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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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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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ONCE UPON A TIME IN GREENWICH FOR HOLLYWOOD

Team Southpaw Jab’s “Hollywood” Joshua Ejakpovi was aiming to avenge his only loss in Greenwich last night. Ultimate Boxxer 5 gave him that shot and so much more. Once upon a time Sean Robinson bested Hollywood for the Southern Area Title; reaching the final would have meant the possibility of …

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AND STILL! WALSH RETAINS BRITISH TITLE

With bouts which bounced from barnburners to the downright bizarre, Team Southpaw Jab’s Ryan Walsh rounded an MtK evening at York Hall off pleasurably- retaining his British Featherweight Title with an honest split decision win over Lewis Paulin. Paulin had travelled south from hometown Edinburgh with impressive, rawkus support, and …

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RANKIN WINS!

by Ben White On Saturday 15th June in Paisley, Scotland; Luss born boxer Hannah Rankin took on Sarah Curran of Illinois, USA, looking to become Scotland’s first female world champion on a bill dubbed ‘History in the Making’. Rapped into the ring by Aberdeen’s grime recording artist Ransom FA and …

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