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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

Usyk-Chisora edges closer

The Covid-19 Pandemic has had a disastrous effect on the boxing schedule in 2020, but it appears tha

Davies: I will destroy McKenna

Ohara Davies says he has little doubt he will defeat Tyrone McKenna when they meet in the Golden Con

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

Wilder in ‘amazing shape’ ahead of Fury trilogy

Conventional wisdom does not suggest that Deontay Wilder will overcome WBC king Tyson Fury in their

Gonzalez and Estrada primed for long-awaited rematch

Rival 115lbs champions Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada will return to ac

Charlo: I’m more dangerous than ever

WBC 154lbs king Jermell Charlo believes he is at the peak of his powers ahead of his unification wit


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Graham Houston remembers Alan Minter (1951-2020)

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston pays tribute to former undisputed middleweight champion of the world Alan Minter, a stylish southpaw who mixed it with the best in a memorable career. Alan Minter, who passed away on Wednesday, aged 69, was a B...

Herring-Oquendo was a comedy of errors

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston reflects on the weekend’s unsightly and ultimately chaotic encounter between WBO 130lbs champion Jamel Herring and Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan Oquendo. What a comedy of errors we had in Saturday’s ...

Graham Houston’s weekend betting preview featuring Herring-Oquendo

IBHOF inductee and boxing betting expert Graham Houston looks ahead to the weekend’s action from a gambling perspective, focusing on title fights involving Jamel Herring, Alex Dilmaghani and Yordenis Ugas. It’s slim pickings for bet...

Stoppage losses avenged

With Dillian Whyte’s revenge mission against Alexander Povetkin already pencilled in for November, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks at instances where a fighter stopped in a first bout avenged that loss in a rematch. Even though Al...

Bettor’s guide to Ramirez-Postol

IBHOF inductee and boxing betting expert Graham Houston looks ahead to the weekend’s major fight between WBC/WBO 140lbs champion Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol from a gambling perspective. The big fight of the weekend is at the MGM Grand ...

Refereeing controversies

After the botched call that cost Israil Madrimov a knockout victory, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks back at other refereeing controversies, where sometimes the third man got it horribly wrong. Every now and again we have a refereeing c...

Bettor’s guide to Whyte vs Povetkin

IBHOF inductee and boxing betting expert Graham Houston looks ahead to the weekend’s big heavyweight fight between Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin from a gambling perspective. Dillian Whyte, who seems to have been waiting for age...

Lomachenko-Lopez is close to an even money fight

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks ahead to the fascinating confrontation between Ukrainian master Vasiliy Lomachenko and young hotshot Teofimo Lopez, and says it’s a much closer contest than many believe. The good news for fight fan...

The changing definition of a journeyman

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston reflects on the ‘journeyman’ tag in boxing and how its definition has radically changed over the years. Times change and word meanings change. I thought of this when watching Sheffield’s Tyrone Nu...

Oh, Canada!

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston laments the fact that DAZN Canada dropped the August 1 Matchroom Boxing event from its schedule but hopes it was just a temporary glitch as he takes a look at the nation’s rich boxing history. O Canada is...

Covid update: Ten fighters to watch

It was June 9 that boxing began its slow, careful comeback after almost three months of Covid-19 lockdowns. That was the date when Top Rank launched the first of a series of shows in a protected environment at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ju...

Boxing oddities and unusual fight nights

After the announcement of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. this week, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston recalls some of boxing’s stranger matches and unusual fight nights including Muhammad Ali’s ‘draw’ with Japanese wrestler...

A short history of one round KOs

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks back at notable one-round knockouts including upsets, surprise capitulations and memorable performances that finished in quick time. Felix Verdejo looked good blasting out Will Madera last week. It was ju...

The forgotten golden era of British heavyweights

With British boxing enjoying worldwide supremacy in the heavyweight division with both champions as well as a number of leading contenders and prospects, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks back at the forgotten golden era of British heavie...

Early bettors’ guide to Fury-Wilder III

IBHOF inductee and boxing betting expert Graham Houston looks ahead to WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder from the current gambling perspective. The Covid-19 pandemic has KO’d a number of big fig...

The problem with instant replay

With the WBC contemplating further rule changes, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston weighs up the pros and cons of instant replay, and reflects on past revisions of boxing’s laws. Things change, but not always for the better. A newsletter ...

A long history of draws

Debatable draws are nothing new. IBHOF inductee Graham Houston reflects on stalemates from the 15-round era with ringside memories from Maurice Hope-Eckhard Dagge, Michael Dokes-Mike Weaver II and more. Boxing history has its share of myths...

Remembering the great Ernesto Marcel

We think of Panama’s great boxers and the name of Roberto Duran immediately comes to mind, and perhaps that of Eusebio Pedroza, the long-reigning featherweight champion. And then there is Ernesto Marcel, who died on June 29, aged 72, afte...

It’s all on the last round…

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks back at some of the notable occasions where a gargantuan, last round effort has saved the day for a fighter with that little bit extra left in the tank. You’ve probably heard it many times. The fighters...

The case against even rounds

In his latest column, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks at the confusion surrounding the scoring of even rounds and explains why professional judges are still supposed to pick a winner in the closest of sessions. It was just a four-rounde...

Good breaks, bad breaks

After the confusion surrounding the finishing time of Shakur Stevenson’s comeback victory last week, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston analyses incidents that have influenced a fight’s outcome from a betting perspective. Boxing slow...