The Monday LunchBox

Scotland’s Josh Taylor became the undisputed super-lightweight champion of the world with a close fought but unanimous decision against former WBC and WBO champion Jose Carlos Ramirez in the Virgin Hotel, Las Vegas on Saturday (22nd). Remarkably in modern times all three ringside judges scored it 114-112 in Taylor’s favour. The difference proved to be …

The Monday LunchBox

Croydon’s light-heavyweight Joshua Buatsi put in an excellent performance in brutally dispatching undefeated Daniel Blenda Dos Santos in Manchester on Saturday after 2:44 of the fourth round. The shot that finished the contest was a powerful arching right hand straight to the Frenchman’s chin as he backed into a corner. Dos Santos was KO’d immediately …

The Friday Faceup

Can Billy Joe shock the world ? Back in September 1986 undisputed world welterweight champion and pound-for-pound elect Donald ‘Cobra’ Curry entered an Atlantic City casino ballroom ring for a ‘routine’ title defence against unbeaten Englishman Lloyd Honeyghan. It was known Curry was tight at the weight and if successful his next fight would be …

The Monday LunchBox

Sunny shines In a busy boxing weekend Britain’s Sunny Edwards topped the bill with a fantastic shutout victory over South African IBF world flyweight champion Moruti Mthalane in Bethnal Green, London. It was widely considered going in that ‘Showtime’ Sunny was in deep against a champion who’d been undefeated in 12 years and possessed the …

The Friday Faceup

Tonight in the famous York Hall, Bethnal Green in London’s east end another British flyweight champion bids to win the IBF version of the world 8st/112lbs title. Back in 1983 ‘Champagne’ Charlie Magri from nearby Stepney wrestled the WBC title from Eleoncio Mercedes to become a household name, appearing on the popular ‘This is Your …