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David Haye vs Tony Bellew

Being a Dumbass was his Achilles Heel Having done his Achilles in their last fight, yet carried on with admirable courage, resisting even when his corner threw in the towel, David Haye managed to salvage his reputation from an otherwise shameful defeat. The man who taunted Klitschko and was then toyed with, and who picked on poor old Del Boy Chisora, was suddenly popular again. The British public have no time for cocky winners, but they adore plucky losers. And the man himself seems to have learned his lesson, keeping pretty shtum in the build-up to this fight, devoid of his usual antics. What is clear, is that even in the world of ageing boxing comebacks, Haye can’t risk another... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018
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Anthony Joshua vs Joseph Parker

Pugilism Two unbeaten fighters, putting their careers on the line, in an attempt to begin to unify the Heavyweight championship of the world. It is almost as if the good old days are back. The consequence of Joshua being the local hero, means that the verdict is already in that this should be comfortable victory for AJ (see the World Cup between 1970 and 2010 for further examples of where patriotic feeling usurps common sense.) Unlike with many of those tournaments however, there is some reason behind the thinking. In his victory over Klitschko, Joshua proved that he has the chin to take punches from the very best, the guts to get off the canvas, and the killer instinct to... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2018
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Anthony Joshua vs Carlos Takam

Smith off; Crosby on Rather like booking to see Sheridan Smith at the National, only to discover she’s sacked it off with anxiety leaving her understudy Charlotte Crosby to play Lady MacBeth, punters who had originally laid out cash to watch Anthony Joshua fight Kubrat Pulev, may be forgiven for diligently checking the smallprint on their ticket. (Indeed, one could take this analogy further and perhaps lob in Katie Price, given Pulev himself was a replacement for the rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.) Enter Carlos Takam, a journeyman from the Cameroon, who is potentially a maximum of 36 minutes away from taking home the IBF, IBO and WBA titles, doubling his country’s GDP at a stroke. It is scarcely possible to... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, October 28th, 2017
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Gennady Golovkin vs Saul Alvarez

Its Salad Time After the circus, comes the greatest show on earth. At least, that is what real fight fans will be hoping for, following the bizarre events in Vegas at the end of August. Whether the paying public are equally excited about what is on paper, the biggest fight for a long time, we can only speculate. Never give the people what they want… Big punchers with big reputations – this is a big fight alright. Unbeaten Golovkin, against whom only one opponent has lasted 12 rounds (in his last fight against Daniel Jacobs. But Alvarez is no mug either – the younger man has amassed more fights, with 49 wins from 51 fights and only one defeat (against... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, September 12th, 2017
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2017 in Sport

4 to Watch 29th April Boxing – Anthony Joshua v Wladimir Klitschko, heavyweight world title fight, Wembley Stadium With Tyson Fury away with the fairies (although make sure you don’t make any reference to fairies to his face,) Anthony Joshua has his turn at running rings around Wladimir Klitschko. A packed Wembley, a young buck against an ageing old goat – there can surely only be one outcome. Ladbrokes will give you 4/9 on Joshua, although there are bigger prices elsewhere. mochilas kanken mini June 2017 Sailing – Americas Cup In a summer bereft of an Olympics or a major football tournament, it could well be sailing that grips the nation. Asics Aoldes Celebrity boatman (if that is a word)... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, May 17th, 2017
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Kell Brook vs Gennady Golovkin

Not Kelly With Eubank Jr stalling, Eddie Hearn didn’t want to risk losing a heap of cash, with the O2 and Sky Box Office contracts already signed. asics homme Enter another of Hearn’s fighters, Kell Brook. nike pas cher But it is a panic move by all involved – many seasoned boxing authorities have warned that with Brook having to move up almost a stone and two weight divisions, it could be a dangerous mismatch. After all, Brook isn’t even the best Welterweight in the world, and is giving away two inches in height and reach. fjallraven kanken backpacks uk Recent precedents aren’t great either. Amir Khan’s brave fight in May against WBC middleweight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ended with sickening... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 7th, 2016
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Amir Khan vs Saul Alvarez

British Muslim in Mindless Violence Shock It is a big week for those called Khan. Whilst Sadiq attempts to win the London Mayoralty by disassociating himself from his party, faith and probably eventually himself, two days later comes an even tougher challenge. After the theft that was the Anthony Joshua fight last month, along comes a fight which should at the very least, offer a proper contest. At stake, perhaps the last big chance for Amir Khan to do something special, and take away the WBC Middleweight title from Saul Alvarez, the Mexican who has only lost once in 48 bouts. It is a big challenge for the Boltonian, and not just because he will be ceding up to a... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, May 5th, 2016
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Anthony Joshua vs Charles Martin

Pugilism Fresh from being in the headlines for all the wrong reasons, fight fans will be hoping for a cheerier denouement to another big night of British boxing this weekend. All-round celeb and good egg Anthony Joshua will be seeking to take the IBF World Heavyweight Championship belt off a chap called Charles Martin. And you know what they say about men with two first names. The general rule for bouts at this nascent stage of a fighter’s career, will be that if the opponent was any good, they wouldn’t be considered. Joshua’s clean-cut image, good looks and huge marketing potential, means too many people have too much to lose if AJ’s career goes haywire at this early stage. And... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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Wladimir Klitschko vs Tyson Fury

Ukranians have no scorn like a Klitschko Furyed Boxing and hype, like Cheryl Cole and the words, ‘just a mineral water for me please’, are pretty much inseparable these days. Pre-fight previews now focus so heavily on trash, talk, and err trash talk, that little gets written about the actual pugilism. Nevertheless, we have a word count to fill, so let’s give it a go. This will be Wladimir Klitschko’s 24th title defence since 2006 (five more than old Muhammed Ali ever mustered, in the days when explosive Mohammeds were still considered a good thing…) Yet of course, the big twin will never be ranked or held in the same affection as Ali et al, simply because of the opponents’... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Thursday, November 26th, 2015
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The Big Fight – Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao

Lets get ready to rumbleeeeeee……… Not since FDR was weighing up his options against the Fuhrer, has there been such clamour for two men to fight each other. And in the absence of any World Wars these days kids, the biggest fight of our generation is on on on. We have written before that in our age of health/safety goons sticking their beaks into just about everything, boxing may well be on its last legs. A severe injury in a high-profile fight, could just move the whole thing to the back streets and the dark alleys, well away from Sky Pay Per View and the MGM Grand. So no, this isn’t the greatest fight ever, and yes, both men may... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015
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