Woodhouse fight is make or break for Limond

Andrew Wake | 19.06.14 11:48

Willie Limond fears his career will be over if he fails to beat footballer turned fighter Curtis Woodhouse in Glasgow next Friday. The pair clash for the British and Commonwealth crowns and at 35, Limond accepts that this could be his last chance at glory. Woodhouse has been riding the crest of a wave since he annexed the Lonsdale belt with a surprise points win over Darren Hamilton in February, but has still struggled to shake of his image as something of a novelty act. "I ...

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Aussie Olympian aims to impress new audience

Andrew Wake | 19.06.14 11:20

2012 OLYMPIAN Damien Hooper is hoping to impress a whole new audience when he faces Josh Webb at Metro City in Perth on Friday night.   The Aboriginal puncher, 22, has boxed almost exclusively on the eastern coast of Australia since turning professional 14 months ago, but now he gets the chance to win over news fans in the west against a dangerous opponent.   Webb has only been defeated twice in nine outings and has two titles to his name, but fast-handed Hooper believes...

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Fight flashback: Adam Etches v Felipe De La Paz Teniente

Andrew Wake | 17.06.14 09:20

Adam Etches faces a tough Mexican for the WBC Youth title.

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Algieri targets Pacquiao

Andrew Wake | 17.06.14 09:14

After defeating Ruslan Provodnikov at the weekend, newly crowned WBO light-welterweight champion Chris Algieri is aiming to take the scalp of another Freddie Roach-trained fighter. The New Yorker won via a 12 round split decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday night and now feels ready for a showdown with Filipino star Manny Pacquiao. "Bob Arum had mentioned he'd like to promote a fight between Manny Pacquiao and myself. I'm ready to go straight into that fight f...

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Wach: Chisora can flattern Fury

Andrew Wake | 17.06.14 08:59

Polish heavyweight Mariusz Wach believes Dereck Chisora could knock Tyson Fury out in Manchester next month. The former world title challenger has been in London to spar Chisora and feels the Finchley man has to power to end things inside the distance at the Phones 4 U Arena on July 26. "Chisora is a very, very, strong fighter, he certainly surprised me with his strength. Even at this stage, with six weeks still left until the fight, he is physically prepared and as strong as bul...

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Camacho: Simmons has lost his marbles

Andrew Wake | 16.06.14 09:39

Wadi Camacho says bitter Cruiserweight rival Stephen Simmons has 'lost his marbles' as he prepares to take the Scotsman's WBC International Silver belt back to London when they meet at the Braehead Arena in Glasgow on Friday June 27, live on Sky Sports. The Cruiserweight duo have been at loggerheads on social media sites and they clashed at a press conference in January before their first scheduled meeting in March that Simmons was forced to pull out of through injury. Their bi...

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Algieri shocks Provodnikov

Andrew Wake | 15.06.14 12:16

In one of the upsets of the year, Chris Algieri ripped the WBO light-welterweight crown from Russian powerhouse Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday night (June 14). The American was dropped twice in the first round and had to absorb numerous swarming attacks before being handed a split decision verdict. One judge saw Provodnikov winning by 117 points to 111, but he was overruled by two scores of 114-112. Many observers saw the fight in Provodnikov's favour as he was the aggressor ...

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Brave Brian beaten in Brooklyn

Andrew Wake | 15.06.14 11:52

Blackpool's Brian Rose was brave but outgunned in his WBO title challenge against American southpaw Demetrius Andrade in Brooklyn, New York last night. The light-middleweight travelled to the States brimming with confidence following an unbeaten run spanning more than four years. But he was swiftly given rude awakening at world level as Andrade dropped him with a left hand in the opening round. Bravely, the Englishman attempted to fight his way back into things, but he was on...

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Woodhouse has no fear of Bonnie Scotland

Andrew Wake | 12.06.14 10:08

Curtis Woodhouse says he's ready for a hostile reception in Glasgow - but the home fans can do nothing to stop him adding the Commonwealth light-welterweight title to his British crown when he challenges Willie Limond on Friday June 27. Woodhouse puts his British title on the line in his first defence since his emotional victory over Darren Hamilton in February in Hull, ripping the title from the champion with a gutsy split decision in Hull. The former football star looked set...

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Tom Knight inks deal with Coldwell Boxing

Andrew Wake | 12.06.14 09:57

Hull prospect Tom Knight has signed a promotional contract with Coldwell Boxing. The 21-year-old light-middleweight was in high demand with a number of promotional groups chasing the talented youngster, but the 4-0 starlet has placed his immediate future in the hands of Dave Coldwell. The thriving promoter is in a buoyant mood following his latest capture and he's convinced that Knight can benefit from Hull's recent boxing boom. "I'm really over the moon with this signing bec...

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