Former heavyweight title challenger Joe Bugner was never embraced by the British media of his day but the 1970s-era contender is one of the best big men to represent the UK. Bugner – who was competitive with Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier – spoke to RingTV.com about the best he faced.
British standout Stuart Hall retained his IBF bantamweight title via anticlimactic technical draw in a bout with countryman Martin Ward in Newcastle, England on Saturday. The official time was 0:35 seconds of Round 2.
This Saturday an all British IBF bantamweight title bout will be contested between champion Stuart Hall and challenger Martin Ward in Newcastle, England, while a third British star, Jamie McDonnell, lurks ominously in the background.
Fast rising junior featherweight star Kid Galahad (real name Barry Awad) posted a routine 12 round unanimous decision over Sergio Prado to claim the vacant European title in his hometown of Sheffield, England.
Celebrated British boxing promoter and manager Mickey Duff passed away in his sleep early Saturday at the age of 84. Duff worked with 16 world champions including Joe Calzaghe, Frank Bruno, John Conteh, Alan Minter and Lloyd Honeyghan.
“The only area where [Carl Froch] betters me is taking a beating,” says a supremely confident George Groves as he looks toward the historic May rematch with Froch at London’s Wembley Stadium.
The acrimony-filled rematch between super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch and George Groves will take place at the 90,000-seat Wembley Stadium in London.
Unbeaten American Terence Crawford lived up to the hype by wrenching the WBO lightweight title from Ricky Burns’ grasp in Glasgow on Saturday, firmly announcing his arrival on the world stage with a unanimous decision. The official scores were 116-112 twice and 117-110.
Fifty years ago on Feb. 25, 22-year-old Cassius Clay upset heavily favored heavyweight champion Sonny Liston. Tom Gray looks back at five fights which were instrumental in creating the elite level contender who “shook up the world.”
British heavyweight star Tyson Fury did pretty much what was expected by posting a fourth-round stoppage of Joey Abell on Saturday in London. The undefeated contender took a step towards an eagerly anticipated summer rematch with countryman Dereck Chisora.
Dr. Ferdie Pacheco, the personal physician and a cornerman for Muhammad Ali during most of the former heavyweight champ’s legendary career, recalls the often forgotten second meeting between Ali and greatest rival of “The Greatest,” Joe Frazier. Tuesday, Jan. 28, marks the 40th anniversary of “Super Fight II.”
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.
The IBF has ordered an “immediate” rematch of Carl Froch’s controversial win over George Groves last November.
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.
Ricky Burns will make the fifth defense of his WBO lightweight title against unbeaten American star Terence Crawford at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center in Glasgow, Scotland, on March 1 and fans are bracing themselves for what could be a thunderous collision at 135 pounds.