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30 MAY 2015

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Champion DeGale creates history

James DeGale made history by claiming the vacant IBF super-middleweight title with a points victory over Andre Dirrell. ... Champion DeGale creates history

Local athlete featured in boxing bout

Mike Gavronski, a 2004 graduate of Mount Si High School, will appear in the title fight Saturday May 30, at the Emerald Queen Casino's Battle at the Boat 101. Gavronski, nicknamed 'Imagine Me,' will fight super middleweight Tyrell Hendrix in a rematch of their 2011 bout that ended in a draw. ... Local athlete featured in boxing bout

Froch and Golovkin in talks

Carl Froch could take on middlweight king Gennady Golovkin in a potential farewell fight, according to promoter Eddie Hearn. ... Froch and Golovkin in talks

George Groves to fight in USA

George Groves will go to the United States to fight for Badou Jack's world title, his promoters have confirmed. ... George Groves to fight in USA

Gradovich earns IBF accolade

Evgeny Gradovich has been named IBF boxer of the year ahead of his world title defence against Lee Selby. ... Gradovich earns IBF accolade

DeGale: I will fight anyone

James DeGale insists "I will fight anyone" after he claimed the IBF world super middleweight title against Andre Dirrell. ... DeGale: I will fight anyone

Betting Review: England repeat?

We round up the weekend betting news, including reaction to England's thrilling victory in the first Test. ... Betting Review: England repeat?

Norwich boxing show cancelled after late withdrawals

Billy Bird after winnign the vacant British Masters super-middleweight title in his last fight against Simon Henry. Photo : Steve Adams Their hand was forced by late withdrawals, which left them with insufficient bouts to make the show, at the Mercy nightclub, a viable proposition for themselves or for those who had already purchased tickets. ... Norwich boxing show cancelled after late withdrawals

Jermain Taylor Surrenders to Police for Battery Charge: Latest Details, Reaction

Former middleweight boxing champion Jermain Taylor has surrendered to police in Arkansas following a battery charge in which an arrest warrant was issued. According to the Associated Press , Taylor surrendered Friday and was booked into the Pulaski County jail after being accused of hitting a resident at a rehabilitation center: Pulaski County Sheriff's Capt. ... Jermain Taylor Surrenders to Police for Battery Charge: Latest Details, Reaction

Bruce Buffer -- Crappy Mayweather Fight ... Was Great for UFC

The Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight was so bad, it actively HURT the sport of boxing ... but it was GREAT for the UFC ... so says UFC octagon announcer Bruce Buffer . Buffer -- the voice of the UFC -- was brutally honest about the fallout from the bout that was supposed to be the fight of the century ... saying it was a HUGE flop. ... Bruce Buffer -- Crappy Mayweather Fight ... Was Great for UFC

Cleverly eyes world title shot

Nathan Cleverly aims to get back on the world title trail as he drops back down to light-heavyweight on Saturday night. ... Cleverly eyes world title shot

Khan to make his point

Our Simon Crawford thinks Amir Khan will cruise to a wide points victory over Chris Algieri in New York on Friday night. ... Khan to make his point

Sporting Life on Facebook

Follow us on Facebook for the latest big sports news, features, videos and competitions. ... Sporting Life on Facebook

Chisora to challenge licence ban

Dereck Chisora appeals against the withdrawal of his licence by the British Boxing Board of Control. ... Chisora to challenge licence ban

Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Nathan Cleverly receives a boost in his bid for a light-heavyweight unification clash with Bernard Hopkins. ... Cleverly receives Hopkins boost

Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Enzo Maccarinelli is ordered to a rematch against Shane McPhilbin for the British cruiserweight title. ... Maccarinelli facing title rematch

Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Cheshunt's Ashley Sexton believes he can become a future world champion, after signing with Frank Warren Promotions. ... Sexton eyes titles with Warrens

Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Tony Bellew's British light-heavyweight title defence against Danny McIntosh is put back two weeks to 27 April after McIntosh pulled out with a chest infection. ... Bellew-McIntosh fight postponed

Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin: Final Odds, Fight Time and Predictions

The only remaining welterweight belt not held by Floyd Mayweather Jr. is on the line this weekend, as undefeated IBF champion Kell Brook defends against fellow Brit Frankie Gavin at 2 p.m. ET Saturday in London. Brook demonstrated he was one of the division's most talented younger fighters when he took the belt from Shawn Porter last summer. ... Kell Brook vs. Frankie Gavin: Final Odds, Fight Time and Predictions

When 49-0 is not an option

You haven't seen the last of Floyd Mayweather, Jr. inside the squared circle just yet. Not by a longshot, people. ... When 49-0 is not an option

Khan: I can't afford mistakes

Amir Khan intends to win in style when he faces American Chris Algieri in New York on Friday night. ... Khan: I can't afford mistakes

Brook: I'll prove I'm the best

Kell Brook is hoping to send shockwaves through the welterweight division when he faces Frankie Gavin on Saturday night. ... Brook: I'll prove I'm the best

Boxing is a weird career - Mitchell

In the build-up to his world title fight against Venezuela's WBC lightweight champion Jorge Linares on Saturday, Kevin Mitchell talks to BBC Sport about the dark side of boxing and battling demons, in and out of the ring. John L. Sullivan, boxing's first gloved heavyweight world champion, provided the template in the 19th Century. ... Boxing is a weird career - Mitchell

Daniel Roman vs Chris Martin fight should be a classic

Thompson Boxing Promotions is celebrating their 15 years in the boxing business in a big way with a fight card featuring the always exciting super bantamweight Christopher "Marvelous" Martin from San Diego in an eight-round match against Danny "The Baby Face Assassin" Roman from Garden Grove, Calif. at the beautiful Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif. ... Daniel Roman vs Chris Martin fight should be a classic

