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Allen faces KO artist Lovejoy on Usyk-Chisora undercard

Popular heavyweight Dave Allen will now fight the unbeaten Christopher Lovejoy on the Oleksandr U

James Scott: Prisoner 57735

There are endless ‘what if’ stories in boxing. There are numerous tales of fighters turning arou

Ryan Garcia: I’m not an Instagram fighter, Campbell will s...

He may have 7.4 million Instagram followers, but Ryan Garcia insists he is far more than a social me

Weekend betting angle – Sergey Lipinets vs Custio Clay...

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston looks for the betting value in this weekend

Estrada guns down Cuadras, Gonzalez and Martinez prevail

WBC super-flyweight champion Juan Francisco Estrada rose from a third-round knockdown before gunning

Chisora: I’m coming for war

Dereck Chisora is promising a nightmarish encounter in his Halloween showdown with Oleksandr Usyk at

Saunders-Murray confirmed for December 4

Billy Joe Saunders will make the second defence of his WBO super-middleweight title agains

Betfred announced as Usyk-Chisora title partner

Matchroom Boxing have announced Betfred as the official title partner for Oleksandr Usyk’s highly-

Selby eyes Welsh boxing history

Former IBF featherweight champion Lee Selby will have one eye on the history books when he takes on


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Dooley Noted: Life outside the live boxing bubble and mad about the Board

Terry Dooley draws parallels between the self-harming business model that originally sent HMV into administration and British boxing, where fight fans are being rinsed by multiple PPVs and substandard contests at a time when money is tight ...

Peter Fury: The second chance

When the first lockdown kicked in people that I spoke to within the trade told me it was a rare opportunity to grab a breather and a bit of space. Peter Fury was no different. Indeed, the hardest part for Fury was probably the fac...

Black Flashback: Pat Barrett’s Lost Tapes Part Two

Back in 2009, Terry Dooley spoke to former world title challenger Pat Barrett at length about his career. Barrett had recently resurfaced on the Manchester boxing scene and, over the course of time, had lost all the footage of his...

Black Flashback: Pat Barrett’s Lost Tapes Part One

Back in 2009, Terry Dooley spoke to former world title challenger Pat Barrett at length about his career. Barrett had recently resurfaced on the Manchester boxing scene and, over the course of time, had lost all the footage of his fights ...

Pat Barrett: Part One

From the moment we met, I knew that retired former British and European light-welterweight champion Pat Barrett (37-4-1, 28 KOs) and I would get on like a house on fire. It was a typically rainy summer evening here in Manchester. ...

The life and fun times of Frankie Gavin

The word ‘talent’ initially referred to a unit of value then, later, a sum of money. It was coined in 4BC by the Romans, ‘Talentum’ and Greek, ‘Talanton’, for trading purposes. The term pops up in Matthew 25:14-30 when Jesus tel...

It is time to step out of the shadow of Tex Rickard

The Covid-19 virus means that we live in unprecedented times and we are seeing falling viewing figures across some sports as sporting events need crowd colour to survive and thrive on TV. Back in 2011, Sky TV made the decision to hand sole ...

Boxing security, Fight Camp and Covid-19

Boxing has made its tentative return to our screens across various platforms in recent weeks. Frank Warren has hosted shows at the BT Studios. Scott Harrison made his return on a BIBA event. Fights have been taking place up and down America...

McAllister reflects on Harrison comeback victory

Scotland’s Scott Harrison (27-3-2, 15 KOs) fought for the first time since 2013 when beating Paul Peers (who was 0-2 when fighting with a BBBoC licence) in three rounds on Saturday night. The 140lbs contest took place at the Northern ...

Audley Harrison: After

Everyone in attendance at the Sheffield Arena on April 27, 2013, knew that Audley Harrison’s fight against Deontay Wilder was as good as over when the visitor landed a wild right hand that floored the former Olympic Super-heavyweight...

Audley Harrison: Before

Audley Harrison MBE (31-7, 23 KOs) was born and bred in London. He is still a proud Londoner and Englishman. You can still hear it in the 48-year-old’s voice when he talks about his city and country yet he relocated to Los Angeles in th...

Post-Covid boxing: Dave Coldwell on the challenges facing Off-TV shows

Last month, Boxing Social talked to Steve Wood about the obstacles that will be faced by promoters who put on small hall shows. Dave Coldwell doesn’t like that term. Back in February 2012, I followed him around the Bow...

The conveyor belt: Why small hall boxing must survive

I can’t be mithered with arena shows. Post-lockdown I probably won’t attend any, either. It had reached the point where I thought to myself that if I wanted to sit in a row of self-obsessed egomaniacs I should probably just start going ...

Glenn McCrory – “Pundit…”

British boxing has had some brilliant commentary teams in recent decades. For instance, ITV’s Reg Gutteridge and Jim Watt. Then you had the one-two of Ian Darke and Glenn McCrory when Sky Sports was on the rise, with the ever-present Watt...

EXCLUSIVE: Glenn McCrory – “Fighter…”

WHEN Boxing Social caught up with Glenn McCrory (30-8-1, 12 KOs) the former IBF cruiserweight champion of the world was knocking up a chicken curry. Hopefully he turned the fire off from under it as the 55-year-old was in a garrulous mo...

EXCLUSIVE: Larry Olubamiwo – “Both Barrels…”

BOXING has a culture of vilifying people. As a collective we enjoy nothing more than dragging someone out of the chorus line and saying, to quote the film that all boxers love, “There goes the bad guy.” Former prisoner (he did five-year...

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Quigg – No Stone Unturned

THE Greater Manchester market town of Bury — initially named Buri, an early form of the word borough — was given its name because a stronghold grew around an ancient marketplace during the Roman occupation of what we now know as the Uni...

EXCLUSIVE: Lyon Woodstock – “A Lion Reborn…”

A common convention long-held in boxing was that a defeat is the end. Promoters, trainers and fighters went to great lengths to preserve the mighty ‘0’ when, for some, it was a sign that a fighter has not been through and overcome genui...

Faces of Fury

Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s) fight weeks are always a whirlwind of words, proclamations, often outlandish, and face offs that are either intense or completely surreal. Throw WBC heavyweight holder Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs), himself ...

Money Mayweather and the Piano Man

People who are only used to Elton John’s flamboyant “Piano Man” persona or know him by way of his greatest hits collections could be forgiven for not realising that in the 1970s he had an astonishing run of LPs alongside songwriting p...

Ruiz-Joshua 2 – Echoes Of The Crown Affair…

It is always nice when you make a tenuous connection between two boxing bills then realise they have more in common than you initially thought. The tagline “The Clash On The Dunes” that was given to Anthony Joshua’s successful...