Danny Butler

Bristol’s Danny Butler looked the business in defending his English middleweight crown, bludgeoning Doncaster’s Jason Ball with right hands until third man Michael Alexander stepped in and halted affairs at 2:49 of the third in topping a Les Allen-promoted card at the Action Indoor Sports Centre in Bristol.

Anthony Joshua

Huge heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (9-0) rounded off an entertaining evening of boxing at London's 02 Arena when he demolished Russia's Denis Bakhtov (38-10) inside two rounds. Wearing a sinister smile for almost the entire fight, Joshua took to the job of defeating Bakhtov with relish and he opened a cut by the Russian's left early in first round.

Chris Truman - picture by UKO Boxing

Aston’s Chris Truman (12-4-2) has accepted the chance to challenge Walsall’s Luke Paddock (7-0) for the vacant Midlands Area light welterweight title at Wolverhampton Civic Hall on Friday October 24 after champion Calum Cooper was forced to retire following a failed brain scan.

Matthew Macklin

Matthew Macklin (30-5) will face Argentine Jorge Sebastian Heiland in a World title eliminator at The 3 Arena in Dublin on November 15.

James DeGale

James DeGale will face Mexican Marco Antonio Periban on the sold-out Echo Arena card in Liverpool on November 22, topped by Cleverly v Bellew II.

Eric Armit's Snips and Snipes - October 9

When the WBC, WBA and IBF sit down together it is an important event for boxing. No matter whether they are held in high regard or not their decision will affect all of their title fights and as in past cases will probably flow down to their other titles and into their members and their title fights. With Mauricio Sulaiman, Gilberto Mendoza and Daryl Peoples there you had people who could make decisions for their organisations.

Michael Watson

The Mayfair Sporting Club (MSC) and the National Sporting Club (NSC) have agreed a four date deal to co-promote black tie dinner boxing events at the Park Lane Hotel, starting on Thursday October 23 with a evening in support of one of the UK’s favourite fighting legends, Michael Watson.

Lee Selby

Lee Selby says he’ll prove he can back up the hype around him as he faces unbeaten Australian Joel Brunker in a final eliminator for the IBF Featherweight title at The O2 on Saturday night.

Behind the Results with Eric Armit - October 8

From Mashantucket, where former Clev conquest Tommy Karpency squeaked a close points win against Bad Chad Dawson, over to Leeds, where raucous support witnessed Josh Warrington pick up the European featherweight title via a fourth round stoppage of Italian Davide Dieli. Behind the Results with Eric ‘Yo! Bum Rush the Show’ Armit

Steve Goodwin & Ryan Taylor

Upminster's Ryan Taylor, the former two-time Southern Area lightweight title challenger, is launching a comeback under the aegis of Steve Goodwin, signing a three-year deal with the promoter.



BoxRec News - The final bell tolls

All good things come to an end, they say. On this occasion, the good thing is BoxRec News. Current editor, Danny Wright, is no longer able to continue in the role due to a change in personal circumstances and a decision has been taken to close the news site. We saw the need for a good and independent news site in 2009 and the visitor numbers proved this to be true.

Fight Reports

Professional boxing returned to Aberdeen on the 1st of November with Darren Traynor (9st) topping the bill in his home city against Poland’s Krzysztof Rogowski (8st 13lbs). Traynor was originally scheduled to face David Savage for the Scottish Area title, however a cut that re-opened in sparring meant a late change in opponent with Rogowski stepping in.