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.

Matty Clarkson & Travis Dickinson

County Durham’s Travis Dickinson (15-1) and Preston’s Matty Clarkson (12-1-2) progressed to the semi-finals of Channel 5’s MaxiNutrition Knockout tournament on Saturday with respective wins over Norwich’s Danny McIntosh (14-6) and Sheffield’s Lee Duncan (5-9-2).

Steve Wood’s latest bill at the Guildhall in Southampton was topped by local Matt Goddard who took every session against Pole Arek Malek over six three-minute rounds on Jeff Hinds’ tally.

Hapless Hackney heavy Larry Olubamiwo made a last minute appearance at the York Hall on Saturday, and was spectacularly stopped in the first round by Berkshire's Jamie Hearn, a former super middleweight making his first appearance since 2006.

Agyei-Dua v Stanislav Nenkov, York Hall, 22nd March, by Bernard Miller

Goodwin Promotions latest York Hall instalment on Saturday night raced through nine entertaining bouts, which culminated in a stoppage win for Brentwood light middleweight Kris Agyei-Dua (6-2-2) who stopped Bulgarian Stanislav Nenkov (8-5) in the fifth round of a scheduled ten.

Kid Galahad

It was a measured, mechanical performance by Sheffield’s Kid Galahad (16-0) to capture the vacant European super bantamweight title against a resistant Sergio Prado (9-4-1) of Spain at the Ponds Forge Arena.

Mickey Duff (1929-2014)

Legendary boxing promoter and manager Mickey Duff has passed away, aged 84.

Born in 1929 as Monek Prager in Kraków, Poland, Duff’s parents emigrated to England in the late 1930s during the rise of the Nazi Party. He began boxing aged 15, and retired four years later. After a brief period as a salesman, he became involved in promoting with Jack Solomons and Jarvis Astaire, eventually forging a relationship with BBC TV.

Haye recovers from Shoulder surgery last year

Former world champion David Haye has kept himself in the media by repeating the same message as last time - that he may never box again. With the UK’s heavyweight title hopes currently resting with Tyson Fury, Dereck Chisora and (eventually, of course) Anthony Joshua, the Hayemaker conceded to talkSPORT that he is a long way off making a comeback, and has no idea whether he will recover, let alone be afforded the opportunity to regain credibility at world level by rematching Wladimir Klitschko.

Frankie Borg v Kerry Hope by Rachel Bowes

Rhydycar Leisure Centre in Merthyr Tydfil was the setting for the Sanigar Events promotion 'Welsh Pride', with Frankie Borg defending his Welsh middleweight title against local fighter and favourite Kerry Hope on Friday, 21st March. It was Cardiff man Frankie Borg who upset the odds, as he triumphed in a closely fought bout over ten rounds.

Danny McIntosh meets Travis Dickinson tonight in the MaxiNutrition knockout

As chief support to Kid Galahad’s European super bantamweight title challenge at the Ponds Forge Arena tonight, the next instalment of the light heavyweight MaxiNutrition knockout gets underway. Norwich’s former European title holder Danny McIntosh came in under the limit at 12st 6lbs 4oz, with County Durham’s Travis Dickinson weighing the same despite a height advantage.

Tony Thompson floors David Price last year

As he gets ready to face Cuban Odlandier Solis in Istanbul tonight, David Price’s double conqueror Tony Thompson says he is keen to take on Tyson Fury, and reckons the Manchester heavyweight is an easier fight than Price, whom the American stopped twice last year.

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Eric Armit's Snips and Snipes - April 17, 2014

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.

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Behind the Results with Eric Armit - April 16, 2014

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.