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’ …

The Monday LunchBox

World ranked cruiserweight Richard ‘The Midnight Train’ Riakporhe took a big step towards securing a title shot when he railroaded Italian opponent Fabio Turchi at Wembley Arena on Saturday night. The contest, headlining a BOXXER promotion and live on Sky Sports, had a tentative start with the British fighter poking out his jab, moving and …

The Friday Faceup

Tomorrow at London’s Wembley Arena world ranked cruiserweight Richard ‘The Midnight Train’ Riakporhe takes to the rails again when he faces Italian Fabio Turchi in an international contest. The 32 year old Riakporhe (14-0, 10 KO’s) is on a fast track to challenge for a world title after impressive victories against Olanrewaju Durodola and Deion …

Inside the Jab

Monster mashes the Flash Think Thomas Hearns destroying Roberto Duran, think Donald Curry icing Milton McCrory, now witness Naoya Inoue dismantling Nonito Donaire. All second round KO’s, all against fighters with a quality resume, all equal in their spine-chilling finality. The ‘Monster’ nickname was no more apt than in the Saitama Arena, Japan lunchtime today …

The Monday LunchBox

A new lightweight king was crowned in Melbourne, Australia when Devin ‘The Dream’ Haney comprehensively outboxed George Kambosos Jr over twelve rounds on Saturday night. The contest took place in the city’s Marvel Stadium and the American put in a superhero performance. He kept his opponent and the capacity crowd subdued for most of the …

The Monday LunchBox

There was some excellent action in British rings over the weekend. Friday night saw a Queensberry Promotions international super-bantamweight contest between Romanian Ionut Baluta and Briton Brad Foster. The aggressive Baluta (15-3, 3 KO’s) forced the pace throughout and although Foster (14-2-2, 5 KO’s) boxed well he was unable to prevail with scores returned in …

The Friday Faceup

Some good action is expected at east London’s York Hall, Bethnal Green tonight with the return of Britain’s Brad Foster against Romanian Ionut Baluta at super-bantamweight (122lbs/8st,10lbs). Foster (14-1-2, 5 KO’s) is the former British and Commonwealth champion and on the comeback trail after losing his titles to Jason Cunningham last October. The Midlands man …