Boxing

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CAMPBELL CAN GO ONE STEP CLOSER TO TITLE WITH WEMBLEY WIN

By Jake Adkin Hull’s Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell continues his campaign towards a world title as he meets Colombian Darleys Perez at Wembley Stadium on Saturday. Campbell has been on fire as of late, convincingly beating Mexican Jairo Lopez in his last outing in East Yorkshire two months ago. The challenger returns to British shores having lost…

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Boxing: Josh Warrington set to take over the world

By Chris Woodside Embed from Getty Images  Warrington takes on Hasashi Amagasa Following his recent win points win over Hasashi Amagasa, ‘Leeds Warrior’ Josh Warrington is now looking towards a summer showdown with IBF world Featherweight champion Lee Selby. Over the last few months the pair have been going at each other and it is…

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Amateur boxers may not get a fair fight in Rio

Special Report by Scott Moriarty The plans to potentially allow professional boxers to compete at the Olympic Games have drawn mixed views. According to the head of the international amateur boxing association (AIBA) Dr Ching-Kuo Wu, the plan is to allow professionals who have had more than 15 paid fights to compete at the Olympics. AIBA’s…

Crolla has the world at his feet

By Rushan Newton After the horrific 12 months Anthony Crolla has endured he has finally gone on to become WBA lightweight champion. Manchester-born Crolla was up against the tough and durable Olympian Darleys Perez. The delight on Crolla’s face when the result was announced was priceless; this is a man that suffered a fractured skull and broken…

Cotto facing tough decisions after recent loss

By Jacob Smith Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is still revelling in victory after being crowned the new WBC Middleweight Champion courtesy of a unanimous decision victory over Puerto Rican veteran Miguel Cotto. Canelo took all three of the judges’ scorecards 11-1, 10-2 and 9-3 in what was a dominating performance by the Mexican, what is the…

Dream comes true for sensational Crolla

By David Stirland Almost a year ago Anthony Crolla suffered a fractured skull and broken ankle as he attempted to prevent a robbery at his neighbour’s home. Seven months later he fought out a draw with Darleys Perez he had appeared to win, which cost him the WBA lightweight title. Bitter disappointment has turned to delight…

Boxing: The Final Day: MayPac

  By Dom Pembroke With boxing’s grandest contest hyped to a global scale, the waiting finally comes to an end with the hotly anticipated contest only around the corner. As the world holds its breath, both Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr and Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao complete their final preparations as they psyche themselves for the May…

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