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
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
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...
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...
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
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 ...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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...
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
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
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...