After bumpy 2021, Ryan Garcia’s coaching change could make-or-break career trajectory

Ryan Garcia enters the ring before the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in...

After departing Eddy Reynoso’s tutelage last week citing a desire for independence and an opportunity to build his brand, lightweight contender Ryan Garcia is now with new coach Joe Goossen. Ahead of his return vs. Emmanuel Tagoe on Apr. 9, Goossen has this week claimed nobody will ever beat Garcia at his best. We’ll wait to see whether he can inspire that next level. Continue reading

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

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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? Continue reading

Wawrinka targeting April return date, Bencic reveals COVID-19 complications

Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland in action during his round one match against Lloyd Harris of South Africa during Day 2 of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2021...

Three-time Grand Slam champion Stan Wawrinka is planning a return to competition in time for this year’s Roland Garros, having been absent from the ATP tour since undergoing left foot surgery after last March’s Qatar Open. Meanwhile, Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic said she’s still struggling with the after-effects of COVID-19 after contracting the virus in December.
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Errol Spence Jr vs. Yordenis Ugas welterweight title unification clash set for April 16

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Tune-ups are for those who feel unsure of themselves, he said. Well, after a 16-month absence packed with some rotten timing which saw him agonisingly miss out on the legacy bout all boxers crave, it has now been confirmed: unbeaten two-belt welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr will face Yordenis Ugas in a unification bout – it’s a busy month of boxing in April. Continue reading

Andy Murray’s coaching conundrum continues, del Potro reveals retirement decision

Andy Murray of Great Britain during a practice match at the 49e ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament 2022 Qualification at Ahoy on February 6, 2022 in...

Andy Murray has ruled out playing on clay later this year, while the former world no. 1 trials various coaching arrangements aiming to finish his career on a high. Elsewhere in the tennis world, 2009 US Open champion Juan Martin del Potro is preparing to say farewell to the sport this month because after multiple surgeries without success, his knee is becoming a nightmare. Continue reading

Bad blood and egos aside, Eubank Jr must shine on enemy territory in Cardiff this weekend

Chris Eubank Jr. Of England poses for a photograph after the BOXXER Media Work Out with his ahead of his forthcoming fight with Liam Williams of...

After two delays forced this domestic duel back a few months, #1 WBA middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr prepares to make his third appearance under a promotional deal that believes he can clean out the 160lb division. Next up? A credible challenge on enemy shores who last year managed to do something he is longing for: challenging for a version of the world title. Continue reading

Thurman vows to produce increased workrate against bullish Barrios this weekend

Keith Thurman is treated in his corner between rounds during his WBA welterweight title fight against Manny Pacquiao at MGM Grand Garden Arena on...

Keen to prove he’s learned from previous mistakes made against Manny Pacquiao in 2019, former unified world welterweight champion Keith Thurman has stressed he’ll produce a more active punching display vs. a bullish opponent in Mario Barrios this weekend. Barrios meanwhile, is unafraid to trade punches in what is expected to be an intense PPV main event. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Nadal recovers to beat Medvedev in five-hour marathon, seals 21st Major

Spain's Rafael Nadal holds the trophy after winning against Russia's Daniil Medvedev in their men's singles final match on day fourteen of the...

Six months out injured, unsure if he would even be playing this tournament. Down two sets to love, seemingly out and physically drained. Rafael Nadal refused to lose faith, fighting his way back to produce a remarkable comeback and beat US Open champion Daniil Medvedev in an epic Grand Slam Final lasting more than five hours. Not a bad way to clinch a 21st Major title. Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Nadal vs. Medvedev in Sunday’s final after both prevail in four sets

Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning his Men's Singles semi-final match against Matteo Berrettini of Italy during day 12 of the 2022...

Regardless of who wins, this weekend will see history made when 20-time Major champion Rafael Nadal looks to cement his remarkable comeback from foot surgery against the man he beat to claim #19 at Flushing Meadows three years ago: Daniil Medvedev. Both won in four sets vs. Matteo Berrettini and Stefanos Tsitsipas, but who will be the last man standing Sunday? Continue reading

Australian Open 2022: Barty and Collins ease to straight-sets wins, setting up Saturday’s Final

Ashleigh Barty of Australia celebrates her victory over Madison Keys of the United States during day 11 of the 2022 Australian Open at Melbourne Park...

Ashleigh Barty needed just 62 minutes to become the first Australian player to reach the Australian Open Final since Wendy Turnbull in 1980, dropping just four games against an underwhelming Madison Keys display. She’ll play Keys’ compatriot Danielle Collins [27] on Saturday night, after the 28-year-old utilised a blistering start to blast past Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-1.
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