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Jamie Cox hopes his boyhood pals will inspire him when he relaunches his career this month

Cox has invited James DeGale and Tony Bellew to be at ringside when he boxes in home-town Swindon on Saturday, June 15. In the amateur ranks, they were England team mates and for a while, Cox looked the best prospect.
He struck gold at the 2006 Commonwealth Games when DeGale had to settle for bronze, but as a professional, Cox has been left behind. Continue reading

Fury in negotiations with three different opponents; Haye is the one he wants the most

 Fury in negotiations with three different opponents; Haye is the one he wants the mostUndefeated heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is said to be in negotiations with three different opponents at one for his next fight. His promoter Mick Hennessey wants to match Fury against former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s), and Fury has even dropped out of his planned fight against Kubrat Pulev just so that he can in the position to get a fight against Haye.

If Fury can get that fight he stands to make £2million, according to Steve Bunce. This is considerably more than the €400,000 he might make for a fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko if Fury were able to get past Pulev in the IBF heavyweight eliminator bout that he had been attempting to put together until recently. Continue reading

We’ll make Fred Lawson world champ – Alhaji Enusah

 We’ll make Fred Lawson world champ – Alhaji EnusahGhanaian boxing enthusiast, manager and promoter, Alhaji Sally Enusah is convinced hot prospect, Frederick Lawson is primed to be a world boxing champion in the not-too-distant future and is promising to spearhead the bid with all the support necessary for the unbeaten boxer to realize the dream.

The hard-hitting Lawson has written the headlines with his spectacular dismissal of opponents in all of his 20 professional fights thus far, not least last March 22’s 3rd round technical knockout stoppage of compatriot Isaac Sowah to claim the IBF Africa Welterweight belt. In all, Lawson has claimed 19 knockouts in his 20 career fights.

The performances of 22 year old Lawson, fondly nicknamed Okumka by his fans has even inspired fear in potential opponents. A purported defence of the IBF Africa title against Burkina Faso’s Patrick Sou Toke on Africa Day, May 25 fell through after the Burkinabe pulled out at the last minute. Continue reading

Ghana’s Tagoe set to fight Robles in US June 22

 Ghana’s Tagoe set to fight Robles in US June 22Ghanaian world title hopeful, Emmanuel Tagoe’s championship ambitions receive a huge boost with boxer set to fight in the United States of America for the first time on June 22 when he takes on Gerardo Robles in a non-title fight at the Barclays Sports Centre in New York.

Tagoe, the WBA Intercontinental Junior Lightweight champion has sworn to become world champion and with the full support of his management, BabyJet Promotions, the journey to fight in America is the first step towards world championship glory. Continue reading

Big Weekend Of T.V Boxing Ahead For U.K Fight Fans – And One Writer’s Pre-Fight Predictions

 Big Weekend Of T.V Boxing Ahead For U.K Fight Fans   And One Writers Pre Fight PredictionsFight fans in the UK are in for a huge night of televised boxing this coming Saturday night/early Sunday morning – those fans who have access to BoxNation and Sky Sports especially, although there will be terrestrial action on Channel 5.

BoxNation have secured the rights to the third instalment of the Marco Huck-Ola Afolabi series, which will take place in Berlin, Germany. Then, in the early hours of Sunday morning, BoxNation viewers will be able to tune in to the anticipated thriller that is Marcos Maidana Vs. Josesito Lopez, the action coming from Carson, California. This card also features the WBA interim title fight between light-middleweights Erislandy Lara and Alfredo Angulo. Continue reading

Wladimir Klitschko Wants The Contract Signed, But States Team Povetkin Has Issues

 Wladimir Klitschko Wants The Contract Signed, But States Team Povetkin Has Issues“The contract has not yet been signed because there are still too many not agreed upon clauses in the contract. At this moment there are still too many questions, to which team Povetkin has no answers. All the answers from our side have already been taken care of. There is good communication between us, but when it comes to the official talk, all of a sudden there are questions. I hope that we can solve all the issues and finally sign the contract. If not, we will move forward without Povetkin,” stated Wladimir Klitschko.

I am assuming that the questions and issues that Wladimir is referring to are the drug testing and the financial agreement. Of course K2 promotions is looking to get the bigger cut of the money pie, as they should. The drug testing issue also has numerous ways of being solved, ways that would clearly work for both sides. So what is holing up the fight? Is one side trying to avoid fighting the other? Continue reading

Austin Trout wants on Mayweather-Canelo fight card on September 14th

Former WBA junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (26-1, 14 KO’s) is hoping to get on the highly visible Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Trout expressed interest in his social media site, saying “Looking to get on the September card.” Continue reading

Frank Maloney: We Said No To Gutknecht

 Frank Maloney: We Said No To GutknechtFRANK MALONEY insists that Travis Dickinson never pulled out of a fight against Eduard Gutknecht – because the bout was never on! Sauerland Events claimed on Saturday that the North-East prospect had ducked out of facing the former European light-heavyweight champion in Berlin this coming Saturday.

But Maloney who handles Dickinson says: “The fight was never on.

“I had a call from another British promoter offering the fight because one of his boxer’s had turned it down.

“Of course, it is a fight Travis would like but he would not have been ready in time so we never took the fight.” Continue reading

Australian Boxing: 10th Bob Rose Cup This Friday Night

The tenth anniversary of the Bob Rose Cup will be held this Friday night 7 June 2013 at the Malvern Town Hall, Melbourne, Victoria. Held by current WBC Asia Pacific promoter of the year Peter Maniatis, the night pays tribute to Australian football legend Bob Rose and has become a fixture on the Victorian sporting calendar over the past decade. Continue reading

Fight Report: York Hall, 1st June 2013

 Fight Report: York Hall, 1st June 2013 Lynes, Qato and Dingsdale Victorious – Kasiulevicius, McCarthy, Lama And Pettitt Impress Big Time.

On Saturday evening, at the York Hall in London, TRAD TKO supremo Johnny Eames made his long awaited debut as a promoter, and boy did he do it in style.

The esteemed Mr. Eames pulled out all the stops to ensure the fans in attendance a night of boxing they are likely never to forget.

The mouth watering line up was headed up by former two weight British and World Champion Colin Lynes, against Beka Sutidze, with current English Middleweight Champion and former World Champ Qato Kreshnik, in a titanic battle with former British title challenger Max Maxwell, as main support. Continue reading

De La Hoya: Mayweather will stand in the pocket against Canelo and he’ll be vulnerable

 De La Hoya: Mayweather will stand in the pocket against Canelo and he’ll be vulnerableOscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions feels he knows how WBA junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) is going to face his fighter WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

De La Hoya has it worked out in his head that Mayweather is going to stand and trade with the young, and much, much heavier Canelo like he did in his fight with Miguel Cotto last year in May. De La Hoya thinks this is going to leave the 36-year-old Mayweather vulnerable to Canelo’s heavy shots. Continue reading

Mayweather-Canelo is a 50-50 fight, says Morales

 Mayweather Canelo is a 50 50 fight, says MoralesFormer four division world champion Erik Morales says he sees the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fight as a toss-up for September 14th. Morales thinks it could either way due to Mayweather fighting a younger guy in the 22-year-old Canelo, who Morales feels showed a lot of improvement recently.

Morales said to “I see the fight 50-50 possibilities for each. To me, the fight comes down to conditions such as age, experience, youth, desire…this fight is very even for me.”

A lot of people feel that Canelo’s weight advantage could be the factor in him getting a victory in this fight. He weighed 172 for his last fight and has been fighting in the mid-160s in his other fights at 154. Continue reading