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 …

The Friday Faceup

Can ‘The Jackal’ make one last bite ? Saturday night (3rd April) in the grand setting of Caesars Palace Bluewaters in Dubai, UAE and screened live in the UK on Channel 5 Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton attempts to make boxing history. He will meet ex-US Marine Jamel Herring for the American’s WBO world super-featherweight (130lb/9st …