Adam Azim improved to 7-0 with a destructive display to dismiss Rylan Charlton, considered the first true acid test of his super-lightweight abilities. Elsewhere, Sam Gilley defended his English super-welterweight title and called for the Troy Williamson vs. Josh Kelly winner, before Mikael Lawal dug deep against familiar opposition to earn British cruiserweight gold in … Continue reading Adam Azim’s avalanche rains down on helpless Rylan Charlton, as Lawal and Gilley both win big
Sunday’s BOXXER Breakthrough event at Alexandra Palace will feature multiple talents this weekend. They include Mikael Lawal looking to seize the British cruiserweight title, unbeaten super-middleweight Lerrone Richards defending his 16-0 record against a determined Zak Chelli while super-lightweight prospect Adam Azim prepares for the toughest test yet against Rylan Charlton. So, who said what … Continue reading Camden Media Day: BOXXER Super Sunday, featuring Adam Azim and Lerrone Richards vs. Zak Chelli
After BOXXER’s final show of the year in Bournemouth at the weekend, I spoke to a number of people about what awaits them in 2023 – including their promoter Ben Shalom, world title hopeful Richard Riakporhe and Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke. Read on for more.
With a potential cruiserweight world title shot against IBF titlist Jai Opetaia in the offing for 2023, Chris Billam-Smith can’t afford to overlook tough opposition when welcoming Kosovo’s Armend Xhoxhaj to Bournemouth tonight. Elsewhere at 175lbs, Dan Azeez dares to be great as he entertains world-level opposition in Rocky Fielding and more besides happens in … Continue reading BOXXER Bournemouth preview: Big stakes await Billam-Smith, Azeez-Fielding and more to finish 2022
41 months after falling narrowly short in Russia, Anthony Yarde finds himself with a second chance to become a world champion at light-heavyweight in the new year. He came close against Sergey Kovalev, and now faces an even bigger task against a destructive puncher in Artur Beterbiev (18-0, 18 KOs), who has become more fearsome … Continue reading Beterbiev vs. Yarde press conference: Regardless of the outcome, Jan. 28 will host a compelling watch
During his post-fight press conference, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury answered a range of questions while vowing to give fight fans the big bouts “they really crave,” insisting a unification bout against Oleksandr Usyk can happen in the first quarter of 2023, before a domestic duel against Joe Joyce later on in the year – … Continue reading Fury feels 2023 will be his biggest career year as he assesses contrasting matchups with Usyk, Joyce
Tyson Fury made the third defence of his WBC heavyweight title with a predictably one-sided tenth-round stoppage win against domestic rival Derek Chisora during their trilogy bout – eight years on from their second bout. Beforehand, there was a courageous comeback win for Daniel Dubois while Karol Itauma and Denys Berinchyk were among the victors … Continue reading Tyson Fury retains WBC title with R10 TKO in Derek Chisora trilogy, as Usyk and Joyce watch ringside
After his Oct. 8 showdown with Conor Benn was cancelled, Chris Eubank Jr’s world title pursuit resumes against former super-welterweight world champion Liam Smith. Both are in the back half of their respective careers and after contrasting routes back to top contention, they collide in Manchester on January 21. So, who said what at the … Continue reading Chris Eubank Jr vs. Liam Smith: Given their world title ambitions, neither can afford to lose on Jan. 21
Another compelling domestic duel. This one arrives November 26 as John Ryder looks to build on his split decision win over Daniel Jacobs, presenting an acid test for the unbeaten Zach Parker. Who said what, ahead of next month’s WBO interim super-middleweight title clash?
Oh, you thought I only covered football? Think again… Here’s a list of my boxing and UFC pieces in chronological order – with the most recent at the top. Stay tuned for more across all divisions and disciplines at world level during an exciting time! Articles pre-September 2022 have been archived so don’t feature in … Continue reading Boxing and UFC
Below is an updated list of the feature and opinion pieces – all sports – that I’ve written in a monthly format, so enjoy! Those written pre-August 2022 have been archived, to look for my older content, use the search bar on the right-hand side of your screen ———> NOTE – This will continue to … Continue reading Features
Today marks 75 days since Claressa Shields became undisputed world middleweight champion for a second time on a historic night for women’s boxing, avenging her defeat as an amateur against Savannah Marshall – 10 years after their meeting when the pair were youngsters. Elsewhere, Alycia Baumgardner ruined Mikaela Mayer’s night, so what’s next for the … Continue reading 75 days on from history in London: What’s next after a compelling Shields-Marshall showdown?