• Saint George Groves ready to return

    September 11, 2014

    George Groves overcame his shattering defeat to Carl Froch by replaying the moment he was knocked out nine times the next morning. Groves, who was floored in the eighth round against Froch in May, is hoping to lay the demons to rest when he fights...
  • Jazza Dickens still searching for new British title opponent

    September 10, 2014

    Jazza Dickens is still searching for a new opponent after British champion Gavin McDonnell vacated the title, the ECHO understands. The super-bantamweights were due to clash for McDonnell's Lonsdale Belt on October 25 in Hull but it is believed t...
  • Ryan Vaughan's defeat to Max Maxwell has served as valuable lesson

    September 10, 2014

    Ryan Vaughan admits to harbouring regrets about accepting his last fight at just three hours’ notice. But the 27-year-old says defeat to the experienced Max Maxwell earlier this year has taught him some valuable lessons. Vaughan is due back in t...
  • Liam 'Beefy' Smith on path to world title shot after British title hopes are dashed

    September 10, 2014

    Liam Smith sets out on the road towards a world title shot next month. The British light-middleweight champion fights for the vacant IBF Intercontinental title on October 25 at the ECHO Arena. Smith had been hoping to secure the final defence of...
  • Paul Butler has sights set on world super-flyweight title

    September 10, 2014

    Paul Butler is ready to establish a new world order in the super-flyweight division – with him at the top of the pile. The Ellesmere Port fighter says victory over IBF title holder Zolani Tete next month at the ECHO Arena will be the beginning of...
  • Glenn McCrory: "Titanic start to boxing season for The Jackal"

    September 10, 2014

    The unpredictable British summer is nearing its end which means only one thing – boxing is back and in a big way. More than a century has sailed since the luxury steamship RMS Titanic met its catastrophic end in the North Atlantic. Last night, B...
  • Emotional night awaits English super flyweight challenger Anthony Nelson

    September 10, 2014

    Anthony Nelson to dedicate English super flyweight title fight to cousin Dale Lincoln. South Shields’ Anthony Nelson spoke of his mixed emotions going into his English super flyweight title fight against Leeds’ Terry Broadbent after tragically lo...
  • Martin Ward relinquishes Commonwealth bantamweight title for the chance to win it back

    September 10, 2014

    Martin Ward has relinquished his Commonwealth bantamweight belt, but will fight Jason Cunningham or Ross Burkinshaw for it next. Martin Ward has given up his Commonwealth bantamweight title after a chest infection stopped him defending it on Satu...
  • Ex-footballer Natty Howell on the ball with debut win at Villa Park

    September 10, 2014

    It was a home from home for the 25-year-old, raised in nearby Nechells but now based in Rowley Regis, formerly a teenager at Birmingham City. He left opponent Ben Robinson tracking back with a performance of athleticism after setting a fast pace ...
  • Kell Brook expects 2015 return after attack

    September 10, 2014

    World champion Kell Brook will miss a planned December world title defence after being stabbed in the leg but hopes to be back in early 2015. Sheffield's IBF welterweight champion, 28, remains in a "stable" condition in a Tenerife hospital. Broo...