Twenty-five Olympic tournaments have included boxing since St. Louis 1904 and not once has a professional been allowed to take part. That rule has now changed.
Many thought Ricky Burns was down and out but the Scotsman has claimed a legitimate world title belt and eyes more big fights down the road.
Welterweight titleholders Kell Brook and Jessie Vargas are wrapping up a deal to meet in Aug. or Sept. in England, according to Brook promoter Eddie Hearn.
Richard Schaefer, former CEO of Golden Boy Promotions, said he will return to work in boxing by summer and is eager to work with Floyd Mayweather Jr. again.
Conor Benn is scheduled to fight on the undercard of Ricky Burns’ next fight on May 28 and also on Anthony Joshua’s first heavyweight title defense on June 25.
Anthony Crolla seals his place among the world’s best lightweights by defending his WBA title against heavy puncher and betting favorite Ismael Barroso.
Josh Warrington claims the biggest scalp of his career by outpointing Hisashi Amagasa; an all-British world title fight with Welshman Lee Selby could be next.
Showtime wants to be the permanent home of rising heavyweight sensation Anthony Joshua, whose stock skyrocketed after he walloped Charles Martin.
Scotland’s former two-division titleholder Ricky Burns remains as hungry now as he was during his quest to become a world champion.
Anthony Crolla defends his WBA lightweight title for the first time against Ismael Barosso, a hard-hitting challenger determined to test him to the full.
Ricky Burns returns to action in his native Scotland and will once again test waters at 140 pounds against unknown quantity Michele Di Rocco.
Anthony Crolla has experience at overcoming adversity and will rely on it when he defends his title against Ismael Barroso in Manchester, England.
Talented IBF featherweight titleholder Lee Selby returns to action for a mandatory assignment against Philadelphia’s Eric Hunter in London, England, on April 9.
Britain’s Anthony Joshua will have home advantage against Charles Martin in the IBF heavyweight title bout which takes place on April 9 in London, England.
British boxing has been on upswing in recent months but U.K. fans are sure to miss Kevin Mitchell who was always value for money in his career.