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Behind closed doors final may benefit McKenna

Belfast’s Tyrone McKenna is well known for being dragged into a war by the roar of the crowd. McKe

Zhang signs with Matchroom Boxing

Chinese heavyweight contender Zhang Zhilei has signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s M

Rematches of draws

After a spate of drawn fights in the UK, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks at rematches of contest

Hearn: Contract close for Fury-Joshua I and II in 2021

A blockbuster two-fight series between the two best heavyweights on the planet is edging closer to r

Taylor: Unification with Ramirez one of the biggest fights i...

WBA Super and IBF 140lbs champion Josh Taylor is just over a week away from facing mandatory challen

Eubank Jr. targets Canelo, Charlo and co

There is no time to waste. The enigmatic Chris Eubank Jr. turns 31 today and the Brighton middleweig

MTK announce double header Autumn return

Following a run of three shows throughout the summer, MTK Fight Night will return to Production Park

George Kambosos Jr: I’m here to earn my stripes

The vivid, intricate image of Jesus Christ on the cross marks the skin around the ribcage of Austral

Hooks and jabs: Lubin nears Charlo revenge mission

Erickson Lubin and Terrell Gausha will fight for the right to meet WBC 154lbs champion Jermell Charl


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George Kambosos Jr: I’m here to earn my stripes

The vivid, intricate image of Jesus Christ on the cross marks the skin around the ribcage of Australian boxer, George Kambosos Jr. Every punch thrown with bad intentions, sinking into his torso and connecting directly with the crucifixion, ...

Rankin: Marshall needs me, but it’s my time

They’ve both been sat there before; in the same seats, at the same table of the same hotel bar. It seems like only a few weeks ago that Scotland’s first female world champion, Hannah Rankin (9-4, 2 KOs) was eating perched on a stool opp...

Dina Thorslund: Proud champion, proud mother

For most boxers across the globe, the Covid-19 Pandemic allowed them time to rest and recover. Embarking on domestic holidays with loved ones or perhaps exploring other avenues to grow their profiles, such as appearing on podcasts or creati...

Prince Arron: If I could, I’d do it all differently

In a rowdy nightclub outside of Manchester, kitted out in disposable sparkle and portable disco lights, the raucous crowd are becoming agitated. They’re waiting for the next unlicensed boxing bout, baying for blood and anticipati...

Jose Haro: My last chance

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, was it? Winners aren’t supposed to gather dust on the shelf, especially not after their first professional title was wrapped around their waist. Celebrations have never been so melancholy.&nbs...

Chris Kongo: Time to get to work

You don’t get too much from Chris Kongo… There’s no elaborate statements or extreme claims of superiority. The smooth, gravelly tones of the unbeaten, British welterweight retain a sense of calm. He faces Luther Clay this Saturday, ba...

James Wilkins: It’s never too late

“When my manager told me I’ve got to do this interview, I didn’t want to do it. I understand that just because I go through adversity, and because I go through trials and tribulations, that my life cannot stop. But I’...

Juan Manuel Marquez: Comfort at last

Less than two years ago, between a humid Christmas and the early signs of Central American summer, one heavily populated borough of Mexico City clocked a distressing 184 homicides.  Iztapalapa, the ancient Aztec city, breeds its reside...

Edison Miranda: Buenaventura to the world

Fingers tap the walls of this cell; those hands that paid the bills are now redundant, marking every minute with the motioning of scarred knuckles. Regrets often weave their way between the bars, sleek and smooth, like sewing needles. ...

Chris Billam-Smith: It’s just the beginning

As one severely disrupted sporting season draws to a disappointing close, another revs up, preparing to explosively recommence in unfamiliar surroundings. In a tale of two Eddies, struggling AFC Bournemouth look almost certain to plummet fr...

Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab: Coming for everything

An engineers’ yard, a ballroom dance floor and a dusty, makeshift basketball court are all listed as venues on the professional record of unbeaten Nigerian boxer, Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab (19-0, 12 KOs). His first six opponents hadn’...

Sergio Martinez: King for a day

Pausing, thinking of an answer to the final question, Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) tells Boxing Social, “I want to be remembered as a good champion, a good person, honest in and out of the ring. All I have done and all ...

Dylan Price: Making my bones in boxing

Known for its successful, talent-laden boxing history, Philadelphia breeds its fighters tough. The International Boxing Hall of Fame currently includes Philly legends such as Joe Frazier and Matthew Saad Muhammad. But those weren’t the na...

Joshua Franco: “I know where I come from.”

Making the walk to the ring as the challenger on enemy soil is daunting enough, with legs heavy and nerves visibly creasing every facial expression. It’s not fear. Fear is something different. It’s more the culmination of a life’s wor...

Cristhian Martinez: Forgotten son of Cuba

Tucked between deteriorating buildings, its chipped paintwork is splashed up and down the walls. Dusty, crooked seating sits empty, reserved for any loving, worried parents in attendance. The Rafael Trejo Gym in Old Havana, Cuba, is a far c...

Gary Cully: Nothing is out of reach

With boxing experiencing an enforced hiatus, the importance of maintaining conditioning and ‘staying ready’ cannot be underestimated. Fighters are returning to local gyms and hitting the concrete, racking up miles of roadwork perhaps co...

Ted Cheeseman: Back in a big way

When boxing returns to Britain, it will do so in a completely unfamiliar format. Shows are tipped to feature fewer bouts because of unconventional health and safety regulations due to Covid-19, placing increased importance on innovative mat...

Murodjon Akhmadaliev: History in the making

The similarities between St. Louis’ native and former world champion Leon Spinks, and Uzbekistan’s diminutive talent Murodjon Akhmadaliev (8-0, 6 KOs) can hardly be described as ‘striking’.  Gap-toothed heavyweight (a...

Live boxing set to hit the Kronk Gym, says Salita

As boxing begins to stagger back to its feet following the Coronavirus knockdown, forward-thinking promoter and former Detroit-based fighter Dmitriy Salita revealed official plans to stage fights in the city’s legendary Kronk Gy...

Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz: If it’s worth having, it ain’t easy

When he stepped up to bat, the young All-Star baseball player from the troubled town of South El Monte, California, always landed on ‘first’. Either hitting a single or making the walk, arriving at his desired destination was key – ta...

Alexis Rocha: Always learning

An education in the sport of boxing becomes extremely tough, very early. The young children spending hours staring at themselves in the mirror, perfecting their stance, or the older teenagers skipping rope until they’re all out of bounce,...