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Spence vs Garcia Boxing Social Staff Picks

On Saturday night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, Errol Spence returns from a 14-month

Jamie Moore on Murray dream, Covid consequences and Harrison...

You would have required 20-20 vision to predict the events of 2020 and, even if you did predict them

Hearn nervous ahead of Joshua-Pulev

There is a lot on the line when unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defends his WBA Super, W

Yarde promises explosive encounter with Arthur

Former WBO title challenger Anthony Yarde is guaranteeing entertainment when he challenges Commonwea

Thurman hails Garcia power

Keith Thurman says Danny Garcia is the hardest puncher he has faced in his career but still feels WB

Shakur Stevenson: I will be the last man standing

Shakur Stevenson surveys his rivals with an air of icy derision. The 23-year-old New Jersey native h

Joshua: Usyk a more realistic option than Fury in 2021

Unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has cast doubt on his proposed mega-fight with Tyson Fur

Saunders: Age catching up with Golovkin

Billy Joe Saunders is still in search of a career-defining super-fight.  Having missed out on a

Spence: I have refocused as a fighter

No-one knows quite what to expect when Errol Spence returns to the ring this weekend.  In Octob

Features

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...

Shakur Stevenson: I will be the last man standing

Shakur Stevenson surveys his rivals with an air of icy derision. The 23-year-old New Jersey native has watched on this year as other fighters have unified titles and scored spectacular knockouts, yet nothing has dissuaded him from his own a...

A rich history of boxing tournaments

Ahead of tonight’s Golden Contract finals featuring Jazza Dickens vs Ryan Walsh and Ricards Bolotniks vs Serge Michel, IBHOF inductee Graham Houston looks back on a long history of pro boxing tournaments. Tournaments are a lot of fun ...

Amar Kayani: From violent bully to community hero

Amar Kayani has one of the most eye-opening tales of redemption in British professional boxing. The 26-year-old from Slough was a street-fighting trouble causer and a self-confessed “bully” who potentially faced years in prison. Now he...

Thabiso Mchunu: Rock in a hard place

South African cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu (22-5, 13 KOs) has managed to step out of his father’s fighting shadow, by boxing for world titles, and competing in the United States and Russia, as well as domestic venues in Pre...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Reflections on Tyson vs Jones Jr

Russ Anber gives the view from the Roy Jones corner on ‘Superman’’s showdown with “Iron” Mike Tyson, including the full story behind Jones’ gloves which paid tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant… I tell you what –...

Kazuto Ioka: The second generation

From a land steeped with the importance of tradition, it’s little wonder that Kazuto Ioka (25-2, 14 KOs) has been searching for his own, unique and storied success. Born into boxing in Sakai, Osaka, the four-weight world champion has clos...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Ready for Tyson

In his latest column Russ Anber looks ahead to working in Roy Jones’ corner for this weekend’s much discussed showdown with Mike Tyson in Los Angeles … I don’t think you can ever really get used to the lockdowns and the quaranti...

Daniel Dubois: Calm before the storm

It would be understandable if Daniel Dubois felt a sense of trepidation ahead of tonight’s clash with Joe Joyce at Church House, Westminster. After all, there is a lot at stake: the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles, a...

Weekend betting angle – Dubois vs Joyce

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston looks for the betting value in tonight’s huge heavyweight fight between unbeaten Londoners Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce. After postponements and uncertainty, it’s finally happe...

Dubois vs Joyce Big Fight Preview

Fights for the ‘triple crown’ of the British, European and Commonwealth heavyweights titles don’t come around all that often, which makes Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce’s showdown this Saturday night at Church House in Westminster all ...

Jack Catterall: Patient pursuit

Nothing is ever certain in boxing but 2021 looks like being the year Jack Catterall finally gets a world title shot. The 27-year-old from Chorley returns to the ring on Saturday night against Frenchman Abderrazak Houya in a 10-round contest...

Dubois vs Joyce Boxing Social staff picks

After a frustrating 2020 of missed mega-fights amid a bewildering Pandemic, the heavyweight encounter between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce is a welcome antidote to a year of malaise either side of the ropes.  Two unbeaten heavyweight pu...

Jordan Gill: The Thrill remains

Jordan Gill has already had one boxing career. For four years and 16 fights, Gill was treading water as a prospect going from Sheffield to Hull to Peterborough to Rotherham and back again fighting only one opponent with a winning record (Gi...

Tyson-Jones: A curiosity attraction

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston looks ahead to Mike Tyson’s high profile exhibition bout with Roy Jones at the weekend, after bookmakers withdrew all odds from the clash. We have what could be called a curiosity a...

Agyarko seeks championship evolution

A fighter making his way in the sport will occasionally mention how they are not the finished article. Nine times out of ten they are talking about the improvements they need to make inside the ring in order to fulfil their ambitions and dr...

Sadiq reflects on Russian venture

No-one likes being in hospital. It is an unpleasant and worrying time. You lie in an uncomfortable bed being pricked and poked watching the clock and wondering when you will be home.  Now imagine this was you but in unfamiliar territor...

Warren previews Dubois-Joyce showdown

Promoter Frank Warren speaks to Boxing Social’s Luke G. Williams about this weekend’s showdown between Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce… The Saturday showdown between heavyweight rivals Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce for the British, European...

Pedro Diaz: Boxing is my passion, it’s my life

“The best form of saying is being.” – Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara. The Mausoleo del Che Guevara, with its imposing 22-foot tall bronze statue of the revolutionary, draws tourists from all corners of the world to Santa Clara, Cuba. ...

Danny Whitaker: Adeleye has got a shock coming

In just five professional heavyweight bouts, Danny ‘Big Dawg’ Whitaker has already taken on three men with winning records. He beat two of them and is now set to face touted prospect David Adeleye on the undercard of Daniel Dubois vs Jo...

Weekend betting angle – Benn vs Formella

IBHOF inductee and boxing gambling expert Graham Houston unearths the betting value in this weekend’s intriguing step up for Conor Benn against the more seasoned and battle-tested Sebastian Formella. I like Benn in this fight. He’s youn...

Pete Dobson: Talented enough for titles

Aspiration is sparse amongst the kids hustling in certain neighbourhoods in the Bronx, New York. Chasing money over dreams becomes paramount, and settling for the sounds of the streets can allow lost figures to finally feel at home. &n...

Dennis Hobson: The Straightener in the Car Park

Testing times often bring innovation and veteran promoter Dennis Hobson chose to do exactly that. On December 11, Hobson will promote another show, but one with a difference – with Tommy Frank and Kyle Yousaf meeting for the vacant Br...

Fabio Wardley: Pushing on to the next level

Fabio Wardley has described his fight this Saturday night against Richard Lartey as something of a litmus test. Wardley, the current unbeaten English heavyweight champion, will be having his ninth professional contest against the Ghanaian w...