The timing couldn?€?t be better for Yafai?€?s destiny date with Chocolatito.
Occasionally in boxing the stars align and two fighters cross paths at what feels like the perfect time. This couldn?€?t be more so the case than when Khalid Yafai puts his undefeated record and WBA World title on the line against formidable former pound-for-pound king, Roman ?€?Chocolatito?€? Gonzalez.  Having captured word titles in four different […]

Deion Jumah edges Sam Hyde in enthralling English title war! Ringside Report and Interviews.
The British boxing calendar commenced in the most dramatic fashion on Sunday, as Deion Jumah outpointed Sam Hyde over 12 compelling rounds at the Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre in Wythenshawe.?? Making the first defence of his English cruiserweight title, Jumah was forced to dig deep on numerous occasions during the dramatic bout, which also served […]

Carl ?€?The Cat?€? Thompson: ?€?I left my job to become a world champion and that toughened my mentality?€?
The quiet and unassuming nature of former cruiserweight king, Carl ?€?The Cat?€? Thompson is almost enough to deceive you into forgetting just how ferocious he was during his 17 year career. Thompson?€?s amiable and welcoming nature isn?€?t the only thing he has transcended into his life after boxing, the 55-year-old has also maintained a passion […]

Joe Gallagher: ?€?There?€?s unfinished business between Hyde and Riakporhe?€? Previews M22 Promotion Show Sunday.
The stakes are high on Sunday as Sam Hyde and Deion Jumah battle for not only the English cruiserweight title, but also for the chance to take on newly crowned British champion Richard Riakporhe.?? The show is hosted by M22 Promotions and Joe Gallagher, who also serves as Hyde?€?s trainer. Speaking to British Boxers TV, […]

2020 vision: Six domestic dust-ups for the year ahead
As the curtains close on a spectacular year for British boxing, we look forward to the 12 months ahead compiling an optimistic but exciting wishlist of bouts we?€?d like to see in 2020.?? Daniel Dubois vs Joe Joyce?? These two power punching heavyweights have appeared to be on a collision course for some time and […]

Diego Costa crowned Contender VIP king with spectacular stoppage of Boris Crighton??
All too often in boxing does a fight shrouded in hype and anticipation fail to live up to it, however when Boris ?€?Blade?€? Crighton clashed with Diego ?€?Dynamite?€? Costa at the Hilton in Manchester this was far from the case.???? The inaugural Contender VIP final brought together the two unbeaten power punchers, who produced an […]

All roads lead to Charlo as Chris Eubank Jr eyes blockbuster 2020
Although it was far from the spectacular US debut he?€?d have hoped for, Chris Eubank Jr?€?s fortuitous capturing of the interim WBA middleweight championship may well have put him on a path to a breakthrough 2020.???? Prior to his US debut, the Brighton fighter will have been desperate for a dominant performance that enhanced his […]

The Ultimate Boxxer 6 จC Ringside Report and Full Show Video
He?€?s already fought in the ring twice tonight. Battered and bruised he is still hitting hard, persisting through the rounds to be crowned the victor of the Ultimate Boxer 6. The Ultimate Boxer 6 heavyweight tournament was an all-out battle between eight,18 stone plus fighters. The contenders where a mixed batch in terms of appearance […]

The Hunger Games: Ultimate Boxxer 6 The Heavyweights Review
?€?I like this type of tournament only if people are equally matched. The most boring editions of Prizefighter I remember were the ones where you had one or two contestants standing way above the others in terms of experience and skills and thus fighting their way to a foregone victory through mismatches. What we have […]

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 กฎReady to Schoolกฏ 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, […]