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On Saturday night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Errol Spence returns from a 14-month

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Hearn nervous ahead of Joshua-Pulev

There is a lot on the line when unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defends his WBA Super, W

Yarde promises explosive encounter with Arthur

Former WBO title challenger Anthony Yarde is guaranteeing entertainment when he challenges Commonwea

Thurman hails Garcia power

Keith Thurman says Danny Garcia is the hardest puncher he has faced in his career but still feels WB

Shakur Stevenson: I will be the last man standing

Shakur Stevenson surveys his rivals with an air of icy derision. The 23-year-old New Jersey native h

Joshua: Usyk a more realistic option than Fury in 2021

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has cast doubt on his proposed mega-fight with Tyson Fur

Saunders: Age catching up with Golovkin

Billy Joe Saunders is still in search of a career-defining super-fight.  Having missed out on a

Spence: I have refocused as a fighter

No-one knows quite what to expect when Errol Spence returns to the ring this weekend.  In Octob


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Dennis Hobson: The Straightener in the Car Park

Testing times often bring innovation and veteran promoter Dennis Hobson chose to do exactly that. On December 11, Hobson will promote another show, but one with a difference – with Tommy Frank and Kyle Yousaf meeting for the vacant Br...

Kell Brook: Is This The End?

Before a handful of spectators on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the career of Kell Brook almost certainly ended. In many ways, it was a sad finale to a career that promised so much, despite winning a version of the world wel...

James Scott: Prisoner 57735

There are endless ‘what if’ stories in boxing. There are numerous tales of fighters turning around their lives from a criminal past. Boxing has many redemption stories, the sport has undoubtedly saved many. But it can’t save everyone,...

Holmes vs Ali: The 40th anniversary of boxing’s night of shame

On its 40th anniversary, Mark Baldwin looks back at one of the grimmest spectacles in boxing history – when a peak Larry Holmes dismantled the shadow of a once great Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Ali had a career of pulling off miracles insi...

Donny Lalonde recalls Sugar Ray war

When the call came to fight Sugar Ray Leonard, any fighter would pick up the phone and say yes. Donny Lalonde was the recipient of that golden ticket in November 1988 with Sugar Ray on the comeback trail once again with another retirement a...

Colin McMillan: No regrets

It was a golden era full of domestic stars. But even in an age where the likes of Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, Chris Eubank, Nigel Benn and others were drawing massive TV audiences and tabloid print, a young featherweight was also catching th...

Rhodes remembers Moore war

On 23 October 2009, two boxers temporarily put their friendship aside. Jamie Moore entered the Bolton Arena ring the betting favourite and on the verge of a world title shot. The Mancunian was defending his European 154lbs crown, but much m...

When two worlds collided: Gareth A. Davies on Mayweather vs McGregor

In August 2017, two worlds formed a union of mutual convenience. Conor McGregor, the biggest star the world of MMA has ever seen, crossed the great divide and entered a new domain to challenge Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match. When it...

Al Bernstein remembers Leonard vs Hearns II

In September 1981, two rival champions treated us to one of the greatest fights in boxing history and arguably the best welterweight title match we are ever likely to see. WBC champion Sugar Ray Leonard and WBA title-holder Thomas Hearns se...

Revisiting Fury-Wilder I & II with John Rawling

Badly overweight and battling severe mental demons, any chances of a successful comeback looked remote for Tyson Fury a couple of years ago. Frank Warren took a punt, of course, and the former undisputed heavyweight champion launched a mira...

Ian Darke: Memories of Holmes-Ali

Timing is everything in boxing. Taking a fight at the wrong time can have devastating, long-lasting consequences on a career. Equally, it can have tragic life-changing implications – you have to know when to let go. Larry Holmes had t...

Ian Darke: Hagler v Hearns – “35 Years On…”

On April 15th 1985, in a temporary arena built on the tennis courts of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, two fighters gave us everything and a little bit more. One came for redemption, the other for greatness. They met head on, in the most dr...