Rewind: Vergil Ortiz Jr’s R9 TKO win vs. Michael McKinson, a look at what’s perhaps next for both

Vergil Ortiz Jr. Stops Michael McKinson with TKO in the 9th round at their WBO International Welterweight fight at Dickies Arena on August 6, 2022 in...

The dust has settled and with a rare weekend lacking big boxing or UFC fights, I reflect in detail on Vergil Ortiz Jr’s R9 TKO win over crafty British southpaw Michael McKinson three weeks ago. Ortiz Jr ended his long-awaited return while maintaining his stoppage streak (19-0, 19 KOs), but what’s next for him and McKinson – who feels this display shows he belongs at world level? Continue reading

Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Michael McKinson tonight: Time to shine bright, or a step too far?

Boxers Vergil Ortiz Jr. And Michael Mckinson pose during their official weigh-in at Dickies Arena on August 5, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vergil Ortiz Jr ends a 53-week layoff later tonight (Sunday, 4am BST) as he faces fellow unbeaten boxer Michael McKinson in their WBA welterweight world title eliminator. Will the 24-year-old rising star have it all his own way, against a hard-working Brit, or is a surprise in store? Continue reading

Jaron Ennis predicts dominant, eventual KO win over Custio Clayton overnight

Welterweight contender Jaron Ennis trains during a media workout for his upcoming fight against Custio Clayton at Churchill Boxing Club on May 11,...

Ahead of his heavily-anticipated return to the ring against Custio Clayton tonight, 24-year-old welterweight rising star Jaron Ennis has doubled down on his desire to make 2022 the best year yet: believing he will dominate and eventually stop an unbeaten Canadian (19-0-1, 12 KOs) who at 34, has a golden opportunity to skip the line, proving himself against the best at 147lbs. Continue reading

Spence Jr unifies WBA, WBC, IBF welterweight titles with R10 TKO win vs. Ugas

Errol Spence Jr. Connects with a punch against Yordenis Ugas at AT&T Stadium on April 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Errol Spence Jr endured an iffy start but made subtle adjustments on-the-fly and produced a tenth-round stoppage win over Manny Pacquiao’s conqueror Yordenis Ugas, unifying three of the sport’s four welterweight titles. At long last, surely a highly-anticipated clash against WBO champion Terence Crawford to see one true titlist reign supreme cannot be avoided any longer. Continue reading

40 days on: After his Amir Khan KO win, what’s next for Kell Brook still remains unclear

Kell Brook celebrates victory over Amir Khan during their Welterweight contest at AO Arena on February 19, 2022 in Manchester, England.

Referee Victor Loughlin compassionately saved Amir Khan from further punishment 40 days ago today, in a long overdue grudge match between two of the country’s best boxers since 2000. While Khan is reportedly plotting a bold comeback, there’s speculation aplenty but no clarity over who Kell Brook’s next opponent will be – after confirming he won’t retire last month. Continue reading

Ahead of rebooked Jack Catterall 140lb title defence, Josh Taylor eyes welterweight move

Undisputed super lightweight champion Josh Taylor poses after the press conference with Jack Catterall prior to their undisputed super lightweight...

Despite insisting he isn’t overlooking WBO mandatory challenger Jack Catterall ahead of Saturday night’s showdown, undisputed light-welterweight champion Josh Taylor has continued to hint at moving up to welterweight while stressing there’s only one opponent he’s currently interested in fighting at 147lbs: unbeaten WBO titlist Terence Crawford. Will he? 
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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

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