His matchup against Liam Smith may be less than a month away now, but that hasn’t stopped former world title challenger Chris Eubank Jr from reiterating his desire to secure a Gennadiy Golovkin showdown in 2023 for the Kazakh’s middleweight world titles – while retaining an interest in rescheduling the Conor Benn matchup, despite the … Continue reading Eubank Jr insists he wants once-cancelled Golovkin matchup in 2023, provided he beats Smith
Chris Billam-Smith weathered an early storm, taking Armend Xhoxhaj’s best punches before ultimately landing a devastating KO punch at the end of an eight-shot combo to finish 2022 with aplomb – remaining on course for a cruiserweight world title shot in the new year. Prior, there were contrasting stoppage victories for Dan Azeez and Caroline … Continue reading BOXXER Bournemouth: Billam-Smith weathers Xhoxhaj storm in style, Azeez overwhelms Fielding
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
Having only fought once for three consecutive years, undisputed light-middleweight titlist Jermell Charlo’s proposed defence against Tim Tzuyu for January 28 has been postponed indefinitely, after the 32-year-old sustained a broken hand in two places during a sparring session on Tuesday. Tzuyu confirmed he’s ready to face the next mandatory challenger in the meanwhile, but … Continue reading Charlo’s broken hand throws up uncertainty, as Tszyu title defence on Jan. 28 postponed indefinitely
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.
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
In his 16th pro fight, British cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie (15-0, 12 KOs) can become a world champion tomorrow but faces his stiffest test vs. Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki (31-2, 19 KOs) – who hasn’t fought in 23 months and will be itching to make up for lost time. Will the 28-year-old reign victorious, keeping his unbeaten … Continue reading Weigh-ins complete, Lawrence Okolie vs. Krzysztof Glowacki is official
Eddie Hearn has officially announced a four-week fight camp which will see British boxing resume throughout August, headlined by an intriguing Week 4 where Dillian Whyte finally faces Alexander Povetkin for the WBC interim world heavyweight title and WBA lightweight champion Katie Taylor also features.
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