The Monday LunchBox

The big news of last week was the promotional switch of unified super-lightweight world champion Josh Taylor from the Barry McGuigan run Cyclone Promotions to Bob Arum’s Top Rank organisation. The Prestonpans stylist has chosen to relocate his dealings stateside to secure the big fights in the 10st/10st 7lb divisions. This could mean fighting a …

The Monday LunchBox

Five things we learned from the weekend 1. Daniel Dubois is the ‘real deal’ – The young British and Commonwealth Heavyweight champion showed again his immense promise with a devastating second round KO of Japanese heavyweight Kyotaro Fujimoto. This takes his record to 14-0 with 13 early wins. In doing so he captured the WBC …

‘Dynamite’ blasts into heavyweight contention

London heavyweight Daniel ‘Dynamite’ Dubois exploded his way into world title contention with a devastating second round knockout of Kyotara Fujimoto in the Copper Box Arena, London on Saturday night. The 22 year old Londoner recorded his fifth straight win of the year raising his record to 14-0 with 13 early stoppages. It was the …

Dubois returns

Unbeaten British heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois (13-0) steps into the ring tonight in his hometown of London for the last major fight of the year against Japan’s Kyotaro Fujimoto (21-1). The Queensberry Promotion at the Copper Box Arena on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford gives the young Londoner an opportunity to register another explosive …

The Monday LunchBox

Crawford marks time WBO welterweight champion Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford defended his 147lb title in Madison Square Garden, New York City on Saturday with a ninth round stoppage of Lithuanian Egidijus Kavaliauskas. Omaha Nebraskan Crawford (36-0, 27 KO’s) recovered from an apparent knockdown in round three, subsequently ruled a slip, to dominate the fight throughout. The …

Diriyah Diary

Friday 6th December It was not your average weigh-in. At 4:30pm local time in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia the Heavyweight Champion of the World, or at least the WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO versions of it, came to the podium sporting his Mariachi sombrero. Oozing supreme confidence with his entourage and waving the Mexican tricolour, little did we know how …