Andrew Wake | 30.04.12 10:28
The rematch is just around the corner. Once again Marco
Huck (34-2, 25 KOs) and Ola Afolabi (19-2-3, 9 KOs) will fight it
out for the WBO Cruiserweight championship at the Messehalle in
Erfurt, Germany on May 5.
In December 2009, the two athletes squared off in
Ludwigsburg. Back then Huck won an exciting bout via 12 round
unanimous decision. Two-and-a-half years later both men believe
that they have grown and developed into better boxers. May 5 will
show who really has put in the work sin...
Andrew Wake | 30.04.12 10:19
A Florida jury has convicted the husband of boxer Christy Martin
of attempted second-degree murder, the Orlando Sentinel has
James Martin, 68, was found guilty of all three counts against
Christy Martin, who once made the cover of Sports Illustrated,
was stabbed and shot on November 23rd 2010.
"I don't think it's hit me yet," said Christy Martin, who now
uses her maiden name, Salter,. "To be honest with you, I'm almost
During the trial, the jury spent three da...
Andrew Wake | 30.04.12 10:04
Brash New Yorker Paulie Malignaggi is a world champion once
again after he halted Ukraine's previously unbeaten Vyacheslav
Senchenko to win the WBA welterweight title on Sunday.
With his left eye badly closed from Malignaggi's pounding fists,
Senchenko looked a beaten man and the referee stepped in to save
him at 1.10 of the ninth round.
Malignaggi, a former Ricky Hatton opponent and IBF title holder
at light-welterweight, improved his record to 31 - 4 (7 KOs).
Andrew Wake | 30.04.12 12:04
By Rendall Munroe
The scene is currently being set
for my next fight, the meeting with Scott Quigg for the interim WBA
super-bantamweight title in Manchester on June 16.
We have already been down to
London for a press conference and I'm heading up to Manchester for
another one this week.
It is a fight I know a lot of
people are looking forward to and there will be plenty of support
for me in Manchester on the night.
I am just about to get into full
training - that starts ...
Andrew Wake | 30.04.12 09:56
It is that time again for all Londoners to cast a vote that will
affect our lives for the next four years.
Ken Livingstone and Boris Johnson will be going at it again for
the title of Mayor of London. I must say I've never really been a
fan of either man.
Ken is anti-boxing and anti-cars. This affects me directly; both
as a resident and more importantly, in my chosen profession.
Boris on the other hand, has supported All Stars boxing club's
Mayor Cup tournament, every season, ...
Andrew Wake | 29.04.12 07:23
Chad Dawson defeated veteran Bernard Hopkins by majority
decision in Atlantic City on Saturday night to win the WBC
light-heavyweight crown, but like their first meeting it was a
fight full of fouls and controversies.
Originally the American pair locked horns last October, with the
bout ultimately being ruled a no contest because Hopkins sustained
an injury when Dawson wrestled him to the canvas.
This encounter managed to get all the way through to the final
bell, but there were plenty of ...
Andrew Wake | 29.04.12 07:16
Jhonny Gonzales retained his WBC featherweight bauble with
a unanimous decision over Elio
Rojas at the Grand Oasis Cancun Arena this
Defending his title for the fourth time, Gonzales took the
fight to his foe from the off and eventually ran out a clear winner
thanks to scores of 116 - 111, 116 - 112 and 117 - 111.
In the co-main event, Juan Carlos Salgado kept hold of his
IBF super-featherweight title with a 12 round majority decision
over Martin Honorio.
Salgado sent Hono...
Andrew Wake | 29.04.12 07:10
Billy Joe Saunders underlined his potential for the top by
winning the vacant Commonwealth middleweight crown with a one round
blast out of Tony Hill at the historic Royal Albert Hall on
The 2008 Olympian, who is now unbeaten in 13 outings, came
out of the blocks throwing fast punches and soon it became too much
for Hill to take. A series of combinations landed on the target
before the referee stepped in.
In the evening's main supporting contest, Sam Webb picked
up a ra...
Andrew Wake | 28.04.12 09:13
Tony Bellew sent a chilling
warning to Euro champ Eduard Gutknecht after a stunning fifth round
knockout of Danny McIntosh in his British light heavyweight title
defence live on Sky Sports at the Echo Arena in
The hometown star delivered
an over hand right at the start of the fifth that was a fitting
finish to The Big Bang billing, and there was only one winner from
the start as Bellew bossed proceedings in front of his raucous army
Bellew rocked McIntosh in
Andrew Wake | 28.04.12 09:04
Jessie Vargas, the much talked about protégé of Floyd Mayweather
Jnr, will put his unbeaten record on the line against former
super-featherweight world champion and Contender star Steve Forbes
The 22-year-old, 18 - 0 (9 KOs), meets the diminutive veteran on
the undercard of the Mayweather - Cotto clash at the MGM Grand in
Alfonso Gomez, another ex-Contender participant, was supposed to
be Vargas' opponent but was forced to withdraw this week because he