Andrew Wake | 28.05.14 09:49
Former there weight world champion Abner Mares will face
Jonathan Oquendo as the chief supporting contest to the Canelo
Alvarez v Erislandy Lara match-up in Las Vegas on July 12.
Golden Boy Promotions have confirmed that the Mexican will
return in a ten round bout at featherweight. It will be his first
outing since he was surprisingly knocked out in one round by
countryman Jhonny Gonzalez last August.
Also on the bill, Johan Perez will defend his interim WBA
Andrew Wake | 28.05.14 09:37
James DeGale has admitted that he cannot afford to take Brandon
Gonzalez lightly on Saturday night.
The 2008 Olympic gold medallist faces the unbeaten American on
the undercard of the massive Froch v Groves rematch and knows a
slip up would cost him a fight against the winner.
Groves defeated DeGale by a razor thin margin in 2011 and
Harlesden-native has been itching for a return ever since.
"You can definitely say that it is make or break, 100 per cent,"
said DeGale. "If I wi...
Andrew Wake | 28.05.14 09:25
George Groves has taken a swipe at Carl Froch's boxing skills
ahead of their mammoth rematch at Wembley Stadium this Saturday
In a career spanning 12 years, Froch has won British,
Commonwealth and multiple world titles, but Groves feels the
Nottingham man's style is that of a novice.
Groves is still fuming that their first meeting last November
was stopped because he feels his talent is far greater than the
Cobra's and that he was outboxing before referee Howard Foster
Andrew Wake | 27.05.14 10:33
Carl Froch told Sky Sports'Behind The Ropesthat George Groves
has been 'dining out on his round one knockdown against The Cobra'
and that he won't let the challenger get under his skin in their
rematch for Froch's WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles on
Saturday at Wembley Stadium connected by EE, live on Sky Sports Box
Sky Sports gained exclusive access to both camps ahead of the
huge clash and tonight on Sky Sports 1 at 7pm we see the first of
the two-part 30 minu...
Andrew Wake | 27.05.14 09:27
Betway promo video for Froch v Groves II at Wembley Stadium
Andrew Wake | 27.05.14 09:09
Here are the results of our Facebook poll on the outcome of Carl
Froch and George Groves in London this weekend.
In total we had more than 1600 responses, but due to the time it
takes to collate numbers from Facebook comments, we decided to call
a deadline of 5.45pm on Monday 26 May.
At that point there had been 582 votes cast and here how's
Froch to win: 336 (203 by KO)
Groves to win: 239 (89 by KO)
No Contest: One
A special mention for Pau...
Andrew Wake | 26.05.14 11:21
Born: 15 January 1992
4 fights, 4 wins (1 by KO)
Unbeaten prospect Anthony Upton is the latest addition to Hatton
Promotions' roster and he's keen to make a big impression in the
As an amateur Upton was a regular international for Ireland and
he's continuing to the do the Emerald Isle proud as a
Anthony first came to the attention of four-time world champion
Ricky Hatton when he visited his brother Sonny at Hatton Health and
Andrew Wake | 26.05.14 11:19
Welterweight prospect Sonny Upton gets put through his paces
ahead of his May 31 fight in Lanzarote.
Andrew Wake | 25.05.14 02:14
Gary Sykes regained the British super-featherweight title with a
tenth round stoppage of Ashton-under-Lyne's Jon Kays on Saturday
The fight was a rematch of their April 2013 tussle, but was
filled with many more twists and turns. Last year, Sykes won quite
comfortably on all three judges' scorecards, but this time he was
made to fight back after a difficult start.
The Dewsbury man sustained a cut above his right eyebrow in the
opening round and found himself on the canvas...
Andrew Wake | 25.05.14 01:30
Adonis "Superman" Stevenson (24-1, 20 KOs) successfully defended
his WBC light heavyweight title for the third time Saturday night
in a thrilling 12-round battle with world-ranked challenger Andrzej
Fonfara (25-3, 15 KOs) on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING at the Bell
Centre in Montreal.
Stevenson won via unanimous decision, with the three judges
scoring the bout 115-110, 115-110 and 116-109 in his favor.
"Superman" started strong and knocked Fonfara down in the first
and fifth rou...