The Monday LunchBox

On Saturday (30th), at a rockin’ Bournemouth International Centre on the English south coast, local favourite Chris Billam-Smith successfully defended his European and Commonwealth cruiserweight (200lbs/14st, 4lbs) titles against London’s Isaac Chamberlain over twelve hard fought rounds. The contest, a contender for British fight of the year, topped an excellent night of action on the …

The Friday Faceup

The cruiserweight division (200lbs/14st, 4lbs) has never been glamorous. Stuck between light-heavyweight (175lbs/12st, 7lbs) and the unlimited enormity of the heavyweight division it has suffered a bit of a middle-child syndrome. Despite having some elite champions emerge from it such as Evander Holyfield and Oleksandr Usyk, it’s been difficult to love. This indifference has been …

The Monday LunchBox

Oldham, England’s Mark Heffron spectacularly won the British and Commonwealth 168lbs (12st) titles on a packed Queensberry card at the Copper Box Arena, London on Saturday. Heffron (28-2-1, 22 KO’s) dethroned Birmingham’s Lennox Clarke in an action packed contest by fifth round stoppage on 2.28 secs. The 30 year old Heffron had twice unsuccessfully contested …

The Monday LunchBox

British heavyweight Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce cemented his place high in the world rankings with an emphatic fourth round stoppage of Christian Hammer at the Wembley Arena, London on Saturday. Joyce (14-0, 13 KO’s) bludgeoned his way to victory despite leaving himself exposed to heavy overhand rights from the German-based Romanian, and sometimes looking devoid of …

The Weekender

Top of the bill tonight is the international heavyweight clash between Britain’s Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce and German-based Romanian Christian Hammer. The Queensberry card at Wembley Arena, London will pit the world ranked and Rio Olympics silver medallist Joyce (13-0, 12 KO’s) against heavyweight gatekeeper Hammer (27-9, 17 KO’s). Londoner, Joyce, is highly ranked by all …

The Monday LunchBox

An intense Los Angeles staredown signified the official renewing of hostilities between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennadiy ‘GGG’ Golovkin in lead up to their third and much anticipated ‘superfight’. The contest, to be staged at the 20,000 seater T Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on September 17, will pit the undisputed super-middleweight (12st/168lbs) champion …

The Monday LunchBox

Beterbiev v Smith Jr. – Five things we learned: The Russian is the complete package – We knew going into Saturday’s contest that Artur Beterbiev was an elite fighter with frightening knockout power and a mystic demeanour that caused his competitors to seek alternative routes to titles. Even the former #1 pound-for-pound king Saul ‘Canelo’ …