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Vasyl Lomachenko vs Anthony Crolla: Anatomy of an underdog

Anthony Crolla goes up against one of the Pound for Pound Kings in the form of Vasyl Lomachenko. Dom Hadi breaks down the fight and believes Crolla has more than the chance many are giving him For a former World Champion, the goal is usually set in motion as soon …

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USYK MAKES HEAVYWEIGHT DEBUT AGAINST TAKAM ON MAY 25

Undisputed pound for pound star begins new challenge at MGM National Harbor Pound-for-pound star Oleksandr Usyk will make his Heavyweight debut against Carlos Takam at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland on Saturday May 25, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK. Usyk …

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WBA (not-so) Super Champion

You may have noticed that the WBA can sometimes have more than one champion in a certain weight class (Anthony Joshua and Manuel Charr at Heavyweight for example), and it’s no doubt made you think “why?”. Why have a Super Champion and a Regular Champion? I’ll use the Middleweights to …

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November Fighter of the Month

We are at the end of November (already!) so we are ready with our nominations for the Southpaw Jab Fighter of the Month. A little change up this month – we are writing a short review as to why they have been nominated as three of our four finalists were …

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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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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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“I’m Scottish; We’re Always the Underdog!” Hannah Rankin Interview

It’s a hot and humid Tuesday afternoon and I’m on my way to meet the reigning WBC Silver Middleweight Champion and #TeamSouthpawJab member Hannah Rankin for an interview. I’m five minutes away from where we are meeting and my phone pings, “I’m running a tad late. Sorry, training overran!”. If …

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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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Fight Week! Team Southpaw Jab’s Hannah Rankin Talks Ahead of WBC Silver Bout

  Hannah Rankin has had a hell of a time getting to (a second arranged) fight week with a fight still going ahead and a WBC Silver title still on the line. The WBA ranked number 9 in the world, and #TeamSouthpawJab member spoke to Southpawjab.com’s Adam Thorn. Everyone at …

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