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Saunders jokes about Canelo preparation

WBO super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders was in a sarcastic mood during his appearance on

Plant says he will be undisputed king, not Canelo

IBF super middleweight champion Caleb Plant says he will become the division’s first ever undisput

Lowe says he will finish Gill’s career

A domestic grudge match at featherweight in Britain is brewing. Jordan Gill (26-1, 7 KOs) and Isaac

The story of the New Four Kings – Part Six: Srisaket v Gon...

As the long-awaited rematch between Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estr

Hearn compares Joshua to Canelo

Promoter Eddie Hearn has drawn comparisons between his heavyweight star Anthony Joshua and the lates

Shields calls for Marshall clash

After earning a historic undisputed status in a second weight class by dominating IBF 154lbs champio

‘Hurricane’ Hatton poised to hit Gibraltar

Hatton. It’s a name that has become synonymous with British boxing. And rightly so. You’ll strug

The story of the New Four Kings – Part Five: Estrada vs Cu...

As the long-awaited rematch between Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estr

Terms agreed for Haney-Linares

WBC lightweight champion Devin Haney and three-division king Jorge Linares have agreed terms for a f


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Andreas Katzourakis: To Hellas and back

Andreas Katzourakis (6-0, 5 KOs) is in serious shape. Every edge of his torso is sharp, and his defined abs look painful, chiselled into his skin. This isn’t just an average fighter travelling overseas to make up the numbers or keep moral...

Mike Perez: Chasing activity

Understanding the level of fact-checking used for editing Wikipedia pages forms a large part of honestly constructing a sportsman’s story. Anybody – fan, statistician, or journalist – can edit them, with cult-famous footballers, for e...

Jamie ‘Jay’ Robinson: Success through the struggle

“I remember the first time I smoked heroin; I went missing for three months. I went up to Big Bear on a camp with [Shane] Mosley for eight weeks, and I was trying to get a hit up there, but it is a really small city about 80,000 feet up....

Ricards Bolotniks: Man on a mission

Despite the recent successes of IBF cruiserweight champion and World Boxing Super Series winner Mairis Briedis and MTK Golden Contract winner Ricards Bolotniks, Latvian boxing hasn’t just sprouted out of thin air. Combat sport – alongsi...

Kali Reis: Everything – or nothing at all

The tree that’s inked onto the chest of Kali Reis – a lonely alien sprouting healthy branches and boasting strong, dark roots – is a symbol of growth. The tattoos that race up and down the Rhode Island-native’s chiselled arms tell t...

Israel Vázquez: Whatever the cost

“The people who knew me best, they knew what happened in that fight. So, they all know that I risked a lot to win, and to put on a good show for the fans, always. I think, for that reason, it was worth doing.”  You’d be forg...

Jamie Speight: In it for the long haul

Devon’s Jamie Speight has entered the New Year in explosive fashion. With a very public, internet break-up with his partner of eight years on Christmas Day, and the recent, growing success of his little stable on the south coast, he’...

Franchon Crews-Dezurn: Making dollars out of cents

“Do you want this shit? Or do you want the titles?” asked coach Barry Hunter, both panicked and passionate, frantically removing the weave from the top of Franchon Crews-Dezurn’s head as she entered the 10th and final round. The ...

Faded champions and the ‘internet men’

The recent surge in returns to boxing for damaged, older fighters – although not entirely new – is surely linked to our tolerance of loud, aggressively marketed ‘fights’ between dot-com, trending athletes. There is a time, place, an...

Felix Sturm: Hungry for more

It’s just two months shy of five years since former two-weight champion Felix Sturm (40-5-3, 18 KOs & 1 NC) made his way to the boxing ring. A lot has happened, it’s fair to say, but ahead of his eventual return this Saturday eveni...

Jose Larduet: Under the cover of darkness

There’s something slightly O Fenômeno about Cuba’s latest heavyweight talent, Jose Larduet (4-0, 3 KOs). That grinning, innocent face with a wide jaw line – enjoying success in his chosen sport and defying those who’d never bel...

Fernando Vargas and sons: “It’s them now, it’s not me”

With the global pandemic affecting the sport of boxing in a multitude of ways, former two-time world champion Fernando Vargas (26-5, 22 KOs) had suffered uniquely. Currently training his three sons, the household was split as he and his w...

Edgar Berlanga: Fighting for my family

Despite enjoying his rapidly growing success, Edgar Berlanga (15-0, 15 KOs) finds himself in an unusual spot. He’s rapidly approaching title contention, but he doesn’t actually know how he’ll fare over 12 rounds. With every ...

Thabiso Mchunu: Rock in a hard place

South African cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu (22-5, 13 KOs) has managed to step out of his father’s fighting shadow, by boxing for world titles, and competing in the United States and Russia, as well as domestic venues in Pre...

Kazuto Ioka: The second generation

From a land steeped with the importance of tradition, it’s little wonder that Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14 KOs) has been searching for his own, unique and storied success. Born into boxing in Sakai, Osaka, the four-weight world champion has clos...

Pedro Diaz: Boxing is my passion, it’s my life

“The best form of saying is being.” – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. The Mausoleo del Che Guevara, with its imposing 22-foot tall bronze statue of the revolutionary, draws tourists from all corners of the world to Santa Clara, Cuba. ...

Pete Dobson: Talented enough for titles

Aspiration is sparse amongst the kids hustling in certain neighbourhoods in the Bronx, New York. Chasing money over dreams becomes paramount, and settling for the sounds of the streets can allow lost figures to finally feel at home. &n...

Michael Pirotton-Bamogo: The heavyweight jewel from West Africa

From the foot to the hip, you’d be forgiven for thinking of another heavyweight. Long, athletic legs, bouncing off the canvas, met at the thigh by white trunks, decorated only by a single, vertical navy stripe at the side. It’s simple; ...

Gary Jacobs: From goldsmith to golden boy

“I always remember asking Mickey Duff if he ever got nervous before fights. We were about to walk down the stairs towards the ring, and he told me, ‘No, I don’t get nervous. When we get to the bottom of the stairs, you go that way...

Serhii Bohachuk: I am ready. Are they ready for me?

The Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia knows all about war. Its roots date back to the Middle Ages, but it rose to prominence during the 1930s and 1940s. Now home to the nation’s largest arms manufacturer and the grounds of the Ukrainian Royal A...

Christopher Lovejoy: Who am I? You’ll see

“I’m relaxed and I’m ready; this is an opportunity of a lifetime for me to fight on a pay-per-view, in front of so many fans out here in the boxing Mecca. It’s a wonderful fight. I claim that I’m going to win this ...