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Frampton faces Traynor on August 15

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Reports: Tyson-Jones postponed until November 28

The high-profile clash between legendary duo Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. has reportedly been postpo

Remembering Eddie Futch with Wayne McCullough

One hundred and nine years ago today, in the anonymous Mississippi town of Hillsboro, perhaps the gr

Hooks and jabs: Mayorga’s fresh battle

Former two-weight world champion Ricardo Mayorga is enduring tough times in Nicaragua. The ex-WBA Su

Spence-Garcia the highlight of newly-announced PBC shows

The intriguing clash between WBC and IBF welterweight title-holder Errol Spence Jr. and two-weight c


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Top 10 Greatest Rounds In Boxing

10. CAVEMAN LEE vs JOHN LOCICERO, (Round 5) TWENTY GRAND BALLROOM, DETROIT, MICHIGAN, SEPTEMBER 6, 1981 The most relatively obscure fight listed here but a bona fide American club classic in an era when title shots weren’t awarded in raff...

Top 10 Greatest Left Hooks In Boxing History

10. DEREK JEFFERSON KO 6 MAURICE HARRIS, CONVENTION HALL, ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY, NOVEMBER 6, 1999 Harris was floored heavily twice in round 2 by a pair of left hooks that might plausibly have curtailed a wild heavyweight slugfest there ...

In The Memory Of Jake LaMotta – “Very Few Became An Archetype Of The Sport In The Way That Jake Did”

It’s not true that Jake LaMotta was never knocked down in 106 professional fights. Jake did hit the mat once during an abortive 10 rounder vs up and coming light heavyweight, Danny Nardico in December 1952. Far from diminishing his re...

The Top 10 Most Scandalous Decisions In Boxing History

10. Marvin Hart W20 Jack Johnson Woodward’s Pavilion, San Francisco. California, March 28, 1905. Johnson, with a burgeoning status as the ‘uncrowned’ champion, fighting out of the shackles of Jim Crow racism may or may no...

You Might As Well Quit, If You Haven’t Got It?

At yesterday’s East London press conference, Billy Joe Saunders made much of Willie Monroe Jr’s 6 round capitulation vs Gennady Golovkin in a previous world title bid 2 years ago. “As soon as you fought someone with a real...

Experts Polled: Golovkin-Canelo

One of the biggest fights of the year is nearly here. With a little over a week to go, Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez will settle the score on September 16th in a middleweight bout that could be an all time classic. Golovkin will be de...

Top 10 Fights I Would Kill To See But Never Will

10. GARY STRETCH KO 1 GEORGE COLLINS, GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL, LONDON, JANUARY, 1985. A cause celebre amongst hardcore British boxing fans of the 1980s, Collins was the sensational prodigy from travelling stock, undefeated in 73 amateur bouts...

Top 10 Biggest Upsets In Boxing History

10. EVANDER HOLYFIELD KO 10 MIKE TYSON, MGM GRAND GARDEN, LAS VEGAS, SEPTEMBER 9, 1996 If James ‘Buster’ Douglas burst the bubble then it was Holyfield who hammered the final nail in the coffin of an aura that had struck fear in...

Top 10 Pound-For-Pound Hardest Punchers In Boxing Today

10. Keith Thurman The undefeated Floridian banger who admits that he hates going the distance may have been extended in recent outings vs top tier opposition but ‘One Time’ still makes this cut. Keith’s reputation and cher...

Dillian Whyte’s coach talks ahead of US debut – “The 8 Months Out Have Been A Blessing”

Mark Tibbs might be in Chicago as he and Dillian Whyte put the seal on their preparations ahead of the Brixton heavyweight’s American debut this weekend but he wasn’t too preoccupied to give me a quick call and an update yesterd...

Mayweather V McGregor – What the experts think

It’s time to find out what some of most notable professional boxing names think of the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Here are ten predictions from current and former fighters, trainers and boxing pundits. Joe Calz...

Mayweather v McGregor – Experts Polled

It’s time to find out what some of most notable professional boxing names think of the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor. Here are ten predictions from current and former fighters, trainers and boxing pundits. Joe Calz...

The Top 10 First Round Knockouts In Boxing History

10. Roy Jones KO 1 Montell Griffin, Foxwoods, Mashantucket, Connecticut, August 7, 1997. When Louis Del Valle once claimed to have bested Roy in a sparring session, the Pensacola phenomenon countered, “It’s different when I̵...

The Top 10 Fighters Of The 1980’s

10. Khaosai Galaxy An all action super flyweight phenomenon with crushing power in either hand, Galaxy made 16 defences of the WBA title during a seven-year reign to cement his status as one of the fight games premiere little men. While Kha...

The First Genuine World Title Fight In 12 Years Gets Overshadowed By The Circus

We thought that it simply couldn’t happen in the modern era. Nonetheless, Terence Crawford and Julius Indongo will meet next weekend (August 19) in Nebraska for the undisputed light welterweight championship of the world. This highly ...

5 reasons to count on Canelo

Gennady Golovkin has been a reasonably prohibitive favourite in the vast majority of 17 defences of his eminent claim to world middleweight primacy. But on September 16 in the storied Mecca of Las Vegas, the Kazakh kingpin enters into a fig...

PLIGHT OF THE CENTURY…?

When it comes to the fight game, I often look for historical parallels in an effort to make sense of the modern world. While the hardcore regard Golovkin – Canelo as THE FIGHT on boxing’s immediate horizon, there is no question ...

The Problem With Adrien

It speaks volumes about the modern era of Boxing when a 4 weight ‘world’ champion is widely considered as a disappointment and an under achiever of squandered potential. The rot set in for Adrien Broner back in 2013 when the tou...

The Top Ten Factors That Can Stop A Fighter From Reaching His Ultimate Potential

1/ Fame: For many fighters it’s a whole lot easier to maintain focus while languishing in obscurity. If he becomes a big celebrity, moving in exclusive circles, then the desire to make continual sacrifices and live the Spartan life ca...

McGregor Sparring Partner Warns, “Conor Is Better Than Boxing People Think He Is.”

An undefeated British welterweight who recently sparred Conor McGregor at his initial Dublin training camp has said that the Irish MMA idol is not as woefully incompetent within the context of the squared circle as most hard bitten sages on...

JOSHUA v KLITSCHKO 2 – SOON TO BE CONFIRMED FOR ‘SIN CITY’…?

While Cardiff and Nigeria were mooted as early front runners to stage the highly anticipated Joshua – Klitschko rematch, the fight seems more likely to land in the world Boxing Mecca of Las Vegas according to all available intelligenc...