Paul McCloskey

Former British and European title holder Paul 'Dudey' McCloskey has announced his retirement. The Dungiven southpaw finishes with a respectable 24 wins and just three defeats.

Scotty Cardle

Scotty Cardle (15-0) is relishing the opportunity to earn a shot at the coveted British title. The Lytham St Annes lightweight challenges Sunderland's Kirk Goodings (11-1) for his English title at the Phones 4u Arena, Manchester on September 13, and the winner will be in line for a shot as the Lonsdale, currently held by Manchester's Terry Flanagan.

iFL TV were present at today's press conference to formally announce Matchroom's October 11 O2 Arena card, which features Olympic champion Anthony Joshua (7-0 ) taking on Russian Dennis ‘Darth Vader’ Bakhtov (38-9) for the WBC’s International title, while Welshman Lee Selby (19-1) continues his quest for world honours against unbeaten Aussie Joel Brunker (27-0) in an IBF featherweight title final eliminator.

Gary Cornih takes on Ian Lewison in Paisley on September 6

Unbeaten Scottish heavyweight Gary Cornish (18-0) faces a step up in class when he takes on Brixton’s Ian Lewison (10-2-1) in a British heavyweight title eliminator next Saturday (6th Sept) at the Lagoon Leisure Centre in Paisley.

Luke Blackledge

VIP Promotions’ season gets underway at Blackburn's St. George's Hall on September 6 with Accrington super middleweight Luke Blackledge (16-2-2) taking on Ghanaian Philip Kotey (29-7-2) for the WBC’s International Silver middleweight title.

Carl Froch

IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch is starting to warm to the idea of a fight with mandatory challenger James DeGale.

O2 arena

Matchroom’s October 11 bill at the O2 Arena will feature Olympic champion Anthony Joshua (7-0 ) taking on Russian Dennis ‘Darth Vader’ Bakhtov (38-9) for the WBC’s International title, while Welshman Lee Selby (19-1) continues his quest for world honours against unbeaten Aussie Joel Brunker (27-0) in an IBF featherweight title final eliminator.

Tommy Coyle fights Michael Katsidis on the 25th October in Hull

Tommy Coyle is once again in action at the Ice Arena, Hull, on 25th October, stepping up over twelve rounds versus veteran Aussie warlord Michael Katsidis.

Anthony Joshua

Olympic heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will fight Kazakh-born German veteran Konstantin Airich on Matchroom’s 13th September card at the Phones 4 U Arena, Manchester.

Gavin McDonnell

Doncaster's Gavin McDonnell has vacated his British super bantamweight title. The brother of WBA bantamweight title holder Jamie had been due to fight Liverpool’s Jazza Dickens in Hull in October.

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Scot Quigg

When a boxer dreams of becoming world champion one would imagine he envisages unification bouts with boxing megastars, followed by fame and money. To make this happen there needs to be a confluence of factors: a respectable governing body, able promoters and interested boxing fans. For Bury's Scott Quigg, there is a way to turn it all around – fight the biggest name possible, preferably a domestic rival.

Fight Reports

Behind the Results with Eric Armit - August 26

From Temecula, where Austin trout overcame a third round knockdown to outpoint former WBO challenger Daniel Dawson, over to Winston-Salem, where another farcical win for the Klitschko-chasing Shannon Briggs took place with a first round stoppage of Cory Phelps. Behind the Results with Eric ‘Florida Orange’ Armit.