The Monday LunchBox

Five things we learned Reflections on an interesting weekend of championship boxing:- Lyndon Arthur is the ‘real deal’ – The Manchester light-heavyweight came in as a big underdog to retain his Commonwealth title in Westminster, Saturday against Londoner Anthony Yarde. The ‘smart money’ was on Yarde’s power to see him through after an excellent showing …

The Friday Faceup

Some quality action is in store this weekend in both the UK and USA. First up, is the Matchroom promotion behind closed doors at the SSE Wembley Arena tonight (Friday) featuring Britain’s WBO world super-middleweight (12 stone/168lbs) champion Billy Joe Saunders against domestic rival Martin Murray from St Helens, NW England. The 31 year old …

The Monday LunchBox

Londoner Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce came in as the underdog but left the Church House, Westminster ring with the British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight titles on Saturday night (28th). The 2016 Rio Olympic super-heavyweight silver medalist’s performance in defeating fellow Londoner ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois by tenth round knockout was exceptional. Working behind a strong and repetitive …

The Friday Faceup

Another great weekend of boxing is in store with action around the world to satisfy the fistic fan. Undoubtedly the highlight in terms of current world significance is the big heavyweight showdown in London between undefeated contenders ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois and Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce for the vacant European title. Both enter the fray intent on …

The Monday LunchBox

Welcome to fight week ! This Saturday (28th) sees the big British heavyweight showdown between ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois (15-0, 14 KO’s) and Joe ‘Juggernaut’ Joyce (11-0, 10 KO’s). The contest is surprisingly to be held in the historical Church House, Westminster, a stones throw from the Abbey and nearby Palace of Westminster. The ‘House’ is …

The Monday LunchBox

The new ‘Battersea Bomber’ We have a new British middleweight champion and his name is Denzel Bentley. The unbeaten fighter from Battersea, south London, via the Fisher amateur club, won the vacant title on Friday night (13th) in the BT Sport studio ‘bubble’, Stratford, east London. The 25 year old Bentley (14-0-1, 12 KO’s) defeated …

The Sunday Supplement

For ten minutes in Las Vegas, Nevada last night British welterweight Kell Brook was again ‘special’. Coming in as big outsider to regain a version of the world 10st 7lb (147lbs) title he’d temporarily neutralized the effectiveness of WBO champion Terence Crawford and, was in the fight. He’d tentatively felt his way through the opening …

The Monday LunchBox

It was a relatively quiet weekend of boxing after recent weeks. The highlight was American lightweight Devin Haney convincingly outpointing 2004 Olympic champion Yuriorkis Gamboa to retain his WBC world title for a second time. Again the mind boggles when Brooklyn’s Teofimo Lopez is recognised as the 9st 9lb (135lbs) king by virtue of his …

The Monday LunchBox

What a weekend ! One heavyweight proves he’s a contender, one small man zeros in on the pound-for-pound title and one spectacular knockout that’s sure to make the year’s best. All amidst the announcement of further lockdown in the United Kingdom. Right when you thought boxing was again dropped to canvas and the fights made …