Diary

An Open Letter to Ricky Hatton

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Ahead of tomorrow’s press conference I’d like to express an open, heartfelt thanks to Mr Ricky Hatton. Ricky, I’m pretty sure that, at this press conference, you’re going to announce a comeback.  A decision, which, I’m sure will be scrutinised from pillar to post by all of boxing’s experts. Each will have their own opinion on […]

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Edge of Glory?

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This weekend, boxer Kell Brook fights for the IBF interim Welterweight world title in Sheffield against heavy handed American Carson Jones. The Special One takes on 25 year old from Oklahoma in what is widely agreed to be his biggest challenge yet. And Jones has been talking the talk too. At the press conference to […]

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21st Century Boxing

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Here goes again. I hear the fight between Derek ‘Del Boy’ Chisora and David ‘The Hayemaker’ Haye has now been sanctioned by the WBA and the WBO. In a Statement released earlier today, Paco Valcarcel, president of the WBO, said, “We have to go ahead and approve the fight. The Luxembourg Boxing Federation is a […]

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A New Era for Boxing?

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Am I the only person who is seeing that a positive effect can still come of the weekends boxing events? Of course, I am referring to the slap, the water spitting and the brawling which have all overshadowed a magnificent performance by a British boxer, challenging for a (and once most prestigious) version of the […]