Lawrence Okolie dismantles Krzysztof Glowacki, becomes new WBO cruiserweight champion

Even after a 23-month layoff, Poland’s Krzysztof Glowacki – a two-time cruiserweight champion – was billed as Lawrence Okolie’s toughest test after 16 fights. Instead, it looked anything but as the 28-year-old Brit cruised to a sixth-round KO win, producing a masterful performance to achieve his world championship dream: before reaffirming his desire to unify … Continue reading Lawrence Okolie dismantles Krzysztof Glowacki, becomes new WBO cruiserweight champion

Weigh-ins complete, Lawrence Okolie vs. Krzysztof Glowacki is official

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

Jan. 28: Karol Itauma, his world champion amateur teen brother Moses speak before double-header

Karol Itauma faces a stern challenge for the vacant WBC International light-heavyweight title, after his younger brother – highly-rated Moses – makes his pro debut on the Yarde-Beterbiev undercard. Here’s what both said, at Tuesday’s press conference to announce Moses’ maiden matchup after a glittering 22-0 amateur career where he won European and World Youth … Continue reading Jan. 28: Karol Itauma, his world champion amateur teen brother Moses speak before double-header

BOXXER Bournemouth: Billam-Smith weathers Xhoxhaj storm in style, Azeez overwhelms Fielding

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

Chris Eubank Jr vs. Liam Smith: Given their world title ambitions, neither can afford to lose on Jan. 21

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

Camden Media Day: BOXXER Super Sunday, featuring Adam Azim and Lerrone Richards vs. Zak Chelli

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

Oleksandr Usyk outboxes Anthony Joshua to points win, new world heavyweight champion

Spoiler role played perfectly. Former unified cruiserweight champion Oleksandr Usyk produced a boxing masterclass, with fantastic movement and a series of stinging left-hands – almost stopping Anthony Joshua on his feet in the twelfth round before ultimately winning the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles: 117-112, 116-112, 115-113 on the three judges scorecards.

Time to trim: Anthony Joshua preparing for Oleksandr Usyk’s movement

Ahead of his mandatory title defence vs. Oleksandr Usyk this time next month, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has stressed the importance of keeping his weight trim as he prepares to face a bullish “12-round fighter” in the Ukrainian, whose excellent movement and tactical prowess has helped him remain perfect as … Continue reading Time to trim: Anthony Joshua preparing for Oleksandr Usyk’s movement

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