The Friday Faceup

Strap yourself in for another potential fight of the year. This Saturday sees another standout match to end the year with Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez taking on England’s Callum Smith in San Antonio, Texas for the unified super-middleweight (12st/168lbs) world title. Not undisputed, as there are a couple of other ‘world’ champions out there holding …

The Monday LunchBox

First thing this Monday morning the video lines between the leafy surrounds of Brentwood, England and the more salubrious Las Vegas strip will have been gridlocked.  Any other business in the Brentwood area will have been frustrated in any attempt to get a connection if that were their, admittedly unlikely, chosen destination. The line will, …

The Benefit of Distance

Yesterday’s heated weigh-in for the WBA/IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles to be contested at the SSE Wembley Arena between champion Anthony Joshua and challenger Kubrat Pulev in London, England tonight is nothing new in boxing. The recent history of paid fistic combat is littered with confrontational situations around the scales to either stoke the …

The Return of the King ?

Anthony Joshua is back ! The ‘AJ’ pre-June 1st 2019 in Madison Square Garden is back. The devastating defeat to Mexican-American monolith Andy Ruiz is now an aberration consigned to history and wiped from the collective memory. The emphatic points decision in Saudi Arabia almost a year to the day that returned the WBA, IBF …

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 …