Chris Eubank Jr vs. Liam Smith: Given their world title ambitions, neither can afford to lose on Jan. 21

After his Oct. 8 showdown with Conor Benn was cancelled, Chris Eubank Jr’s world title pursuit resumes against former super-welterweight world champion Liam Smith. Both are in the back half of their respective careers and after contrasting routes back to top contention, they collide in Manchester on January 21. So, who said what at the first official press conference yesterday?
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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. Continue reading

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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Jermall Charlo still gunning for Gennady Golovkin and co after Montiel win

Jermall Charlo looks on prior to his WBC middleweight title fight against and Juan Macias Montiel at Toyota Center on June 19, 2021 in Houston, Texas.

Jermall Charlo (32-0, 22 KOs) made the fourth defence of his WBC middleweight title, earning a unanimous decision win over gutsy challenger Juan Montiel on Saturday night, before calling out Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Álvarez during his post-fight interview ringside. Will he manage to do what many haven’t, getting in the ring with either man before it’s too late?
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Demetrius Andrade: Ready to show I’m the best, after Liam Williams victory

HOLLYWOOD, FL - APRIL 17: Demetrius Andrade speaks with Liam Williams after the WBO Middleweight Championship fight at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on April 17, 2021 in Hollywood, Florida. (Photo by Alex Menendez/Getty Images)

Having successfully defended his WBO world middleweight strap with a points win over a spirited Liam Williams display on Saturday night, Demetrius Andrade (30-0, 18 KOs) called for fellow divisional champions to step-up and fight him, as he wants to make unification fights with WBC champion Jermall Charlo and IBF, IBO title-holder Gennadiy Golovkin in particular.
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