The Friday Faceup

Centre of attention this weekend is the big stateside clash for the world lightweight title. New Yorker Teofimo Lopez (16-0, 12 KO’s) defends his Ring magazine title along with the majority of the sanctioning belts against undefeated Australian George Kambosos Jr. (19-0, 10 KO’s) at the Theatre in the basement of Madison Square Garden. The …

The Monday LunchBox

In a rammed weekend pound-for-pounder Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford stole the show with an impressive stoppage of Shawn Porter at the Mandalay Bay Arena , Las Vegas. The southpaw stylist from Omaha, Nebraska retained his WBO ‘world’ welterweight title for the fifth time, cementing his impressive 38-0 (29 KO) record and a claim to be the …

The Friday Faceup

A jam packed boxing schedule is programmed both sides of the Atlantic this weekend, starting tonight (Fri 19th). First up in New Hampshire, USA will be WBO world middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade making the fifth defence of his title against Ireland’s Jason Quigley. ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade (30-0, 18 KO’s) is striving for a superfight in …

Bad Intentions

In a well staged, but prickly press conference today near London Bridge on the banks of the River Thames, two British middleweights Chris Eubank Jr and Liam Williams exuded equal contempt for each other before their impending showdown in Cardiff Motorpoint Arena on December 11. Next month, the BOXXER and Wasserman Promotion being shown live …

The Monday LunchBox

On Saturday night I was reminded of the enduring fascination of boxing. Watching Britain’s Kid Galahad box meticulously through five completed rounds with the type of switch-hitting and accuracy that had become his forte and, seemingly coasting to a first defence of his IBF world featherweight title against an ageing challenger, I thought of the …

The Monday LunchBox

Just the second current unified world champion in men’s boxing was crowned on Saturday night in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. In a spectacular 11th round finish Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez knocked out American Caleb Plant to win the IBF version, thus adding to his WBC, WBA and WBO titles. Alvarez joins …

The Friday Faceup

Great action is scheduled both sides of the Atlantic this weekend with the world super-middleweight unification fight between Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and American Caleb Plant in Las Vegas, preceded earlier Saturday night with the next and new edition of the BOXXER series in the UK. The Canelo v Plant contest will take most …

The Monday LunchBox

In a weekend with no significant UK action a shining star continued to emerge in the USA. Newark, New Jersey junior-lightweight Shakur Stevenson dethroned compatriot Jamel Herring to gain the WBO 9st,4lb (130lbs) title by 10th round TKO. The challenger won his second ‘world’ title having gained the WBO 9st (126lbs) crown and immediately moving …

The Monday LunchBox

Hartlepool, England’s Savannah Marshall stole the show on Saturday’s excellent BOXXER card from Newcastle’s Utilita Arena televised live on Sky Sports. The WBO world middleweight champion made an impressive second defence of her title with a second round stoppage of courageous Lolita Muzeya. ‘Silent Assassin’ Marshall (11-0, 9 KO’s) had to weather a serious early …

The Friday Faceup

After three spectacular weeks of boxing with two big heavyweight pay-per-view showdowns attracting the masses, regular domestic service is resumed this weekend. The Joshua-Usyk & Wilder-Fury Box Office events attracted a frenzy of activity and publicity combined with multiple promotions padding TV schedules around those two monster fights. This weekend the second BOXXER promotion televised …