In a bout that brought back memories of the perforated ear drum suffered during Darren Barker’s first attempt at a world title, the Dazzling Londoner seemed to once again be dizzied by an onslaught on foreign canvas. This time, the attacker was accomplished middleweight veteran Felix Sturm…
It takes a special kind of talent to attract haters before one’s even had his hands wrapped ahead of his professional debut, but Romeo Romaeo – perhaps because of his swag, his name, early star appeal, perceived flashiness – achieved that prior to last week. When speaking to the one-fight pro myself or engaging with members of the industry about him, there was one thing in common – we found the 18-year-old to epitomise politeness.
Rakeem ‘The Noble’ Ashaye says he is living out his dream on his journey in boxing as he prepares for his third professional contest at the York Hall, Bethnal Green this weekend. The 23-year-old light-welterweight has won his first two pro fights and is eyeing a third victory when he faces Latvian Rihards Inozemcevs on Saturday…
By Dev Trehan, London
Colourful heavyweight Tyson Fury, an ever-quotable heavyweight with a mouth so full of motor that you have to rewire your dictaphone just to keep up, has confirmed what most suspected… that in a moment of downright kissed-off annoyance at the David Haye non fight fiasco the behemoth called it quits on his career only to go back on that word today, Thursday… he’s back baby, and he’s calling out the division.
The third installment of fights between cruiserweight rivals Ola Afolabi and WBO 200lb titlist Marco Huck promises to be the most thrilling as the Briton and German fighters have both declared war.
Mikkel Kessler is preparing for his Saturday, May 25 pay-per-view showdown against IBF super middleweight world champion Carl Froch by sparring against WBO light heavyweight incumbent Nathan Cleverly and Froch’s promotional stalemate George Groves.
Tommy Barber – London
Billy Nelson, the long-time trainer of Scotland’s two-weight world champion pug Ricky Burns, has claimed that his charge can beat motor-mouthed publicity machine Adrien Broner at lightweight, or even super lightweight. The two have been in talks to box before, at the super featherweight division limit, but Burns headed north, to the 135 pound pool.
Sam Janes – Leicester
Audley “A-Force” Harrison announced today what the boxing public has known for a number of years… that his career as a heavyweight boxer was over. It seems that Deontey Wilder’s 70 second knockout put the final nails in Harrison’s coffin.
Sam Janes – Leicester
Amir Khan rose up from the canvas on his way to winning a close 12 round unanimous decision against game Julio Diaz. Khan largely dominated the fight but was on the end of some telling blows by the powerful Mexican (now 40-8-1), especially with a sharp left hook in the 4th which put Khan down.