5 Biggest Boxing Attendances in Britain
With Anthony Joshua set to take on Andy Ruiz Jr again this weekend, many boxing fans have questioned the decision to host this highly anticipated rematch in Saudi Arabia, although it?€?s easy to see why this gulf state was selected if you look at it from the point of view of a promoter. It?€?s believed that authorities […]


Fury says he is ¡®Ready to School¡¯ Wilder After his Pedestrian Victory Over Ortiz
‘Wilder has nothing more than a puncher’s chance vs me, I?€?m gonna school even more than the first fight.’ Tyson Fury. There was a moment at the end of the sixth round of his lacklustre win over Luis Ortiz when the TV cameras panned to Deontay Wilder as he sat down on his stool. As […]


The growing role of tournament formats in British boxing
British boxing?€?s continued pursuit of audience expansion and commercial growth has led to inventive new formats, such as MTK?€?s high stakes ?€?Golden Contract’ competition and the incredibly exciting Ultimate Boxxer showcase. Innovative new formats were inevitable given the exponential rise of broadcasting revenue, as well as the increase in competition amongst sports looking to be […]


Ringside Report: Ofori, Mimoune, McKenna and Davies move on to the semi-finals of MTK Golden Contract.
Some might call it a smaller scale version of the WBSS or a more complex one of Prizefighter/Ultimate Boxxer, but it is fair to say that after only two instalments the MTK Golden Contract format has taken up an identity of its own.   While the similarities to its predecessors are obvious, the differences are more relevant.??Unlike the […]


30 Fight Night Pics: Callum Smith-John Ryder. What next for Mundo? Canelo or Billy Joe at Anfield?
Callum Smith successfully defended his WBA Super Middleweight title last night at the M&S Bank Arena in Liverpool after beating John Ryder by unanimous decision.   The result, however, was overshadowed by controversy after boxing fans and pundits alike believed that the fight was a lot closer than the judges scorecards suggested, with several believing Ryder […]


The Golden Contract: Davies halts Yoon to join McKenna, Mimoune and Ofori in semi-finals
Friday night saw the commencing of MTK?€?s Golden Contract super-lightweight tournament, with Ohara Davies (20-2, 15 KOs) earning a seventh round stoppage over Logan Yoon (16-1, 12 KOs), to ensure his place in the semi-final.  Following a relatively cagey start, ?€?Two Tanks?€? settled into the bout and found success with strong counter right hands that were visibly affecting the previously […]


Ringside Report: Dilmaghani draws with an unstoppable Fonseca in IBO title fight classic at York Hall.
Super-Featherweight Alex??Dilmaghani’s??(19-1-1, 8 KOs)??bid for the IBO belt did not work out as expected but his performance against two times world title challenger Francisco Fonseca??(25-2-2, 19KOs)??was still a winning one in terms of raising his stock and establishing his credentials at world level.??After the??bitter??disappointment??of their first missed encounter, both men rose to the occasion??and gave??an […]


Scotland?€?s finest: Farooq and McGregor prepare for hotly anticipated domestic dust-up
Scarcely do two unbeaten prospects meet in the early stages of their professional journeys, but as is the case with Lee McGregor??(7-0, 6 KOs)??and Kash Farooq??(13-0, 6 KOs), when they do fireworks are anticipated. Despite only having had relatively short professional careers, it feels like the two prospects have been destined to collide for a […]


Presser Report: One to one Q&A with Mick Hennessy, Jnr, Dilmaghani-Fonseca, Nevin.
It was just business, now it?€?s personal. Super Featherweight Alex Dimalghani (19-1, 9 Kos) is used to turn setbacks into opportunities and the fall out of his scheduled September meeting with world title challenger Francisco Fonseca (25-2-1, 19 KOs) due to the former?€?s last-minute alleged illness has paved the way for a bigger event with the IBO title on the line at York […]


Saunders sets his sights on Canelo after tricky US debut
Making the first defence of his WBO super-middleweight title, Billy Joe Saunders (29-0,14) stopped Argentina?€?s??Marcelo Coceres (28-1-1, 15)??in the eleventh round of an unexpectedly tough contest on Saturday night.?? In a toilsome US debut, Saunders never quite managed to find his rhythm despite always looking a level above the previously undefeated challenger.  #AndStill #WBOChamp @bjsaunders_ […]


