Andrew Wake | 10.06.13 10:54
Tony Bellew believes Adonis Stevenson's reign as WBC
light-heavyweight champion will be a short one - especially as he's
next in line for a shot.
Stevenson scored a surprise first round knockout of Chad Dawson
in Montreal, Canada on Saturday night.
Liverpool's Bellew moved into the mandatory challenger position
when he defeated Isaac Chilemba at the second time of asking last
month and say's he ready to face the new titlist anywhere at any
He's shocked boxing and it's g...
Andrew Wake | 08.06.13 10:58
James DeGale retained his WBC silver super-middleweight title
when his veteran opponent Stjepan Bozic was bizarrely withdrawn by
his corner after four rounds on Saturday evening.
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist was hitting the Croatian visitor
with some solid shots, but it never looked enough to the end the
That's not taking anything away from DeGale though. He set out
at a good pace and used flashy movement to make Bozic miss before
firing off clever counters.
Andrew Wake | 05.06.13 11:03
James DeGale believes he'd have the style to defeat WBA and IBF
super-middleweight champion Carl Froch if they ever met.
Froch underlined his place amongst the world's best
super-middleweight when he scored a thrilling 12 round decision
over Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in late May.
DeGale faces a far less sterner test this weekend when he takes
on Croatian veteran Stjepan Bozic at the Glow exhibition venue
inside the Bluewater shopping complex.
However, the 2008 Olympic gol...
Andrew Wake | 30.05.13 12:44
James DeGale will defend his WBC silver super-middleweight title
against Croatia's Stjepan Bozic on June 8.
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist only fought two weeks ago,
stopped Sebastien Demers inside two rounds.
But he's keen to press forwards with his career and believes
2013 is the year in which he moves onto the world stage.
"This year is going to be a big year for me, I'm looking to be
the first ever British Olympic Gold Medallist who goes on and wins
a professional world t...
Andrew Wake | 24.05.13 10:22
SERGEY RABCHENKO has been given number one contender status by
the WBC and stands on the verge of a world title shot.
The Belarusian was ranked a position lower but moved up after
his stunning knockout of Adriano Nicchi in Monaco at the end of
It means that he is now rated higher than former multiple weight
world champion Miguel Cotto and is likely to soon become mandatory
challenger to light-middleweight kingpin Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
"I am very grateful to the WBC for...
Andrew Wake | 19.05.13 01:00
WBC Silver super-middleweight champion James DeGale gave the
performance he had promised, stopping Sebastien Demers inside two
The 2008 Olympic gold medalist now wants to keep the momentum
going after giving a blistering performance on his Canadian debut
at Casino Lac-Leamy, Gatineau.
"I wasn't messing around," DeGale said.
"I got in there and he felt too slow and I could see the shots
coming so I opened up on him."
In his first fight since dominating Fulgencio Zuni...
Andrew Wake | 16.05.13 08:25
James DeGale feels his North American debut tomorrow night could
open the door to fights with of Canada's biggest stars.
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist takes on former world
middleweight title challenger Sebastien Demers at the Casino
Lac-Leamy in Gatineau and believes victory will push him towards a
world title shot.
"Canadian boxing fans are passionate and they know about their
boxing, so when I go over there and put on a good performance, I
think they're going to enjoy it," ...
Andrew Wake | 16.04.13 11:15
James DeGale's next fight will take place in Canada, promoters
Hennessy Sports have confirmed.
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist will face an as yet to be
confirmed opponent at Casino Lac-Leamy in Gartineau on May
It marks DeGale's first appearance since his victory over
Colombian veteran Fulgencio Zuniga in Hull in December.
Andrew Wake | 03.04.13 06:05
The World Boxing Council (WBC) has said it is pleased that the
Boxing Commission of Japan has agreed to fall in line with its
In order to prevent fighters risking their health, the WBC
imposed rules which require check weigh-ins to be held 30 and seven
days prior to a contest.
Meanwhile, the Mexico City-based sanctioning body also
named Nelson Mandela as its "King of Human Equality"
A statement on the WBC's website read: "Nelson Mandela was
president of his co...
Andrew Wake | 15.03.13 11:38
James DeGale's fight with Colombian puncher Alexander Brand has
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist was due to defend his WBC
silver super-middleweight against the South American next Saturday
"Gutted! Just been told my fight on the 23 March has been
postponed! New date to be confirmed!" DeGale wrote on
Promoters Hennessey Sports said the delay was caused by an
"unfortunate and unavoidable situation".