New York, 5 Oct 2019 Gennadiy Golovokin 40-1-1 (35KO’s) gained the IBF & IBO Middleweight titles in a very competitive fight at Madison Square Garden tonight defeating Sergey Derevyanchenko 13-2 (10KO’s) by unanimous decision. Scores were 114-113, 115-112, 115-112. After suffering a knockdown in round one and cut in the second, Derevyancenko rallied to push […]
Los Angeles, 28 Sept 2019 Fight of the Year so far. Errol Spence Jnr split decisions Shawn Porter (116-111 Spence, 115-112 Porter, 116-111 Spence) in a welterweight classic to unify WBC & IBF titles.
London, 27 Sept 2019 Young Londoner Daniel Dubois (13-0, 12 KO’s) showed again his heavyweight potential with an emphatic first round stoppage of previously undefeated Ghanaian Ebenezer Tetteh (19-1, 16 KO’s) at Kensington’s Royal Albert Hall last night. Dubois was onto a nervous Tetteh from the ‘get go’ as the African struggled with his mouthpiece […]
Robert Harding 23 Sept 2019 After a disappointing 2019 when all the elite heavyweights have successfully plotted to avoid each other and sign to major promoters and streaming platforms, notwithstanding making millions of pounds in the process, 2020 looks like becoming the year when the big fights are made and the heavyweights take centre stage […]
Lomachenko v Campbell – 5 Things we learned Loma is human: – The Ring pound for pound king showed flaws despite the unanimous points decision (119-108, 119-108, 118-109). Most noticeably his susceptibility to body attacks, proneness to take unnecessary shots and difficulty when facing a long rangy mover with a strong jab. Nevertheless, the fact […]
A Cuban experience The sun breaks through the cracks between buildings on the cobbled and potholed road as I walk through the backstreets of Havana. A man in search of the national institution and centre of excellence of Cuban boxers – the Rafael Trejo Gimnasio de Boxeo. A place that’s produced and honed multiple Olympic […]
30 August 2019 14:10 BST Ring magazine pound for pound king and multiple Lightweight Champion Vasiliy Lomachenko weighed in at 9st 8lbs 8oz with British challenger Luke Campbell tipping the scales at a lean 9st 8lbs 4oz. Both fighters comfortably within the Lightweight limit. Noticeable was the height differential and completely different physiques which will […]
The number one lightweight and arguably pound for pound fighter in the world landed at the historic York Hall, Bethnal Green, East London tonight. And so he did ! In front of an unprecedented public turnout Vasiliy Lomachenko shadow boxed, used his famous baseball cap and ball training method and juggled in front of Londoners […]