Boxing and UFC

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Oh, you thought I only covered football? Think again… Here’s a list of my boxing (with a sprinkle of 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, even if it may seem heavyweight-centric right now!

2020

June

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

May

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

April

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

March

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

2019

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

2018

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

2017

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

2015

UFC 193: Holly Holm shocks Ronda Rousey in huge upset

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