., 12:30 a.m.) and 27 (9:30 a.m., 4:40 a.m.) HBO2 playdates: Oct. 8 (9:30 a.m.), 14 (7:30 p.m.), 16 (12:15 p.m., 8:00 p.m.), 20 (2:50 a.m.), 24 (12:15 p.m.) and 31 (5:00 p.m.) The show will also be available on HBO NOW, HBO […]

Terry Flanagan and Liam Smith have fired up the Anglo-American rivalry

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Terry Flanagan and Liam Smith have fired up the Anglo-American rivalry ahead of their world title showdowns with respective challengers Diego Magdaleno and John Thompson at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 10th October. Manchester ace Flanagan makes the first defence of his WBO World Lightweight title against California hitter Magdaleno, while Liverpool star Smith faces New Jersey banger Thompson with the Vacant WBO World Super-Welterweight title on the line. Flanagan says he has a point to prove after he won the world title from Jose Zepeda in July when the American dislocated his shoulder in the second round and will be looking to do a demolition job on mandatory contender Magdaleno to show the he is the top 135 pounder in the world. “It’s always […]

Dodd lands dream shot at Cardle in Liverpool

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd will challenge Scotty Cardle for the British Lightweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 7, live on Sky Sports. Dodd earned his shot at the unbeaten Lytham St Annes champion with a gutsy win over Gary Buckland at the Liverpool Olympia in September, stepping in at late notice to replace Cardle against the Welshman and outpointed the former two-weight British champion over ten tough rounds on Merseyside. Cardle makes the first defence of the title he landed in May against Craig Evans, recovering from the leg injury that afforded Dodd his chance to face Buckland – and the Liverpool man plans to grab his dream shot with both hands. “I can’t believe what’s happened in the last few weeks, […]

‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell brings big-time boxing back to Bristol on November 14‏

October 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Middleweight star Nick ‘Bang Bang’ Blackwell will aim to make it three big knockout wins in a row on November 14, when he headlines a Hennessy Sports in association with Sanigar Events show at the City Academy, Bristol, LIVE on Channel 5. The 24-year-old from Trowbridge is the reigning British middleweight champion and one of the standout British fighters of the year. His electrifying seventh-round stoppage win over John Ryder at London’s O2 Arena in May, televised live on Sky Sports Box Office, landed him the Lonsdale belt, while a stunning sixth-round knockout of Damon Jones in July, live on Channel 5, highlighted his devastating punch power and made-for-TV style. Now, with world titles very much in his sights, Blackwell looks to make a statement […]

J’Leon Love battles Osumana Adama on 9/29

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Super middleweight contender J’Leon Love (20-1, 11 KOs) returns to battle Osumana Adama (22-4, 16 KOs) in a 10-round super middleweight bout on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) TOE-TO-TOE TUESDAYS on FS1 and FOX Deportes Tuesday, September 29 from The Pearl Theater at Palms Casino Resort. Additional televised action features undefeated rising super welterweight contenders as Detroit’s Domonique Dolton (17-0, 9 KOs) battles 2012 Mexican Olympian Oscar Molina (13-0, 10 KOs). Televised coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT and is headlined by super featherweight world champions Javier Fortuna taking on 2004 Puerto Rican Olympian Carlos Velasquez. Renowned sports broadcaster Jessi Losada takes on blow-by-blow duties alongside boxing champion Daniel Ponce de Leon for FOX Deportes. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by […]

Manuel Avila extends his promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the true rising stars in boxing, Manuel “Tino” Avila (18-0, 8 KOs), has extended his promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions. Fresh off a strong performance against the Cuban Yoandris “El Nino” Salinas on Aug. 8, the newly crowned Interim NABF Super Bantamweight Champion is well on his way to world title glory. “We are thrilled to continue working with Manuel Avila, a superstar-in-the-making in the super bantamweight division,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions. “Manuel proved his mettle with a hard-fought victory over former world title contender Yoandris Salinas this past August and we are confident that ‘Tino’ is ready to fight for a major title in the next year.” “Golden Boy Promotions has guided my […]

