The Monday LunchBox

There was some excellent action in British rings over the weekend. Friday night saw a Queensberry Promotions international super-bantamweight contest between Romanian Ionut Baluta and Briton Brad Foster. The aggressive Baluta (15-3, 3 KO’s) forced the pace throughout and although Foster (14-2-2, 5 KO’s) boxed well he was unable to prevail with scores returned in …

The Friday Faceup

Some good action is expected at east London’s York Hall, Bethnal Green tonight with the return of Britain’s Brad Foster against Romanian Ionut Baluta at super-bantamweight (122lbs/8st,10lbs). Foster (14-1-2, 5 KO’s) is the former British and Commonwealth champion and on the comeback trail after losing his titles to Jason Cunningham last October. The Midlands man …

The Monday LunchBox

In an action packed Wasserman Boxing promotion in Greenwich, London (Fri 13th) Denzel Bentley regained the British middleweight title with a hard fought split decision victory over Linus Udofia. Scores were 116-112, 114-115, 115-113. In gaining his second notch on the famous Lonsdale Belt towards winning it outright, having first won the title in 2020, …

The Friday Faceup

A solid weekend of action is scheduled in British rings. Tonight at the Indigo at the O2, the smaller venue inside the big tent at Greenwich, is the vacant British middleweight title fight between Linus Udofia (17-0, 9 KO’s) and Denzel Bentley (15-1-1, 13 KO’s). Former champion Bentley, from Battersea south London, after impressively winning …

The Monday LunchBox

The King is dead, long live the King. Dmitry Bivol’s sensational victory over Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez in Las Vegas at the weekend brought an end to the Mexican’s domination of the pound-for-pound rankings, certainly in the eyes of The Ring magazine and most observers. The tall Russian successfully defended his WBA light-heavyweight title for a …

The Weekender

After the brilliant weekend of action in the USA seven days ago with standout victories for Katie Taylor and Shakur Stevenson it’s the turn of widely accepted pound-for-pound king Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. He faces Russian Dmitry Bivol in Las Vegas on Mexican ‘Cinco de Mayo’ weekend for the WBA light-heavyweight title. Alvarez (57-1-2, 37 KO’s) …

The Friday Faceup

Two big fights feature this weekend from the USA. In Las Vegas, Nevada is the unification fight at junior-lightweight between Mexico’s Oscar Valdez and American Shakur Stevenson. It pitches together two former Olympians and top undefeated professional operators, with Valdez holding the WBC championship and Stevenson the WBO title. The prestigious Ring magazine 130lbs (9st,4lb) …

The PressBox

This weekend sees the big junior-lightweight unification fight between Mexican Oscar Valdez and American Shakur Stevenson in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas. The Ring magazine 130lb (9st,4lb) title to determine the divisional king will also be on the line. The contrast between the two undefeated fighters in professional championship experience is striking. Stevenson …

The Monday LunchBox

Fury v Whyte washup – Five things we learned Size and skills pay the bills – Tyson ‘Gypsy King’ Fury in successfully defending his lineal world heavyweight championship on Saturday emphasized the importance of having strong boxing fundamentals, and without doubt, the importance of size. His challenger Dillian Whyte came in a stone heavier than …