Chris Eubank Jr has predicted that he will stop George Groves in their eagerly-anticipated title clash at the Manchester Arena on 17 February and does not believe his opponent's bigger size will be an advantage. Following their respective wins over Avni Yildirim and Jamie Cox last year, the two British rivals and former sparring partners are set to lock horns in the World Boxing Super Series super-middle-weight semi-finals - a bout that also doubles up as a WBA and IBO unification fight. The victor will go onto face either Liverpool's Callum Smith or two-time former light-heavyweight champion Jurgen Brahmer in the final in May, with that pair squaring off one week later in the Bavarian city of Nuremberg on 24 February. Eubank Jr sealed a brutal third-round knockout of Yildirim in Stuttgart in October to advance in the elimination tournament and provide the second successful defence of the belt he took from Renold Quinlan last winter and is adamant that "the biggest fight of his career" … [Read more...] about Chris Eubank Jr reveals how World Boxing Super Series semi-final clash with George Groves will end
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PUBLISHED: 17:00 31 January 2018 Ken Sellek Lawrence Okolie will hope to be celebrating a win against Isaac Chamberlain on Saturday night (pic: Nick Potts/PA) PA Wire/PA Images The latest news from the local boxing scene Stoke Newington cruiserweight Lawrence Okolie tops the bill at The O2 Arena on Saturday against Brixton’s Isaac Chamberlain. The fierce London rivals meet on a bill organised by Matchroom supremo Eddie Hearn, having previously traded insults on social media. Okolie started his amateur career at Hoxton’s Lion ABC in a bid to lose weight and went on to win a national youth title at super-heavyweight, before leaving to join Bethnal Green’s famous Repton BC. While with the east London club, Okolie also picked up a London novice senior title, before later adding a London north-east elite crown wearing the colours of Dagenham BC. The tcruiserweight then joined the Team GB squad in Sheffield, winning gold at the European qualifiers to reach the … [Read more...] about Boxing: Lawrence Okolie to top the bill at The O2 against Isaac Chamberlain on Saturday
SHORTS worn by boxer Josh Taylor as he retained his WBC title belt have sparked a bidding war after he revealed plans to auction them online to help a young boy battling a rare brain tumour. Kind-hearted Josh, from Prestonpans, plans to auction the framed fighter shorts – which he wore as he beat former world champion Miguel Vazquez in front of 4,000 spectators in November – for Action for Alex. The campaign is raising funds to support the family of Prestonpans’ Alex Logan (pictured below), six, who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) last summer, and to allow them to explore all available treatments at home and further afield. Josh revealed his auction plan on social media and soon afterwards one fan had already offered £600 for the shorts – before the auction has even taken place. The boxer, who is a family friend of the Logans, has already provided huge support to Action for Alex, wearing one of the campaign’s … [Read more...] about Boxing star Josh Taylor auctioning off shorts to help Prestonpans boy battling brain tumour
PRIZEFIGHTER King’ Eamonn O’Kane believes Sean McGlinchey must ‘play it smart’ when preparing for Ireland’s inaugural ‘Last Man Standing’ tournament at Dublin’s National Stadium on March 3rd. O’Kane ranks his 2012 middleweight Prizefighter success among his top three greatest nights in boxing and reckons it’s the perfect platform for Creggan man, McGlinchey to launch his career in the paid ranks. A shot at the Irish middleweight title and a tasty E25,000 winners’ purse is at stake but O’Kane has warned the Derry man must expect the unexpected if he’s to come out on top in the eight man show. The Banagher man, a 2010 Commonwealth Gold medallist, defeated JJ McDonagh, Ryan Greene and Anthony Fitzgerald to lift the all-Irish middleweight Prizefighter at the King’s Hall and move up to 7-0 less than 12 months after turning professional. It was all in a night’s work and O’Kane thinks it’s … [Read more...] about BOXING: Prizefighter’s King Kane warns Sean McGlinchey to play it smart!
DERRY middleweight, Sean McGlinchey believes participating in the exciting ‘Last Man Standing’ tournament was too good an opportunity to miss. The inaugural competition, co-promoted by Red Corner Promotions and Assassin Promotions, is the first of its kind to be held in Ireland, and will see the eight Irish middleweights go toe-to-toe for the €25,000 winner’s purse. There will be a knockout bonus of €1,000 as well as purses for runners-up (€5,000), semi finalists (€2,000), and quarter finalists (€1,000). However, the biggest incentive for McGlinchey was the promise of becoming mandatory challenger to ‘Cool Hand’ Luke Keeler’s Irish middleweight title! “I’ve always said I wanted an Irish title so when I win this that puts me as mandatory and I’ll be knocking on Luke Keeler’s door looking for an Irish title shot,” said ‘Mummy’s Bhoy’. “I will have eliminated all the … [Read more...] about BOXING: ‘I’ll be the Last Man Standing’