Andrew Wake | 01.09.14 11:12
In a sport that sometimes gets a bad press, Qasim Niaz
wants to become a role model after turning his life around through
Just a few years ago
the Blackburn youngster, 22, found his liberty curtailed at 'Her
Majesty's Pleasure' after a violence conviction.
Since then, the
undefeated former England international has dedicated himself to
the sport and is a changed man as he heads into his sixth outing at
Blackburn's St George's Hall on September 6.
"When I was 17 I got
in with the w...
Andrew Wake | 01.09.14 11:00
Scotty Cardle is expecting a tough bout when he challenges Kirk
Goodings for the Sunderland fighter's English title at the Phones
4u Arena in Manchester on September 13, live on Sky Sports, but
says he'll relish the opportunity to earn a shot at the coveted
The Lytham St Annes man is unbeaten in 15 pro fights and steps
up to fight Goodings for the English strap in a battle that doubles
up as an eliminator for the Lonsdale belt.
Manchester's Terry Flanagan currentl...
Andrew Wake | 01.09.14 10:35
Scott Gladwin and Luke Keleher hoping to lead a resurgence in
the Yorkshire town.
Andrew Wake | 01.09.14 12:26
ADAM ETCHES has once again been nominated for the Young
British Boxer of the Year Award.
The Sheffield puncher, 23, joins an impressive list of candidates
including fellow Steel City favourite Kid Galahad for the
prestigious British Boxing Writers Club accolade.
The past 12 months have been little short of sensational for
Etches as he won two versions of a Youth world title and climbed to
number 13 in the world in the IBF's rankings.
His next outing wil...
Andrew Wake | 30.08.14 03:59
Meet new professional Brad Botham, who turns over in Doncaster
on September 6.
Andrew Wake | 30.08.14 02:26
Ricky Hatton and Mike Jackson put European bantamweight champion
Zhanat Zhakiyanov through his paces ahead of his fight on September
Andrew Wake | 29.08.14 11:43
RICKY HATTON says his recent bike ride for the homeless
charity Barnabus was one of the most difficult yet rewarding
challenges of his life.
The four-weight world champion tackled the gruelling Pico de
Veleta in southern Spain last week and raised more than
The climb takes around four hours to complete and has an elevation
of almost 4,000 metres. As donations can still be received until
October, Hatton hopes that his endeavours will eventually generate
Andrew Wake | 29.08.14 12:01
Former two-time welterweight world champion Andre Berto and his
team are preparing to close training camp on Monday and head to
Cincinnati for his 2014 debut.
The 30-year-old will take on Steve Upsher Chambers in
welterweight action in his first bout since suffering a significant
shoulder injury in his last outing on July 27, 2013.
Berto will return to the ring on the eve of his 31st birthday
and the 2004 Haitian Olympian plans to show boxing fans what
they've been missing in hi...
Andrew Wake | 28.08.14 11:28
Tommy Coyle will get his sternest test to date when he faces
Aussie veteran Michael Katsidis at the Ice Arena in Hull on October
Some critics would say that the former interim WBO champion is
shopworn after hard fights against the likes of Ricky Burns, Juan
Manual Marquez and Roberto Guerrero.
But he'll be full of convince and will look to earn another
British scalp after scoring two victories over Graham Earl.
"It is nice to be fighting in England again and I am very much...
Andrew Wake | 27.08.14 10:07
Mandatory British title challenger Tyrone Nurse talks about his
career and potential clash with Willie Limond.