Rumble in the Jungle 40 year anniversary

Andrew Wake | 30.10.14 06:22

Today marks the 40th anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle, arguably boxing's most historic fight. The bout between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman has a special place in the heart of most fight fans, including those that weren't even born in 1974, and has been the focus of many books and documentaries. The story of the fight reads like something out of fiction.  Keen to make his mark in the sport, Don King made the boxers a previously unimaginable offer of $5 million dollars each. ...

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Hopkins doesn't need home support to crush Kovalev

Andrew Wake | 29.10.14 10:49

Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins is convinced he can once again overcome the odds by defeating Russian powerhouse Sergey Kovalev in their world title unification fight next Saturday (November 8). Just two months short of his 50th birthday, 'The Executioner' once again finds himself as the underdog, but it is not something that fazes him as defying conventional thinking is what he has been doing for years. He knows that Kovalev possesses devastating power, but feels he'll have the g...

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Callum Smith: Beating Sjekloca will prove I can be world champ

Andrew Wake | 29.10.14 10:26

Callum Smith says he will prove that he is ready to step up to World level when he faces Nikola Sjekloca at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on November 22. Smith meets Sjekloca in a WBC super-middleweight eliminator and the unbeaten 24-year-old is preparing for the toughest test of his promising career, looking to move to 15-0 and close another great year in the paid ranks. The Liverpool talent can see some big fights ahead of him in 2015 but knows that Sjekloca is a real d...

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Chambers fancies dust up with Joshua

Andrew Wake | 29.10.14 10:06

Former world heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers likes what he has seen of fast-rising prospect Anthony Joshua, but fears his run of soft opposition may only serve to hurt him in the future. The 32-year-old Chambers, once of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now an honorary member of Team Fury in Bolton, speaks from experience. Back in March 2010 he scaled the heights and challenged Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight championship. He therefore knows a good heavyweight ...

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Buckland and Foster Jnr in Prizefighter

Andrew Wake | 27.10.14 08:09

Gary Buckland and Stephen Foster Jnr lead the line-up for the Prizefighter Lightweights III at York Hall, Bethnal Green on December 6, live on Sky Sports - with Martin J. Ward facing Maxi Hughes on the show in an eliminator for the British Super Featherweight title. Buckland returns to the scene of his Prizefighter Super Featherweights win in November 2010 where he saw off Stevie Bell in the quarter-finals, dramatically wiped out Gary Sykes in the first round of their semi-final b...

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Campbell and Coyle on course for 2015 clash

Andrew Wake | 27.10.14 07:56

Luke Campbell MBE and Tommy Coyle secured famous wins in Hull on Saturday night to remain on course for a blockbuster showdown next summer. Campbell welcomed Argentine Daniel Brizuela back to the scene of his epic battle with Coyle in February, but the hometown Olympic hero ensured that there would be no repeat of that drama with a clinical display of his power and variety. The 27 year old wasted little time in exerting his authority on Brizuela, landing heavy shots in the openi...

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Rabchenko: I will win over Aussie fans

Andrew Wake | 27.10.14 12:49

SERGEY RABCHENKO believes a devastating performance against Anthony Mundine will earn him a new army of fans.   The Belarusian power-puncher knows a partisan crowd will baying for his blood when the opening bell rings at the Hisense Arena on November 12, but he's confident that they will be singing his name by the end of the fight.   While Mundine splits opinion in the Aussie fight fraternity, he does have a large and vociferous following and Rabchenko hopes to win t...

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Groves lands on Bellew v Cleverly card

Andrew Wake | 23.10.14 10:18

George Groves is back in action on November 22 at the Echo Arena in Liverpool. The 'Saint' will defend his WBC Silver title against American Denis Douglin (17-3, 10 KOs) on a bumper bill topped by the domestic grudge match between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew, live on Sky Sports Box Office.  Groves returns following a unanimous points victory over Christopher Rebrasse at the SSE Arena, Wembley in September, in which the Hammersmith boxer claimed the European and WBC Silver...

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Ellet gets Hungarian test

Andrew Wake | 21.10.14 09:18

Brighton's Lloyd Ellett has confirmed his next opponent will be Hungarian, Gergo Vari when he defends his British Masters light middleweight honours on October 31st at the Metropole Hotel in Brighton. The unbeaten light middleweight, Ellett 15(3)-0-0 posted the following statement for fans on Facebook, "I now have confirmation that my title defence on 31stOctober will be against Gergo Vari at the Hilton Metropole Hotel in Brighton. Just under two weeks to go so get your tick...

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Amateur boxer attacks referee

Andrew Wake | 21.10.14 11:38

A Croatian amateur looks likely to face a lengthy ban from the sport after he attacked a referee in the ring. Vido Loncar was stopped in his light-heavyweight bout against Lithuania's Algirdas Baniulis at the European Youth Championships in Zagreb and astonishingly took his frustrations out on the third man. At first he appeared to take the decision well and walked back to his corner, but he burst into a rage as verdict was announced and repeatedly struck the official, including...

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