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.

Andy Keates and Danny Carter

Boxing returns to the GL1 Leisure Centre on April 26th as Gloucester’s Danny Carter (5-0, pictured right) continues his rise up the professional ranks as he challenges Leek’s Andy Keates (7-1) for the light-welterweight British Masters Silver title.

Stuey Hall v Martin Ward

After all of the hype surrounding the historic world title fight between Darlington's Stuart Hall and West Rainton's Martin Ward, it all ended in disappointment when the fight was halted in the second round due to an accidental clash of heads. Hall was defending the IBF bantamweight title he won against Vusi Malinga in December and the clash with ward was the first ever world title fight between boxers from the north east of England.

John Ryder & Jez Wilson

Islington middleweight John Ryder (16-1) returns to York Hall, London on April 5 when he takes on Wolverhampton’s Jez Wilson (11-1) in a British title eliminator, taking place alongside Matchroom's next Prizefighter instalment.

Lawrence Bennett outpints Jack Morris at the Ring, Southwark by Bernard Miller

Mark Burford's latest promotion at the Ring Boxing Club in Southwark was topped by a scrap for the vacant Southern Area cruiserweight title in which Swindon 'Bad Boy' Lawrence Bennett (5-1) prevailed on points over Margate's Jack '13' Morris (10-2-1).

Stuey Hall and Martin Ward

North east fight fans have enjoyed a resurgence over the last few years and if proof were needed it could not come in any better form than the Clash of the Clans show at Newcastle's Metro Radio Arena this Saturday 29th March. History is guaranteed on the night as Stuart Hall makes the first defence of his IBF bantamweight belt against Martin Ward. This will be the first time that two fighters from the region have contested a world title, and there are also some other potential firsts on the night.

Michael Buffer - AKA 'The Buff'

Hall of Fame MC Michael Buffer will call Carl Froch and George Groves to the ring when the pair clash in their rematch for the WBA and IBF World Super Middleweight titles at Wembley Stadium. The American ‘ledge’ will grace the national stadium as the fierce rivals sort out their differences in the ring in front of the biggest crowd in British boxing history.

The final press conference for Saturday’s IBF world bantamweight title fight between Darlington’s Stuart Hall and West Rainton’s Martin Ward took place today.

Lee Selby, Eddie Hearn, Nathan Cleverly

St.Davids Hotel, Cardiff Bay was the setting for the announcement of Matchroom Boxing's next Cardiff show, which is set for May 17th at the Motorpoint Arena. Joint top of the bill for the show 'The Second Coming' are European featherweight champion Lee Selby and Matchroom's new signing, former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly

Behind the Results with Eric Armit - March 25

From Istanbul, where Cuban heavyweight hopeful Odlanier Solis was outpointed by wily 42 year old American Tony ‘The Tiger’ Thompson (who surely deserves another world title shot?) over to Noginsk, where rising super middleweight Fedor ‘The Classic’ Chudinov stopped Stjepan Bozic in the fifth for the honour of being crowned the vacant WBC CIS and Slovenian Boxing Bureau (CISBB) super middleweight champion. Behind the Results with Eric ‘Mr McPhisto’ Armit.

Stuey Hall and Martin Ward

West Rainton southpaw Martin Ward (18-2) fully believes he is set to make history this weekend as the first representative from Britain’s travelling community to be crowned a boxing world champion.



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.