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David Benavidez: Back better than ever

There’s heat in and around Phoenix, Arizona. After the Suns’ dramatically capsized in the NBA ch

Clinton McKenzie: Memories of Sugar Ray Leonard and the Mont...

Whenever the Olympics roll around, Clinton McKenzie’s pulse quickens. “Every Olympic year, I get

Team Takam dispute ‘early’ stoppage, seek rematch

Carlos Takam and his team were left rueing what they felt to be an early stoppage in the French-Came

Joyce halts dogged Takam in six

Joe Joyce edged closer to a future shot at a world heavyweight title as he stopped veteran contender

Edwards mandatory against Mama confirmed for September 11

IBF flyweight champion Sunny Edwards will make the first defence of his crown against undefeated Fil

Carlos Takam: My experience will beat Joyce in a war

Carlos Takam says he will bring war and experience when the former world title challenger fights Joe

Weekend Betting Angle – Joyce vs Takam

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston weighs up Saturday night’s heavyweight co

Joshua: Usyk is good, but I’m better

After a year overshadowed by his abandoned, undisputed title showdown with Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshu

Diaz: I’ll stop Garcia in the later rounds

Following a break to address mental health issues, Ryan Garcia is back in training and closing in on

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David Benavidez: Back better than ever

There’s heat in and around Phoenix, Arizona. After the Suns’ dramatically capsized in the NBA championship, dropping the series to the Milwaukee Bucks, the city continued wiping sweat from its brow, this time born of its searing tempera...

Clinton McKenzie: Memories of Sugar Ray Leonard and the Montreal Olympics

Whenever the Olympics roll around, Clinton McKenzie’s pulse quickens. “Every Olympic year, I get excited,” the 65-year-old – an Olympian for Great Britain back in 1976 – tells Boxing Social. “It really stirs memories for me,...

Carlos Takam: My experience will beat Joyce in a war

Carlos Takam says he will bring war and experience when the former world title challenger fights Joe Joyce tonight. The bout, set to take place at the SSE Arena, Wembley on BT Sport, is Takam’s 46th of a 16-year career but the number...

Weekend Betting Angle – Joyce vs Takam

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston weighs up Saturday night’s heavyweight collision between the ‘Juggernaut’ Joe Joyce and former world title challenger Carlos Takam, and pinpoints the betting value on th...

Olympic boxing preview: Uzbeks and Davis to star

Luke G. Williams looks ahead to the boxing action at the Tokyo Olympic Games with the mighty Uzbeks appearing the men to beat and Team USA’s 3-0 pro Keyshawn Davis adding star quality. Team GB will also be represented by one of their ...

James Beech Jr: Painting a Future

James Beech Jr. admits that he is taking a gamble on Saturday when he steps through the ropes to fight Chris Bourke. The 24-year-old West Midlander believes in taking 50-50 fights and risks against fighters where the threat of losing is rea...

Chris Bourke: Ready to hit Beech and the British title picture

It began with a headlock. From a man named Claudio. Inside a Footlocker store in Bluewater shopping centre. Chris Bourke had ended his time with Team GB, feeling his fighting style was more suited to the professional game, and was on the lo...

Tina Rupprecht: A labour of love

For Tina Rupprecht, boxing is a labour of love. Any hopes of making money in her thus far eight-year career have long been dashed as she resigns herself to the fact that the sport will continue to cost her financially rather than solicit ...

Boxing’s disqualification situation

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks at disqualification calls by referees in light of recent events where boxers have bent the official rules with roughhouse tactics. Three fights in the past month got me thinking about the matter of disqua...

Liam Paro: Fighting For Two

Should Liam Paro become a world champion he will be fulfilling a promise to his best friend Regan Grieve. Lacing gloves and lacing boots the two had vowed to conquer the world together, Paro as a boxer and Grieve as a rugby league player. P...

Weekend Betting Angle – Charlo vs Castaño

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston seeks the betting value in tonight’s undisputed super-welterweight title fight between WBC, WBA Super and IBF champion Jermell Charlo and WBO king Brian Castaño at the AT&T Cen...

Anthony Yigit: Solving the puzzle

Former world title challenger Anthony Yigit is boxing’s Rubik’s Cube.   Where his peers present themselves, simple to understand and one shade in the majority, the Swede has always been a bit of a puzzle. Yigit (...

Boxing: The same old story

Boxing of late has become trapped in some type of fistic Groundhog Day, or in the wandering, forgetful mind of a confused grandparent. Time-and-time again, social media profiles and boxing outlets are flooded with stories, resulting in tags...

Liam Williams: Still plenty in the tank

A familiar phrase that fighters often use during interviews is five words to shrug off something like disappointment or a setback: ‘It is what it is’. Liam Williams has the line in his book of dialogue, but the Welshman does not express...

Troy Williamson: Cheeseman fight will catch fire and be very exciting

News broke on Wednesday that Ted Cheeseman’s next defence of his British super-welterweight title would be against Troy Williamson. The champion’s promoter Eddie Hearn tweeted that Matchroom had won the purse bids to stage the fight and...

What do titles really mean in boxing?

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston assesses the worth of titles in boxing today, where every fight of 10 rounds or more appears to have a championship belt of some sort at stake. There was a time when an excellent boxer could go through his care...

Tumbleweeds and turmoil: The ongoing dysfunction of the heavyweight division

Luke G. Williams looks at the current malaise in the heavyweight division that has seen the title picture remain frustratingly dormant due to the shadow of boxing politics and maddening spells of inactivity from the weight’s leading m...

Liam Cameron: Out of the darkness

The demise was reminiscent of Tony Soprano in that final scene in the New Jersey diner. The fade to black: raw, unexpected and, for many, unsatisfactory. Liam Cameron’s world had been bright, recently filled with the promise of opport...

The PBA: A new hope for boxers

The tragic fate that befalls some professional boxers when they hang up the gloves has been well-documented.  In the absence of the rigorous structure of training, many struggle mentally. Without the roar of the crowd or thumping beat ...

Weekend betting Angle – Arthur vs Faraci, Parker vs Khusanov, Sharp vs Andrade

IBHOF inductee and boxing betting expert Graham Houston surveys the gambling opportunities in tonight’s Queensberry Promotions show at the Royal Albert Hall featuring engagements for Lyndon Arthur, Zach Parker and Archie Sharp. With h...

Hector Tanajara: Beating Zepeda will open doors

Tonight, at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, both Hector Tanajara and William Zepeda will trade punches with one another nearly 10 years on from when they first shared a ring together. The two unbeaten lightweights have the po...

Royal Albert Hall recollections

Ahead of Queensberry Promotions’ show at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday evening, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston remembers some classic encounters at the historic London venue. It’s good to see boxing back at the Royal Albert Hall ...

Stefi Cohen: Limits don’t exist

Crowds peer through the metal, grated fence, wearing baseball caps and looks of disbelief. Their eyes seem to travel up every pulsing vein, with small clouds of sawdust blurring their features, disguising mouths agape. On the other side of ...

Weekend betting angle: Colbert vs Nyambayar

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston seeks the betting value in tonight’s intriguing 130lbs encounter between WBA Interim champion Chris Colbert and Mongolian marauder Tugstsogt Nyambayar in California, as well as...