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NXTGEN REPORT: BIG BENN CHIMES AGAIN

Conor Benn blasts Jussi Koivula, Ted Cheeseman And Conway fight To A Draw London was treated to a high standard night of boxing as the UK’s biggest players in Matchroom Promotions took a break from arena shows and delivered the goods in a small-hall venue. Bethnal Green’s York Hall, usually …

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OFORI TO MAKE FIRST DEFENCE OF SOUTHERN AREA TITLE

London’s Southern Area lightweight champion Jeff “Jeffy” Ofori will make the first defence of his title on the 29th June in Portsmouth against Lucas Ballingall. Ofori, 29, won the title thanks to a relentless performance against fellow Londoner Jumaane Camero in October last year, and kept busy with a points …

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DUBOIS VS GORMAN: EARLY PICKS FOR WINNER

Well well well. Joe Joyce ghosts away from the BBBofC ordered British Title fight with Daniel Dubois and the fans have no time to lament as Nathan Gorman almost immediately signs up for July 13th instead. This is potentially a better fight in the ring and certainly as a spectacle, …

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For The Record – Tevin Farmer

For The Record is a series that discusses a boxer’s five most recent opponents, and explores what progress those opponents have made since facing them. This time we look at the recent record of Tevin Farmer, who successfully defended his IBF super-featherweight title against Jono Carroll earlier this month. 5. …

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The 2018 Southpaw Jab Awards

It’s been a fantastic year of boxing, 2018. Particularly in Britain, the sport continues to go from strength to strength. Champions were made, lost, and cemented. Big and small hall saw some fantastic battles by brave combatants, some stunning knockouts, and some moments of sheer madness. Here, some of the …

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Ryder Meets Sirotkin in WBA Final Eliminator: Preview

A brief departure from the football stadium super-fights and billion-dollar TV deals, this well-balanced card at the Copper Box Arena in London is nevertheless a worthy instalment in the Matchroom boxing calendar, filled with domestic talent in competitive match ups. Main Event – John Ryder vs Andrey Sirotkin John Ryder …

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Why Do We Do This?

York Hall, Bethnal Green. Summer. It’s uncomfortably hot. I’m sitting ringside towards the end of a sweltering 6 hour, 15-fight card, watching another something-and-0 prospect ping shots into the guard of another 80-something fight veteran, and there’s hardly anyone here. The slap of leather on skin echoes around the near-empty, …

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