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.

Carl Frampton

Carl Frampton moved one step closer to a crack at the WBC world title following a comprehensive second-round knockout of Hugo Cazares. The Odyssey Arena was once again packed to capacity and the volume turned up to maximum as Carl and his veteran opponent did battle for the right to face Leo Santa Cruz.

The weigh in for tonight's Prizefighter Welterweights IV took place yesterday, with quarter final one featuring Stoke Newington's Eric Ochieng (10st 8lbs 3oz) versus Belfast's Paddy Gallagher (10st 7lbs 7oz).

Enzo Maccarinelli

Both challenger Enzo Maccarinelli and champion Jurgen Braehmer weighed comfortably at 174lbs for tonight’s WBA light heavyweight World title fight in Rostock, Germany. Welshman Maccarinelli, 33, is aiming to become the first British fighter to drop down a weight and win a second world title since Bob Fitzsimmons in 1903.

Simon Dale's short documentary looks at the career of Morden's former two time British champion Lightning Lenny Daws.

James DeGale splits with Hennessy

Through his representatives, James DeGale MBE has announced he has split with Hennessy Promotions. Ambrose Mendy, executive adviser to DeGale and a former manager of Nigel Benn, issued the following statement:

The Full Nelson: A boxing holiday with your nearest and dearest

“Watching a fight on television has always seemed to me a poor substitute for being there. For one thing, you can't tell the fighters what to do.” - A. J. Liebling - Boxing With The Naked Eye.

Being a penurious hack has its drawbacks and its advantages, its pros and cons. One of those drawbacks came back to me forcefully the other day when idly clicking through one of those dreadful ticket-whoring websites, where touts — or their more-odious cousins, the brokering companies that have proliferated in the Age of the Internet like boxing organisations sniffing out a new opportunity for a sanctioning fee — get to flog tickets to concerts and sporting events at many times their original prices.

Rendall Munroe

Leicester's Former European super bantamweight champion Rendall '2 Tone' Munroe will take on Leeds' Josh Warrington for his Commonwealth Featherweight title at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester on April 19.

Matty Askin

Blackpool cruiserweight Matty Askin believes he should be next in line for a shot at the British title. The 25-year-old retained his English title against Menay Edwards last weekend and feels it was a performance that should earn him mandatory status.

Dean Byrne

Irish Lightning Dean Byrne (17-3-1) believes the big names will finally want to fight him should he win the Prizefighter Welterweights IV on Saturday at the York Hall.

Crayford cruiserweight Menay Edwards has been discharged from Blackpool's Victoria Hospital after being admitted on Saturday night following his contest with Matty Askin for the English title.



Simon Barclay speaks to BoxRec News from Klitschko's Champ Camp

Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.