Catching up with Team Romaeo at the Peacock Gym one afternoon in recent weeks, super featherweight Romeo had already completed his second training session of the day yet did not even seem tired, his father Tony sipped black coffee and trainer Spencer Oliver fielded questions from onthebeak.com regarding what audiences can expect from his prospect come fight night; Saturday, March 1 at the Leisure Centre in Harrow, North London.
He’s worn the colours of the renowned Repton Boxing Club, has trained at the iconic Peacock Gym and made numerous pilgrimages to the doghouse of elite pugilism, the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas. He’s unbeaten as an amateur and ready to turn over. He is Ohara ‘Two Tanks’ Davies.
From Enzo and Joe Calzaghe, to Floyd Snr and Floyd Mayweather Jnr, the sport of boxing is littered with father-son combinations. Tony and Romeo Romaeo are the latest blood-bound duo and, regardless of whether you’re hanging out with them for four minutes or four hours, Tony, a natural raconteur, always has a story to tell and Romeo always has energy to expel.
David Haye’s recent withdrawal from a Best of British heavyweight clash against Tyson Fury has prompted calls from trainer Don Charles for boxing to clean up its act.
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.