10 siblings currently making a name for themselves in boxing

10 siblings currently making a name for themselves in boxing

1) Jermell and Jermall Charlo Jermell has been a world super-welterweight champion, on and off, since 2016, while his twin brother, Jermall, is a former super-welterweight champion who now operates at middleweight, where he has won a WBC title. Jermell has fought – and lost – against Canelo Alvarez and no doubt Jermall would in … Read more

Promoter Eddie Hearn says he will back Anthony Joshua “every day of the week” to beat Tyson Fury

ALTHOUGH as predictable as the way in which Anthony Joshua demolished a 0-1 boxing novice on Friday night (March 8) in Riyadh, still it is interesting to hear just how confident Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, is that Joshua beats Tyson Fury should they fight later this year. The plan, of course, is for Fury and … Read more

10 things we now know about Francis Ngannou that we didn’t know before

2) Captain Hook Although not technically perfect, Ngannou’s left hook carries undeniable power, as seen when Fury was knocked down in round three. 3) No fear Instead of dwelling on his performance against Fury, Ngannou decided to face Anthony Joshua, a fighter considered out of his league. 4) Fit for war Unlike Fury’s usual tactics, … Read more

The Week: Garcia claims Haney’s dad is “pimping” him out, and Wilder blames loss to Parker on having to travel to Saudi Arabia

Wednesday, 7 February WHET WEDNESDAY This week began with a strong message from the undefeated world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. He addressed rumors of his retirement following the postponement of the initial Oleksandr Usyk date. Fury emphasized that he is not retiring and outlined his future plans of fighting Usyk, AJ, and Ngannou. The EBU … Read more

Editor’s Letter: A cut eye and a postponement leave Tyson Fury facing unfair criticism

By Matt Christie TYSON FURY last week endured a cut above his right eye in sparring that resulted in 11 stitches and the postponement of his February 17 showdown with Oleksandr Usyk. The Ukrainian and his team were not amused and neither it seemed were an awful lot of Fury’s own fans.  There is no … Read more

10 of the worst cuts in boxing history

1) Badou Jack vs. Marcus Browne (2019) By virtue of its location and depth, there has arguably been no stranger or more disturbing cut than the gash down the forehead Jack received against Browne in 2019. Blood running right between the eyes, it offered us an insight into Jack’s brain we could have frankly all … Read more

Editor’s Letter: The notion of ‘robbery’ will remain for as long as the current scoring system is in place

By Matt Christie SCORING fights and the system of doing so is arguably the most debated subject in boxing. This week’s Boxing News highlights the difference in opinion on the matter is stark. Whether it’s Mikaela Mayer feeling aggrieved, Natasha Jonas feeling relieved or Maxi Hughes feeling cheated (after George Kambosos, the man who beat … Read more

Queensberry vs. Matchroom: Ten fights to cross the promotional divide

1) Tyson Fury (Queensberry) vs Anthony Joshua (Matchroom) They’ve had long enough to make it, but still the all-British heavyweight showdown between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua escapes us. Perhaps now, though, with Matchroom and Queensberry forced to hold hands by Turki Alalshikh, we are closer than ever to common sense prevailing. Joshua lands his … Read more

It’s Not You, It’s Me: The (often bizarre) reasons why boxers get “sent home” from sparring

By Elliot Worsell WHEN heavyweight Vladimir Virchis turned up in Northern Cyprus in the middle of the afternoon, he was drawn to the azure blue pool, glistening and inviting. The punishing mid-thirties heat led him to discover sun loungers surrounding the pool, seemingly anticipating his arrival. Without anyone to answer to, the Ukrainian did what … Read more