Dignum stops Cummings, Walsh and Cameron also victorious on a solid bill at York Hall.
If you are one of those hardcore boxing fans who felt alienated by the frenzy surrounding the events in L.A. this week, MTK had the perfect antidote for you and came to the rescue by providing a healthy shot of solid UK professional boxing yesterday night in London at York Hall. The menu offered something for every taste: domestic, […]


Smith Calls Out Canelo for Epic Super-Middleweight Clash
There?€?s that old clich?? in life that you should be careful what you wish for because you might just get it. But it just goes to show how much confidence Callum Smith has in his own world class ability that he called out arguably the worlds P4P No1 Saul ?€?Canelo?€? Alvarez in the immediate aftermath […]


Assessing Dereck Chisora¡¯s next venture. 5 Possible names.
?€?I like the Oleksandr Usyk fight, he?€?s mandatory for the WBO so if that can be done, he?€?ll definitely be fantastic fight.?€? David Haye. Following his victory over David Price at the 02 Arena, attention immediately turned to what?€?s next in the unpredictable story of Dereck Chisora. The enigmatic Londoner continued his career renaissance, visibly […]


Last Dance for Crolla, Cash stops Cullen in captivating contest for Commonwealth title
Anthony Crolla said his close points win over Frank Urquiaga last weekend provided the “closure” he needed to finally call time on a successful career in the fight game. The former WBA world lightweight champion said afterwards he knew the “time was right” to retire and realised it “after four rounds” of the fight. “I can walk […]


Manchester awaits as Anthony Crolla prepares for emotional farewell
“I have come to this arena since I was 10 watching Naseem Hamed, Joe Calzaghe and Ricky Hatton. To do it here is what I dreamed of.” Anthony Crolla will take to the ring at Manchester Arena on Saturday night amidst a backdrop of emotion and sentiment, as the much adored Mancunian closes the curtains on a […]


LIVE Video: Final Press Conference Regis Prograis vs Josh Taylor
October 26th at The O2 Arena Josh Taylor: “I?€?m really looking forward to fighting for the first time in London, headlining at The O2 and I am so excited for it, I can?€?t wait. I am fully confident going in to this fight. I am bigger than him, stronger, quicker and punch just as hard […]


VIDEO: Jane Couch the First Lady of British Boxing Talks To Us About Her New Tell All Book ¡®The Final Round¡¯
We recently met up with former five time world champion Jane Couch MBE the pioneering first lady of British boxing. ‘The Fleetwood Assassin’ recently penned her new autobiography, a tell all account of her life and curtailing the unprecedented battle she had to be granted a licence to box professionally. Jane tells us about the […]


VIDEO: Josh Warrington prior to his last fight was dropping tickets to fans and pulling pints in the pub!
No one doubts that current IBF world featherweight champion Josh Warrington is a man of the people, the Leeds people that is and he has never forget his roots and the people who have been there with him from the start of his amazing boxing journey. Starting off in the small halls and leisure centres […]


Anthony Fowler to take on English Champion on the Smith vs Ryder world title bill in Liverpool
Anthony Fowler steps back down to super-welterweight to take on current English champion Harry Scarff on the undercard of Callum Smith’s WBA Super, Ring Magazine and WBC Diamond world super-middleweight title defence against mandatory challenger John Ryder. Fowler, 28, last fought in August up at middleweight against Brian Rose, who he outpointed to claim the […]


Danny Ball SHOCKS Mason Cartwright with Stoppage win in Ellesmere Port ¨C Ringside Report by Tommy Dix
“I am sure Matty Fagan’s bout will stay in people’s memories for a long time.” Well boxing returned to the area on Saturday 19th October when Steve Woods VIP Promotions put on a wonderful show at Ellesmere Port’s Sports Village.??The bill featured local lads Mason Cartwright and Matty Fagan plus Birkenhead’s ex commonwealth lightweight champ??Sean […]