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JACK WANTS JOSH CLASH

IF EVERYTHING PLAYS out according to plan, Jack Catterall would like to be contemplating a world title unification clash against Josh Taylor in the not too distant future. There are several obstacles standing in the way of such a prospect at present, not least the fact that Catterall has got …

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A Game to the Throne: Tin Foil Hat Time

Disclaimer: This article has been updated after the WBC ordered the immediate rematch between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Saturday’s sensational heavyweight class between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was supposed to give the victor more of a strangle hold on being the man in the division. But what the …

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BREAKING NEWS: Hannah Rankin to Fight Claressa Shields In Kansas

It has just been announced that #TeamSouthpawJab’s Hannah Rankin, 5-2 (1), will fight Olympic gold medallist Claressa “T-Rex” Shields, 6-0 (2), in Kansas, USA for Shields’ IBF and WBA world middleweight titles, as well as the interim WBC world title. The fight is due to go ahead on November 17th, …

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Shields vs Gabriels: Preview

Claressa Shields’ CV is already littered with astronomical success. Gold at the London Olympics in 2012. Gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Gold at the 2014 and 2016 World Championships. Gold at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. A WBC Silver champion by her third professional fight, and …

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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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