UK Boxing

Fighting For Peace: The London Boxing Club Working To Keep Youths Out Of Gangs

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 22.10.2016 | UK

Teaching young people to fight in order to keep them out of gang violence might seem rather contradictory, but, bear with us. Fight For Peace, an inte...

How Good Could Ricky Hatton Have Been Under A Top Trainer?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

The career is over now for Hatton but I often wonder how good he might have been if he had have gone to a modern great like say, Nacho Beristáin or Freddie Roach, trainers both also famed for schooling great body punchers like Miguel Cotto and Juan Marquez but with tight defensive skills in tandem.

Gigi Hadid On How She Fights Perfectionism With Fitness

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 04.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Gigi Hadid has revealed how working out helps her deal with the pressures of life in the spotlight. The 21-year-old supermodel, who has been vocal abo...

Tyson Fury Unretires Just Hours After Saying Boxing Was 'A Piece Of Sh*t'

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Incredibly controversial boxer Tyson Fury is apparently back, backtracking on his retirement just hours after announcing it and saying he is “here t...

Dale Evans Says He Feels 'Responsible' For Death Of Boxing Opponent Mike Towell

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Boxer Dale Evans has spoken of his heartbreak following the death of opponent Mike Towell. Towell, 25, died in hospital on Friday night following a te...

Tyson Fury Announces Retirement From 'Pile Of Sh*t' Boxing In Eloquent Tweet

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK

Tyson Fury has announced his retirement from boxing in an eloquent Tweet in which he branded the sport “a pile of shit” and instructed all and sun...

Girlfriend Of Boxer Mike Towell Devastated At Death Of Her 'Annoying Best Friend'

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 01.10.2016 | UK

Scottish boxer Mike Towell has died in hospital after he was seriously injured in a bout on Thursday night. The 25-year-old, nicknamed ‘Iron Mike ...

Tyson Fury Faces Losing Titles After Reportedly Testing Positive For Cocaine

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK

Tyson Fury could be stripped of his titles after reportedly testing positive for cocaine. On 23 September, the British boxer pulled out of a fight wit...

The Gennady Golovkin-Mike Tyson Intimidation Effect

Niall Doran | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
Niall Doran

Without doubt one of the best pound for pound boxers in global boxing today and a man with a well deserved reputation as a growing star...

Throwing In The Towel

Jamie Beck | Posted 12.09.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

Last Saturday night saw one of the most eagerly awaited fights in a long time. British hopeful Kell Brook versus the Kazakh superstar Gennady Golovkin. Few gave Brook a chance against the big hitting champion and the fact that Brook had moved up through the weight divisions did not inspire confidence. Make no mistake, Brook is a great fighter but Golovkin is likely to go down in history as one of the biggest punchers of all time.

Muhammad Ali and What He Could Teach Public Speakers

Michael J MacMahon | Posted 13.06.2016 | UK
Michael J MacMahon

Me? I was never a fan of the brutal sport of boxing; but I was always a fan of Muhammad Ali. Like everyone else on the planet, I watched him every chance I got, whether he was fighting or just talking. He dominated his sport, changed attitudes to minorities, and lit up our lives.

Few Photographers Got Close Enough To Muhammad Ali To Take Rare Images Like These

The Huffington Post | Tahira Mirza | Posted 11.06.2016 | UK

Rare photographs of sporting hero Muhammad Ali have been released in a new book called Fighter’s Heaven 1974. Photographer Peter Angelo Simon was in...

Muhammad Ali Had the Name He Deserved

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Lauren Booth

Muhammad Ali, the man loved by people of all faiths, nations and walks of life, is laid to rest. The Islamic funeral service in his hometown, Louisvil...

The Fight Which Defined Muhammad Ali

David Ready | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

Last weekend, perhaps the greatest sportsman ever to walk the face of this earth passed away and that sportsman was Muhammad Ali. Ali was the greatest...

Why Muhammad Ali Was the Greatest

Solomon Ian-Sangala | Posted 07.06.2016 | UK Sport
Solomon Ian-Sangala

He was a man who stood out, and that made him an inspiration. This, among other things, is why Muhammad Ali will go down in history as the greatest.

Picked Off The Floor By Muhammad Ali

Matt Whyman | Posted 05.06.2016 | UK Sport
Matt Whyman

For a second, I simply stared at Muhammad Ali before remembering to blink and then breathe. I looked around thinking perhaps he was trying to get someone else's attention, but it was so quiet at the time that the only other people in the store were grouped across by the till. Then Ali, one of the world's most celebrated living legends, beckoned me closer.

Muhammad Ali's Daughter Says Her Father Is 'Free Now' In Touching Tribute

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Muhammad Ali's daughter has said that his family is "happy Daddy is free now", following the legendary boxer's death aged 74. In a post on Twitter, Ha...

Barack Obama's Tribute To Muhammad Ali Is Absolutely Beautiful

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

US president Barack Obama has led tributes to Muhammad Ali after the legendary boxer died aged 74. In a statement on behalf of himself and the First L...

Muhammad Ali, Arguably Most Celebrated Boxer Of All Time, Dies Aged 74

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.06.2016 | UK

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has died, aged 74. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who had battled Parkinson’s disease for 32 years, was admi...

Caring for the Knocked-out Boxer: Alvarez-Khan

Jamie Beck | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It is pleasing to note that since my last blog entry, Nick Blackwell looks to be making a good recovery. He will not box again but the sport will hope...

Don't Rule Out a Wide Points Victory for Amir Khan Against Canelo

Stephen McGrath | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen McGrath

The raucous Mexican holiday weekend of Cinco de Mayo -- May 5th -- has for the past few years been a date reserved for boxing's megastar Floyd Mayweat...

Khan Vs Alvarez: The Matador and the Bull?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 28.04.2016 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

So, one of these men is exaggerated and we are about to discover which. Amir Khan against Mexican Champion Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez for the World Middlew...

Manny Pacquiao Has One Fight Too Many...

A.J. Higginson | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Sport
A.J. Higginson

Manny Pacquiao wants to go out a winner when he meets Timothy Bradley Jr. for the third time in a 12-round welterweight fight on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Eubank Jr v Blackwell - An Example of the Risks Associated With Boxing

David Ready | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Sport
David Ready

For many years, boxing has publicly been under the cosh for the risk it poses to its sportsmen. In the annals of history, it has a notorious reputation for causing potential life threatening injuries.

Clarkson Brands Fans Of Women's Boxing 'Sexual Deviants' In Equal Pay Row

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 26.03.2016 | UK

Jeremy Clarkson has branded fans of women's boxing "sexual deviants" in a column for The Sun where he argued sportswomen should not be paid as much as...