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Boxing News

Feb 15

Jorge Linares wants Vasyl Lomachenko bout ‘no matter what’

WBA world lightweight champion Jorge Linares says he wants to fight Vasyl Lomachenko “no matter what” amid speculation they will meet on 12 May.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43080005

Feb 14

Groves could retire if he loses – Eubank Jr

Chris Eubank Jr claims George Groves could contemplate retirement if he loses his WBA world super-middleweight title at Manchester Arena on Saturday.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43063419

Feb 13

Chris Eubank Jr: George Groves fight will help me come out of my father’s shadow

Chris Eubank Jr says Saturday’s fight with George Groves will “separate” him from his father and allow him to “come out of his shadow”.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43033677

Feb 12

Ryan Burnett to defend WBA belt on Joshua-Parker bill after vacating IBF title

Ryan Burnett will defend his WBA bantamweight title on the Joshua-Parker bill in Cardiff on 31 March after vacating the IBF belt.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43035602

Feb 12

Commonwealth Games: Meet the Welsh boxers going to the Gold Coast

BBC Sport Wales profiles the seven boxers selected by Team Wales for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43031632

Feb 11

Knockout blows: lessons from my first time inside the ring

My boxing session teaches me I may never be a boxerBefore my first boxing class, the trainer shows me how to wrap my hands safely. He loops the wrap over my thumb and across the back of my hand, wrapping it around my wrist three times before wrapping i…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/global/2018/feb/11/knockout-blows-lessons-from-my-first-time-inside-the-ring

Feb 09

Carl Frampton takes court case against Barry McGuigan

The former world champion boxer split with the McGuigan family-run promotion firm last summer.

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Feb 09

Former world champion Jones Jr ends 29-year career with win

Former four-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr ends his career but still hopes to face UFC fighter Anderson Silva.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/43001739

Feb 08

‘I’m the world’s most dangerous gimmick’ – Eubank Jr responds to Groves

Chris Eubank Jr predicts a stoppage win over George Groves and responds to his rival’s comments about his social media videos.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/42991582

Feb 08

‘I tried to take my life’: Leon McKenzie on football, boxing and male pride

Leon McKenzie, the footballer-turned boxer who tried to kill himself while playing for Charlton, hopes sharing his story can help other young men who are suffering in silenceA film by Copa90 of the Guardian Sport NetworkLeon McKenzie was playing for No…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/football/copa90/2018/feb/08/leon-mckenzie-football-men-norwich-charlton

Feb 07

George Groves: ‘I don’t want to be damaged, but I haven’t earned enough yet’

George Groves can’t wait to take on Chris Eubank Jr – and his famous father – next week, yet behind the bravado all three men know the trauma of seriously hurting an opponentThey are a funny little team, the Eubanks,” George Groves says wryly at the ba…

Permanent link to this article: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/feb/07/george-groves-chris-eubank-jr-boxing-interview

Feb 07

Tyson & Hughie Fury: Ukad spent £577,000 on legal fees

UK Anti-Doping spent 7% of its annual budget on legal fees in the case involving former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury and cousin Hughie.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/42965999

Feb 06

British boxer Muhammad Ali gets two-year ban for positive steroid test

Yorkshireman failed test following World Series of Boxing matchAli protested innocence of intentional wrongdoingThe British Olympic boxer Muhammad Ali has been given a two-year ban after testing positive for a steroid last year, the sport’s world gover…

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Feb 06

Commonwealth Games 2018: McCormack twins named in England boxing squad

Twins Pat and Luke McCormack are named in a 12-strong England boxing squad for the Commonwealth Games in Australia in April.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/42959985

Feb 06

Briton Ali gets two-year ban after failing drugs test

British boxer Muhammad Ali is banned for two years after testing positive for a banned steroid which supports muscle growth.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/42957650

Feb 06

Brad Watson: Guernsey boxer ready for ‘big fights’ after English title win

Guernsey’s new English super-flyweight champion Brad Watson says he is now ready to step up in class.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/42958105