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. Be sure to stay tuned for more across all divisions at world level during an exciting time! 



Curtis Blaydes’ heavyweight warning to Jon Jones speaks volumes

Joe Joyce believes he’ll outsmart powerhouse Daniel Dubois this weekend

Kubrat Pulev vows to expose Anthony Joshua, like Ruiz did last year

UFC 255: Deiveson Figueiredo, Valentina Shevchenko with contrasting title defences

Worth the wait? Finally, Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce is just a week away now

UFC 255: Cynthia Calvillo under no illusions ahead of Katlyn Chookagian bout

Crawford: I proved why I’m considered boxing’s P4P best against Brook

Terence Crawford retains WBO welterweight title with R4 TKO vs. Kell Brook

UFC Vegas 14: Rafael dos Anjos makes triumphant lightweight return, beats Paul Felder

UFC 256: Amanda Nunes withdraws from title defence with undisclosed injury

UFC Vegas 13: Glover Teixeira battles to beat Thiago Santos, new #1 LHW contender

Kevin Holland to replace injured Darren Till, faces Jack Hermansson on Dec. 5

Usyk outpoints Chisora, becomes new WBO inter-continental HW champion

UFC Vegas 12: Uriah Hall ends Anderson Silva’s illustrious Octagon swansong


New #1 contender Andrade reveals willingness to wait for flyweight title bout

UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov submits Justin Gaethje in R2, then retires at 29-0

Teofimo Lopez beats Vasiliy Lomachenko on points, new undisputed lightweight champion

UFC Fight Island 6: Brian Ortega and Jessica Andrade record dominant wins

UFC 256: Petr Yan to face Aljamain Sterling in first bantamweight title defence

Teofimo Lopez refuses to mince words ahead of Vasiliy Lomachenko title bout

UFC Fight Island 5: Cory Sandhagen’s big win caps night of highlight reel KOs

UFC 256: Usman-Burns to be rescheduled once again, so what’s next?

Joshua Buatsi digs deep, prevails with R7 stoppage against Marko Calic

UFC on ESPN 16: Holly Holm dominant in main event UD win over Irene Aldana


UFC 253: Adesanya, Blachowicz reign supreme with statement title wins

UFC 253: Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa exchange final pre-fight words

Povetkin’s promoter: After Whyte rematch, we’re pursuing WBC champ Fury

UFC 253: Dominick Reyes, Jan Blachowicz speak ahead of LHW title fight

Woodley confirms he’s not retiring, despite yet another UFC loss

UFC Vegas 11: Colby Covington delivers R5 TKO win against Tyron Woodley

Waterson outlasts Hill in main event thriller after Azaitar shines in co-main

UFC Vegas 10 Virtual Media Day: Michelle Waterson, Angela Hill discuss main event

UFC Vegas 9: Important wins for Alistair Overeem and Ovince Saint Preux


UFC Vegas 8: Statement victories for Aleksandar Rakic, Neil Magny and Alexa Grasso

Talks advancing to schedule Terence Crawford vs Kell Brook for mid-November

Povetkin stuns Whyte with R5 uppercut, becomes new WBC mandatory challenger

UFC 252: Stipe Miocic defends HW title to end Daniel Cormier trilogy victorious

Eddie Hearn believes Joshua Buatsi is ready to fight for world titles in 2021

UFC Vegas 6: Derrick Lewis makes history, after Chris Weidman’s welcome win

UFC Vegas 5: Big wins for Derek Brunson, Jennifer Maia and Vicente Luque


UFC on ESPN 14: Robert Whittaker returns with gritty win over Darren Till

Georges St-Pierre praises Kamaru Usman, pours cold water on comeback talk

UFC Fight Night 172: Figueiredo wins flyweight title with stunning display vs. Benavidez

Keith Thurman plotting boxing return, eyeing Kell Brook as potential UK fight

UFC on ESPN 13: Calvin Kattar excels in UD win vs. Dan Ige, angling for title shot

UFC 251: Usman and Volkanovski defend their tites after Yan wins bantamweight strap

Masvidal to replace Burns in title fight against Usman, subject to testing

Gilbert Burns tests positive for COVID-19, title bout vs Kamaru Usman off


UFC on ESPN 12: Dustin Poirier beats Dan Hooker in Fight of the Year candidate

UFC on ESPN 12 Prelims: Big wins for Tanner Boser and debutant Kay Hansen

Matchroom Fight Camp begins on August 1, Whyte-Povetkin slated for Aug. 22

Max Rohskopf on controversial loss to Austin Hubbard, reveals bond with head coach

UFC on ESPN 11: Curtis Blaydes outpoints Alexander Volkov, Josh Emmett with big win

Bantamweight Michael Plania earns big upset win vs WBO #1 contender Josh Greer Jr.

