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.

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

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

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

BOXXER Bournemouth preview: Big stakes await Billam-Smith, Azeez-Fielding and more to finish 2022

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

Fury’s camp posturing over Whyte title defence shows why the best often hibernate

Needless posturing about a prospective title defence against domestic rival Dillian Whyte next year by co-promoters Bob Arum and Frank Warren surrounding Tyson Fury’s homecoming has only served to shine a light on why The Gypsy King’s resume remains flimsy at the highest level – as well as why the bulk of the world’s best … Continue reading Fury’s camp posturing over Whyte title defence shows why the best often hibernate

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?