Valuev-Chagaev is a rematch we could have lived without

May 28, 2009


Roll-up, roll-up to see a seven foot Russian bruiser, the heaviest boxing champion of all time, fight an Uzbekistan man a foot shorter and nearly 100lbs lighter in the boxing Mecca of Helsinki. Who says boxing’s blue-ribband event is losing credibility?

Time for Chad Dawson to take a heavyweight decision

May 11, 2009

BOXINGSome time over the next couple of days you can expect to see more quotes doing the rounds from retired light-heavyweight supremo Joe Calzaghe declaring that his retirement is not about to be reversed. That being the case, is there any reason for the light-heavyweight division not just to close?

Pacquiao’s power proves far too much for Hatton

May 3, 2009


After his devastating second-round knockout victory over Ricky Hatton it appears there are no limits to Filipino Manny Pacquiao’s ability… It’s just a shame he can’t continue his jolly stroll through the weight classes and breathe some life into the heavyweight division.

Rumours fly around Hatton-Pacman

May 2, 2009

mayweatherThere is nothing like big fight week in Las Vegas to knock promoters heads together and sort out the next mouth-watering match-ups.

Golden boy De La Hoya call it a day

April 14, 2009

I am not a big aficionado of boxing but I know this guy is the best around.

Oscar De La Hoya, who has held world titles in six different weight classes, announced his retirement from the ring on Tuesday.

I wasn’t blown away by DeGale, were you?

March 5, 2009

Olympic gold medallist James DeGale made his professional debut on Saturday but despite getting the verdict the chorus or boos that rang around the Birmingham Indoor Arena and the reluctance of a poorly matched opponent to fight left me seeing similarities with the last Briton to win a Boxing gold.

Japanese mum’s world record bid floored

February 10, 2009

A Japanese mother of two’s bid to emulate George Foreman by winning a world boxing title at 45 has been floored after the World Boxing Council (WBC) ruled she was too old, writes Alastair Himmer.