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2017 Boxing Retirements

In 2017, some of the best fighters of the 2000’s have decided to hang up the gloves. Here is a salute to the legends that are moving on. Juan Manuel Marquez Known as Dinamita (“Dynamite”), Marquez retires with a record of 56-7 with 40 KO’s, holding 9 titles in 4 divisions. Known for his great counter punching and his power, Marquez is in the category with the greatest Mexican fighters of all time. His epic battles with Manny Pacquiao will be remembered for years to come, and while he lost the overall trilogy with a record of 1 (win) -2(losses)-1 (draw) ...

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Open Letter to Wladimir Klitschko

Dear Dr. Steelhammer, I know that this is probably not quite the way you envisioned ending your brilliant career but kudos for a job well done. You were truly exemplary from beginning to end and a great ambassador for boxing. I can scarcely believe that we have now moved on to a new chapter in the heavyweight division – the post-Klitschko years. Admittedly, I was an early detractor. Your apparent reluctance to take risks baffled me considering your vast physical advantages over the competition. Perhaps it was nostalgia for the bygone Mike Tyson era, but I was not initially sold ...

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Wladimir Klitschko announces retirement

Former World Heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has retired from boxing, just over 3 months after his loss to Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium. Klitschko was said to have been ready to challenge Joshua for a rematch, which was embedded within his contract clause, a fight that would have taken place on November 11th in Las Vegas. But the 2 time former champion has decided to hang up his gloves after 69 fights and a successful 21 year career. News broke on the Ukranian’s website of his retirement, which eventually crashed. A statement on his website read, “I deliberately took a few ...

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Keep the momentum going: Fights we want to see

The start of 2017 has been a good year for boxing. We had the welterweight showdown between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, where Thurman furthered his case as the best in the division. We had the return of heavyweight excitement with Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, where Joshua defeated the legend and took over as the best heavyweight in the world. GGG and Canelo each won their fights guaranteeing us a match between the two in September. Errol Spence is finally catching the eyes of the public whilst Pacquiao and Horn caused the sport a black cloud, however, the entertainment ...

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Joshua could side step Pulev for Rematch

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom want Klitschko rematch for Joshua first

Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has put in an ‘exception request’ to the IBF to allow Heavyweight Champion Anthony Joshua to side step mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev in order to face Wladimir Klitschko in a rematch. IBF president Daryl Peoples spoke to worldboxingnews.net in regards to the request. “Last Thursday [May 11th], the IBF received an exception request from Matchroom on behalf of Anthony Joshua.  I’m expecting a reply from Sauerland on behalf of Pulev either today or early tomorrow. “The Board will consider the exception request during the convention next week and determine what actions the IBF will take as ...

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Fury saw the potential in Joshua 7 Years ago

Joshua vs Fury - Will it happen

After the huge fight between Anthony Joshua MBE and Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium,  Joshua called out Tyson Fury with, “Tyson Fury, are you ready?” The two British Heavyweights had been in a war of words over Twitter and boxing could be in for a spectacle if the two are to clash. Fury still awaits the outcome of his license renewal, which was suspended after the former Heavyweight champion was alleged to have taken an illegal substance. With the hearing currently taking place, Fury will hope he will be able to get back into the ring soon and reclaim the titles he had ...

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Cordina to open huge fight night at Wembley

Team GB Olympic trio Joe Cordina , Lawrence Okolie and Josh Kelly had their names in a pot to draw out  who would box on the blockbuster night of Anthony Joshua MBE vs Wladimir Klitschko at Wembley Stadium, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The draw took place on Monday night in Central London at JD Sports where Tony Bellew and promoter Eddie Hearn where on hand to make the draw. Joe Cordina was the lucky Olympian to be drawn and the Welshman, who has his 2nd pro fight,  will now take the same slot that Anthony Joshua took in ...

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Joshua/Klitschko workout and weigh in at Wembley Arena ahead of title fight

joshua klitschko face off

On Wednesday evening, 26th April 2017, Anthony Joshua MBE and Wladimir Klitschko will both be performing public workouts from Wembley Arena ahead of their Heavyweight title fight on Saturday night. Both fighters will go through their training routines in public before the two clash for the IBF, WBA and IBO Heavyweight titles on Saturday 29th April  in front of a sold out 90,000 Wembley Stadium, live on Sky Sports Box Office. The public workout will also involve the fighters on the bumper undercard such as Team GB trio, Lawrence Okolie, Joe Cordina and Josh Kelly, who shall kick off the workout from ...

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Showtime and HBO to televise huge World Championship Fight

The biggest fight in over a decade comes to us on the 29th April 2017 from Wembley Stadium, London when IBF Heavyweight Champion, Anthony Joshua takes on former unified champion, Wladimir Klitschko for the IBF and current vacant titles, the IBO and WBA world championshps in front of 90,000 fans. The blockbuster event will now be shown in the USA as American television giants Showtime and HBO have agreed with Matchroom Sport, Klitschko Management Group (KMG) and K2 Promotions to televise the historical fight. Showtime are the exclusive US television partner of Anthony Joshua while HBO has an exclusive agreement ...

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