UK Boxing

Eye Of The Tiger: Theresa May And Being 'Fight Ready'

Gavin Devine | Posted 14.05.2017 | UK Politics
Gavin Devine

The degree to which Theresa May is being allowed to succeed domestically without any serious opposition means we are sending a flabby and complacent fighter into the ring to face the European prize fighters.

Who Could Beat Golovkin? Better Call Saul!

Rob Blakeman | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

So Alvarez and Golovkin will finally meet to decide once and for all the questions that lie between them.

So Close To Victory - Klitschko Deserves The Rematch With Joshua

Rob Blakeman | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

Anthony Joshua was given a boxing lesson for the majority of the fight on Saturday night. Hats off to Joshua for showing heart and resilience but he had a rude awakening to how much he needs to learn after this master class.

Joshua-Klitschko: The Agony And The Ecstasy

Jamie Beck | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

When Kipling wrote of triumph and disaster and treating those two just the same it would be fair to say he did not have a boxing match in mind. However, Saturday night's encounter demonstrates what a fine line exists between these two often quoted imposters within the theatre of sport.

No, Jay-Z And Barry Chuckle Did Not Watch The Anthony Joshua Fight Together

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Comedy

It was a momentous Saturday night as Anthony Joshua claimed the WBA world heavyweight title at Wembley Stadium. But while millions were engrossed in...

What Hollywood's Toughest Had To Say Following Anthony Joshua's Historic Victory Over Wladimir Klitschko

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.04.2017 | UK Entertainment

One of Hollywood’s toughest figures joined 90,000 spectators at London’s Wembley Stadium to watch British boxer Anthony Joshua take on Wladimir Kl...

Anthony Joshua To Win On Saturday Night

Jamie Beck | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

The day of reckoning is here! In front of a rumoured 90,000 crowd. Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko will go to war in the heavyweight division in one of the most eagerly awaited fights in years at that weight. The world will genuinely be watching this one, Even Americans who are notoriously luke warm over European fighters seem interested. As Joshua himself says, now Americans are coming to the UK to watch fights, not the other way around.

Joshua Can Signal New Era For Boxing With A Knockout Of Klitschko

Niall Doran | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Sport
Niall Doran

If he could get in there and knock Wladimir Klitschko out cold for the ten count, then I see no logical reason why Anthony Joshua cannot signal a new era for professional boxing around the world. He's got the power, fight style and marketability. Over to you Anthony.

Exploring Boxing's Jewish Heritage

Jamie Beck | Posted 27.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It seems unlikely that the period were Jewish boxers were the envy of the world will not be repeated. One hopes that the historical significance of those boxers is not forgotten and their legacy is celebrated as triumph against adversity.

To My Sexist Toerag of A Boxing Instructor

Poorna Bell | Posted 16.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

all women everywhere When we stood in a circle and you went round sparring with us one by one, you made fun of my punching - you mimicked the feeble jabs made by girls who slap at each other. You singled me out. I notice you didn't do this with any of the guys who missed their punches.

David Haye's Injury Throws Up A Towel-Throwing Conundrum

Jamie Beck | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

Thankfully, my concern regarding Saturday night's boxing never materialised. The ringside crowd showed themselves able to appreciate boxing without allowing emotions to override their common sense. However, this blog is about the boxers and their safety rather than the actions of the crowd.

Why Would We Take Up Boxing Today?

Ashvin Kuri | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Ashvin Kuri

The way forwards may be to attempt to reform the sport further, as is being attempted by other Sports Associations rather than ban a sport highly regarded by so many, and to continue to try to clarify and monitor the health repercussions on boxers over time. In a society where Boxing is so captivating for children and adolescents, it is essential that their safety and the health of a new generation of enthusiastic boxers is not compromised.

Let Us Hope We Are Talking About Bellew Vs Haye For The Right Reasons

Jamie Beck | Posted 01.03.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

There is acrimonious, and there is acrimonious. The build up to the Bellew versus Haye fight has very much been in that category. On any occasion the two men are in the same vicinity, the atmosphere has quickly become toxic. On Saturday night at about 11pm, the talking will have to stop.

Michael Watson Is Inspirational, So Are Those Who Have Worked With Him

Jamie Beck | Posted 21.02.2017 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It is deeply upsetting that this blog has been written with the name Michael Watson in the news once again. The intention here is not to make reference to this recent instance but pay tribute to him and those who have worked with him.

Anthony Joshua Fans Floor Trolls Who Abused Boxer Over Mosque Picture

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 18.01.2017 | UK

Fans of Anthony Joshua have sprung to his defence after trolls launched a “sickening” anti-Muslim attack on the boxing world champion for uploadin...

The Six Fitness Trends That Will Be Dominating 2017

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle

It’s hard to put your finger on what’s going to be big in the fitness world at the beginning of the year, but we think we’ve got a pretty good i...

McGregor v Mayweather - The Clash Of The Commercial Giants

Nick Wilby | Posted 12.12.2016 | UK Sport
Nick Wilby

Conor McGregor, the UFC's first simultaneous two-weight world champion, continues to deliver on all his daring bluster. But should we really believe suggestions that he is set for a sensational showdown with the legendary Floyd Mayweather?

Does Boxing Need A Video Referee?

Jamie Beck | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

The notion of using technology to aid referees in their decision making actually appears to have first originated in Canada before making its way into the American sports. When Channel 4 brought American Football to UK screens in the eighties, British audiences got their first taste of the use of videos to review decisions made on a field of play.

The Spectre Of Brain Injury Haunts Boxing

Jamie Beck | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Sport
Jamie Beck

It was with great sadness that we learned that, after his defeat to George Grove, German based Kazakh boxer Eduard Gutknecht had been rushed to hospital. Media reports suggest that he has had surgery on a bleed on the brain and is in a critical but stable condition. Whilst we await more official news, all in boxing wish him well.

The Royale (Review)

Alice Charles | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alice Charles

The Royale is a very muscular, frenetic play that kicks off with Jay fighting a bout with a newcomer, played by an engaging Martins Imhangbe. Brilliantly staged, the entire drama is set in a boxing ring, just a wooden-slated floor that becomes the whole world.

Boxing Needs Standardised Drugs Tests

Stephen McGrath | Posted 10.11.2016 | UK Sport
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Stephen McGrath

From too many world titles that confuse casual fans who fail to recognise a genuine world champion, to promoters and boxers unwilling to take genuine risks once they capture a belt, modern boxing has many issues to contend with.

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...