UFC on ESPN 10: Cynthia Calvillo dethrones top contender, Vettori earns statement win

Eddie Hearn: Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury agree two-fight deal in principle

Shakur Stevenson cruises to R6 TKO against Felix Caraballo as boxing returns

UFC 251: Three title fights, Dana confirms Abu Dhabi as Fight Island location

UFC 250: Amanda Nunes dominant again, while Cody Garbrandt returns with style

#3 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal latest to raise concerns over pay


UFC on ESPN 9: Burns excels in memorable UD win over Woodley

Tyron Woodley vs Gilbert Burns confirmed, to headline UFC’s May 30 card

UFC on ESPN 8: Alistair Overeem, Claudia Gadelha record important victories

UFC Fight Night 171: Glover Teixeira earns big TKO win vs. Anthony Smith

Andy Ruiz’s new coach Eddy Reynoso warned: watch him closely or he’ll be lazy

What about Stipe Miocic? Ngannou eyes Cormier for UFC heavyweight title fight

MMA legend Georges St-Pierre to be inducted into UFC Hall of Fame

UFC 249: Henry Cejudo, Justin Gaethje record memorable championship wins

UFC 249 to go ahead, despite Jacare Souza and cornermen testing COVID-19 positive

This month’s UFC Fight Night event rundown, after UFC 249 on May 9

Eddie Hearn: Whyte-Povetkin may be first fight behind closed doors, post-lockdown


History revisited: Groves beats Eubank Jr on points after a thrilling finish

Donald Cerrone reflects on McGregor fight, admits he didn’t want to be there

David Haye: Anthony Joshua is only boxer in HW division able to beat Tyson Fury

Wilder describes his ‘zombie’ night, insists Fury is not true champion yet

Dana’s determination was admirable, but this was inevitable from the first bell

UFC 249 cancelled as ESPN, Disney convince Dana White to reconsider

Dana White says he’s close to securing private island for UFC fights


Jon Jones pleads guilty to DWI charge, handed supervised probation

Michael Hunter targets Charles Martin to decide future IBF HW title contender

100 days on from his nightmare in Saudi Arabia: What’s next for Andy Ruiz Jr?

Adrien Broner’s troubles continue, after arrest and DUI charge in Miami

UFC 248: Israel Adesanya retains middleweight strap, Weili-Jedrzejczyk steals the show

January and February

Tyson Fury dethrones Deontay Wilder with brilliant R7 TKO, wins WBC heavyweight belt

Wilder-Fury II: Frank Warren confirms third fight clause inserted in contract

UFC 247: Jon Jones retains title, breaks more records with UD win vs. Dominick Reyes

Kell Brook returns after 14-month absence with R7 KO of Mark DeLuca

UFC 246: Conor McGregor blasts Donald Cerrone in 40 seconds on memorable return


October to December

Daniel Dubois wins WBC Silver HW title with R2 KO of Kyotaro Fujimoto

UFC 245: Kamaru Usman beats Colby Covington, retains welterweight gold in thriller

Terence Crawford retains welterweight gold with R9 KO vs. Egidijus Kavaliauskas

UFC: Jon Jones reveals ‘strong possibility’ he’ll move up to heavyweight in 2020

WBO order Joshua to face mandatory challenger Usyk within next 180 days

Anthony Joshua regains heavyweight titles with disciplined points win vs. Andy Ruiz Jr

Wilder-Fury II set for February 2020 and confirmed soon, according to Shelly Finkel

Deontay Wilder retains WBC title with bruising R7 KO of Luis Ortiz in rematch

Oleksandr Usyk eyeing big guns in 2020 ahead of heavyweight debut

UFC 243: Adesanya wins middleweight championship gold after R2 KO of Whittaker

July to September

Errol Spence Jr def. Shawn Porter, unifying middleweight gold in memorable battle

Despite severe cut, Tyson Fury battles to points win vs. Otto Wallin

Chris Eubank Jr planning October/November return

UFC 241: Stipe Miocic reclaims HW title with fourth-round KO win vs. Daniel Cormier

Charles Martin emerges as frontrunner for Fury’s next fight – Questions asked

Dillian Whyte beats Oscar Rivas on points, now Wilder’s mandatory challenger

Dubois wins British heavyweight title with R5 KO of Nathan Gorman

January to June

Tyson Fury wins in style with second-round TKO over Tom Schwarz

Wilder retains WBC title with devastating first-round KO over Dominic Breazeale

Daniel Dubois earns fourth-round knockout win over Richard Lartey

Despite Crawford loss, Amir Khan defiantly refuses retirement rumours

Terrence Crawford earns sixth-round TKO win over Amir Khan with dramatic finish

Big knockout wins for Daniel Dubois and Anthony Yarde at Royal Albert Hall

Chris Eubank Jr impressive during commanding points win over James DeGale

Terence Crawford to face Amir Khan in world title fight, April 20


UFC 232: Amanda Nunes stuns Cris Cyborg in 51 seconds to make history

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fight to thrilling draw in WBC world heavyweight title bout

Impressive boxing victories for returning Amir Khan and Gervonta Davis

Anthony Joshua solid in points victory over Joseph Parker

Deontay Wilder retains title after brutal knockout of Luis Ortiz in tense affair

Kell Brook excellent in second-round knockout of Sergey Rabchenko

Groves: Eubank Jr will pay for too much pre-fight talking


Anthony Joshua set to face Carlos Takam as Pulev withdraws through injury

Confirmed: Joshua-Pulev scheduled for October 28 in Cardiff

Is Conor McGregor in danger of turning into the next Ronda Rousey?

Mayweather states belief that McGregor fight will not go the distance

Chris Eubank Jr retains IBO World super-middleweight belt after win over Arthur Abraham

UFC 214: Jones beats Cormier once again, Cyborg prevails and more – report


UFC 193: Holly Holm shocks Ronda Rousey in huge upset

Mayweather cements his legacy with victory over Pacquiao in Fight of the Century