After two projected bouts against David Haye fell through last year and stalled Tyson Fury’s progress and embittered him on the boxing business, the 25-year-old heavyweight contender is just happy to be back against veteran Omar Basile on Feb. 15
British heavyweight hopeful David Price has made some camp alterations since suffering back-to-back TKO losses to Tony Thompson last year and is eager to show an improved version of himself when he takes on late replacement Istvan Ruzsinszky on Saturday.
Popular British middleweight Darren Barker spoke to RingTV.com’s Tom Gray about his decision to retire following his latest hip injury, his emotional IBF title victory over Daniel Geal, his losses to Felix Sturm and Sergio Martinez, and his life after boxing.
Former IBF middleweight titleholder Darren Barker has been forced into retirement by his latest potentially-crippling hip injury, suffered during his second-round TKO loss to Felix Sturm last month. The British favorite announced his retirement on Wednesday.
Tony Bellew will make his cruiserweight debut on March 15 in Liverpool, England, and the two-time light heavyweight title challenger has vowed to fullfil his dreams in the new weight class. Bellew spoke to RingTV.com about his loss to Adonis Stevenson, his thoughts on a Stevenson-Sergey Kovalev showdown and his move to cruiserweight.
Newly-crowned IBF bantamweight titleholder Stuart Hall will likely have to wait for his dream rematch with domestic rival Jamie McDonnell, according to their promoter, Dennis Hobson.
Former British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion Stuart Hall says he will start fast and hard against Vusi Malinga when the two clash for the vacant IBF title on Saturday in Leeds, England. “The fans will be the winners in this fight,” Hall told RingTV.com, “because Malinga and I will meet in ring center and this will be a toe to toe war.”
Stuart Hall, a mature but still fresh 118-pound standout from Darlington, England, will face South African veteran Vusi Malinga for the vacant IBF bantamweight title on Saturday at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, England. The title shot is a dream come true for Hall who used boxing to get his life on track.
The proposed comeback of English heavyweight David Price has been put on hold by a dose of flu. Also, 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medallist Anthony Joshua has withdrawn from his next professional outing because of a shoulder injury.
Felix Sturm halted IBF middleweight titlist Darren Barker in two rounds and made history by becoming the first German fighter to win a fourth world title on Saturday in Stuttgart, Germany, securing his legacy in stunning fashion.
European heavyweight champ Dereck Chisora stopped Ondrej Pala in the third round of their main event in London, England, on Saturday. It was the former title challenger’s fourth bout of a successful 2013. A British title showdown with David Price or a rematch with Tyson Fury looms for Chisora in 2014.
Tony Bellew says he will dash the plans of promoters and HBO to make an Adonis Stevenson-Sergey Kovalev showdown. “After Nov. 30, nobody will want to see that fight because Stevenson is getting his ass whipped. Not just beat but knocked out… and there will no coming back from it.”
RingTV.com spoke to super middleweight contender George Groves about his controversial stoppage defeat to British rival Carl Froch, the aftermath of the thrilling but ultimately unsatisfying IBF title bout and the rematch that boxing fans want to see.
The comeback of former WBO light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly, scheduled for this Saturday at the Copper Box Arena, London, England, is off after the Welshman suffered a back injury. The bout was to be Cleverly’s first in the cruiserweight division.
British boxing fans were treated to one last head-to-head media conference involving IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch and undefeated challenger George Groves, who have waged a war of words during the build up to their Saturday showdown at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, England.
The animosity between Carl Froch and George Groves, who challenges the respected IBF super middleweight titleholder on Saturday, and the great anticipation for their showdown reminds many fans of the heated all-UK 168-pound championship rivalries of the 1990s.