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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Eubank Jr scores four knockdowns, eases past Williams with wide decision victory

Chris Eubank Jr knocks down Liam Williams in the middleweight contest at the Motorpoint Arena Cardiff. Picture date: Saturday February 5, 2022.

After an impressive start, it was an underwhelming finish as world title hopeful Chris Eubank Jr scored three knockdowns in the first four rounds, en route to retaining his #1 WBA middleweight ranking with a comfortable decision win (116-109, 116-109, 116-108) against Liam Williams. 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

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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David Benavidez itching for more activity, having eased past durable Ronald Ellis

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As far as activity and potential opponents are concerned, time is of the essence for two-time WBC super-middleweight champion David Benavidez, after he ended a seven-month layoff with a TKO win over Ronald Ellis at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday night. The 24-year-old, who namechecked Canelo Álvarez and Jermall Charlo among others, is willing to take on anybody. Continue reading

Chris Eubank Jr’s latest promotional deal an opportunity to finally prove himself

Chris Eubank Jr claims WBA middleweight title belt on US debut after Matt Korobov suffers freak injury

Chris Eubank Jr (29-2, 22 KOs) will hope his latest deal with European promoter Team Sauerland provides him the platform to take over the middleweight division. However, with two years since his last real fight – retiring James DeGale in February 2019 – we’ve heard this before. Now 31, can he back up these claims that he’s a worthy world champion in waiting? Continue reading