Author Archives: Matt Taylor

Selby aiming to continue unbeaten record when facing Ramirez at Copperbox

Lee Selby will defend his IBF World Featherweight title against Eduardo Ramirez on the 9th December 2017 at the Copperbox Arena, London. Selby, 30, won the title when he defeated Evgeny Gradovich in 2015 and the Welshman has successfully defended his title three times since. A win over Gradovich could set up a showdown with mandatory challenger, Josh Warrington next year. Selby spoke of his opponent and knows a win is a must in order to be apart of the big fights next year. “Ramirez is a very good unbeaten fighter and he comes from a good stable,” said Selby. ...

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DeGale returns to London to face Truax at Copperbox

James DeGale will make his fourth defence of his IBF Super Middleweight title against American Caleb Truax at London’s Copper Box Arena on the 9th December 2017. Degale, 31, hasn’t fought since he took on Badou Jack in January in a unification bout which ended in a draw. The 31 year old injured his right shoulder and had surgery after the fight. DeGale also hasn’t fought in the UK for three years Caleb Truax, 34, took on Daniel Jacobs back in 2015 for the WBA World Middleweight title but lost via TKO and also fought Anthony Dirrell in 2016, again a loss ...

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Dubois vs Darch at Copperbox in December

British boxer, Daniel Dubois, 20, will take on Dorian Darch on the 9th December 2017 at the Copperbox Arena on the same night that James Degale and Lee Selby will defend their titles. Dubois has been touted as an up and coming star and boasts a record of 5-0, 5 KO’s, though this could be his toughest challenge yet. The 20 year old defeated AJ Carter in his last fight in September within 48 seconds, and claimed the Southern Area title. Darch, 33, (12-5-1) has been in the ring with Joshua, who defeated the Welshman in two rounds back in 2014, and ...

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Carl Frampton to face Horacio Garcia in Belfast

Carl Frampton will face Mexico’s Horacio Garcia in a ten round Featherweight contest on his highly-anticipated Belfast homecoming at the SSE Arena on Saturday 18th November, live on BT Sport and BoxNation. It will be the three-time World Champion’s first fight in his home city since he successfully defended his IBF Super-Bantamweight crown against American Chris Avalos at the same venue back in February 2015. Frampton went on to create history by becoming the first Northern Irishman to win World Titles in two weight divisions when he defeated Mexican Leo Santa Cruz in an unforgettable battle for the WBA Super Featherweight Championship in New York in July ...

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Katie Taylor to defend title against Jessica McCaskill at York Hall

Katie Taylor will defend her WBA World Lightweight title against Jessica McCaskill at York Hall, Bethnal Green on Wednesday December 13, live on Sky Sports. Taylor landed the crown in at Principality Stadium in Cardiff to add her first major pro strap to a glittering amateur career. The Bray star puts that title on the line for the first time in the famous east London venue against Chicago’s McCaskill. The 33 year old boxes outside of the States for the first time in her career – and Taylor wants to silence ‘CasKILLA’ who has been calling the champion out. “If ...

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Shannon Briggs calls out Tyson Fury

American boxer, Shannon Briggs, wants to face Tyson Fury when both have had their bans lifted, as he called out the former champion when speaking to Sky Sports. Briggs, 45, failed a drugs test back in June ahead of a bout with Fres Oquendo but his suspension is to be lifted today, though the American will have to await the UK Anti-Doping Agency decision on Fury before a fight can be scheduled. When speaking exclusively to Sky Sports, Briggs said, “My target is Tyson Fury. He’s a chump, he’s a punk, he shot some words at me on Twitter but he’s scared of ...

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Taylor defeats Vasquez via KO in Edinburgh

WBC Silver Light Welterweight champion, Josh Taylor, defeated Miguel Vasquez on Saturday night in the ninth round via knockout in Edinburgh, Scotland. Taylor, 26, was able to get the upper hand from the start as he over sized his opponent and showed better speed but in the second round, Taylor was cut above his left eye from a clash of heads. The third round saw Vasquez attack the body whilst Taylor went for the head shots and going into the fifth, Taylor began to attack Vasquez, connecting with good shots, though his opponent was also able to land a few of ...

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Beterbiev captures vacant IBF light Heavyweight title with KO win over Koelling

Though not a spectacle, Artur Beterbiev defeated Enrico Koelling to capture the vacant IBF Light Heavyweight title on Saturday night in Fresno, California. Beterbiev, 32, hailing from Russia, won the title by knockout in the 12th round and now boasts a record of 12-0, 12 KO’s. The fight though could have been better,  Beterbiev had not competed since December 23rd and this was evident through his rustiness in the ring in the opening rounds. And it didn’t help that Enrico Koelling wouldn’t really put up a fight, with very little engagement between the two. The lack of action deterred the ...

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Benn debuts in USA as Jacobs defeats Arias

Conor Benn made his debut in the USA in style by defeating Brandon Sanudo in the second round via stoppage at the Nassau Coliseum, Long Island, New York. Benn looked focused from the start, connecting with a straight right in the first and ending the round with body shots as Sanudo was cornered. In the second round, Benn came out with a left hook, catching Sanudo and kept up his speed to attack his opponent. With Sanudo pushing back, Benn then connected with a left hand to the body, sending Sanudo grimacing and down to the mat, giving Benn his 10th ...

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Fury and Joshua rekindle war of words

Tyson Fury, currently awaiting a ruling from the UK Anti-Doping Agency for a drugs ban responded to Anthony Joshua’s Tweet via Twitter.com, reigniting their war of words and a potential clash between the two. On Thursday, Joshua went on Twitter to talk about the upcoming negotiations between Matchroom and Joseph Parker’s camp, as well as a fight with Deontay Wilder. Joshua said on Twitter.com at Parker, “Sips tea, continues to read tweets & refreshes email.. Still No Offer”. Then in an interview by Kugan Cassius for iFL TV via YouTube.com, Joshua had a few words for the ‘Bronze Bomber’, Deontay Wilder. See the video ...

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