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REPORT: DISASTROUS EVENT RESCUED BY THE BOXING

Disaster struck several times at the Hellraiser Boxing event at York Hall on Friday. Firstly, Philip Bowes was forced to withdraw from his British and Commonwealth Super Lightweight Title fight against Akeem Ennis-Brown on medical grounds. It was by far the most prestigious of Hellraiser’s headliners in recent memory. The …

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ANDRE STERLING ADDED TO GOLDEN CONTRACT

‘Showtime’ has already won Southern Area honours and now graduates to join the 175lb hopefuls in the quarter-finals at Brentwood Centre on December 14 – live on Sky Sports in the UK in association with Matchroom Boxing and on ESPN+ in the US in association with Top Rank. With Steven …

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PREVIEW: RANKIN AIMING FOR ANOTHER WORLD TITLE

Hannah Rankin, the IBO Super Welterweight world champion, is currently in Malta with her team ahead of yet another world title fight. The Team Southpaw Jab member defends the title this Wednesday (27th November), and aims to add the interim WBC Super Welter World Title to her collection. Rankin, who …

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WHAT MAKES A FIGHTER A P4P CONTENDER?

Like many of you reading this, I frequent the boxing groups and forums on Facebook. I interact more on some than others but I’m always having a nose at what people think of specific fights and/or boxers. One thing that comes up a lot is people’s P4P lists and I …

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DAVIES AND McKENNA KEPT APART… FOR NOW

Eight of the best 140lb fighters take part in the tournament, shown live on Sky Sports in association with Matchroom Boxing, and on ESPN+ in association with Top Rank. Kieran Gething will take on Lewis Benson, Mohamed Mimoune will face Darren Surtees, Mikey Sakyi goes up against Tyrone McKenna, and …

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FULL UNDERCARD REPORT: WOODRUFF ROUGHS UP MARSDEN

The IBO World Title fight between Alex Dilmaghani and Francisco Fonesca topped yesterday’s York Hall bill, televised on Channel 5. There was a sizeable undercard on the Hennessy Sports promotion, with stand out performances from Craig ‘Smiler’ Woodruff, John Joe Nevin and Samuel Antwi among others. Woodruff roughs up Marsden …

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REPORT: DILMAGHANI AND FONSECA WAR TO A DRAW

Alex Dilmaghani’s IBO Super Featherweight World Title clash with Nicaraguan Francisco Fonesca was an ode to hard work. It was a well-matched, watchable, top class fight with plenty of old-fashioned grit and determination on display. Dilmaghani’s decision to cross the Atlantic and re-invent himself in Mexico shows in his fighting …

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