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.

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.

King Davidson

Southampton based Nigerian southpaw King Davidson (18-1) gets a meaningful British test sooner than he thought when he faces Newport veteran Bradley Pryce (35-16) at the Wythenshawe Forum on April 5 in a Commonwealth title eliminator.

Behind the Results with Eric Armit - April 1st

From Arezzo, where Orlando Fiordigiglio came through his sternest test yet to stop fading Spaniard Ruben Varon in the seventh, over to Atlantic City, where Cedric Agnew sort of held his own against Russian wrecking machine Sergey Kovalev - at least until the seventh round. Behind the Results with Eric ‘It’s Tricky’ Armit.

John Ryder

Islington middleweight John Ryder (15-1) has admitted that he had doubts about going the championship distance for the first time against Billy Joe Saunders last year, and says the lessons learned from the narrow points loss will enable him to claim the Lonsdale this year.

Menay Edwards

Crayford’s Menay Edwards is hopefully on the mend after being rushed to hospital following this weekends’ English Cruiserweight title contest at the Blackpool Wintergarden in which he was stopped in the ninth round by defending champion Matty Askin.

Jason Cook

Jason 'The Power' Cook (30-5-1) has had a long and distinguished career, a professional since 1996 he has held Welsh, Celtic, European and IBO titles and this Saturday enters his second Prizefighter tournament. I caught-up with the Maesteg man at First Choice Fitness, Llantrisant where he was being put through his paces by trainer Darren Wilson.

The Vibranium Belt

The May 3rd contest between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Marcos Maidana has been given the ultimate upgrade by the collective sanctioning bodies as the pair will now contest the brand new ‘Vibranium’ title.

Next weekend, former World cruiserweight champion Enzo Maccarinelli (38-6) will be hoping to turn back the clock when he challenges Juergen Braehmer (42-2) for the WBA light heavyweight title in Rostock, Germany.

Amir Khan

Periodically, in life, good fortune comes upon those who may not be deserving – hence the popular phraseology “better to be lucky than good.” Bolton’s Amir Khan (28-3) seemed en route to benefitting from such circumstances when, for months, all signs pointed to Floyd Mayweather (45-0) selecting the Brit as his next opponent. In spite of the fact that Khan’s last meaningful ring success came in 2011, boxing’s mounting political gridlock left Mayweather with few options for his scheduled May fight date.

Chad Gaynor

Rotherham’s Chad Gaynor (14-1) gets an opportunity to dent the domestic welterweight rankings when he takes on recent British title challenger, Leeds’ Adil Anwar (20-3) in a Yorkshire derby at Ice Sheffield on May 9th.



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.

Fight Reports

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.