Jermell Charlo vs Joachim Alcine on Oct 31

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Undefeated rising star Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (26-0, 11 KOs) will look to put on a show for his hometown fans when he takes on Joachim Alcine (35-7-2, 21 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight bout on Halloween night, Saturday, October 31 as Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBCSN comes to NRG Arena in Houston, Texas. Televised coverage begins at 11 p.m. ET/8 p.m. PT with powerful super welterweight prospect Tony Harrison (21-1, 18 KOs) taking on Cecil McCalla (20-2, 7 KOs) in a 10-round super welterweight attraction. Doors in the arena open at 5 p.m. CT and will feature a full night of exciting action. Tickets for the live event, which is promoted by Leija*Battah Promotions, are priced at $163, $109, $49 and $22, […]

Campbell back in action on huge December 12th card at the O2

September 25, 2015 // 0 Comments

Luke Campbell will return to action on the undercard of Anthony Joshua MBE and Dillian Whyte’s blockbuster battle for the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles at The O2 on December 12, live on Sky Sports. Cool Hand stopped Tommy Coyle in the tenth round to land the vacant WBC International title in a huge fight for Hull in August and will be looking for a win over a highly-ranked opponent in London in December to propel him towards World honours in the bustling Lightweight division. “I’ve had a solid rest since the Coyle fight and my camp is just getting underway for December 12,” said Campbell. “August 1 was a great night for boxing in Hull and I’m pleased I managed to get the rounds […]

Inside Team Fury: Peter Fury discusses the importance of family ahead of Klitschko vs Fury‏

September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Peter Fury: You can’t play down the importance of family. Your family’s your family. There’s no changing it. It’s a bond like no other. If any one of your family had their little finger chopped off, it would impact you in some way. You’d feel it. So, to have everybody comfortable and happy is a great thing for a fighter, especially one in Tyson’s position. He’s a wealthy man right now. He’s surrounded by family. Family is your blood – you care what happens to each and every one of them. We’re a very close family, us lot. We care about each other. Yeah, we shout and we argue and we have our differences, but really, when the chips are down, you die for your […]

Scott Fitzgerald joins Matchroom Boxing

September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are delighted to announce that Commonwealth Games gold medallist Scott Fitzgerald has signed promotional terms with the company. Fitzgerald, from Preston, won Welterweight gold at last year’s Games in Glasgow and will make his professional debut in Liverpool on November 7 on the undercard of the blockbuster Callum Smith vs. Rocky Fielding clash for the vacant British Super Middleweight title at the Echo Arena, live on Sky Sports. The 23 year old will then box on the undercard of Anthony Crolla’s rematch with Darleys Perez for the WBA World Lightweight title at the Manchester Arena on November 21, also live on Sky Sports. “I am delighted to join Matchroom Boxing,” said Fitzgerald. “Team GB’s facilities gave me a great place […]

Mitchell Smith: 2015 Best Young Boxer of the Year

September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Harrow super-featherweight hotshot Mitchell Smith has been nominated the 2015 Best Young Boxer of the Year by the prestigious Boxing Writers’ Club. The fast rising young star is the latest addition to an illustrious roll call of British greats who have previously won the award, including Terry Downes, Howard Winstone, Ken Buchanan, John Conteh, Barry McGuigan, Naseem Hamed, Joe Calzaghe, Ricky Hatton and more recently Billy Joe Saunders. Dynamite-punching Smith, 22, is one of the best young talents coming through on the domestic scene with an unbeaten record of 13 fights with seven knockouts and has so far claimed the Southern Area, English, WBO European and WBO Intercontinental titles, all televised on The Channel Of Champion, BoxNation. His last three fights have ended in back-to-back […]

