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Des Bowater Vs Lewis Jones Ringside Boxing

By Jane Warburton February 23rd, 2015 All Ringside Boxing

Des Bowater v Lewis Jones Des Bowater Vs Lewis Jones Ringside Boxing

Lennox Clarke v Dan Blackwell Des Bowater Vs Lewis Jones Ringside Boxing
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‘Triple Threat’ – a three fight dinner show hosted by Errol Johnson of EJKO Promotions, took place at Banks’s Stadium, home to Walsall F.C. last night. The event featured three contests – two of which were for Titles.

The ‘suite’ was packed out and, despite there being only three fights, it was a great night with bags of action.

Lennox Clarke (Halesowen) v Dan Blackwell (Trowbridge)
Vacant British Masters Bronze Super-middleweight Title
8 x 3 Rounds

A good performance from Clarke who persisted with the jab to Blackwells’ head resulting in a bloody face from round 2. After a number of headshots in round four Blackwells’ face was awash with blood. A gutsy effort from the Trowbridge man but it was an 80-72 points win for Clarke to take the Title.

Des Bowater (Wolverhampton) v Lewis Jones (Leicester)
Vacant British Masters Bronze Super-featherweight Title
8 x 3 Rounds More...

World Weekend Boxing Roundup: Golovkin, Abraham Win

By Wellington Amadulu February 23rd, 2015 All Boxing Results

Boxing came back to life a bit this weekend with world champs Gennady Golovkin and Arthur Abraham winning tough fights on Saturday evening in Europe.

Fighting at Le Casino in Monaco, Monte Carlo for the third time in as many years, WBA middleweight "super" champ Golovkin defeated challenger Martin Murray in the 11th frame.

While Golovkin won almost every round, Murray showed durability and heart, refusing to be intimidated by the more powerful and skilled champion.

The Englishman gave Golovkin his hardest fight, and was the opponent that lasted the longest, since Kassim Ouma took Golovkin 10 rounds in 2011.

Golovkin pressed Murray from the start but the challenger wisely did not simply stay on the outside but rather used his jab and movement to develop a fairly successful offense, centered around the left hook to the body.

Unfortunately for Murray, however, this strategy fell apart once Golovkin determined that his adversary lacked hurtful punching ability and began to develop his own offense, which, given the champion's tremendous punch power, was far more effective.

Golovkin began landing sharp headshots and once Murray felt the heavy hands of his antagonist, he began to clinch whenever the Kazakh slugger got in close.

In the fourth, Murray was canvasses by a right to the pit of his stomach and was put down again by another right, this time to the ribs, but made it to his feet in time on both occasions. More...

Featherweight Contender Warrington Claims Berlin Stoppage

By Matchroom Boxing February 23rd, 2015 All Boxing Results

Josh Warrington warmed up for his WBC International Featherweight title clash with a dominant fifth round stoppage of Edwin Tellez at the O2 World in Berlin last night.

Warrington met the Nicaraguan over a scheduled eight-rounds in Germany, with the Leeds star out to get crucial rounds under his belt ahead of his meeting with Dennis Tubieron in Leeds on April 11, live on Sky Sports. More...

Will British Underdogs Smith, Murray Overcome Adversity Tonight?

By Nick Chamberlain February 21st, 2015 All Boxing Previews

Tonight, Brits Paul Smith and Martin Murray will be fighting abroad for the world middleweight and super middle weight titles, respectively, with Smith in Germany and Murray in Monaco.

For Smith, this is the well-deserved rematch after he was robbed on the scorecards back in September of last year. Smith put in a remarkable effort, showed grit and resilience, boxed well and put pressure on Abraham, who, as we all know, can be crude to say the least.

Unfortunately, I and many others still didn’t give Smith the win; most had Abraham ahead by a round or two. Yes, it was tight but Abraham still won the contest

Had the scorecards not reflected the obviously unilateral biased judging in Germany for Abraham…then this fight wouldn’t be happening.

No-one would have complained at a split decision going Abraham’s way.

Either way, because the judges were clearly watching something else, Smith gets a rematch. And it may work out in his favour this time.

Smith knows more now than before his last fight. He now knows he can stick with Abraham for 12 rounds and whilst he felt the punches of Abraham in the first bout, Smith was never really troubled by the champion.

Smith can win this…if he gets a fair shake, and more to the point, he deserves it. Smith has been a boxing stalwart and servant for a long time. He may not be an elite level fighter but what he lacks in skill, he makes up for in heart and determination. More...

Goodwins Signs Another Prospect: Andrew Joicey

By Goodwin Promotions February 21st, 2015 All Press Releases

Promoter/Manager Steve Goodwin has been a busy man of late and today reveals his latest signing - Light Welterweight Prospect Andrew Joicey.

Joicey hails from Hayes in Middlesex and was amateur at Dale Youth. Now being trained by Rod Julian at the ever expanding RJ’s Gym in Chingford, Joicey will be making his debut on the 16th May Goodwin show at York Hall which already features two Southern Area title bouts: Adam Dingsdale v Michael Devine (Lightweight) and Jamie Speight v Ian Bailey (Featherweight). More...

Koon vs. Harris Headlines Tonight’s Allentown Fight Card

By Boxing Press February 21st, 2015 All Press Releases

Over the past several years, heavyweight Paul Koon (2-0, 1 KO) has been rumored to turn professional on various cards in the Philadelphia area.

Finally last October 4, Koon turned professional with a one stoppage win over Hector Hodge and on November 20, Koon followed that up with a four round unanimous decision over Yohan Banks.

