Ben Shalom, Richard Riakporhe, Frazer Clarke and more: BOXXER comments, ahead of a busy 2023

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.

Rip up the script: Rewind to Liam Smith’s stunning R4 TKO win vs. Chris Eubank Jr, what’s next?

He told everyone that would listen. Yet you had to see to believe: Liam Smith becoming the first man to drop, and stop Chris Eubank Jr with a rather emphatic fourth-round TKO win during their PPV main event on January 21. Talk immediately turned to the latter’s rematch clause, a potential illegal elbow, weight complications … Continue reading Rip up the script: Rewind to Liam Smith’s stunning R4 TKO win vs. Chris Eubank Jr, what’s next?

Eubank Jr insists he wants once-cancelled Golovkin matchup in 2023, provided he beats Smith

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

Charlo’s broken hand throws up uncertainty, as Tszyu title defence on Jan. 28 postponed indefinitely

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

Jonas adds IBF super-welterweight gold, after outpointing Dicaire in competitive main event clash

2023 promises to be compelling for Natasha Jonas as she now holds three super-welterweight world titles, after proving too much for Marie Eve Dicaire in their competitive main event at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday night. Elsewhere, there were contrasting wins for cruiserweight prospect Viddal Riley and Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke, while two domestic … Continue reading Jonas adds IBF super-welterweight gold, after outpointing Dicaire in competitive main event clash

Preview: Natasha Jonas looks to cap an unforgettable 2022 against Marie Eve Dicaire

Riding the crest of a wave featuring marquee victories for Alycia Baumgardner and Claressa Shields over the past month, Natasha Jonas faces Canada’s Marie Eve Dicaire in a world super-welterweight title unification headliner at Manchester’s AO Arena. Aware big bouts remain in the pipeline with a main event victory tonight, can the Scouser deliver in … Continue reading Preview: Natasha Jonas looks to cap an unforgettable 2022 against Marie Eve Dicaire

Long overdue: Amir Khan, Kell Brook exchange words ahead of Saturday’s grudge match

Ahead of their eagerly-anticipated domestic grudge match, one which BOXXER promoter Ben Shalom has described as legacy-defining, Amir Khan and Kell Brook will finally go head-to-head at Manchester’s AO Arena this weekend. But are critics getting too excited about a pair of declining 35-year-old former world champions finally locking horns in a catchweight bout?

Boxing and UFC

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

News articles

This page will continue updating over time! This is the bulk of my best news-related articles across all sports and categories, sorted by ascending order in a monthly format. Articles written pre-August 2022 have been archived and don’t feature in this list, to avoid unnecessary clutter. Just specifically want one on its own? I got … Continue reading News articles

Features

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

75 days on from history in London: What’s next after a compelling Shields-Marshall showdown?

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?