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Braekhus in defiant mood ahead of McCaskill rematch

Cecilia Braekhus is too polite an interviewee to descend to trash talk. However, the ‘First Lady

Haney-Gamboa set for November 7

WBC lightweight title-holder Devin Haney is set to face Cuban veteran Yuriorkis Gamboa on November 7

Pedraza schools Molina, Wants Ramirez-Taylor winner

Former two-weight champion Jose Pedraza continued his march towards a title tilt at 140lbs with a de

Lubin seals WBC title shot, Ennis extends KO streak

Erickson Lubin earned another title shot at old foe Jermell Charlo after registering a clear points

The making of Jessica McCaskill

Undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill has been fighting against the odds her whole life

Warren astonished by Whyte’s ‘short’ medical suspensio...

Promoter Frank Warren is somewhat mystified by two recent rulings from the British Boxing Board of C

Nelson Makes Joshua-Fury Pick

Most observers and bookmakers feel Tyson Fury will have too much boxing nous for Anthony Joshua when

Crawford-Brook moves closer to reality

A widely-held view is that the welterweight division is filled with more gifted fighters than any ot

Behind closed doors final may benefit McKenna

Belfast’s Tyrone McKenna is well known for being dragged into a war by the roar of the crowd. McKe

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Braekhus in defiant mood ahead of McCaskill rematch

Cecilia Braekhus is too polite an interviewee to descend to trash talk. However, the ‘First Lady’ of boxing is certainly in a defiant mood when Boxing Social catches up with her a couple of days after official confirmation that she has ...

The making of Jessica McCaskill

Undisputed welterweight champion Jessica McCaskill has been fighting against the odds her whole life and career. How did she and manager/trainer Rick Ramos conquer the female boxing world? Boxing Social’s Luke G. Williams speaks to the Ch...

Rematches of draws

After a spate of drawn fights in the UK, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks at rematches of contests where boxers fought a draw in their first meeting. Not every return fight was as competitive the second time around whereas other ‘d...

George Kambosos Jr: I’m here to earn my stripes

The vivid, intricate image of Jesus Christ on the cross marks the skin around the ribcage of Australian boxer, George Kambosos Jr. Every punch thrown with bad intentions, sinking into his torso and connecting directly with the crucifixion, ...

Rankin: Marshall needs me, but it’s my time

They’ve both been sat there before; in the same seats, at the same table of the same hotel bar. It seems like only a few weeks ago that Scotland’s first female world champion, Hannah Rankin (9-4, 2 KOs) was eating perched on a stool opp...

Dina Thorslund: Proud champion, proud mother

For most boxers across the globe, the Covid-19 Pandemic allowed them time to rest and recover. Embarking on domestic holidays with loved ones or perhaps exploring other avenues to grow their profiles, such as appearing on podcasts or creati...

Jason Moloney: More than just a good bloke

The famous Australian editor and publisher Richard Walsh once observed that: “the ultimate accolade in Australia is to be a ‘good bloke’”. It’s an epithet that describes the gregarious and ever-friendly Jason Moloney (21-1, 18 KOs...

Unfinished business for Roman

There’s nothing theatrical or ostentatious about Daniel Roman. The business-like super-bantam faces Juan Carlos Payano as part of PBC’s ambitious, double event spectacular on Showtime Pay-Per-View on September 26. In typically straight-...

Bentley ready for the next step

Tonight, Denzel Bentley (13-0, 11 KOs) faces the biggest challenge of his career to date as he takes on Mark Heffron for the vacant IBF European middleweight title, at York Hall, Bethnal Green. For a fighter who had just 17 fights as an ama...

Graham Houston remembers Alan Minter (1951-2020)

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston pays tribute to former undisputed middleweight champion of the world Alan Minter, a stylish southpaw who mixed it with the best in a memorable career. Alan Minter, who passed away on Wednesday, aged 69, was a B...

Sauerland discusses Briedis-Dorticos final and plans for WBSS Season 3

Boxing is back and so is the World Boxing Super Series, with the much-awaited Season 2 cruiserweight final between Mairis Briedis and Yuniel Dorticos scheduled for September 26 in Munich. Boxing Social’s Luke G. Williams catches up with W...

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...

Prince Arron: If I could, I’d do it all differently

In a rowdy nightclub outside of Manchester, kitted out in disposable sparkle and portable disco lights, the raucous crowd are becoming agitated. They’re waiting for the next unlicensed boxing bout, baying for blood and anticipati...

Herring-Oquendo was a comedy of errors

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston reflects on the weekend’s unsightly and ultimately chaotic encounter between WBO 130lbs champion Jamel Herring and Puerto Rican challenger Jonathan Oquendo. What a comedy of errors we had in Saturday’s ...

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. ...

Graham Houston’s weekend betting preview featuring Herring-Oquendo

IBHOF inductee and boxing betting expert Graham Houston looks ahead to the weekend’s action from a gambling perspective, focusing on title fights involving Jamel Herring, Alex Dilmaghani and Yordenis Ugas. It’s slim pickings for bet...

Stoppage losses avenged

With Dillian Whyte’s revenge mission against Alexander Povetkin already pencilled in for November, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks at instances where a fighter stopped in a first bout avenged that loss in a rematch. Even though Al...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Working in the Top Rank boxing ‘bubble’

In his latest column for Boxing Social, boxing’s master of all trades Russ Anber shares his reflections on working in the Top Rank ‘bubble’ with Eleider Alvarez and pays tribute to Ukrainian maestro Vasiliy Lomachenko. I could...

Dan Azeez: Never back down

With his knee-high socks and short, velvet trunks, it is clear that Dan Azeez has a deep reverence for a bygone era of boxing. However, his admiration for the legends of the sport is not a case of style over substance, as he combines retro ...

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...

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...

‘Master blaster’ Ellis reflects on five-division success

Lester Ellis is one of Australia’s most accomplished fighters. Winning titles across five weight classes, Ellis’ notable career spanned 49 fights and close to 20 years in the ring.  Now retired and residing happily in the Victoria ...

Bettor’s guide to Ramirez-Postol

IBHOF inductee and boxing betting expert Graham Houston looks ahead to the weekend’s major fight between WBC/WBO 140lbs champion Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol from a gambling perspective. The big fight of the weekend is at the MGM Grand ...

Jose Haro: My last chance

It wasn’t supposed to be like this, was it? Winners aren’t supposed to gather dust on the shelf, especially not after their first professional title was wrapped around their waist. Celebrations have never been so melancholy.&nbs...