The Friday Faceup

The weigh-in’s done and we’ve a fantastic fight ON for tomorrow night at the OVO Wembley Arena, London. The unified world light-heavyweight title is on the line between undefeated Russian champion Artur Beterbiev and local challenger Anthony Yarde. It’s a match-up with great promise and intrigue, but what can we expect in terms of an …

Return of the Kings

The 175lb (12st, 7lb) light-heavyweight division is back in fashion ! Just like the late 1970’s/early 1980’s the division is now arguably the hottest in boxing. In the ‘80’s we had the quartet of Matt Franklin, Dwight Braxton, Marvin Johnson and topped by the eventual coronated king Michael Spinks. This was a period when conversion …

The Monday LunchBox

In arguably a career high performance Liverpool’s Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (33-3-1, 20 KO’s) blew away Chris Eubank Jr. in the fourth round of a middleweight contest on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena. The spectacular nature of the technical knockout, halted by referee Victor Loughlin after 1:09 of the round, showed the often underestimated power …

The Friday Faceup

The clock’s ticking down to the big middleweight showdown in Manchester, England tomorrow night (21st) between world ranked Chris Eubank Jr and former WBO world light-middleweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith. This domestic dust-up also has significance on the world stage and promises to be competitive for the full scheduled twelve rounds. Before a healthy lunchtime …

The Monday LunchBox

With no major fights in the UK this last weekend we look forward to the big middleweight clash between Chris Eubank Jr. and former WBO world light-middleweight champion Liam Smith. The contest is promoted by Ben Shalom’s BOXXER company and takes place at the Manchester Arena this Saturday 21 January. It pits two fighters who …

The Monday LunchBox

About every decade a young boxer emerges in the UK who brings so much electricity to the ring that he recharges British boxing by captivating crowds and raising it to new rarefied world heights. The 1980’s brought the diminutive Charlie Magri plus Frank Bruno’s popular enormity, in the early ’90’s we rose to the chimes …

The Monday LunchBox

In an excellent weekend of world championship action pick of the achievements was Juan Francisco Estrada (above) in winning his trilogy fight against Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez in Glendale, Arizona, USA to gain The Ring magazine and WBC super-flyweight world championships. It completed the Mexican ‘El Gallo’ Estrada’s recent winning streak against the Nicaraguan ‘Chocolatito’ with …