MATTHYSSE TO CONTEST WORLD TITLE AGAINST POSTOL

Andrew Wake | 30.07.15 11:13

Lucas Matthysse will contest the vacant WBC light-welterweight title against unbeaten Viktor Postol at the StubHub Center in Carson, California on October 3. The match-up looks set to be a barnburner as it pits a fearsome puncher against a stylish boxer. It will be promoted by Golden Boy in association with Arano Box Promotions, Top Rank Inc. and ELITE Boxing Promotion. "Postol isn't anything big; he boxes well but that's it," said Lucas Matthysse. "I saw part of his fight against Selcuk A...

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SAM STOKED ABOUT GOODWIN LINK UP

Andrew Wake | 30.07.15 10:54

Undefeated Super-Middleweight Sam Stokes (3-0) Is the latest prospect to put pen to paper and sign a three year contract with rising manager/promoter Steve Goodwin. Stokes from Basildon in Essex last fought in February 2015 and is desperate to get active under his new team and plans to return to the ring on November 5th at York Hall. "It is great now to have such a good team behind me" said Stokes. "I want to fulfil my potential and this signing will definitely help me at...

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CROLLA GETS PEREZ REMATCH

Andrew Wake | 30.07.15 10:46

Anthony Crolla has been granted a rematch with Darleys Perez for the WBA World Lightweight champion following their controversial fight in Manchester on July 18. Crolla produced a superb performance with the Colombian at the Manchester Arena and looked to have landed the belt after Perez had two points deducted for low blows in the latter rounds, only for the fight to be ruled a majority draw much to the dismay of the Manchester man and the packed home crowd. 'Million Dollar' no...

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KHAN OPEN TO BROOK FIGHT IN 2016

Andrew Wake | 29.07.15 07:43

Amir Khan has stated that he hopes to fight British rival Kell Brook in 2016, but the Sheffield man needs to add a few more names to his record first. Speaking to The National, Khan revealed that he has held talks with promoter Eddie Hearn about a possible showdown at Wembley stadium. The Bolton star has previously rebuffed speculation regarding a showdown with Brook and was instead focusing his attention on pound-for-pound great Floyd Mayweather Jnr However, it now appears l...

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SKOGLUND LOOKS TO MAKE HISTORY IN SWEDEN

Andrew Wake | 29.07.15 07:33

Big time boxing returns to Sweden on September 19 when Erik Skoglund defends his IBF Intercontinental light-heavyweight title against Oleskandr Cherviak at the Rosvalla Stora Ishallen at the Nyköpings Arenor in Nyköping.   In a landmark decision for Swedish boxing, the country's Martial Arts Delegation accepted an application for Skoglund to box 12 x 3 minute rounds, making the 24 year-old the first male boxer to contest a major title on Swedish soil since 1968.   Ah...

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CAMPBELL VOWS TO SHOW HIS NASTY SIDE

Andrew Wake | 29.07.15 07:04

Luke Campbell MBE says Tommy Coyle won't want to have a war with him when they meet in an official eliminator for the WBC World Lightweight title at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull, live on Sky Sports. Campbell and Coyle clash in an east versus west fight that has divided their hometown and with local pride and a boost in the WBC rankings on the line, the stakes couldn't be higher for the Hull pair. The Olympic hero riled Coyle with comments made in an interview with Boxing ...

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MALIGNAGGI SAYS LAY OFF HAS REJUVENATED HIM

Andrew Wake | 28.07.15 11:08

Paulie Malignaggi insists his length absence from the ring will not be a hindrance against Danny Garcia this weekend. The former two weight world champion has been out of action since his crushing KO defeat to Shawn Porter last year. Afterwards the Brooklyn favourite hinted at retirement, but now he's adamant that his love for the game is as strong as ever and his preparations are as good as any in the past ten years. He explained: "You get to the point when you're not in the r...

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GARCIA PROMISES A RETURN TO HIS BEST AGAINST MALIGNAGGI

Andrew Wake | 28.07.15 10:49

Danny Garcia says he'll show people he's a different animal at welterweight when he faces Paulie Malignaggi this Saturday night. The unbeaten 27-year-old will be Malignaggi's Brooklyn back yard when they lock horns at the Barclays Center, but he does not appear to be feeling the pressure. In fact, he's confident he'll show his best form in years due to a jump up in weight. Garcia has boxed at light-welterweight all of his professional career, but his performances have dropped...

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BURNS READY FOR ANYONE AT LIGHTWEIGHT

Andrew Wake | 28.07.15 10:24

Ricky Burns says he wants to fight the best of British at Lightweight as he returns to action against Prince Ofotsu at the KC Lightstream Stadium in Hull on Saturday, live on Sky Sports. The Scotsman believes that Britain's 135lbs scene is red hot with Manchester's Anthony Crolla coming close to being the second Word champion in the division from the city last weekend after his epic battle with WBA ruler Darleys Perez, following Terry Flanagan landing the WBO crown the weekend befo...

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MIGHTY MITCHELL FEELS HE HAS THE EDGE ON WARRINGTON

Andrew Wake | 27.07.15 11:47

Mitchell Smith is confident he'd beat British rival Josh Warrington if they were to ever meet. The Harrow Weald prospect halted Dennis Tubieron in the first round of their fight on Friday night, whereas Warrington was had to go the distance to beat the Filipino in May. It marked the first defence of his WBO Intercontinental super-featherweight crown and improved his pro slate to 13-0 (7 KOs). "I would have been disappointed if I hadn't taken out Tubieron, but I never expected...

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