Skoglund retains IBF Intercontinental title in his historic homecoming fight

September 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

Erik Skoglund (23-0, 11 KOs) retained his IBF Intercontinental Light Heavyweight title tonight in Nyköping, Sweden with a comprehensive points victory over Oleksandr Cherviak (15-5-1, 5 KOs). The show signalled the return of big-time boxing to Sweden, with Skoglund’s fight being the first over championship distance since Jimmy Ellis defended the World heavyweight title with a controversial fifteen round decision over Floyd Patterson in September 1968. In front of a sell out crowd of 5,232 people, the 24 year-old Swede delivered, continuing his world title charge with a dominant display against the tough Ukrainian. Cherviak attempted to upset the hometown fighter in the early rounds, but Skoglund soon found his rhythm, and took control of the bout. In round five, Skoglund looked close to stopping […]

Inside Team Fury: Verhoeven and Fury strike up unlikely friendship ahead of Klitschko clash‏

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

I’ve been to England four or five times now and really love it. Coming from Holland, though, I always have to get used to the differences with the roads. You guys drive on the other side of the road and two days ago I almost got run over! I was looking at the wrong side, the wrong way, walked out and nearly got taken out. It was pretty scary. I nearly had a damn heart attack! Despite these dangers, I always enjoy going to England and hooking up with the Furys. They feel like family to me. It’s very natural. It doesn’t matter how long I’ve been away, every time I come here it feels like home. We met about three years ago. They had […]

Demetrius Andrade vs Dario Fabian Pucheta on Saturday, October 17

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

It was announced today at the Rhode Island State House that undefeated former WBO Jr. Middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade will return to the ring on Saturday night, October 17 when he takes on Dario Fabian Pucheta that will take place at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The bout will be contested for the WBO International Jr. Middleweight title. Andrade (21-0, 14 KO’s) will be returning for the first time in 16 months, and the October 17th bout will be the fight that will springboard Andrade back to a world title. Andrade defended his title with a 7th round stoppage over Brian Rose on June 14, 2014 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pucheta of Benos Aires, Argentina has a record of 20-2 with 11 knockouts. […]

Lucas Browne: “Benn will bring out the beast in me”

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Lucas Browne cannot wait to begin working with legendary former world champion Nigel Benn and experienced trainer Rodney Williams. “Big Daddy” is currently from a hand injury sustained in his fight with Julius Long last month but will join up with the pair in Blacktown, New South Wales in the coming weeks. Browne is the current mandatory challenger for Ruslan Chagaev’s WBA crown and believes Benn and Williams are the right men to help him become Australia’s first ever world heavyweight champion. “My hand is still in a cast, but I can’t wait to get in there and work with Nigel and Rodney,” Lucas, 23-0 (20 KOs), said. “I watched Nigel train yesterday and I was really impressed with him and what Rodney was showing him. […]

‘King’ Arthur Abraham defends WBO crown on November 21 in Hannover

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

‘King’ Arthur Abraham (43-4, 29 KOs) is back on November 21 with a voluntary defence of his WBO World Super Middleweight title against an as yet unnamed opponent at the TUI Arena in Hannover, Germany. The 35 year-old returns following an impressive victory over domestic rival Robert Stieglitz on July 18, 2015, in which Abraham delivered a devastating sixth-round knockout win to bring a conclusive end to their four-fight saga. ‘’After beating Stieglitz for the third time, I felt like I’d been liberated,’’ said the two-weight World champion. ‘’I’ve always had confidence in my punching power. My opponents should beware, and the fans should rejoice as there are plenty more knockout victories to come!’’ As well as proving his punching power, Abraham also exhibited his […]

Cardle out of Buckland clash – Dodd steps in

September 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Sean ‘Masher’ Dodd will now face Gary Buckland at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports, after injury ruled Scotty Cardle was forced out of the clash through injury. Popular Birkenhead Lightweight Dodd already had a place on the bill but now takes centre-stage against the Welshman with the winner set to face Cardle for the Lonsdale belt in Liverpool on November 7. Cardle was ruled out of defending the title he won in May for the first time after sustaining a tear in his quadriceps in his final spar the fight this week. Along with a golden chance for Dodd, hard-hitting unbeaten Light Heavyweight Hosea Burton now faces unbeaten Trinidadian Nigel Edwards in a final eliminator for the Commonwealth title on […]

