The Monday LunchBox

Reflections on another Canelo victory The WBC mandatory challenger was grossly inadequate – Despite two months of preparation the ‘Turkish Wolf’ turned out to be more a ‘lamb in wolf’s clothing’. No one should doubt the bravery of a fighter stepping into the ring but Avni Yildirim’s challenge was sub-standard. It was not that he …

The Friday Faceup

Canelo returns The biggest name in boxing returns this weekend when Mexico’s Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez defends his recently gained WBA and WBC world super-middleweight (12st/168lbs) straps in Florida, USA. After being out of the ring for only two months since defeating Britain’s Callum Smith, the 30 year old Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KO’s) will make a …

The Monday LunchBox

Oscar’s Night In true ‘Mexican style’ Californian-based Oscar Valdez bombed out compatriot Miguel Berchelt to emphatically win the WBC world super-featherweight (130lb, 9st 4lb) title in the MGM Bubble, Las Vegas on Saturday night. The nature and manner of the victory was devastating with heavy favorite Berchelt flattened face-first on the canvas after a left …

The Monday LunchBox

After a further COVID enforced sabbatical big-time boxing returned to the UK on Saturday (13th) with a televised Matchroom promotion. Headlining at the SSE Wembley Arena in London former IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington, recently having relinquished his title to avoid a repeat routine mandatory obligation, faced unknown Mexican Mauricio Lara. Leading into the …

The Monday LunchBox

A Star is Born Social media sensation Ryan ‘KingRy’ Garcia scored a devastating seventh round stoppage of 2012 Olympic gold medalist and double world title challenger Luke Campbell in Dallas, Texas on Saturday. Arriving in the ring on a throne carried by his entourage with a mock crown (ala ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed) the Golden Boy …

The Monday LunchBox

The Undisputed offers its continued best wishes for the Christmas period, and for those of other religions and cultures, happy holidays and peace as we enter 2021. 2020 has certainly seen a challenging year for the sport of boxing following the lockdown and social distancing measures brought in worldwide as a result of the COVID-19 …