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Joseph Parker parts ways with long-time trainer Kevin Barry

Former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker has amicably parted ways with trainer Kevin Barry afte

Meet the Yokas

Guided by trainer Virgil Hunter and supported by his fellow fighting wife, Tony Yoka is ready to pou

John Murray: Life after boxing

John Murray was one of Britain’s most exciting fighters during the 2000s and 2010s with t

The story of the New Four Kings – Part Two: Cuadras vs Sri...

As the long-awaited rematch between Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estr

Sauerland: Hrgovic will overpower Hunter

Promoter Nisse Sauerland expects his big heavyweight hope Filip Hrgovic to eventually overwhelm dang

Davis plots jump to 140lbs to face Barrios

Despite gratingly unresolved rivalries with fellow unbeatens Ryan Garcia, Devin Haney and Teofimo Lo

Shields: I am the second greatest of all-time behind Ali

The self-styled ‘GWOAT’, Claressa Shields can’t be accused of lacking confidence and a deep-ro

Mandatory mismatches hurt boxing

Following Avni Yildirim’s abject performance at the weekend, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston loo

The story of the New Four Kings – Part One: Gonzalez v...

As the long-awaited rematch between Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez and Juan Francisco Estr


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One Right Hand From Joshua – David Price Believes In Miracles

TO even his own surprise, David Price’s career is back on track. Price was looking to build towards a shot at the British heavyweight championship – and instead finds himself one right hand from Anthony Joshua. The 34 year-old meets Ale...

The Press Reacts To Groves-Eubank – “Best Super Middleweight In The World”

“It was not a night for the squeamish. At the end of 12 rounds, the shirt of referee Michael Alexander, the referee, was soaked pink by the blood of Eubank, while a bone poked up from Groves’s dislocated shoulder . . . Appreciate everyo...

Trainer Shane McGuigan Praises Groves After Win – “Too Good In Every Department”

Groves went straight to hospital after the fight and in his absence, trainer Shane McGuigan told the post-fight press conference: “It was about levels. George didn’t show everything he has got and he was too good in every department.”...

Praying For A Pull Out: Why Zach Parker Hopes Groves-Eubank Doesn’t Happen

The one person who doesn’t want to see George Groves fight Chris Eubank jr is Zach Parker. He has his fingers crossed one of them pulls out – so he can step in. The 23 year old from Woodville, Derbyshire, meets Adasat Rodriguez over 10 ...

Top 10 Fathers And Sons In Boxing

10. The Londons BRIAN London challenged Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship – and his father could have a fight as well. Jack held the British heavyweight title in the 1940s and two decades later, his s...

Lawrence Okolie Channels His Inner Hearns/Holyfield – “They Always Went For The Knockout – And That’s Me”

Hall-of-Famer Holyfield captured world cruiserweight and heavyweight honours in thrilling all-or-nothing fights – and Lawrence Okolie has a similar philosophy to fighting. The Hackney cruiserweight turned pro with Joshua after the Rio Oly...

In The Ring With A Legend: Brits Remember Fighting Roy Jones Jr

The ring genius ‘Boxing News’ rated the best fighter of the last two decades is finally quitting and Boxing Social caught up with a couple of fighters who know all about just how good Roy Jones jr was. Jones fought four Brits during a p...

Top 10 Wladimir Klitschko Knockouts

10. CODY KOCH May 23, 1998 Klitschko moved to 19-0, and made a successful first defence of his WBC International heavyweight championship, by chinning ‘The Alaskan Assassin’ in spectacular style....

Top 10 Mike Tyson Knockouts

10. Lou Savarese At a damp Hampden Park in Glasgow, Savarese hit the floor – and so did the referee. “A left hook landed bang on the button, Savarese’s body sagged and his hands dropped,” remembered referee John Coyle. “I didn’t...

Top 10 ‘Rocky’ Stories In Boxing

10. Rocky Balboa Struggling actor Sylvester Stallone got the idea for ‘Rocky’ while watching Chuck Wepner challenger Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight championship in 1975. On screen, they morphed into Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed...

New Trainer Tells Frankie Gavin: “I’m The Boss”

New Year, new Frankie Gavin perhaps? Dean Edwards thinks so – and he knows Gavin better than most. They grew up together on the Small Heath estate in Birmingham and Edwards is training Gavin for his fight with Namibia’s capable Bethuel ...

Making Plans For Anthony Yarde: Where Next For The Light-Heavyweight KO King?

Somewhere near the top of every British fight fans’ wishlist for 2018 is a clash between light-heavyweights Frank Buglioni and Anthony Yarde. Frank Warren tried to make the fight last year, offering Buglioni what would have been a career-...

Top 10 Britain’s Forgotten World Champions

10. Damon Hague WBF middleweight champion 2003 WBF super-middleweight champion 2004 I know I’m pushing it here by including a WBF champion, but bear with us . . . These were strange times indeed as the BBC tried to sell a born-again C...

Top 10 Anthony Joshua Knockouts

10. Hrjove Kisicek Joshua dropped the overmatched Croat in the second and after he got up, Joshua put on a show. He dropped his hands by his sides, made Kisicek miss – and then opened up with a fast volley of punches. It took the referee ...

Top 10 Best Brits Who Never Won a World Title

10. Pat Cowdell Active years: 1977-1988 Cowdell was a tidy technician from the Midlands who had the misfortune to run into a pair of greats when he challenged for world honours. Salvador Sanchez beat him on a split decision in 1981 – ...

Top 10 British Super Middleweights In Boxing

10. Murray Sutherland IBF super-middleweight champion 1984 Record: 63 fights, 48 wins, 14 defeats, 1 draw Born in Edinburgh, Sutherland emigrated to Canada with his family, based himself in the States upon turning pro and went into the reco...

Inside The Erratic World Of The Eubanks

Ronnie Davies is planning to lift the lid on life with the Eubanks in a book. Davies has trained both father and son over the last 30 years and is currently in the gym with Jr as he prepares to challenge George Groves for his WBA super-midd...

Daniel Dubois Will Beat Joshua Says Common Opponent – “The Best Young Heavyweight Since Mike Tyson”

‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois is on course to wallop Anthony Joshua, says the have-a-go-heavyweight who’s shared a ring with both. Dubois did what Joshua couldn’t do at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday night – and knocked game Welshman...

The Pros Pick: Lomachenko v Rigondeaux

STEVE FARHOOD, Hall-of-Fame Boxing Writer and former Editor of The Ring magazine   “Lomachenko-Rigo is a fascinating matchup of incredible boxers, but I’d feel a lot better about it if the fight had been made closer to Rigo’s...

Top 10 Olympic Boxers

As James DeGale prepares to defend his world title and with the Vasyl Lomachenko-Guillermo Rigondeaux fantasy match up just a week away, Boxing Social looks at the Olympic champions who made it to the top in the pros as well – and those t...

Can Joe Hughes Win The European Super-Lightweight Championship – With One Hand?

He bids to take the belt off Anthony Yigit on Saturday night – and don’t expect to see the 27 year old from Malmesbury in Wiltshire throw too many right hands at the champion in the fight screened live on Channel Five. Because he was ...