Chudinov says he’ll hammer Buglioni

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

WBA World Super-Middleweight Champion Fedor Chudinov says he bring more heartache to British fans when he destroys Frank Buglioni on Saturday 26th September at the SSE Arena, Wembley. Chudinov watched George Groves slump to a third world title defeat when he lost to WBC World Champion Badou Jack at the weekend and says he will do the same to London star Buglioni. The 27-year-old from Serpukhov stunned the boxing world when he defeated German great Felix Sturm in his backyard in May and wants to demolish Buglioni in front of his home crowd. And the Russian hitman has targeted more Brits once he’s finished off Buglioni with IBF Champion James DeGale on his hitlist as well as aiming to lure former four-time world champion Carl […]

Stephen Smith: This is my only shot at World glory

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Stephen Smith says his IBF World Super-Featherweight final eliminator with Devis Boschiero is his final chance at World title glory as they meet for the mandatory spot at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night (September 19) live on Sky Sports. Smith has been on the World title trail in the 130lbs division after impressive wins over Sergio Medina and Mauricio Munoz in the last year, and the hometown clash with the Italian can take him into pole position for a crack at the belt currently in the possession of the Puerto Rican Jose Perdraza who defends the strap in Ohio on October 3 against American Edner Cherry. ‘Swifty’ knows he has his hands full against the former European champion who was edged out in a […]

Nielsen and Markussen score KO victories to set up Danish mega-fight

September 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

Patrick Nielsen and Rudy Markussen both scored KO victories tonight at the Arena Nord in Frederikshavn to set up a Danish mega-fight later this year. The event was billed as ‘Collision Course’ with both men needing a victory to secure a blockbuster showdown, and the bitter rivals delivered with impressive performances against tough international opposition. Nielsen, the current WBA International Super Middleweight Champion, was first to fight, sending a clear message to Markussen with a convincing knockout victory over Samir Santos Barbosa. Nielsen took control of the fight from the opening round, working well behind his southpaw jab and proving too much for his outclassed opponent. A straight left sent Barbosa to the canvas in the second round, but the Brazilian was able to beat […]

Peter Quillen KO’s Michael Zerafa in 5

September 12, 2015 // 0 Comments

By Rob Soucy In the main event co-feature of a PBC card at Foxwoods Casino in Connecticut, Peter Quillen got a tougher than expected challenge from game Australian Michael Zerafa. The first four rounds saw back and forth action with each fighter having his moments. Zerafa was able to land clean but never hurt Quillen who didn’t stop coming forward. In the fourth round Quillen stunned Zerafa with a left hand while pushing him to the ropes. As Zerafa tried to hold on, Quillen landed a perfect straight right hand that sent Zerafa to the canvas in a heap. The fight was stopped immediately as medical personnel rushed the ring to tend to Zerafa. The 23 year old Zerafa was conscious but left the ring […]

Khan: Berto is going to give Mayweather a tough time

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Boxing star Amir Khan will be BoxNation’s special guest analyst for Floyd Mayweather’s final fight against Andre Berto and has backed his stablemate to cause a ‘big surprise’. ‘The Channel of Champions’ will be showing the legendary Mayweather’s last outing exclusively live in the UK, with Khan making up a knowledgeable trio of on-air talent which also includes charismatic presenter Steve Bunce and two-weight world champion Steve Collins. The star-studded guest list will see Irish hero Collins, who has shared the ring with some of Britain’s biggest names including Chris Eubank and Nigel Benn, now sharing the couch with another in Khan as they bring BoxNation subscribers their unique and privileged insight. 28-year-old Khan was in the running to face the undefeated Mayweather this Saturday […]

Burns and McDonnell in crunch Euro title fights in Sheffield

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Ricky Burns and Gavin McDonnell face crunch European title fights against Edis Tatli and Jeremy Parodi at the Sheffield Arena on October 24, live on Sky Sports Box Office. Former two-weight World champion Burns challenges Tatli for the European Lightweight title that the Finn ace won in April via a unanimous decision win over Yvan Mendy in Helsinki. Burns is back in action following his stirring display in Texas in May against Omar Figueroa, and the Coatbridge ace will have his hands full against 28 year old who has 25 wins on his slate and just a sole majority decision loss in a World title challenge against Richar Abril. Unbeaten Doncaster ace McDonnell defends his Super Bantamweight strap for the first time against the Frenchman […]

