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.

Luis Collazo

Yesterday, it was confirmed that Bolton’s former world champion Amir Khan (28-3) will box American Luiz Collazo (35-5) on the Floyd Mayweather v Marcos Maidana undercard at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas on May 3rd.

John Murray

Former World title challenger John Murray says that beating Anthony Crolla will earn him the respect he believes his career deserves. The Mancunian pair meet at the Phones 4u Arena on April 19 as chief support to Scott Quigg’s WBA bantamweight title defence against Panamanian Nehomar Cermeno, but the Crolla-Murray match has the potential to upstage the main event, and is a highly anticipated domestic lightweight clash.

Ashley Sexton

Former English flyweight champion ‘Flash’ Ashley Sexton (14-2-2) has signed a three year managerial contract with Steve Goodwin, and will be scheduled to appear on consecutive shows in April, May, June and July.

Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury

Last week it was confirmed that the Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora would reconvene in the ring for a rematch that will make the winner the mandatory challenger to Wladimir Klitschko . Britain’s top two heavyweights will square off at the Phones4U Arena in Manchester, and Fury has wasted no time in employing his gratuitous, often foul mouthed, methods of self-promotion.

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.



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.