Eric Armit's Snips and Snipes - April 17, 2014 Snips and Snipes: Where have all the young men gone?

The live gate for Pacquiao vs. Bradley II came to almost $8 million, so with Pacquiao guaranteed $20 million and Bradley $6 million it gives a picture of just how much money TV puts into the pot. I am surprised there is not a market in 'idols of the gods of TV' as there's a lot of big time fighters who should be worshipping at the entertainment temple that makes them so rich.

Behind the Results with Eric Armit - April 16, 2014 Behind the Results - Worldwide Boxing Roundup

From Esbjerg, where Liverpudlian David Price saw the canvas again before overcoming Czech Ondrej Pala in the third, over to Newcastle (Aus), where Ghanaian former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey outclassed Aussie Anthony Mundine over 12 for the WBA International belt at light middle. Behind the Results with Eric Armit who, if cut, has yellow and black coursing through his veins.

Naoya Inoue The Full Nelson: The Great Big 2014 Sink or Swim-athon

There's nothing more boring or lazy in journalism than a desperate flailing attempt by a writer to announce a completely bogus, made-up trend, in an obvious attempt to cover up for a lack of ideas on the part of said hack. With that in mind, I'd like to talk about what I'm calling The Great Big 2014 Sink Or Swim-athon

Johnny Coyle and team Johnny Coyle shines in Prizefighter Welterweights

Stanford-le-Hope southpaw Johnny Coyle walked away a worthy winner of a highly entertaining Prizefighter Welterweights IV at the York Hall, outpointing Wales’ former European lightweight champion Jason Cook and Stourbridge’s Sam Eggington before meeting Belfast’s Paddy Gallagher in the one-night tournament final. The first quarter final saw Erick ‘The Eagle’ Ochieng (10st 8lbs 3oz) put Paddy Gallagher (10st 7lbs 7oz) down twice in the first round in between a visit to the canvas himself.

Kid Galahad

Sheffield’s European bantamweight champion Kid Galahad has declared himself ‘ready and willing’ to fight domestic rival Scott Quigg after his next fight on May 10th. Galahad keeps busy at the Ponds Forge Arena and reckons he’s ready to 'face and destroy’ the Bury champion, who defends his title against South African Tshifhiwa Munyai tonight.

Ricky Burns

Earlier this week news came that former WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns had split with long-time trainer Billy Nelson and joined up with Essex based trainer Tony Sims’ Gym to train alongside other Matchroom talent such as Kevin Mitchell and Anthony Joshua. The plan is for Burns to fight a WBC ranked opponent in June at Braehead Arena in order to engineer a crack at either Omar Figueroa or Jerry Belmontes, who contest the full weight WBC title in California next weekend.

Representing the blue half of Manchester, John Murray tipped the scales at 9st 8lbs 12oz while United fan Anthony Crolla came in just under at 9st 8lbs 11oz for the pair’s exciting clash tomorrow at The Phones 4 U Arena.

Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.

Jamie McDonnell

Doncaster's Jamie McDonnell (23-2-1) will face Thai Tabtimdaeng Na Rachawat (52-2) for the vacant WBA Bantamweight title at Wembley Stadium on May 31st - the Froch v Groves II bill.

Eric Martel Bahoeli takes on Lucas 'Big Daddy' Browne

Canadian Eric Martel Bahoeli (10-3) believes his Commonwealth title fight with Lucas ‘Big Daddy’ Browne (19-0) will open the door to the big time. The heavyweights clash at the Ponds Forge Arena in Sheffield next Saturday (April 26), with the winner likely to climb the world rankings.

The final press conference for the Saturday’s ‘Rise Up’ bill took place today, which is topped by Scott Quigg’s WBA World Super Bantamweight title defence against Tshifhiwa Munyai. Chief-support comes from the mouth-watering all-Manchester Lightweight clash between Anthony Crolla and John Murray.

Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov

World light-heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins returns to the ring this weekend when risking his IBF strap in an attempt to add the WBA and IBA gongs with Kazakhstan’s Beibut Shumenov standing in his way.

Martin Gethin

British lightweight champion Martin Gethin watched his beloved Walsall FC slip to a 1-0 defeat at the hands of Bristol City on the weekend, but had a message for scouser Derry Mathews ahead of their ‘All or Nothing’ title clash on May 10 at the Olympia, Liverpool.

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Crolla V Murray

A lot of people consider the lightweight bout taking place in Manchester this weekend between Anthony Crolla (27-4-1) and John Murray (32-2) to be a very close call indeed. The contest, in UK's second biggest city on Easter Weekend, is for the WBO lightweight Inter-continental title, but the significance of the result means more than the marginal title as it will put them a step closer to a world title fight. Even if this isn't immediately forthcoming, the division is stacked in Britain, and can throw up some massive domestic scraps.

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Crag Whyatt v Ben Moorish, Camden Centre, 11th April

Last Friday at the Camden Centre, Morden super featherweight Craig Whyatt (7-1) liquidated Plymouth’s Ben Morrish (3-8-2) in the first round to bag the Masters Bronze super featherweight belt. This was scheduled for eight, but when Morrish tried to turn it into a brawl he quickly came off second best after Jeff Hinds halted proceedings following his third knockdown.