• Eddie Hearn in talks over Paul Smith challenging WBC world champion Anthony Dirrell

    October 4, 2014

    Eddie Hearn has opened talks with the team of WBC world champion Anthony Dirrell over a fight with Paul Smith - and the promoter says early discussions have been encouraging. But Hearn has reiterated that Smith’s priority is trying to secure an i...
  • Cleverly v Bellew II sold out

    October 4, 2014

    Second meeting of bitter rivals breaks Echo Arena tickets record The rematch between Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew on November 22 live on Sky Sports Box Office, has become the fastest selling sporting event at Liverpool’s Echo Arena after selli...
  • Nathan Cleverly: "Defeat to Tony Bellew could mean the end of my career"

    October 4, 2014

    Former WBO light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly says he could retire if he loses his rematch against Tony Bellew. Cleverly beat Bellew in 2011 to retain his WBO light-heavyweight title, but both have moved up to cruiserweight since then. Th...
  • Sohail Ahmad spars with English champ Mitchell Smith in preparation for October 11 fight

    October 3, 2014

    Unbeaten light welterweight, Sohail ‘Showstar’ Ahmad 4(1)-0-0 was put through his paces by English super featherweight champ, Mitchell ‘Baby Faced Assassin’ Smith 9(4)-0-0 in preparation for the Afghan boxer’s fifth professional fight on October 1...
  • Ricky Burns and Brian Rose eager to get back to winning ways

    October 3, 2014

    Ricky Burns and Brian Rose are back in action on Saturday night and determined to bounce back from defeats in style as they box at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports in association with Grosvenor Casinos. Both f...
  • Zolani Tete withdraws from Paul Butler fight with broken hand

    October 3, 2014

    IBF World Super-Flyweight Champion Zolani Tete has suffered a broken hand and has withdrawn from his title defence against challenger Paul Butler on Saturday 25th October at the Liverpool Echo Arena, but the Ellesmere Port star will still feature ...
  • James DeGale: "Carl Froch is too scared to fight me"

    October 3, 2014

    James DeGale says Carl Froch is swerving him - and is right to. The IBF mandatory challenger says the champion is making all sorts of excuses and has even promised to fight for less than the title defence ruling. DeGale is now part of the Matchr...
  • Zolani Tete: Butler is a boy and I'll show no sympathy when battering him

    October 2, 2014

    IBF World Super-Flyweight Champion Zolani Tete said he'll end challenger Paul Butler's dream of making history by being the first British boxer in over a 100 years to win a second world title at a lighter weight. The teak-tough South African puts...
  • Callum Smith wants George Groves fight

    October 2, 2014

    Super-middleweight rival 'right on the heels' of Groves. Callum Smith wants to fight George Groves, according to his trainer. Joe Gallagher says his man wants to take on the new European champion, sooner rather than later. Smith fights Rafael Sos...
  • Nathan Cleverly: "He talks too much, I am going to KO him this time around"

    October 2, 2014

    Nathan Cleverly is convinced he can defeat Tony Bellew in their Sky Sports Box Office cruiserweight fight on November 22 and propel himself back into the world title picture. The Welshman beat Bellew via a majority decision in the same city in Oct...