Ryder boxes clever before Parker’s injury-enforced retirement, is now WBO interim 168lb champion

Zach Parker of Great Britain exchanges punches with John Ryder of Great Britain during the WBO International Super-Middleweight Title fight between...

John Ryder probed, picked his punches perfectly and is the WBO interim super-middleweight world champion – mandatory challenger for one of Canelo Alvarez’s undisputed titles – after Zach Parker retired before the start of R5 with a broken right-hand in their headliner. Prior, there were impressive KO wins for Hamzah Sheeraz and Dennis McCann among others.

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Super-lightweights beware: Harlem Eubank improves to 16-0 with UD main event win over Tom Farrell

Harlem Eubank and Tom Farrell in action during their super lightweight match at York Hall on November 25, 2022 in London, England.

A day after the announcement that his older cousin Chris had booked a compelling domestic duel to kick off 2023, super-lightweight prospect Harlem Eubank fought through a few nervy moments – one in R4 and another in the ninth – before producing his career-best win in his first main event booking at London’s York Hall against a competitive and dangerous Tom Farrell. Continue reading

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 at last week’s media day at the Camden Boxing Club?
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Beterbiev-Yarde confirmed for January 28 at Wembley Arena after latter’s KO win over Koykov

Artur Beterbiev vs. Anthony Yarde Official, January 28 at OVO Arena -  Boxing News

After dismantling Stefani Koykov with body shots and vicious hooks en route to a R3 TKO win in Telford overnight, #1 WBO light-heavyweight contender Anthony Yarde has emerged unscathed from his stay-busy fight and will take on unified world champion Artur Beterbiev in late January – three-and-a-half years after coming close against Beterbiev’s compatriot Sergey Kovalev.
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A week on: Denzel Bentley’s stock rises after spirited title fight showing vs. Janibek Alimkhanuly

Denzel Bentley and Janibek Alimkhanuly exchange punches during their WBO middleweight championship fight at Palms Casino Resort on November 12, 2022...

He was underestimated pre-fight, a significant underdog and didn’t do himself many favours through four rounds last Saturday night in Las Vegas. But after an encouraging R5, Battersea’s Denzel Bentley steadied the ship and battled through a series of hard-hitting exchanges that would’ve demoralised most, to frustrate WBO middleweight champion Janibek Alimkhanuly, during a second-half sequence which has many critics suggesting the Kazakh is overrated.
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Jonas adds IBF super-welterweight gold, after outpointing Dicaire in competitive main event clash

Natasha Jonas celebrates with the WBC, WBO, IBF World Super-weight belts after victory in the the WBC, WBO, IBF World Super-weight championship fight...

2023 promises to be compelling for Natasha Jonas as she now holds three super-welterweight world titles, after proving too much for Marie Eve Dicaire in their competitive main event at Manchester’s AO Arena on Saturday night. Elsewhere, there were contrasting wins for cruiserweight prospect Viddal Riley and Olympic bronze medallist Frazer Clarke, while two domestic title fights delivered as promised: an entertaining evening’s action in the North West.

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Preview: Natasha Jonas looks to cap an unforgettable 2022 against Marie Eve Dicaire

Riding the crest of a wave featuring marquee victories for Alycia Baumgardner and Claressa Shields over the past month, Natasha Jonas faces Canada’s Marie Eve Dicaire in a world super-welterweight title unification headliner at Manchester’s AO Arena. Aware big bouts remain in the pipeline with a main event victory tonight, can the Scouser deliver in her final act of 2022? Continue reading

Unification next? Bivol dismantles Zurdo to defend WBA LHW strap, then calls for Beterbiev clash

Dmitry Bivol celebrates his win in the WBA Light-Heavyweight World Title boxing match at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi on November 5, 2022.

There was less fanfare this time around, in a different continent against another fearsome Mexican champion. WBA light-heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol got the job done all the same in his 10th world title defence and ultimately eased to a wide UD victory (118-110, 117-111, 117-111) over Gilberto Ramirez, inflicting the 31-year-old’s first professional defeat before calling for the much-anticipated unification bout against compatriot Artur Beterbiev in 2023.
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Rewind: Before LHW title shot vs. Bivol Saturday, a look back at two of Zurdo Ramirez’s recent TKO wins

Zurdo Ramirez works out with trainer Julian Chua during a media workout on October 11, 2022 in North Hollywood, California.

After all that talking, bold predictions and a five-fight stoppage streak, WBA mandatory challenger Gilberto ‘Zurdo’ Ramirez finally has his chance tomorrow night to inflict Dmitry Bivol’s first career defeat and seize the WBA light-heavyweight strap in Abu Dhabi. Before then though, here’s a look back at two of the 31-year-old’s recent victories – against Sullivan Barrera last summer and Dominic Boesel in May – as he gears up for the biggest fight of his career. Continue reading

Lomachenko finishes strong to outlast Ortiz, keeping Haney undisputed title fight intact for 2023

Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Jamaine Ortiz during their lightweight bout at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2022 in New York...

He warned many about Jamaine Ortiz’s abilities pre-fight – having spent five weeks sparring with him last year – but seeing the 26-year-old American actually step up only added spice to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s rousing response in the championship rounds. He marked his return with a hard-fought victory, as undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney watched ringside.
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Lomachenko is the talk of the town at lightweight, but has business to complete this weekend

Vasiliy Lomachenko in between rounds during his fight against Richard Commey for the WBO intercontinental lightweight championship at Madison Square...

Former three-weight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko ends his 10-month layoff against Jamel Herring’s final conqueror Jamaine Ortiz (16-0, 8 KOs) this weekend, knowing the unbeaten American prospect represents the only thing still left standing in his way before the wheels start turning on a potential undisputed title opportunity against Devin Haney in 2023. Continue reading