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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

Ramirez-Postol confirmed for August 29 in ‘The Bubble’

Top Rank has confirmed that WBC/WBO 140lbs champion Jose Ramirez will finally meet mandatory challen

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Matchroom vs Queensberry: Who wins?

It’s been a strange year yet 2020 continues to surprise. On Tuesday, Frank Warren made an unlikely proposal, challenging Eddie Hearn to put egos and promotional posturing to one side and pit the best of Queensberry Promotions against the ...

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 all-British world title showdown on Friday night, as rising Yorkshire star Terri Harper defends her WBC and IBO super-featherweight titles aga...

Oh, Canada!

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston laments the fact that DAZN Canada dropped the August 1 Matchroom Boxing event from its schedule but hopes it was just a temporary glitch as he takes a look at the nation’s rich boxing history. O Canada is...

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 ...

Juan Manuel Marquez: Comfort at last

Less than two years ago, between a humid Christmas and the early signs of Central American summer, one heavily populated borough of Mexico City clocked a distressing 184 homicides.  Iztapalapa, the ancient Aztec city, breeds its reside...

Edison Miranda: Buenaventura to the world

Fingers tap the walls of this cell; those hands that paid the bills are now redundant, marking every minute with the motioning of scarred knuckles. Regrets often weave their way between the bars, sleek and smooth, like sewing needles. ...

Covid update: Ten fighters to watch

It was June 9 that boxing began its slow, careful comeback after almost three months of Covid-19 lockdowns. That was the date when Top Rank launched the first of a series of shows in a protected environment at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Ju...

In this corner with Russ Anber: An insider’s view of Tyson vs Jones Jr.

In his latest column for Boxing Social, boxing’s master of all trades Russ Anber reflects on his friendship with Roy Jones Jr., and reveals that he has been asked to be part of Jones’ team for his September 12 showdown with ‘Iron&...

Rhodes remembers Moore war

On 23 October 2009, two boxers temporarily put their friendship aside. Jamie Moore entered the Bolton Arena ring the betting favourite and on the verge of a world title shot. The Mancunian was defending his European 154lbs crown, but much m...

Fight Camp debut promises to live up to the hype

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing return to the promotional fray on Saturday night with the first in their much-hyped ‘Fight Camp’ series of events. Love him or hate him, you can’t deny Hearn’s PT Barnum-esque showmanship and there i...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Estrada-Adkins was a travesty

In his latest column for Boxing Social, boxing’s master of all trades Russ Anber expresses his disgust with last week’s Seniesa Estrada-Miranda Adkins mismatch. I love boxing. It’s been my life for more than four decades now. I l...

Jamie McDonnell: One last roll of the dice

In April 2018, Jamie McDonnell had it all. He held a version of the WBA bantamweight world title and, while it may have been the sanctioning body’s secondary strap, McDonnell didn’t care. To him, it was a world title and it was allowing...

Dec Spelman: War all the time

Scunthorpe’s coat of arms contains a golden wheatsheaf on a field of green. It is a permanent reminder of its once agricultural heritage before plough and scythe gave way to the smoke and hammers of heavy industry in the mid-19th Cen...

The Guru: Kerry Kayes on PEDs in boxing

In his latest column, strength and nutrition guru Kerry Kayes discusses the issue of PED use in boxing as well as a fighter’s personal responsibility when it comes to making weight. I’ve been asked about PEDs before, and people woul...

James Tennyson: I’m capable of winning world titles

Belfast lightweight James Tennyson has admitted he is “absolutely buzzing” ahead of his British title fight against Welshman Gavin Gwynne this Saturday at Matchroom’s ‘Fight Camp’ in Brentwood, Essex. “I’m feeling great,” Te...

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...

Ellie Scotney: Not your average 22-year-old

Ellie Scotney could never be classified as your average 22-year-old. Her home is the earthy South East London outpost of Catford. An unreconstructed piece of old London still missing its dog-track and dragging a sly roll-up in the face of a...

Boxing oddities and unusual fight nights

After the announcement of Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. this week, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston recalls some of boxing’s stranger matches and unusual fight nights including Muhammad Ali’s ‘draw’ with Japanese wrestler...

Tommy Gilmour reflects on a lifetime in boxing

Tommy Gilmour MBE is widely regarded as a legend of the Scottish boxing scene. A key player within the domestic fight game for 50 years, the Gilmour family boxing legacy began over a century ago, kickstarting the career of one of Britain...

PJ Rowson: No rush for emerging star Foster

Manager PJ Rowson believes his fighter, Brad Foster, is more than capable of winning a world title, but insists there is no need to rush the 22-year-old. Foster (13-0-2, 5 KOs) recently won the Lonsdale Belt outright having made four succes...

Joyce vs Wallisch: One punch can change everything

The old maxim that one punch can change everything hovers menacingly over tonight’s heavyweight confrontation between Joe Joyce and Michael Wallisch at the BT Sport studios in Stratford, London. The 34-year-old Joyce knows that there ...

Chris Billam-Smith: It’s just the beginning

As one severely disrupted sporting season draws to a disappointing close, another revs up, preparing to explosively recommence in unfamiliar surroundings. In a tale of two Eddies, struggling AFC Bournemouth look almost certain to plummet fr...

Essuman eyes British title, fresh date with Peynaud

English welterweight champion Ekow Essuman (13-0, 5 KOs) hopes to face Cedrick Peynaud (8-7-3, 4 KOs) in the next three weeks and has his sights set on the British title before the end of the year. Essuman had been scheduled to face the Fre...

A short history of one round KOs

IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks back at notable one-round knockouts including upsets, surprise capitulations and memorable performances that finished in quick time. Felix Verdejo looked good blasting out Will Madera last week. It was ju...