Andrew Wake | 10.05.13 12:30
Australian light-heavyweight prospect Damien Hooper needed just
64 seconds to record his second professional win Brisbane on
The Aboriginal puncher began scoring his fast and accurate shots
from the off against Kashif Mumtaz.
Naturally, the Pakistan-born Kiwi retreated to the ropes but
Hooper closed down the space and finished things with heavy shots
to the body.
Previously, Mumtaz had upset world ranked middleweight Les
Sherrington so was expected to give Hoo...
Andrew Wake | 09.05.13 11:54
Choi Tseveenpurev says
he'll prove that age is nothing but a number and show the divide in
class between him and John Simpson as they clash for the WBO
International featherweight title on Saturday.
'The Mongolian Warrior' is 41
years of age but shows no sign of tiring in his pursuit of major
honours in the game, and took Daud Yordan all the way in his
challenge for the Indonesian's IBO belt in November.
Always an entertaining watch
and a hard-hitter that has wowed fight fans a...
Andrew Wake | 09.05.13 11:49
Ricky Burns wants his fans to
give José González an early taste of the noise he'll face on fight
night when the pair weigh-in for the clash at the St. Enoch's
Centre in Glasgow tomorrow.
Burns defends his WBO lightweight
title against the mandatory challenger from Puerto Rico on Saturday
night and the Coatbridge star has asked his fans to turn out in
force as they hit the scales on Friday.
"It would be great to get all the
fans down to the St. Enoch's Centre and show José what ...
Andrew Wake | 09.05.13 05:51
Ricky Hatton today got his running shoes on and joined the first
part of a charity run in memory of PCs Fiona Bone and Nicola
Hughes, who were killed while attending a 999 call last year.
"The Hitman" jogged alongside Pc Steve Phillips, who is running
from Hyde to Bournemouth in order to raise funds for the Police
Steve is looking to cover the 200 mile distance in just five
Also on the first leg of the run this morning was the chief
constable of Greater...
Andrew Wake | 09.05.13 11:54
RYAN BURNETT believes he'll take to the professional side of the
sport like the proverbial duck to water.
The Belfast prospect boxes for the first time without the vest
and head guard on a show held in association with Steve Wood's VIP
Promotions at the Olympia in Liverpool on May 24.
And feels the time he's spent in the gym with trainer Ricky
Hatton will help him make a perfect start.
"I think it'll come natural to me because I've prepared myself
for so long for it," the 20-y...
Andrew Wake | 09.05.13 12:15
Another chance to see Gary Buckland's 2009 fight with Henry
Andrew Wake | 08.05.13 11:35
Jamie McDonnell is hoping the support of his home town will help
him to victory over Julio Ceja on Saturday night.
The Yorkshireman challenges for vacant IBF bantamweight crown at
the Keepmoat Stadium in Doncaster and knows he'll need to be on top
form to beat the heavy hitting Mexican.
"I need all of Doncaster to come out for this one and give me
one hundred per cent support," Jamie said.
"It's going to be a really tough fight but I know I will be
world champion on Saturday n...
Andrew Wake | 08.05.13 06:36
AUSTRALIAN boxing trainer Gareth Williams believes his charge
Damien Hooper can go onto become one of the country's greatest ever
Hooper, a 2012 Olympian, entered the professional ranks in a
blaze of glory last month, stopping the experienced Garth Murray
inside five rounds.
He returns to the ring this Thursday (May 9) when he faces
Kashif Mumtaz at the Royal International Conference Centre in
And Williams feels the Aboriginal light-heavyweight will put in...
Andrew Wake | 07.05.13 10:58
Filipino star Manny Pacquiao will look to get his career back on
track when he faces Brandon Rios in Macau on November 24.
Some suggested that the 34-year-old should hang up his gloves
following his devastating knockout defeat to Juan Manual Marquez
But he's chosen to face another tough opponent in what will be
his first fight outside of the United States in seven years.
Rios, who is known for his all-action style, is himself coming
off a loss after dropping a c...
Andrew Wake | 07.05.13 10:40
The high anticipated all-Canadian clash between Lucian Bute and
Jean Pascal has been postponed.
The pair were set to meet on May 25, but Bute has injured his
left hand in training and needs to have surgery to remove bone
"I am very disappointed by this injury. I have never been in
better shape. My preparation was ahead of schedule until late last
week," Bute said.
"The fans that paid high ticket prices to see me in action
against Pascal deserve to see both boxers a...