Beterbiev vs Bivol, 5 vs 5 card ushers in boxing’s new world

Beterbiev vs Bivol, 5 vs 5 card ushers in boxing’s new world

Mark Butcher attends the Beterbiev vs Bivol and Matchroom vs Queensberry 5 vs 5 press launch and witnesses boxing finally marketing itself as an elite sport. Boxing’s greatest opponent has always been boxing. The sport has a tendency to self-harm rather than sell itself. You know the drill well enough by now, the best swerving … Read more

Details of the “5 vs. 5” event in Saudi Arabia are announced

Today in London, the long-awaited light-heavyweight showdown between Artur Beterbiev and Dmitry Bivol was announced. But that’s not all – the undercard for this event is shaping up to be one of the best in recent memory. As part of the Queensberry vs. Matchroom concept proposed by Turki Alalshikh, the Bivol vs. Beterbiev undercard is … Read more

“It’s an explosive fight” – Hamzah Sheeraz on possibly facing Austin “Ammo” Williams this summer in Five vs. Five

THIS summer’s Five vs. Five event involving Matchroom and Queensberry fighters competing against one another could feature middleweight star Hamzah Sheeraz. Sheeraz, promoted by Queensberry, told Boxing News in Birmingham last night that the card – eyed for June 1 in Riyadh – is his “priority” at the moment. The 24-year-old is hot property after … Read more

Bridging the Gap: Hamzah Sheeraz and the plan to cross over and make a name for himself

By Declan Taylor HAMZAH SHEERAZ is seated in a small round chair in the corner of a private room three floors up the Carlton Tower Jumeirah hotel in Knightsbridge as a variety of media outlets arrive, shake hands, ask their questions, and depart. The 24-year-old remains still for two hours, addressing similar topics, reflecting on … Read more

After trouncing Liam Williams who should Hamzah Sheeraz fight next?

HAMZAH SHEERAZ looked every inch a middleweight colossus last night (February 10) at the Copper Box in London. The 24-year-old needed just one round to sweep aside Liam Williams to take his unbeaten record to 19-0 (15). However, the lack of punch resistance the Welshman displayed against Chris Eubank Jr two years ago was once … Read more

BN Verdict: Hamzah Sheeraz and the power of a left jab and some shrewd matchmaking

By Elliot Worsell TWO years ago, Liam Williams’ vulnerability, particularly to a left jab, was exposed by Chris Eubank Jnr, a fighter so shocked by the ease with which he had success with this punch that he failed – almost forgot – to capitalise on flooring Williams four times and secure a stoppage. Tonight, however, … Read more

Denzel Bentley: “If I don’t get the Nathan Heaney rematch I don’t want to compete at British level again”

Having given a good account of himself against the world’s best middleweight Janibek Alimkhanuly in November 2022 the future looked bright for Denzel Bentley. However, a one-round blowout of Kieran Smith last April was followed by a fight – and third defence of his British title – against Nathan Heaney in November, which ended up … Read more