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Edwards eager for world title redemption against Rosales

Tuesday 18th December 2018
Thomas Lyons

In just his ninth fight as a professional, former British super-flyweight champion and world title challenger (this weekend against Cristofer Rosales), Charlie Edwards dared to be great in what proved to be a step too far when he challenged John Riel Casimero, at the very same venue in September 2016. However, with a much-improved outlook on boxing, equipping him with heavier artillery and a better boxing IQ, Edwards is…

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COMPETING WITH THE ELITE: CAN ROCKY FIND A WAY TO BEAT CANELO AND WILL HIS STOCK RISE WITH A CREDIBLE DISPLAY?

Saturday 15th December 2018
Thomas Lyons

Even the pugilists believe there's no way Rocky Fielding overcomes this tall order against 'Canelo' Alvarez, but the enormous task at hand gives the man from Stocky lots of belief and aspiration to keep hold of his WBA world super-middleweight crown. Nurtured from…

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"I DON'T BELIEVE IN RUSHING ART, I TAKE MY TIME AND GET THE JOB DONE": Rising Bradford prospect Amin Jahanzeb already making waves in pro-ranks

Saturday 15th December 2018
Thomas Lyons

Bradford's highly touted prospect and MTK stable addition, Amin Jahanzeb (3-0) is just getting started, after making the transition to the professional game, earlier this year. Ahead of a promising 2019 for the 22-year-old,…

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Seek and Destroy: Can newly established Chisora stop Whyte's charge towards world titles?

Wednesday 12th December 2018
Thomas Lyons

They've labelled him 'War Chisora' for this camp and despite all the commotion from the first fight build-up, heavyweight veteran Dereck Chisora is out to seek and destroy, to get revenge over domestic arch-rival Dillian Whyte on December 22 at the O2 Arena. The bad blood stemmed from the moment the pair jumped on social media, hyping up the first encounter, on the undercard of Joshua-Molina and with a few things chucked about in the initial…

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HUNTING DOWN AJ: US OLYMPIAN IN THE ASCENDANCY TO PROVE WORLD CLASS CREDENTIALS

Sunday 25th November 2018
Thomas Lyons

He's made a huge statement with two impressive wins on the bounce; the first against Billy Nelson's protégé Martin Bakole at the York Hall in October and over a month later, recorded his best win on record, stopping Alexander Ustinov in the ninth round in Monaco, which puts 30-year-old American Michael Hunter in an excellent position among the promising heavyweight mix. The amateur pedigree of Hunter was displayed from the opening bell, with 'The Bounty' touching the rather immobile and fleshy Ustinov to the body and whipping that looping right hand upstairs. Hunter started with a ferocious pace and maintained this level of ferocity and intensity throughout the second, third and fourth round, before slowing down the 6 foot 7 inch…

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YAFAI EXPECTS ELITE LEVEL BREAKTHROUGH AFTER VOLUNTARY DEFENCE IN MONTE CARLO

Wednesday 21st November 2018
Thomas Lyons

WBA 'Super' Super-flyweight champion Kal Yafai (24-0; 15 KOs) makes the fourth defence of his title, at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin, against former world title challenger, Israel Gonzalez (23-2; 10 KOs). The Mexican makes the long trip across the Atlantic to face Yafai in neutral territory and is extremely confident of dethroning the Birmingham fighter, in what looks like his toughest defence on paper. After defeating Luis Concepcion, in December 2016, capturing the vacant WBA title at the Manchester Arena, Yafai has yet been rewarded with a unification with one of the other champions and been forced by the governing body, to make consecutive defences or face being stripped. The 115lb division shapes up to be…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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 undisputed king Oleksandr…

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