Those fights were in Connecticut and California respectively and tonight at the Econo Lodge in Allentown, he takes on Rex Harris (1-0-2) of Wilkes-Barre, PA in Koon's first area appearance. More...

Floyd Mayweather Jr Signs Contract To Fight Manny Pacquiao

By Boxing Press February 21st, 2015 All Press Releases

Undefeated, 11-time world champion Floyd Mayweather formally announced today the most anticipated boxing match of this generation. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, a welterweight world championship unification bout, will take place on Saturday, May 2, live on pay-per-view.

This event, which holds the promise of breaking every pay-per-view record in history, is being promoted by Mayweather Promotions and Top Rank Inc., and will be produced and distributed live by Showtime PPV and HBO PPV. More...

Trainer Gallagher Says All Guns Blazing For Paul Smith

By Matchroom Boxing February 21st, 2015 All Boxing News

Paul Smith Arthur Abraham Berlin weigh in1 Trainer Gallagher Says All Guns Blazing For Paul Smith

Trainer Joe Gallagher says Paul Smith will lay everything on the line tonight to rip the WBO Super Middleweight title from Arthur Abraham at the O2 World in Berlin, live on Sky Sports.

Smith is back in Germany for a rematch with Abraham following their controversial first fight in Kiel in September, where lopsided scorecards led to a second crack for the Liverpool favourite. More...

Boxino 2015 Heavyweight Training Camp Quotes

By Boxing Press February 21st, 2015 All Press Releases

This Friday night at the Turning Stone Resort Casino, the Boxcino 2015 Heavyweight tournament will begin with four quarterfinal bouts.

Former U.S. Olympian, Jason "Big Six" Estrada is a replacement in the tournament for Mario Heredia who bowed out of the tournament for medical reasons.

Estrada of Providence, Rhode Island was a member of 2004 United States Olympic team and turned professional later that year. He has solid wins over James Northey (11-1), Lance Whitaker (32-4), Moultrie Witherspoon (14-1) and Derek Bryant (20-4-1).

Below are quotes from the competitors for the heavyweight fights this Friday. More...

Calm Before The Storm: Murray Ready To Wage War

By Boxing Press February 21st, 2015 All Press Releases

World middleweight title challenger Martin Murray has heard all about the reputation of Gennady Golovkin, his next opponent, and respects the fact he's widely considered the hardest puncher in all of boxing right now. But that doesn't mean the Briton is overawed or fearful of the imposing Kazakh.

In fact, rather than hide from the reality of the situation, Murray has instead confronted it head on and says he's looking forward to sampling Golovkin's power when the pair clash tonight in Monte Carlo. More...

Zhakiyanov Hunting Down WBC Bantam Champ Yamanaka

By Hatton Promotions February 21st, 2015 All Boxing News

Zhanat Zhakiyanov Zhakiyanov Hunting Down WBC Bantam Champ Yamanaka

Zhanat Zhakiyanov has WBC Bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka in his sights and is hoping for a showdown in the summer.

The dynamite-fisted Kazakhstani has gone from strength to strength since linking up with Ricky Hatton in Hyde and is keen to become the Hitman's first world champion as a trainer and promoter. More...

Protocol Sports Broadcasts Golovkin vs. Murray For Global Viewers

By Boxing Press February 21st, 2015 All Press Releases

Audiences all over the world will be watching the February 21, 2015 Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza featuring WBA, IBO and interim WBC Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KO) facing his most difficult challenge to date in Martin Murray (29-1, 12 KO).

But the exclusive worldwide distributor of the telecast, Protocol Sports Marketing Ltd., an Octapixx company, is pleased to announce that many television executives working for the major companies that are licensing the telecast have stated that they will be watching the broadcast with great interest. More...

Golovkin, Murray, Budler Make Weight In Monte Carlo

By Boxing Press February 20th, 2015 All Press Releases

Amid a raucous atmosphere with the Barmy Army in full voice, WBA and IBO middleweight champion and WBC Interim champion Gennady Golovkin and official challenger Martin Murray both weighed inside the limit at the official weigh-in at Monte-Carlo Casino on Friday afternoon.

All the boxers, bar Mexican Jesus Silvestre, were under the limit. Silvestre, who challenges WBA and IBO minimumweight champion Hekkie Budler, was given two hours to shake off his three ounces of excess weight.

WBA middleweight Super, interim WBC World middleweight and IBO middleweight championships

Gennady Golovkin: 72.07kg (158.9 lb)
Martin Murray: 72.52kg (159.9 lb) More...

Robert Guerrero Talks About Upcoming Keith Thurman Fight

By Boxing Press February 20th, 2015 All Press Releases

Media in the Bay Area gathered Wednesday to watch Robert "The Ghost" Guerrero prepare for his headlining welterweight showdown with Keith "One Time" Thurman on the inaugural Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on NBC taking place Saturday, March 7 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

Here is what Guerrero had to say heading into his historic bout with Thurman:

Robert Guerrero, Former Two-Division World Champion: More...

Paul Smith Claims To Have The Advantage For Abraham Rematch

By Matchroom Boxing February 20th, 2015 All Boxing News

Arthur Abraham Paul Smith1 Paul Smith Claims To Have The Advantage For Abraham Rematch

Paul Smith says that the confidence from his first clash with Arthur Abraham and the improvements in the gym means he will be taking the WBO Super Middleweight title back to Liverpool after the pair rematch on Saturday, February 21 at O2 World in Berlin, live on Sky Sports.

Smith pushed Abraham to the limit when the pair met for the Armenian-German’s belt in September in Kiel, where the champion held onto his title but controversy reigned over the wide-margins in the scoring after such a close contest. More...

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