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LUCY WILDHEART WORLD TITLE SHOT INTERVIEW: WHATEVER IT TAKES

Just days away from her shot at the vacant IBO World Lightweight Title, unbeaten Swedish native Lucy Wildheart, 5-0 (2), talked to Southpaw Jab about her ticket to the big time. Now based in Hornchurch, Lucy has the opportunity to buy in to a division increasingly monopolised by a certain …

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Third Time Lucky For Rankin?

Scotland’s Hannah Rankin will get her third crack at a world title when she takes on American Sarah Curran in front of her native fans on the 15th June. Having taken chances at world honours in the two weight divisions above her natural one, Rankin finally gets a crack at …

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Promoters Must Take Leap of Faith With The Women’s Code

Women’s Boxing has been a taboo subject in the past, some people love it while others still believe that women shouldn’t fight, for any one of a number of different reasons. Whatever side of the coin you fall, the female code is on the rise – but are promoters doing …

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Chantelle Cameron Interview: My Whole Career Has Been A Big Test

Southpaw Jab Founder Chris Waddams spoke with IBO Lightweight World Champion Chantelle Cameron ahead of her second defence of her title at York Hall on the 13th October. Chantelle talks what big fights she wants in the future and whether she would move up of down in weight for the …

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“I Fell in Love With London!” Two Weight World Champion Ivana Habazin Interview

Ivana Habazin, the current IBO world middleweight boss and two weight ruler, was in England recently to work out with world number ten, and Southpaw Jab’s own, Hannah Rankin. Despite having to sit next to the Southpaw Jab crew over the course of a show at York Hall, the champion …

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Erislandy Lara vs Jarrett Hurd: Review

Top of the bill at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas last Saturday was the awkward, wily veteran, IBO and WBA super welterweight champion Erislandy Lara, against the taller, rangier, more direct and youthful IBF champion, Jarrett Hurd. A unification fight largely overlooked in the United Kingdom because of …

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Lara vs Hurd: Preview

Light middleweight is not known for its glamour. It lacks the depth of welterweight, the fizz of super-flyweight, the marketability and concussion of heavyweight and the drama of every other weight class in between. It is perhaps fitting, then, that the division is home to Erislandy Lara, 25-2-2 (14), one …

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Joyless Victories

When Anthony Joshua defeated Joseph Parker to unify the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO world titles in front of a sellout crowd in Cardiff’s Principality Stadium, praise was in surprisingly short supply. Accustomed to seeing Joshua flatten his opponents, often in devastating fashion, the boxing public were perhaps simply bemused …

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