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Smith Jr set to face Johnson on January 15

Joe Smith Jr will make the long-awaited first defence of his WBO light-heavyweight title against Cal

Jack Flatley: I Have To Bully The Bully Against Lejarraga

On Friday night Jack Flatley will challenge for European super-welterweight honours having refused t

Dan Azeez: In The Driving Seat

Dan Azeez already had a burning desire to prove he belonged with the very best in Britain at light-h

Diaz: People are sleeping on my power

Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz says that people are sleeping on his speed, power and skills as he prepares t

Davis: Cruz bout will produce fireworks

Baltimore star Gervonta Davis believes the respective styles of he and Isaac Cruz will make for an e

Boxing Social panel vote: Pound-for-pound top ten

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has maintained his position at the top of Boxing Social’s pound for poun

Lee Selby To Contest IBF Lightweight Final Eliminator, Wants...

Lee Selby’s chances of becoming the first ever two-weight world champion from Wales have been give

Haney: “I’m a better fighter than Diaz – s...

Devin Haney will fulfil a dream on Saturday night as he headlines at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, def

Thoughts on Triller’s ‘Triad Combat’ event

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston reflects on Triller Fight Club’s ‘Triad Combat’ show


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Chloe Watson: Right Place, Right Time

In boxing, as is also the case with life in general, success is largely dependant on timing.  Chloe Watson is acutely aware of that fact, as she has been the beneficiary of her ability to select the precise moment to land her shot and ...

Fury: Marshall and Shields to share December bill before 2022 clash

Savannah Marshall (10-0, 8 KOs) and Claressa Shields (11-0, 2 KOs) will box on the same bill in December before facing each other in 2022, according to Marshall’s trainer Peter Fury. The two women have history spanning almost a decade. In...

Tyson Fury: Keys to victory

John A. MacDonald analyses WBC champion Tyson Fury’s keys to victory against bitter rival Deontay Wilder in Saturday’s huge heavyweight title fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Avoid Complacency. Tyson Fury outboxed Deontay W...

Deontay Wilder: Keys to victory

John A. MacDonald analyses Deontay Wilder’s keys to victory against nemesis and title holder Tyson Fury in Saturday’s huge WBC heavyweight title fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Evolution, Not Revolution. It is unlikely...

Kid Galahad: I hope Warrington beats Lara, but he’s ‘not on it mentally’ any more

Few had heard of Mauricio Lara before he faced Josh Warrington at Wembley Arena in February. However, it took less than 27 minutes for Lara to etch his name in British boxing folklore. The Mexican dropped the Leeds fighter twice, prior to o...

Galahad: If Wood vacates, I’ll give him a world title shot

IBF featherweight champion Kid Galahad (28-1, 17 KOs) has offered Leigh Wood the opportunity to face him in the first defence of the title he won during the second week of Matchroom’s Fight Camp series. Wood (25-2, 15 KOs) upset the odds ...

Galahad targets Navarrete unification

IBF featherweight champion Kid Galahad has his sights set on a fight with his WBO counterpart Emanuel Navarrete. Galahad (28-1, 17 KOs) signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Sport after he captured the belt against James ...

Jez Smith: Reasons For Optimism

Jez Smith always believed he had the talent required to forge a successful career in boxing, he simply needed the right opportunity. During his first four years as a professional, Smith endured the tribulations that many fighters who do not...

Kid Galahad: I’m not going to leave it to the scorecards

Kid Galahad believed it was fated that he would beat Josh Warrington to become the IBF featherweight world champion. For 16 years, he had given his life to boxing. Dedication had long since transitioned into obsession. By his own admission,...

The PBA: A new hope for boxers

The tragic fate that befalls some professional boxers when they hang up the gloves has been well-documented.  In the absence of the rigorous structure of training, many struggle mentally. Without the roar of the crowd or thumping beat ...

Tommy Frank: A shot at redemption

In the aftermath of an unexpected defeat, the inquest often begins immediately. There must be an explanation. When a reasonable justification cannot be found, flimsy excuses will suffice. It would be easy for Tommy Frank to provide mitigati...

Joe Joyce: Dubois has a lot more years in the game, he’s very heavy-handed

Tonight, Daniel Dubois returns to the ring for the first time since losing his unbeaten record to Joe Joyce last November, when he takes on Bogdan Dinu at the Telford International Centre. Dubois entered his last fight as the odds-on favour...

Dirrell backs Saunders to beat Canelo

Two-time WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell believes Billy Joe Saunders has the style to beat Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Saunders (30-0, 14 KOs) is a significant underdog with the bookmakers (currently 9/2 with BetFred) ahead o...

Anthony Dirrell: Fire still burning

At 36, Anthony Dirrell accepts he is in the twilight of his career, yet the competitive fire still burns brightly within him. Having overcome cancer to become a two-time WBC super-middleweight champion, his legacy in the sport has already b...

Carl Frampton: History in touching distance

Tonight, Carl Frampton will attempt to etch his name into the history books by becoming the first three-weight world champion from the island of Ireland when he challenges Jamel Herring for the WBO super-featherweight title at Caesars Palac...

Michael McKinson: The golden ticket

During his first 24 months as a professional, Michael McKinson only earned one paycheque from the sport he had dedicated his life to. Balancing a nine-to-five job with the rigours of training took a toll on the Portsmouth man, both mentally...

Yafai hails Chocolatito, predicts Estrada war

Tonight, Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estrada finally meet once again with the WBC and WBA super-flyweight titles on the line at the American Airlines Center, Dallas. Their first encounter in 2012 saw them vie for the...

Kevin Barry: Parker needs to look sensational against Fa – and he will

When Joseph Parker takes on Junior Fa this Saturday at the Spark Arena, Auckland, New Zealand, it will be the most important fight of his career to date. While it may seem peculiar to bestow such status on a bout where Parker is the 10-1 on...

Paddy Donovan: Aiming for the welterweight summit

At just 22 years old, Paddy Donovan has time on his side. However, the Irishman is keen to reach the summit of the sport as quickly as possible and has his sights set on becoming welterweight world champion within three years. While it is n...

Smith: I’d fight Tszyu in WBO final eliminator in Australia

Liam Smith is open to fighting Tim Tszyu in a final eliminator in Australia to become mandatory challenger for new WBO super-welterweight champion Brian Castano. Castano, who captured the WBO crown last Saturday against Patrick Teixeira, wa...

Smith sets August deadline for Vargas clash

Liam Smith will turn his attention to other options if a prospective fight with Jessie Vargas does not take place before the end of the summer. A contest between former WBO 154lbs title-holder Smith and two-weight world champion Vargas has ...