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.
WBO lightweight holder Ricky Burns will face unbeaten American Terence Crawford March 1 in Glasgow, Scotland, with the home favorite admitting he has it all to prove despite it being his fifth defense.
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 Also, 2012 Olympic heavyweight gold medallist Anthony Joshua has withdrawn from his next professional outing because of a shoulder injury.
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.
English heavyweight David Price is linking up with Adam Booth, long-time trainer of David Haye, as he attempts to rebuild his career following back-to-back defeats to veteran American Tony Thompson. “It’s a fresh start,” said the 30-year-old 2008 Olympic bronze medallist.
The partnership between UK boxing promoter Matchroom Sport and Sky Sports television is to be extended by a further two years, it was announced Friday.