Nigel Benn to train Lucas Browne

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Former two-time world champion Nigel Benn and experienced Aussie Rodney Williams have been selected as the men to guide Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne to world title glory. Browne, who is the mandatory challenger to WBA champion Ruslan Chagaev, had been working with the legendary Jeff Fenech, but now feels his style is better suited to Benn and Williams’s methods. Williams has trained some of Australia’s best upcoming talents in recent years while Benn really needs no introduction to fight fans across the world. Nicknamed ‘The Dark Destroyer’, Benn was one of the world’s most feared middleweight and super-middleweights in the late 1980s and early to mid-1990s. Famed for his all-action style, the Londoner was a devastating puncher and won the WBO crown at middleweight by knocking […]

Nielsen and Markussen make weight, ready for Collision Course

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Patrick Nielsen (23-1, 12 KOs) and Rudy Markussen (38-3, 25 KOs) both made weight today in Frederikshavn, Denmark ahead of their Collision Course clashes on Saturday night at the Arena Nord. With a Danish mega-fight on the horizon, the bitter rivals face their final test ahead of a blockbuster showdown later this year. Nielsen, the current WBA International Champion, takes on Brazilian brawler Samir Santos Barbosa (36-12-3, 25 KOs), while Markussen returns from retirement to battle Ramazi Gogichashvili (19-6-2, 9 KOs). Super Middleweight (catch weight 77 kg) – 10 Rounds: Patrick Nielsen: 77 kg Samir Santos Barbosa: 76 kg ‘’I’m looking forward to getting in the ring again,’’ said Nielsen. ‘’People can expect an explosive performance. I want to be more aggressive than in my […]

Brækhus faces Kühne on October 24 in Düsseldorf

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Undisputed WBC/WBA/WBO/IBO and IBF Female World Welterweight Champion Cecilia Brækhus (27-0-0, 7 KOs) wants to kick off her K2 Promotions/IMG collaboration with a bang, when she takes on German triple-title holder Ramona “Wild Dragon” Kühne (23-1-0, 8 KOs) at the Klitschko vs Fury world title clash on October 24 in Düsseldorf. ”The First Lady of Boxing” returns to the ring 11 months after successfully defending her fourth world championship title against IBO title-holder Jennifer Ratzke in an unanimous points victory. “This will be a great challenge for me after my injury and great fight for the both of us. Kühne is a very skilled boxer and she’s fast. It motivates me a lot. But I’m much more powerful than her. I can promise a fight […]

Edwards: Norman conquest will be first of many…

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Charlie Edwards believes he’ll rip the English Flyweight title from Louis Norman at The O2 on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. Edwards fights for his first title in just his fifth pro contest, and the former Team GB talent says that he is more than ready to land the strap at the venue he made his debut in less than nine months ago. “It wasn’t the plan specifically to get to English title level at 4-0 but I called for it, I wanted the fight,” said Edwards. “I am hungry and I want to get this Flyweight division quickly because I don’t really plan on staying around it forever. I want to rack up the titles and move up a weight. “Eddie has seen […]

Amir Khan Foundation joins penny appeal to distribute vital aid to surviving refugees stranded at Lesbos Island

September 11, 2015 // 0 Comments

Two-time world champion boxer Amir Khan is leading a joint Penny Appeal and Amir Khan Foundation convoy to distribute vital aid to refugees stranded on the island of Lesbos (Greece). A UK-wide donation scheme has been set up by Penny Appeal and Amir Khan Foundation, allowing people to donate towards food, water, hygiene essentials and shelter. People can also drop off other items like clothes, footwear, hygiene disposables and outdoor equipment at designated collection sites across the UK. These items will then be driven to Greece by volunteers and then handed out by both teams, including Amir Khan. Amir Khan said: “It’s heartbreaking to see images of children losing their lives as their families flee from devastating conflict. “What’s even more disturbing is knowing that […]

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