Kiko Martinez prepares for Quigg challenge

Andrew Wake | 15.07.15 10:20

Kiko Martinez works out ahead of his world title challenge against Scott Quigg.

Kiko Martinez

Otake aims to be the toast of Tokyo

Andrew Wake | 05.11.14 09:43

Hidenori Otake will be the toast of Japan if he defeats Scott Quigg on November 22. The Tokyo veteran challenges for the WBA super-bantamweight title on the big Cleverly v Bellew card in Liverpool and his sponsors have promised to name a beer after him if he is victorious. "I'm not content with just being the challenger, and I'm not going to England just for the memories - I'm ready to give everything to bring home the belt," he said. "Quigg looks like he is strong, and hit...

Wba Belt

Knockdowns and knockouts

Andrew Wake | 30.05.14 01:21

A collection of knockdowns and knockouts from the past two years.


Frampton not looking beyond Cazares

Andrew Wake | 01.04.14 09:01

Carl Frampton speaks about his upcoming WBC World Super-Bantamweight title final eliminator.


Munroe aims to make a statement in Blackpool

Andrew Wake | 26.03.14 12:33

RENDALL MUNROE knows he needs to put on a polished performance in Blackpool this weekend in order to keep his name in title contention. The Leicester featherweight was controversially stopped by British and European champion Lee Selby last month and feels a devastating performance is required to get his career back on track. A big fight has been mooted for the popular 33-year-old, but that could go out of the window if he fails to impress against Dewsbury's tricky Youssef &nbsp...

Rendall Munroe

Frampton faces Cazares in world title eliminator

Andrew Wake | 30.01.14 09:41

Carl Frampton will meet Mexican veteran Hugo Cazares in a WBC super-bantamweight eliminator at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast on April 4. Victory will earn the Irishman a shot at fast rising star Leo Santa Cruz, but he cannot afford to look past the threat Cazares brings. Nicknamed 'El Incredible', 35-year-old Cazares has won world titles at both light-flyweight and super-flyweight so will be keen to earn himself another shot at glory. "[He] is a former two-weight world champion ...


Munroe still craves world title glory

Andrew Wake | 29.01.14 08:26

Rendall Munroe bids to become a two-weight European champion when he faces Lee Selby for the vacant Featherweight crown at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff on Saturday and says he still has designs on world title glory. Munroe hung the gloves up after defeat against Scott Quigg in their clash for the interim WBA super-bantamweight title in November 2012. The Leicester man stayed only away from the fight game for just four months though and was back in action in his hometown in May ...


Frampton vacates his titles to concentrate on world honours

Andrew Wake | 12.11.13 11:17

Unbeaten Belfast stylist Carl Frampton has vacated both his European and Commonwealth super-bantamweight titles. Manager and promoter Barry McGuigan said the decision has been taken so that "The Jackal" can concentrate on earning a world title shot. Frampton beat Kiko Martinez in February this year and has been linked with rematch since the Spaniard won the IBF crown during the summer. Martinez is due to make his maiden defence against Jeffrey Mathebula in December. As Frampt...


Quigg defends against Silva

Andrew Wake | 07.11.13 09:03

Scott Quigg will defend his WBA Super Bantamweight title against Diego Silva on November 23 at the sold-out Phones 4u Arena Manchester live on Sky Sports Box Office, with an undercard packed full of Britain's hottest talent. Quigg's gym-mate and resurgent Lightweight star Anthony Crolla challenges Martin Gethin for the British title on a busy night for trainer Joe Gallagher, who will also have unbeaten Super Middleweight sensation Callum Smith in action and unbeaten Lightweight ta...


Frampton believes Parodi fight will open the door to a world title

Andrew Wake | 17.10.13 10:02

Carl Frampton has admitted that the only footage he has seen of the man who stands in the way of his shot at a world title is from a television game show. The Belfast super-bantamweight takes on French contender Jeremy Parodi in a world title eliminator, live on BoxNation this weekend, with the winner set to challenge for the IBF crown early next year.    Though Frampton has been hard in training, preparing at the gym of his promoter Barry McGuigan in Battersea Park in...