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. Enter another of Hearn’s fighters, Kell Brook. 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. Recent precedents aren’t great either. Amir Khan’s brave fight in May against WBC middleweight Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ended with sickening force, when the put Khan into Lala Land (although... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, September 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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Three Rules for Betting on Amir Kahn Fights

Amir Kahn vs Julio Diaz Ah, the curse of Olympic stardom. Following a gold medal in Sydney 2000 (back in the day when Team GB didn’t need to charter a separate plane home for all their gold), many expected Audley Harrison to emerge as a genuine Champion of the heavyweight boxing world. How is that going – well his current nickname is Fraudly. Enter Amir Kahn four years later. No gold but an impressive silver in Athens, yet a decade on, he is facing a career-defining fight against veteran Mexican Julio Diaz. Here are three things to watch for, when punting on a King Kahn bout. Amir Wobbles Early: Famously knocked out inside a minute by Breidis Prescott, Kahn has... Continue reading...

This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
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