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Top Rank confirms Las Vegas schedule

Top Rank has announced a quartet of fight nights at Las Vegas’ Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, beginning

A rich history of British vs Mexican battles

Ahead of Billy Joe Saunders’ super-middleweight unification clash with Canelo Alvarez this wee

Dirrell backs Saunders to beat Canelo

Two-time WBC super-middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell believes Billy Joe Saunders has the style t

Arum: Verdejo technically a Top Rank fighter until murder ca...

Felix Verdejo is still a contracted Top Rank fighter, even if there is almost no chance he will ever

Saunders: No more issues, Canelo fight is on

After a surreal Tuesday where this weekend’s super-middleweight unification fight between WBO king

Gorman angling for British title, eyes Wardley

In a packed domestic heavyweight division, Nathan Gorman is waiting on the status of the British tit

In this corner with Russ Anber: Reflecting on Chisora-Parker...

Boxing Social columnist Russ Anber reflects on a busy weekend in the UK, giving his insider view on

Buatsi to face Dos Santos on May 15

Joshua Buatsi continues his push for a world title shot when he faces Daniel Blenda Dos Sa

A Thrill For Gill Who Moves Up In WBA Rankings

It’s good news for a couple of Brits and a quartet of Uzbek fighters in the latest round of the Wo


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Arv Mittoo: The art of survival

Do not feel bad if you have not heard of Arv Mittoo, many people haven’t. Mittoo was an opponent, brought in to give a prospect rounds or shore up a gap in a bill. He retired from boxing in 2005 to join the ‘One hundred club’, the so-...

Dooley Noted: Earning with Hearn

WHEN The Athletic reported that Eddie Hearn and Matchroom are set to sign a five-year deal with DAZN and move away from Sky Sports from July onwards after honouring the extension they signed in 2015 by putting on two more shows it shou...

Zach Parker: The road to the top

Some professional boxers turn over with a silver spoon in each hand. They have represented their country and waved its flag, and they find themselves on the fast track from the get-go. For most fighters, though, the road to contention is no...

David Avanesyan: The odyssey continues

After successfully defending his European welterweight title against heir apparent Josh Kelly last week, Russia’s David Avanesyan (26-3-1, 14 KOs) checked in to see if his opponent was okay then embarked on a 20-hour trip back t...

Neil Marsh and Carl Greaves: Avanesyan win a vindication, he’s earned a major fight

When Terry Marsh beat Alessandro Scapecchi for the vacant European light-welterweight title he summed up his feelings in a single world. “I feel voluptuous,” he said in his typically enigmatic Marsh-esque fashion. When asked to sum up h...

Dooley Noted: How to score a fight

For years, British boxing fans smugly said: “If one of our boys goes over to Italy or Germany, they have to score a knockout to earn a draw!” Incompetent officiating was something that happened overseas. This long-held view has been so ...

Mark Hobson Part One: Life after boxing

When Boxing Social arranged to catch up with former British and Commonwealth cruiserweight champion Mark Hobson (27-5-1, 14 KOs) the 44-year-old asked if he could field the call during his lunch hour. Hobson works as a b...

David Avanesyan: Maybe Kelly thinks I’m getting worse, I’m only getting better

The science of boxing relies on the black magic of matchmaking. The late, great Dean Powell used to tell me that it was “A thankless task”. If you get it right, everyone else gets the credit, in the main. Get it wrong and you become par...

Yarde vs Arthur Big Fight Preview

Lyndon Arthur (17-0, 12 KOs) has been calling for a domestic showdown with light-heavyweight rival Anthony Yarde (20-1, 19 KOs) for a few years and the 29-year-old gets his chance when the two clash at Church House in Westminster on a Fr...

Jamie Moore on Murray dream, Covid consequences and Harrison legacy

You would have required 20-20 vision to predict the events of 2020 and, even if you did predict them, you wouldn’t believe your own prediction. It has been a completely and utterly mind-bending year.  A few boxers started to lose their s...

Dooley Noted: Mandatories, bloody mandatories

“Mandatories, bloody mandatories.” What a grating slog. It really encapsulates the frustration of a mandatory, doesn’t it? You wake up in the morning, you’ve recently beaten Shawn Porter away from home for the IBF welterweight worl...

Dissecting the Lennox Lewis legacy with ‘The Untold Story’ director Rick Lazes

Terry Dooley talks to the Director of ‘Lennox Lewis: The Untold Story’ Rick Lazes and lends his own, unique take on the heavyweight great’s career. A boxer’s career is hard to gauge in retrospect, especially in the age o...

Barrett on Barrett: ‘Black Flash’ reflects on Zelfa’s progress

When Zelfa Barrett (24-1, 15 KOs) finished Eric Donovan with a brutal left hook in the eighth round in August, many thought that the 27-year-old had produced a ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ card after losing the majority of rounds up t...

Under the shadow of the colour bar: The Ballad of Len Johnson

The Old Abbey Taphouse pub is situated on the Manchester Science Park. It is the last remaining part of the Greenheys estate and, prior to January of this year, I only knew about it for two reasons. The first is the fact that it used to ser...

Dooley Noted: Subjectivity, objectivity, and the highs and lows of fandom

Terry Dooley recalls his run-ins with favourite heavyweight contender Dereck Chisora and a memorable encounter with Emanuel Steward in his latest musings on boxing and the price of being a fan. The lack of fans at fights these days really c...

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...