Andrew Wake | 21.11.14 03:13
OVER A WEEK on from their competitive 12 round clash in
Melbourne, Aussie legend Anthony Mundine says Sergey Rabchenko has
every reason to hold his head high.
The former three-time world champion scored a split decision
victory over Rabchenko at a packed Hisense Arena last Wednesday and
is now targeting showdowns with the likes of Floyd Mayweather Jnr
and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.
But he feels Rabchenko also has the potential to get in among the
154lb division's elite.
Andrew Wake | 20.11.14 09:16
Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew locked horns once again at
today's press conference - and both men predicted KO wins ahead of
their rematch on Saturday at the sold-out Echo Arena in
The bitter rivals addressed the media next door to the venue
where they have met before and will meet again this weekend.
And with the pair packing cruiserweight power on Merseyside this
time around, they are both in no doubt that the stakes couldn't be
higher for their long-awaited second...
Andrew Wake | 20.11.14 05:59
Manny Pacquiao knocked Amir Khan out in sparring several times,
Freddie Roach has claimed.
The Hall of Fame trainer used to look after both the Bolton star
and Pacquiao at his Wild Card Gym in Hollywood and this week told
the media that a fight between the pair would be pointless.
Speaking at a media gathering in Macau ahead of Pacquiao's clash
with Chris Algieri, Roach brushed off a suggestion that Khan would
make a good future opponent for the Filipino idol.
"Who cares?" Man...
Andrew Wake | 19.11.14 02:24
Hard-hitting Welsh ace Liam Williams targets his first
professional title when he takes on Michael Lomax for the vacant
Commonwealth light-middleweight title at the Hilton Hotel, Park
Lane, on Monday 24th November.
The fight headlines promoter Frank Warren's annual dinner show
in support of the music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins that is
dedicated to transforming the lives of vulnerable children and
adults. The national charity works with people with a range of
challenges such a...
Andrew Wake | 19.11.14 02:15
Nathan Cleverly believes his all-round ability will see him
score a second victory over bitter rival Tony Bellew.
The Welshman defeated Bellew on points at light-heavyweight in
late 2011 and is confident that he can do it again as a
cruiserweight in Liverpool this Saturday night.
The jump up in weight appears to suit Bellew better than
Cleverly and the outspoken Scouser is a favourite with some
bookmakers, but Cleverly views himself as the better equipped boxer
and he feels his ...
Andrew Wake | 17.11.14 06:49
Javier Chacon will
challenge Jamie McDonnell for the WBA World Bantamweight title at
the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool on Saturday night (November
McDonnell is defending his WBA
crown for the first time after he landed the belt with a
spectacular KO win over Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat at Wembley Stadium
in May, and the Doncaster star will take on Tomoki Kameda in a
unification bout if he defeats Chacon this weekend.
Chacon tackled Super champion
Anselmo Moreno earlier in ...
Andrew Wake | 17.11.14 06:31
Anthony Ogogo says he wants to as popular as Ricky Hatton was at
The 2012 Olympian has racked up seven wins since turning
professional and feels his style will help him build a large
Hatton, who has taken Ogogo on the pads in the past, is easily
Britain's best loved fighter, with more than 25,000 Brits following
him to Las Vegas for his fights with Manny Pacquiao and Floyd
And Ogogo is looking at the Hitman's career as a blueprint for
Andrew Wake | 16.11.14 04:49
Has there ever been a champion as dominant and yet so
underappreciated as Wladimir Klitschko?
The 6ft 6in Ukrainian blasted out Bulgaria's previously unbeaten
Kubrat Pulev in the fifth round of their clash in Hamburg last
night and seemingly stands light years ahead of the rest of the
But finding boxing aficionados keen to give him praise is very
The victory, which came with a devastating left hook, marked
Wladimir's 16th successful defence of his...
Andrew Wake | 14.11.14 12:56
RICKY HATTON has paid tribute to Anthony
Mundine, but he still feels his fighter, Sergey Rabchenko, beat the
Mundine picked up the WBC Silver light-middleweight crown with a
contentious split decision verdict over the Belarusian in Melbourne
on Wednesday night.
It was a display that showed the 39-year-old still has a place
among boxing's elite, yet the scoring raised questions as Rabchenko
appeared to outwork him for much of the fight and hurt him...
Andrew Wake | 13.11.14 09:42
Kal Yafai says he will hunt
down a World title shot next year - if he can pass his 'first big
test' on Saturday with flying colours.
Yafai defends his IBF
Inter-Continental title against former World title challenger
Everth Briceno, and the Birmingham talent has set his sights on
landing more major straps in 2015.
"I am moving in the right
direction," said Yafai. "It is still early in my career so there is
no need for me to rush anything, but when I get opportunities I