Flanagan hopes to emulate hero

Terry Flanagan aims to be crowned WBO lightweight champion in front of his home fans against Jose Zepeda in Manchester. ... Flanagan hopes to emulate hero

Froch-Golovkin excites Hearn

Barry Hearn believes Carl Froch could fight in front of another sell-out Wembley crowd if he faces Gennady Golovkin. ... Froch-Golovkin excites Hearn

Brook workout delights fans

Kell Brook was on gregarious form at a public workout in Sheffield ahead of his world title defence against Frankie Gavin. ... Brook workout delights fans

Joshua prepared to be patient

Anthony Joshua has vowed to concentrate on his own game ahead of his heavyweight meeting with Kevin Johnson. ... Joshua prepared to be patient

Boxing: Berridge ready for biggest fight of career

With a revamped technique and a new focus on footwork, Robert Berridge remains determined to upset South African Thomas Oosthuizen in their IBO light heavyweight world title bout in Gauteng next weekend. The fight is the biggest of Berridge's career and is a second chance of sorts as he continues to rebuild from a devastating TKO loss to Russian Vasily Lepikhin in the US in August last year. ... Boxing: Berridge ready for biggest fight of career

Bellew closing on title shot

Dave Coldwell is hopeful Tony Bellew will get the chance to fight for a world cruiserweight title this year. ... Bellew closing on title shot

Mitchell expects world title win

Kevin Mitchell has vowed to deliver on his third attempt at winning a world title as he prepares to fight Jorge Linares. ... Mitchell expects world title win

Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard implores Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to fight, for the sake of their own legacies. ... Mayweather & Pacquiao irk Leonard

McCloskey has change of opponent

Paul McCloskey has a change of opponent for his contest on 5 May after former IBF champion Julio Diaz pulls out of the bout. ... McCloskey has change of opponent

GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Britain's three female Olympic boxing hopefuls are chosen for next month's World Championships in Qinhuangdao, China. ... GB Boxing picks women for Worlds

Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Wladimir Klitschko defends his heavyweight world titles against American Tony Thompson on 7 July. ... Klitschko to fight Thompson again

Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Lamont Peterson says Amir Khan is incapable of altering his game-plan for their May rematch and that his British rival is mentally "all over the place". ... Khan one-dimensional - Peterson

Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury remains unbeaten as he stops Martin Rogan in five rounds. ... Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

GB boxers progress in qualifier

Heavyweight Warren Baister moves closer to Olympic qualification with a thrilling win over France's Abdoulaye Diane in Turkey. ... GB boxers progress in qualifier

Groves out of world title fight

George Groves pulls out of his WBO super-middleweight world title fight against Robert Stieglitz because of injury. ... Groves out of world title fight

Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Lightweight Josh Taylor qualifies for the Olympics, ensuring there will be one Scot in the GB boxing team. ... Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Nathan Cleverly withdraws from his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi because of illness. ... Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Boxing Opinion: How Khan-Algieri Can Impact Boxing's Immediate Future

The showdown between Amir Khan and Chris Algieri on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y, is a significant event in the wonderful world of boxing; not necessarily because it is expected to land on any "Fight of the Year" ballots, but because it carries instant ramifications for the immediate future of the sport. More precisely, it will dictate exactly what Floyd Mayweather Jr. does next. ... Boxing Opinion: How Khan-Algieri Can Impact Boxing's Immediate Future

The Death of Boxing

The end of boxing's Television Era came definitively when Mike Tyson KO'd Michael Spinks in the first round in Atlantic City, on June 27th 1987: This fight dovetailed with a number of other factors to mark the end of a long transitional era in boxing. The biggest factor was economic. ... The Death of Boxing

Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech

RANCHOS PALOS VERDES, Calif./NEW YORK: Live streaming-video app Periscope and media companies are discussing how to address piracy on the new service, but Periscope says technological fixes many programmers want are difficult to do in real time. Periscope, which was bought by Twitter earlier this year, faced scrutiny after several high-profile television events, including the HBO prize fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao and HBO's "Game of Thrones" April premiere, were ille ... Periscope, media companies talking about anti-piracy tech

Kym Marsh praises Jay Hutton the Abergele tattooist for her son's half sleeve

A talented tattooist whose work has been praised by boxing legends Mike Tyson and Floyd Mayweather has become hot property for celebrities looking to add new ink. Jay Hutton 's latest high profile client was actress Kym Marsh who went to his studio while her son, David, had a geometrical half sleeve. ... Kym Marsh praises Jay Hutton the Abergele tattooist for her son's half sleeve

Ryder wants Saunders rematch

John Ryder wants another crack at Billy Joe Saunders and believes he is capable of avenging his only career defeat. ... Ryder wants Saunders rematch

Golovkin enters Froch frame

Gennady Golovkin fuels speculation over potential bout with Carl Froch at Wembley. ... Golovkin enters Froch frame

Mancini: Biggest Fight in Boxing is Golovkin vs. Canelo

He sees him as the best fighter in the sport right now. Golovkin is the mandatory challenger to WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, who defends his world title next Saturday night against Daniel Geale at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. ... Mancini: Biggest Fight in Boxing is Golovkin vs. Canelo

Greenlawn's Chris Algieri brimming with confidence despite being a heavy underdog

Greenlawn's Chris Algieri fights former two-time world champion Amir Khan on Friday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. It's Algieri's first fight since losing to Manny Pacquiao in November and airs on Spike TV as part of the main card for Premier Boxing Champions. ... Greenlawn's Chris Algieri brimming with confidence despite being a heavy underdog

DeGale targets Groves rematch

James DeGale believes a rematch with George Groves is "a natural fight" - if his old rival wins a world title. ... DeGale targets Groves rematch
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