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Mark Chamberlain: You don’t get paid for overtime

While the outbreak of Covid-19 has disrupted many high-profile boxers’ plans for the year, it has

Santa Cruz: Davis makes weight or pays big fine

Four-weight world champion Leo Santa Cruz is not concerned that Gervonta Davis will fail to make the

More WBC 135lbs title confusion as Linares tests positive fo...

The highly confusing WBC lightweight title picture took another complicated turn after Jorge Linares

Harper and Jonas share the spoils at Fight Camp

A heavy favourite, Terri Harper appeared a touch fortunate to hold on to her WBC super-featherweight

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


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EXCLUSIVE: Freddy Kiwitt – “The Road Warrior…”

Considering Freddy Kiwitt’s (17-2, 10KOs) journey, it’s remarkable that he’ll be fighting as chief support on a Matchroom Boxing NXTGEN show this Thursday. He will be in the away corner as per usual, facing Luther Clay, who is com...

Ruiz-Joshua 2: When The Dust Settles…

Six months ago – at the boxing mecca of Madison Square Garden – a monumental upset took place, which left us boxing fans gobsmacked. The then-unified heavyweight champion from Britain was pummelled into submission by a short M...

Boxing – A Brighter Future…

Boxing’s purpose remains turning young people’s lives around If boxing has one purpose, it’s not to produce superstars, but to steer the lives of anonymous adolescents in crime-ridden neighbourhoods to a safer passage through discipli...

Network Wars: Money, Trades and Different Business Models

Five years ago, Golden Boy Promotions supremo Oscar De La Hoya and Top Rank boss Bob Arum shook hands to end boxing’s “cold war”. Fans rejoiced at the potential of cross-stable match-ups. Fast forward to mid-2018, and around the time...

John Harding Jr: The Perennial Underdog’s Quest For Glory

This Friday evening, John Harding Jr. will be stepping through the ropes in Liverpool’s Exhibition Centre to face Bolton boxer – Jack Cullen (16-1) – for his English Middleweight title. The challenger is a betting underdog, b...

Boxing Moneyball: The Art of Winning in an Unfair Sport

David McWater, the analytics focused boxing manager, has described boxing as the last frontier for analytics. McWater is an advocate of the concept of ‘Moneyball’ in boxing, and used a proprietary analytics formula to predict a fighter...

Boxing’s Management Minefield

Horror stories regarding poor boxing management of fighters are commonplace in our sport. The definition of bad or good managers is often varied and subjective. It’s become harder to outline what competent management and career advice loo...

From Fighter to Trainer? Boxing’s Oldest Myth…

Boxing, like most ancient practices, is littered with myths that have stood the test of time. A closer examination into some of these beliefs renders them mere fallacies. One of those notions is that a majority of the best boxing trainers h...

EXCLUSIVE – Derrick James: “An amateur coincidence…”

Sometimes random encounters in two stranger’s lives can alter their trajectories forever. One such example is how current IBF welterweight champion, Errol Spence Jr., and his long-time trainer Derrick James became one of boxing’s best k...