Josh Warrington

After winning English, Commonwealth and British titles in the last year, Josh Warrington (18-0) takes aim at the vacant European featherweight title when he takes on Italian Davide Dieli (15-3) at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on October 4.

Abraham v Smith - photo by Sebastian Heger

It's becoming easier to argue that a good match-up in a world title fight is the exception rather than the rule. There are a number of reasons why the best challengers may not get—or take—the opportunity to fight for a global strap but whoever ends up getting the chance should at least deserve the shot based on experience, form or potential. Take Paul Smith's world title fight. It is impossible to argue that his form has earned him this opportunity and nothing he has done in his career suggests he can beat Arthur Abraham on Saturday. Upsets are not uncommon in boxing though, and the Liverpudlian can hardly be blamed for taking the fight. But questions should be asked of Arthur Abraham, his team and the WBO.

Arthur Abraham and Paul Smith

At today’s final press conference for Saturday’s world title fight between Arthur Abraham (40-4) and Liverpudlian Paul Smith (35-3), WBO Champion Abraham revealed his future is bound to that of his legendary coach Ulli Wegner and made clear his plan to prove his worth by stopping Smith at the Sparkassen-Arena in Kiel, Germany.

Kid Galahad

Sheffield super-bantamweight Kid Galahad (Abdul-Bari Awad) has won the Boxing Writers' Club 'Young Boxer of the Year' award, which will be presented at their annual dinner at The Savoy in London next month.

Lee Markham

Cranham super middleweight Lee Markham (11-1) headlines the York Hall on Saturday against arguably his most experienced opponent to date in former light middle Commonwealth champion Bradley ‘Sugar Sweet Pryce (35-16).

Behind the Results with Eric Armit

From Tijuana, where Mexican Orlando Salido picked up the interim WBO title against Thai Terdsak, over to Mdantsane, where South African three time world title challenger Ali Funeka stopped Boitshepo Mandaw in the eighth. Behind the Results with Eric ‘Back to Work’ Armit.

Michael Katsidis

Michael Katsidis has arrived in the UK ahead of his clash with Tommy Coyle at the Ice Arena in Hull on October 25. The Australian, who will be trained by Maurice Core, is taking no chances with his preparations and is already making significant strides into what he expects to be a perfect camp.

Derecj Chisora, Frank Warren and Tyson Fury

The 'Bad Blood' press conference for the rescheduled heavyweight showdown between Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury took place today, with Fury taking the stage with his mouth taped shut.

Commonwealth and European champion Kid Galahad (18-0) claimed the somewhat meaningless vacant IBF Youth super bantamweight title on Saturday with a dominant performance against previously unbeaten Adeilson Dos Santos (14-1) at Sheffield's Ponds Forge Arena.

The career of Fareham’s Floyd ‘Pacman’ Moore (10-5-1) now looks uncertain as he was spectacularly stopped after only 1:46 of the first round by the right hand of Bridgewater’s Dynamite Dean Mills in headlining a Josh Goodwin-promoted show at the Pyramid Centre, Portsmouth.

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BoxRec News - The final bell tolls

All good things come to an end, they say. On this occasion, the good thing is BoxRec News. Current editor, Danny Wright, is no longer able to continue in the role due to a change in personal circumstances and a decision has been taken to close the news site. We saw the need for a good and independent news site in 2009 and the visitor numbers proved this to be true.

Fight Reports

Professional boxing returned to Aberdeen on the 1st of November with Darren Traynor (9st) topping the bill in his home city against Poland’s Krzysztof Rogowski (8st 13lbs). Traynor was originally scheduled to face David Savage for the Scottish Area title, however a cut that re-opened in sparring meant a late change in opponent with Rogowski stepping in.