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KOVALEV VS YARDE: A STACKED DECK?

Boxing is back, baby! Get your arse in gear (or on it for those late night US shows, I’m not here to judge) for the new season. Excitingly, the world level fights kick off proper this Saturday in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Britain’s unbeaten heavy hitter Anthony Yarde steps up to face …

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“HE CALLS HIMSELF A LION BUT TO ME HE IS A CUB!”- KOVALEV V YARDE FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE QUOTES

ANTHONY YARDE will take on WBO World Light Heavyweight Champion Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night in Chelyabinsk, Russia live on BT Sport 2. Yarde (18-0, 17KOs) met Kovalev (33-3-1, 28KOs) for the first time today at their fight week press conference. Here are a selection of quotes from the media …

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LONDON’S ICONIC YORK HALL TO HOST MTK’S GOLDEN CONTRACT TOURNAMENT QUARTERS

The opening instalment of the exciting Golden Contract tournament will take place on October 4 when the featherweight quarter-finals take place at the iconic York Hall. The groundbreaking competition has gripped the imagination of the public, with some of the best fighters at 126 lbs now set to head to …

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YARDE: THIS IS NO ROCKY MOVIE

ANTHONY YARDE WAS quick to dispel the notion that his forthcoming mission into Russia to face Sergey Kovalev bears some sort of comparison to the storyline behind Rocky IV. The unbeaten light heavyweight KO-artist this week travels to the outpost of Chelyabinsk, the home town of the man known as …

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DUBOIS: THE BEST IS YET TO COME

DANIEL DUBOIS is promising ‘another devastating performance’ when he takes to the ring at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Friday September 27 with the vacant Commonwealth heavyweight title on the line. Tickets went on sale today (Fri Aug 9) for the clash between Dubois and unbeaten Ebenezer Tetteh, subject to …

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THE RING IS MY HOME: IVANA HABAZIN INTERVIEW

A two-time world champion, a three-time world title challenger and with 23 fights on her record, Croatian super welterweight Ivana Habazin is one of the most experienced and successful active female boxers in the world. Next, she faces American amateur sensation Claressa Shields  for the WBO World Super Welterweight Title …

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SAVANNAH MARSHALL SIGNS WITH MATCHROOM BOXING

Hartlepool star targets undisputed clash with Claressa Shields Savannah Marshall, Britain’s first ever female amateur World Champion, has signed a promotional deal with Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing. The undefeated Hartlepool sensation, trained by Peter Fury, has cruised to six straight wins since announcing herself in the professional ranks on the …

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FOWLER: “I’VE GOT A NEW FOUND HUNGER”

‘The Machine’ aims to bounce back in Liverpool Anthony Fowler says he has developed a “new found hunger” after suffering the first loss of his professional career at the hands of Preston’s Scott Fitzgerald at The M&S Bank Arena Liverpool back in March. ‘The Machine’ looks to return to winning …

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LIFE AFTER A LOSS: LESSONS FROM HISTORY

Following on from our piece a few weeks ago asking whether boxing’s reliance on the 0 has got to go, Matt Lewis looks at famous examples of boxing career successes following that first defeat Being undefeated has never carried more weight. The projected millions slashed from the value of Anthony …

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