UK Boxing

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 13.01.2017 | 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
Read More: Boxing, UK Sport News
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...

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.