16 Jul From the section Boxing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/44851294 Read more about sharing. Deontay Wilder just has to "add his signature" to a contract to fight Anthony Joshua on 13 April, says Matchroom Sport chief Barry Hearn.IBF, WBA and WBO world heavyweight champion Joshua has agreed to defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium on 22 September.Joshua, 28, is contracted to fight at Wembley in April, but no deal has been reached with WBC title-holder Wilder."Wilder has to ask: 'Do I really believe I can beat him?'" said Hearn.Hearn, whose son Eddie promotes Joshua, added: "Wilder's making a few million dollars a fight. "Sooner or later the penny will drop where he says: 'I've been offered $15m, so every other fight I take I'm losing $10m and I believe I can beat him. If … [Read more...] about Deontay Wilder must decide if he wants to face Anthony Joshua
It's Beefy and The Beast, in the city which specialises in fairy tales. But Beefy is dreaming of a fairytale finish in Las Vegas which doesn't end with the Beast living happily ever after. Because Beefy is Liverpool's former World light-middleweight champion Liam Smith. The Beast is Jaime Munguia, the current WBO champion. And in the small hours of Sunday morning the two nicknames will go head to head at the Hard Rock Casino. Nicknames abound in boxing. When Liam won his world title in 2015 he beat an American who revelled in the nickname Apollo Kid. John Thompson's explanation for the appendage was detailed and decorative. “Kidd is spelled with two Ds,” he proclaimed “and while I am not a child, I am youthful at heart. “Apollo comes from the God of Light. Apollo is also very talented, as I am, and Apollo also comes from Apollo 11 1969, when Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon and said ‘This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.’ … [Read more...] about Will Beefy and The Beast have a fairytale ending?
16 Jul From the section Boxing Share this with Digg Facebook Google LinkedIn Reddit StumbleUpon Twitter Copy this link http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/44852032 Read more about sharing. Northern Ireland's Conrad Cummings has been added to the undercard for Carl Frampton's Windsor Park fight.The middleweight will join London-born super lightweight Sam Maxwell in fighting ahead of Frampton's Interim WBO World Featherweight title defence against Luke Jackson on 18 August.The bill also includes a world title fight for Belfast's Paddy Barnes. Dungannon boxer Cummings lost to Luke Keeler in a WBO European Middleweight title fight at the SSE Arena in April. Maxwell, meanwhile, is undefeated in all eight of his professional fights and is a former member of Team GB. "I'm honoured to be a part of this as it's one of the biggest, if not the biggest, fight night Irish boxing will have ever seen," … [Read more...] about Conrad Cummings added to Carl Frampton’s Windsor Park undercard
Conrad Cummings and London star added to Carl Frampton's 'electric' bill for Windsor Park in August BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Conrad Cummings will aim to bounce back to winning ways at Windsor Park in August. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/boxing/conrad-cummings-and-london-star-added-to-carl-framptons-electric-bill-for-windsor-park-in-august-37123748.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/sport/othersports/article37123744.ece/dc8ca/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-02-09_spo_38390935_I1.JPG Email Conrad Cummings will aim to bounce back to winning ways at Windsor Park in August. The Dungannon boxer was beaten by Luke Keeler in a WBO European Middleweight title fight at the SSE Arena back in April and is determined to return to form as he has been named on the undercard of Carl Frampton's bout against Luke Jackson. "I'm honoured to be a part of this as it’s one of the biggest if not the biggest fight night Irish boxing will have ever seen," he said. “A lot of fighters would … [Read more...] about Conrad Cummings and London star added to Carl Frampton’s ‘electric’ bill for Windsor Park in August
The 30-year-old super-middleweight upset the odds in Offenburg against the champion, stopping him inside five rounds on Saturday night to win the WBA ‘regular’ crown. Fielding, who has won English, British, Commonwealth and several International and Inter-Continental belts on the way to the upper echelons of the division, had been set for shots at titles with the WBO and the IBF before the shot at Zeuge came up. But he will be glad that he took this opportunity and is now at the top table of the division, with just Super champion George Groves ahead of him. The fight at the sweltering Baden Arena began with the now-former champion dictating the pace and tempo. However, as it progressed, Fielding’s power - built under the tutelage of Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis - began to show and the hometown man was hurt on several occasions before being dropped in the fifth round. Zeuge, who has now been handed his first career defeat as a paid fighter, failed to rise from the … [Read more...] about Rocky Fielding stops Tyron Zeuge to clinch WBA ‘regular’ title