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Matchroom vs Queensberry: Who wins?

It’s been a strange year yet 2020 continues to surprise. On Tuesday, Frank Warren made an unlikely

Fight Camp II preview: Harper and Jonas make history

The second of Eddie Hearn and Matchroom’s ‘Fight Camp’ series is headlined by an intriguing al

Pacquiao would face Golovkin – at 147lbs

Hall of fame trainer Freddie Roach recently, and perhaps mischievously, namedropped Gennady Golovkin

WBC reaffirms Whyte mandatory position

The WBC has reiterated that the winner of Tyson Fury’s trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder must face

Dulorme fighting for Puerto Rico

Thomas Dulorme has been around the block in boxing. The Puerto Rican has fought some of the best nam

Ramirez-Postol confirmed for August 29 in ‘The Bubble’

Top Rank has confirmed that WBC/WBO 140lbs champion Jose Ramirez will finally meet mandatory challen

McCaskill eyes her own history against Brækhus

Jessica McCaskill believes victory over undisputed world welterweight champion Cecilia Brækhus will


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Jamie McDonnell: One last roll of the dice

In April 2018, Jamie McDonnell had it all. He held a version of the WBA bantamweight world title and, while it may have been the sanctioning body’s secondary strap, McDonnell didn’t care. To him, it was a world title and it was allowing...

PJ Rowson: No rush for emerging star Foster

Manager PJ Rowson believes his fighter, Brad Foster, is more than capable of winning a world title, but insists there is no need to rush the 22-year-old. Foster (13-0-2, 5 KOs) recently won the Lonsdale Belt outright having made four succes...

Essuman eyes British title, fresh date with Peynaud

English welterweight champion Ekow Essuman (13-0, 5 KOs) hopes to face Cedrick Peynaud (8-7-3, 4 KOs) in the next three weeks and has his sights set on the British title before the end of the year. Essuman had been scheduled to face the Fre...

Pigford wants Eggington-Cheeseman winner

Knockout artist Joe Pigford (16-0, 15 KOs) has put the British super-welterweight division on notice. In the three years since his breakout win against Aarron Morgan, Pigford has failed to secure meaningful fights, instead having to make do...

Joe Pigford: Ready to be unleashed

Joe Pigford’s arrival on the domestic super-welterweight scene was announced by the most peculiar of sounds; thousands of his supporters chanting: ‘Release the Pig!’ High ticket sales and highlight-reel knockouts earned Pigford (16-0,...

Brad Foster: From packaging to boxing in the times of Covid-19

Brad Foster has faced the same logistical issues as every boxer participating in the first events since the Covid-19 outbreak. A lack of gym facilities during lockdown, a shorter training camp and reduced sparring. However, Foster has also ...

Williams determined not to repeat mistakes of the past

Two-and-a-half years ago, Liam Williams was in danger of becoming another of British boxing’s ‘what ifs’. In his two unsuccessful battles with Liam Smith, ‘The Machine’ demonstrated undeniable talent. However, his dedicati...

Williams fancies Munguia war

Liam Williams has expressed his desire to face Mexican maestro Jaime Munguia, particularly if a world title is at stake. Williams (22-2-1, 17 KOs) is currently the mandatory challenger for the WBO middleweight crown, held by American Demetr...

Kal Yafai: Still hungry

Ahead of a fight, most boxers will proclaim that their preparations are going great and that they are in excellent shape. Yet, in defeat, the real story emerges. The “best camp ever” was, in fact, a nightmare. Injuries, misjudged weight...

Sam Eggington: ‘Savage’ talks Cheeseman, rollercoaster career and possible 147lbs return

Sam Eggington’s career has taken him from leisure centres and hotel functions suites to the biggest indoor arenas in Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and London, but his next bout seems likely to take place in the most unusual venue yet....

Ambitious Wach spearheads European boxing return

At 40 years of age, Mariusz Wach (35-6, 6 KOs) remains ambitious. He wants to participate in big fights and not just to make up the numbers. The same cannot be said of his opponent, Kevin Johnson. Since his unsuccessful WBC title tilt again...

Piatkowska chasing American dream

Throughout the past 60 years, female boxers have fought as hard outside the ring as they have between the ropes. First for their chosen profession’s right to exist, then for mainstream acceptance. Over the last decade, both causes have ta...

Kash Farooq: Riding the learning curve

As the final bell rang after 12 gruelling rounds, Kash Farooq lifted his arms above his head triumphantly. Seconds later, he was lofted onto the shoulders of his trainer, Craig Dickson. He glanced over to see his rival, Lee McGregor, in a s...

Parker-Fa unlikely due to financial demands

As former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (27-2, 21 KOs) prepares for a potential ring return in August, it looks unlikely that fellow New Zealander Junior Fa (19-0, 10 KOs) will be the fighter in the opposite corner. Parker’s mana...

Joseph Parker: The heavyweight lifting spirits in the era of Covid-19

For the last few months, Covid-19 has seemingly been at the forefront of every conversation. Be it the death toll, conspiracy theories, infringement on civil liberties, the leader of the free world suggesting a shot of Toilet Duck and inser...

Kid Galahad: Featherweight dangerman talks Warrington rivalry and revenge, Hamed influence and more

From the moment Kid Galahad watched ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed halt Tom ‘Boom Boom’ Johnson, he was transfixed by boxing. Galahad would run into Hamed a few weeks later at the local mosque. Hamed told the starstruck, pre-teen wannabe tha...

MTK Global consider Mthalane options – Jay Harris and Sunny Edwards also in play

A flyweight unification clash between IBF holder Moruti Mthalane and WBC ruler Julio Cesar Martinez inched a step closer to reality this week when the South African told Boxing Social he would relish the opportunity. But should th...

Call of Moruti: Evergreen Mthalane primed for Martinez unification

As boxers the world over are coming to terms with the uncertainty surrounding where and when their next fight will be, it is an all too familiar situation for IBF flyweight ruler Moruti Mthalane. During his initial reign as a world champion...

Only 50-50 fights planned in MTK return, says Eaton

The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed last week that it hopes professional boxing will be in a position to recommence in July. Due to the current global pandemic, the BBBofC envisages that the sport will take place behind closed doo...