Author Archives: Matt Taylor

Bivol/Broadhurst and McDonnell/Solis top Monte Carlo Boxing Bonanza

Light-Heavyweight star Dmitry Bivol and the rematch between Jamie McDonnell and Liborio Solis for McDonnell’s WBA World Bantamweight title top the Monte-Carlo Boxing Bonanza – a night of World Championship Boxing in the prestigious Salle Médecin of the Casino de Monte-Carlo on Saturday November 4, live on Sky Sports. The Bivol vs. Broadhurst Light-Heavyweight title showdown will be televised in the U.S. on HBO Boxing After Dark. Bivol defends his WBA title against Australian Trent Broadhurst with the exciting 26 year old looking to add another KO to his impressive record. The Russian’s fearsome reputation continues to grow and picked ...

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Mullender vacates English title for shot at European title

‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (10-2) has officially declared that he has vacated his English title to challenge for the IBF East/West European middleweight belt. The 31-year-old from Brentwood will fight over 12-rounds for the belt that instantly propels the winner into the top-15 in the IBF world rankings. Mullender’s manager, Andy Ayling, is still confirming details of the fight such as opponent, date and venue, but early indications are that the championship contest will be staged in London in November. The former English champ announced, “I’ve now vacated the English title to move on to the IBF European belt to give ...

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American Daniel Jacobs Signs to Matchroom

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing delighted to announce their first American signing as Daniel Jacobs pens a multi-fight deal as part of Matchroom Boxing’s new venture in the US. The former Middleweight World ruler will make his debut under the new banner in November live on HBO as ‘The Miracle Man’ aims to reclaim his World champion status. Jacobs’ last outing was against fearsome Kazakh king Gennady Golovkin in March at Madison Square Garden in New York where ‘GGG’ edged the Brooklyn star out on points, and 30 year old Jacobs wants to get back into fights with the likes ...

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Campbell defeated by Linares in California

Jorge Linares defeated Luke Campbell by split decision to retain the WBA Lightweight title, in California. Campbell stepped into the ring for his first title fight and though defeated, proved it wont be long before a belt is around his waist. Campbell had to work hard, especially after a second round knockdown, and Linares had the 29 year old on the back foot as Linares caught Campbell with a right hand and another that brought the challenger down early on, along with a cut under his eye. Campbell came back at Linares in the fifth, with both trading body blows ...

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Parker retains title with majority decision over Fury

Joseph Parker defeated Hughie Fury after a majority decision win at the Manchester Arena last night to retain his WBO Heavyweight title. The New Zealander won as 2 judges gave the champion 118 – 110 whilst one gave 114 – 114, with many feeling the judges wide margin of the scores to Parker’s win being unfair. In the opening rounds, Fury used his jab and movement to frustrate Parker, who came back with his own jabs, attempting to close the range. Parker was then caught by a sweet right hand by Fury, following up with an uppercut, leaving Parker stunned, ...

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Team Sauerland sign Denmark’s Kem Ljungquist

Danish amateur star Kem Ljungquist has joined Team Sauerland. The 27 year-old heavyweight has signed professional terms with Europe’s leading boxing stable. Ljungquist is a former three-time national champion and two-time Nordic Champion, who has represented Denmark at both the World and European Amateur Championships. Having opted to join the paid ranks, the 195cm Dane says he is looking forward to starting his professional journey and has already set his sights on World domination. ‘’I’m very happy to have signed with Team Sauerland,’’ he said. ‘’I think the time is right for me, and I’m very proud to have got ...

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Luke Campbell eyes titles ahead of clash with Jorge Linares

Luke Campbell steps into the ring in Los Angeles this Saturday night when he faces Jorge Linares for the WBA, WBC Diamond and Ring Magazine Lightweight titles. Linares, a three-division world champion of Barinas, Venezuela, who has captured titles in the featherweight, super featherweight and lightweight division, has spent much of his career in Japan. This time, however, Linares will fight in the U.S. for the first time in three years after first winning and then defending his titles against former WBA World Lightweight Champion Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla in the latter’s hometown of Manchester, England. “I am excited to ...

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Wilder confident of a knockout win over Ortiz in Brooklyn

WBC Heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder is confident he can defeat Luis Ortiz and begin the road to unifying the Heavyweight division. Wilder takes on WBA mandatory challenger Luis Ortiz on 4th November 2017, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and the winner will most likely take on the winner of Joshua vs Pulev, which takes place on 28th October 2017, from the Principality Stadium, Cardiff. Wilder believes he will add Ortiz to his list of knockouts when the two heavyweights take to the ring. “I’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time and I’m excited that the time ...

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Dereck Chisora signs with Matchroom Boxing

Dereck Chisora has signed a promotional deal with Matchroom Boxing. The former World Heavyweight title challenger returns to the ring in Liverpool next Saturday before attempting to regain the European title when he challenges Agit Kabayel for the title with a date and venue to be announced later this week. Chisora’s last action was a fight of the year contender against Dillian Whyte in Manchester in December, with Whyte edging out ‘Del Boy’ via split decision after 12 relentless rounds of action. The Finchley star is gunning for a rematch with ‘The Bodysnatcher’ but his immediate focus is rounds in ...

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Tommy Langford added to ‘Edge of Glory’ card in Leeds

British middleweight champion Tommy Langford (18-1) has been added to the “Edge of Glory” card at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on Saturday 21st October after news that his maiden British title defence to Jack Arnfield (24-2) has been put back out to purse bids. The 28-year-old will take part in a six-round middleweight contest against an opponent yet to be confirmed. Langford was due to defend his Lonsdale belt against the mandated Arnfield but due to no date, venue or contracts being received by the British Boxing Board of Control, the Stewards decided to put the contest back out ...

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