The Friday Faceup

Every decade or so a boxing match comes together between an experienced champion respected throughout the sport for his class and achievement against a brash and talented newcomer. The most obvious example would be a young Cassius Clay taming ‘The Bear’ in February 1964. Charles ‘Sonny’ Liston being known for his ferociousness and experience but …

The Friday Faceup

This Saturday (10th Oct) sees WBO world middleweight mandatory contender Liam Williams top the bill in Stratford, east London behind closed doors. The match against domestic rival Andrew Robinson is a mandatory defence of the Welshman’s British title. The 28 year old Williams (22-2-1, 17 KO’s), similar to his contemporaries, has been inactive due to …

The Monday LunchBox

It was supposed to be a quiet weekend of boxing with little activity other than a super-lightweight dust up in the US and a Matchroom Boxing promotion in the unlikely setting of Milton Keynes, England involving a comebacking light-heavyweight prospect. It was expected to be threadbare compared to the previous weekend. Well…what we got was …

The Friday Faceup

After the bonanza of last weekend with world title action across the globe we return to some sense of normality given the current health restrictions and limitations posed. Pick of the weekend action is the Matchroom Boxing promotion on Sunday night (4th) featuring an international light-heavyweight (12st 7lb/175lbs) contest between Rio Olympic bronze medalist and …

The Monday LunchBox

Job done ‘easy peesy’ World champion Josh Taylor thought he was in for a tough night. All of the signs were he was, certainly in the pre-fight stats and pundit predictions, and even in the early exchanges. The mandatory challenger to Taylor’s IBF world 10st title Thailand’s Apinun Khongsong entered the ring undefeated with a …

The Friday Faceup

With many parts of the world in various stages of lockdown and the United Kingdom facing an extension of current restrictions some temporary respite is provided for avid followers of the ‘Noble Art’. Despite events continuing to be behind closed doors, the weekend presents a jamboree of contests across the globe of real quality and …

The Monday LunchBox

Although no significant action took place involving British world ranked contenders at the weekend there were many positive happenings that mean we’re not far away from elite British fighters eating at the top table again. First up was the news from Kell ‘Special’ Brook that an opportunity to challenge for the WBO world welterweight title …

The Monday LunchBox

The British and World heavyweight scene became clearer on Saturday night with the expected demolition by ‘Dynamite’ Daniel Dubois of grossly overmatched Ricardo Snijders in east London. The young Londoner was at his calm, effective best by flooring the hapless Dutchman four times from body shots in the uncompleted four minutes of the match. In …