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FROM STRATFORD TO THE STAPLES CENTER: YARDE LANDS SPOT ON HUGE WILDER-FURY SPECTACLE

Friday 16th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

You will never see the progression of one of the hottest prospects in world boxing, Anthony Yarde, rushed by his trainer and manager Tunde Ajayi, but one thing that is assured is that the East London power-punching light-heavyweight is taking the right fights at the right time- Everything is timing. The partnership of teacher and student has been successful in this 16-fight embryonic stage, thus far, and the opportunity to fight on the biggest heavyweight showdown of past years has presented itself, so Anthony Yarde will face another step up on December 1, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, with an opponent yet to…

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Bellew bows out after brutal KO defeat to undisputed Usyk

Sunday 11th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

For all the marbles, the milestones, and ultimately, to make history at Manchester Arena for all four cruiserweight belts including the Ring Magazine, Tony Bellew was beaten by the very elite on Saturday night, in a pound-for-pound king, Oleksandr Usyk. Up until the devastating finish in the eight round, Bellew had boxed superbly in the opening three rounds, making Uysk miss and controlling his distance. He began to implement the gameplan, landing numerous, looping right hands. However, it was apparent that Usyk was using these rounds to gauge how much Bellew…

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Iron sharpens iron: Red-hot Reading amateur prospect O'Neill rewarded with invaluable rounds sparring Slough debutant Adewale

Friday 9th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

The revival of Berkshire boxing is a result of investment and unprecedented energy gone into local amateur clubs in the area. Two products of this environment are MTK-signed pro-boxer, Josh Adewale, who will make his professional debut, after his fight was rescheduled, on November 17 against journeyman Liam Griffiths at the Brentwood Centre in Essex and accomplished amateur boxer, Damon O'Neill. Adewale has found himself in a terrific position…

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Chicago crying out for WBSS Cruiserweight classic

Friday 9th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

The World Boxing Super Series quarter-finals, in the red-hot Cruiserweight division, continue this weekend with the tournament travelling to Chicago as Number one seed Mairis Breidis (24-1; 18 KOs) looks to better his last attempt at unification aspirations, this time around, against German Noel Mikaelian. Breidis was defeated by…

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Boy Jones bags himself European title shot at the Hilton

Friday 9th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

When it comes to hosting a show in Mayfair, one would expect luxury and glamour running through the arena, but this is the stage for a WBO European lightweight title fight between Chingford's Boy Jones…

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Smith looks at swift return to boxing while staying in touch outside of the ring.

Thursday 8th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

Mitchell Smith made clear his intentions to return to the squared circle in 2019 after continuing to shed a few more pounds and solidify his position at the Booth stable, alongside former WBA bantamweight champion Ryan Burnett, hot British Welterweight prospect Josh Kelly and many others that add to the Like2Box gym which is all guns blazing at the moment. Many have eluded to Smith's first and only, shock defeat as a professional to George Jupp and just as people started to fall out of touch…

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'SLICK RICK' REVIVAL: HEAVENS READY TO GO AGAIN AND NOT LOST AN OUNCE OF FOCUS AHEAD OF HIS RETURN TO THE RING

Wednesday 7th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

The opening weekend of the new season didn't go to plan and was a bitter pill to swallow for Goodwin based fighter Ricky Heavens, but the defeat to Duane Green has given the 20-year-old the added incentive to get back to being the best version of himself, and most importantly, back to winning ways and carry some rhythm into the Christmas period. Losing to a 'journeyman' one would assume that it's all over for an upcoming prospect, everyone signing his…

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Spike's Surge for Middleweight Glory: O'Sullivan added to Sheffield bill

Monday 5th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

Gary Spike O'Sullivan gets another chance to revive his career and force his way into contention for a shot at the Middleweight Championship of the World. The Cork…

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Burnett falls at the first hurdle in hunt for Ali trophy

Sunday 4th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

Defending WBA "Super" bantamweight champion and the No.1 seed entering the tournament, Ryan Burnett, did not see the fifth round of his World Boxing Super Series quarter-final clash with five-division world king Nonito Donaire, after sustaining a freakish injury to his lower back, it is believed. The first few rounds started off at a decent pace with Burnett looking to establish his jab and take hold of the centre of the ring, but the 'Filipino Flash' found his range and did not allow the Belfast man to impose…

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WHYTE AND CHISORA COLLIDE ON DECEMBER 22

Thursday 1st November 2018
Matchroom Promotions

Bitter Heavyweight rivals rematch at The O2 Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora meet in one of the most highly-anticipated Heavyweight rematches in recent times at The O2 in London on December 22, live on Sky Sports Box Office in the UK and DAZN in the US. The date will mark just over two years since their epic Fight…

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