Andrew Wake | 19.05.13 03:34
Lee Purdy was thoroughly outclassed in his surprise tussle with
IBF welterweight king Devon Alexander.
The Colchester man, who wouldn't have become world champion even
if he'd won as he failed to make the 140lb weight limit, did little
over seven rounds before his corner pulled him out.
Alexander took control of the contest from the first bell and
never looked like losing the initiative.
Fast combinations from the American punctuated by solid
uppercuts caught the eye each session. In cont...
Andrew Wake | 19.05.13 03:14
Haroon Khan needed just 57 seconds to blast out Mexico's
Vincente Medellin in Atlantic City, New Jersey on Saturday night
The Bolton prospect, boxing in the United States for the first
time, was onto the front foot from the start and dropped his
opponent with hard shots to the torso.
Medellin managed to haul himself up, but Khan, younger brother
of Amir, was straight back on top of his and landed more leather to
the ribs, sending the Mexico down again and this time he ...
Andrew Wake | 19.05.13 03:03
Anthony Ogogo showed his growing ability as a pro on his US
debut last night, defeating Puerto Rican veteran Edgar Perez over
The Olympic bronze medallist showed good combinations throughout
and rarely had to take a blow back in return.
Cheered on by Bernard Hopkins, Ogogo opened up a cut close to
Perez's right eye in the second round and continued to target the
wound until the final bell.
On several occasions it looked like the Lowestoft man might be
heading 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 | 19.05.13 12:21
Canning Town southpaw Wadi Camacho collected the Prizefighter
trophy and a cheque for £34,000 at York Hall tonight.
The Spanish-born puncher dropped Hari Miles twice in the second
round of the final and added a £2,000 KO bonus to the tournament's
Camacho, coming in on the back of an English cruiserweight title
defeat to China Clarke, looked the most likely to win Matchroom's
eight man tournament despite a slow start in some of the
He outboxed Martin Grai...
Andrew Wake | 17.05.13 11:54
WELSH lightweight prospect Mitch Buckland is on a mission to win
as many titles as he can.
The Cardiff southpaw, 19, has watched his older brother Gary win
numerous belts in the past few years, but now he's started a
collection of his own.
Last weekend Mitch defeated Bridgewater's tough Dean Mills to
win the vacant British Masters bronze crown and he believes it will
be the first of many.
"Winning a title was like a dream come true. You always imagine
winning a belt growing u...
Andrew Wake | 16.05.13 08:59
Panamanian assassin Ammeth Diaz says he will emulate
fellow countryman and all-time great Roberto Duran and go on to win
a world title if he beats Brit Martin Gethin.
Diaz takes on Gethin at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 31st May in
an IBF lightweight title eliminator with the winner getting a shot
at reigning champion Miguel Vazquez.
"Hands of Stone" Duran, arguably the greatest lightweight boxer
of all time, was famed for his ferocity in the ring, endless
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 | 16.05.13 07:12
Devon Alexander believes he'll live up to his "The Great"
monikor when he faces Colchester's Lee Purdy on Saturday night.
The IBF welterweight champion has had a frustrating few months
because proposed defences against Kell Brook have fallen through on
Now he faces a massive underdog in Purdy and says he's glad to
be back in the ring after almost seven months of inactivity.
"'Finally' is the word. I'm finally going to get in the
ring after about six month...
Andrew Wake | 16.05.13 12:02
SBS' Living Black series examines Damien's life and career.