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.

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.

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.



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.