The beast returns in a 50-50, Venado takes on Leo and Ellerbe exits

The beast returns in a 50-50, Venado takes on Leo and Ellerbe exits

BOXING moves fast and it’s hard to keep up with all the comings and goings. Here’s a wrap-up of some of the fight announcements, signings and other bits and pieces that might’ve passed you by. Leonard Ellerbe steps down; Richard Schaefer comes in The Floyd Mayweather team makeover continues, as it was announced that Leonard … Read more

Frank Warren wants to create a ‘Big Bang’ in China

WHEN it comes to creating highlight-reel KO moments, Chinese heavyweight Zhilei Zhang is pretty adept at adding his work to the footage file. Spinning Deontay Wilder around before detonating on his available chin, without remorse, was the final scene of a captivating five-versus-five Saudi stage play. The question is, where will the 41-year-old finisher end … Read more

Spain Cruises Past Croatia Despite Defensive Flaws

In Group B, every match matters. The ‘group of death’ saw a major fixture: Spain, historically one of the most famous nations in the tournament, against a rising powerhouse – Croatia. Both teams have impressive resumes. The Vatreni reached the World Cup Final in 2018 and only bowed out in the quarterfinals of the 2022 … Read more

Weekend Reaction: What next for Riakporhe, Chamberlain, Gvozdyk, Martin and Matias?

FROM London to Las Vegas with Puerto Rico sandwiched in between it was a busy night for boxing this past Saturday (June 15). World titles were on the line and reputations were at stake at cruiserweight, light heavyweight super-lightweight and lightweight. And while the headline winners; Chris Billam-Smith, Jack Massey, David Benavidez, Gervonta Davis and … Read more

Austria vs France Prediction, Odds, Betting Tips

Date and Time: Monday, June 17, 20:00 GMT+1 Venue: Merkur Spiel-Arena, Dusseldorf, Germany Odds via 22bet Austria vs France June 17, 20:00 GMT+1 Austria odds 6.05 France odds 1.50 Draw 4.44 Over\Under Total 2,5: 1.7/2.15 Austria vs France Team Overview Austria In the first round of the European Championship, Austria will face one of the … Read more

Chris Billam-Smith targeting Gilberto Ramirez and Jai Opetaia for his next two fights

THE career of Chris Billam-Smith is now reaching a stage of “making memories” according to the WBO cruiserweight champion. On Saturday night the 33-year-old retained his title to level the score at 1-1 in his rivalry with Richard Riakporhe five years on from their original encounter. Billam-Smith’s second defence was another big-time event outdoors at … Read more

Poland vs Netherlands Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips

Date and Time: Sunday, June 16, 13:00 GMT Venue: Volksparkstadion Odds via 22bet Poland vs. Netherlands Sunday, June 16, 13:00 GMT Poland odds 5.05 Netherlands odds 1.65 Draw 4 Over\Under Total 2,5: 1.42/2.74   Poland vs. Netherlands Team Overview Poland Recent Form WDWWD Key Players to Watch Robert Lewandowski Team Strengths Compactness and solidity when … Read more

Liam Paro beats Subriel Matias in his backyard to become world champion

LIAM Paro is the new IBF super-lightweight champion after defeating Subriel Matias over 12 rounds. Earlier in the evening, Richard Riakporhe struggled under the weight of home crowd expectations in the Coliseo Juan Aubin Cruz Abreu, Manati. Paro, the underdog, delivered a superb performance and silenced the Puerto Rican fans, while Matias faltered. The judges … Read more