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LA-CHENKO: Lomachenko Headlines Staples Center Card April 12 Against Anthony Crolla Exclusively on ESPN+

Tuesday 26th February 2019
Top Rank

LOS ANGELES (Feb. 25, 2019) — After thrilling Big Apple audiences in his last three bouts, Vasiliy "Loma" Lomachenko is ready to bring his lightweight world titles…

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SHAFIQ DETERMINED NEW SETUP WILL CAST A SHADOW OVER PERIOD OF STAGNATION

Monday 25th February 2019
Thomas Lyons

Plagued by injury, having undergone multiple surgical procedures on his right elbow and relocating gyms has meant that Atif Shafiq has been unable to force himself into a position to challenge for the British title. However, having started training with Haroon Headley in Manchester and one of the most improved trainers in Dave Coldwell, who will look after the management side of things, Shafiq feels rejuvenated to kick-on in 2019 and mix it with the very best at 135lbs. With 19 wins and just 2 defeats on his record, the Rotherham fighter parted ways with Dominic Ingle (on mutual terms), earlier this year, and turned his attention to a fresh chapter, becoming the latest addition…

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Rip up the Hollywood script: Robinson eyes Southern Area prize

Thursday 21st February 2019
Thomas Lyons

TWO unbeaten Super-welterweight prospects, Sean Robinson (8-0) and Joshua Ejakpovi (12-0) square off in an eagerly anticipated domestic clash at the York Hall on March 9. With the nature of boxing match-ups accelerating, particularly on the small-hall scene, both men have stepped up to the plate, and for the winner, an opportunity to climb the domestic rankings. Robinson landed himself the Southern Area title shot with a near…

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Super Saturday: Kovalev Gains Revenge Over Alvarez

Monday 4th February 2019
Top Rank

FRISCO, Texas (Feb. 2. 2019) —Sergey Kovalev gained a measure of revenge, and in the process, regained his title. Kovalev bested Eleider Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) via unanimous decision to win the WBO light heavyweight world title, becoming a three-time world champion. The scores were 116-112 (twice) and 120-108. Alvarez knocked out Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KOs) in seven rounds last August. This time, Kovalev controlled the action with his jab, and in the 12th round, he stunned Alvarez with an assortment of blows. "We worked a lot on my jab," Kovalev said. "Right now, I am working with {trainer} Buddy {McGirt} the way I was when I was an amateur "After this, I want…

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aWARDed WORLD TITLE ELIMINATOR IN KANSAS

Friday 1st February 2019
Thomas Lyons

Unbeaten British super-bantamweight champion Thomas Patrick Ward (25-0) makes his long overdue U.S. debut against Hispanic fighter Jesse Hernandez on February 15. The Star Arena in Mulvane will be host to another marquee doubleheader of championship boxing with Ward making a significant leap to world level, while two unbeaten super-lightweight prospects in Shohjahon Ergashev (15-0) and Mykal Fox (19-0) put their unblemished records on the line. Ward has gone the traditional route since winning his Lord Lonsdale belt and making one successful defence, opting for a tough IBF European challenge against Alvaro Rodriguez, to solidify his position as the #4 ranked contender with the…

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ACID TEST FOR HEAVENS: AMBOMO FIRST HURDLE IN MAJOR TITLE HUNT

Wednesday 30th January 2019
Thomas Lyons

The departure of former Super-Middleweight titleholder George Groves this week and the speculation of who Anthony Joshua's opponent will be, have been news stories dominating the headlines. However, we commence with the small-hall action on February 16 at the York Hall, while a month later, 21-year old Ricky Heavens (6-1) continues his pursuit to the top having rectified the problems from a defeat suffered in late 2018, to continue his winning form on March 16 against Serge Ambomo. Ambomo, formally known for his career-best win over Reading welterweight Tamuka Mucha, will provide a solid, live test for Heavens, who stands 6'1 above the 5'3 Cameroonian. Despite the reach advantage, Ambomo is known…

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Hellraiser promoter Mickey Helliet in talks with ‘revived’ Reading heavyweight Sharif

Tuesday 22nd January 2019
Thomas Lyons

After losing an insurmountable amount of weight to kick-start his pro-career, back in November 2013, Aji Sharif returns to the ring with a burning fire to take the heavyweight division by storm. He's stripped himself…

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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…

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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 the Stockbridge ABC club. Fielding could only have dreamed of fighting on the world stage against one of the most formidable pound-for-pound stars in world boxing at the moment. With a chance to rip up the script and show the wider boxing fraternity what Rocky Fielding is all about, the…

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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, Jahanzeb has remained unbeaten, already racking up three consecutive wins by continually plying his trade in the gym, learning every day, sparring the likes of Kid Galahad for the past two months and easing his way into the unique Ingle environment. When you get a first glimpse of the exuberant Yorkshire man, you associate his…

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