Andrew Wake | 22.05.13 11:17
Andre Ward told Boxing News magazine he thinks Carl Froch can
stop Mikkel Kessler in their blockbuster super middleweight rematch
at the O2 Arena on Saturday night.
Ward holds victories over both men but in a bumper preview issue
of the weekly boxing bible, the Oakland native - in London to
commentate for HBO - believes that The Cobra has the edge over the
"Carl Froch has been in some tough fights but I think he has
more in the tank," said Ward. "I think Kessler has kind of ...
Andrew Wake | 22.05.13 01:27
Ricky gives his thoughts on Floyd Mayweather Jnr at his Hatton
Andrew Wake | 22.05.13 12:03
Mikkel Kessler believes weeks of hard sparring will prove the
difference when faces Carl Froch in London on Saturday night.
The Dane defeated Froch on points in 2010 and feels he can turn
the trick again, thanks in part to the hours he has spent being put
through his paces by two other Brits.
"I´ve had the best sparring of my career against top guys like
Nathan Cleverly, George Groves and Erik Skoglund. I am in fantastic
shape and I am ready to beat Froch again. Bring it on!" Kes...
Andrew Wake | 21.05.13 11:52
After missing out on an excellent opportunity against former
Commonwealth title challenger, Carl Dilks, earlier this year,
Manchester's Hosea Burton gets another breakout chance against the
dangerous Jahmaine Smyle on June 1 at the Manchester
With Dilks facing medical restrictions back in February, Burton
was forced to face Carl Wild at late notice and the stern tests
keep on coming as the unbeaten youngster goes in with the
The Leicester str...
Andrew Wake | 21.05.13 11:42
Tony Bellew has vowed to
overcome Isaac Chilemba's spoiling tactics and land himself a shot
at the WBC title when the pair rematch as chief support to Carl
Froch's blockbuster bout with Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in
London on Saturday.
The Bomber and his South African
rival drew their WBC light heavyweight final eliminator in
Liverpool in March but agreed a quick rematch with the winner to
face either Chad Dawson or Adonis Stevenson for the green belt.
Bellew has promised a...
Andrew Wake | 21.05.13 07:41
Audley Harrison has reconsidered his decision to retire and says
he's going to box on.
The heavyweight announced he was hanging up his gloves after
being wiped out by untested American Deontay Wilder in just one
round last month.
But he says the birth of his son, Hudson Hugh Harrison, has
inspired him to test his mettle in the ring again.
"Firstly, I'm grateful to God for this blessing with the birth
of Hudson, a healthy and beautiful little angel. Raychel, my wife,
is a troo...
Andrew Wake | 20.05.13 10:52
After careful thought and consideration with my family and team,
I have decided to relinquish my WBC super-middleweight world
champion emeritus title.
As has been recently reported, the WBC elected to strip me of my
world title belt, making the upcoming bout between Sakio Bika and
Marco Antonio Periban for the vacant Super Middleweight Title.
After consultation with my manager James Prince and attorney Josh
Dubin, it is my belief that the WBC did not have the right to strip
me of ...
Andrew Wake | 20.05.13 10:29
Haroon Khan can't wait for his
next challenge after producing an emphatic performance in his US
debut as he spectacularly blitzed his way past Vicente Medellin in
just 57 seconds.
The 2010 Commonwealth Games
bronze medalist showed off his impressive skill set as he
overwhelmed his American opponent from the outset at the Boardwalk
Hall in Atlantic City.
An initial left-right combination
had Medellin staggered and backpedalling before a right cross put
him down. Medellin quickl...
Andrew Wake | 20.05.13 10:25
Ryan Farrag is hoping to avenge his only defeat against new
British bantamweight champion Lee Haskins in the near future, but
first has to win at the Liverpool Olympia on May 24.
A stack of Merseyside talent - including future superstar James
'Jazza' Dickens - will be in action on the VIP Promotions show and,
on the night, Ryan faces a tough test in Najah Ali.
Iraq-born Ali has only lost two of eight bouts, against former
British champ Shinny Bayaar and highly-rated Michael Walsh...
Andrew Wake | 20.05.13 10:19
Darren Barker will challenge IBF middleweight champion Daniel
Geale at the Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona, New York on
Barker fights for a World title for the second time after his
brave challenge against Sergio Martinez in Atlantic City in October
After a period out through injury, Barker has blasted away Kerry
Hope and Simone Rotolo in back-to-back stoppages and now faces the
Aussie champion in the summer.
"This is a golden opportunity for me and I f...