Tag : boxing

Anthony Joshua Topples Takam

11 months ago / 0 comments

Anthony Joshua successfully defended his WBA and IBF world heavyweight titles courtesy of 10th round stoppage win over Carlos Takam at the principality stadium in Cardiff. The victory ensures that Joshua extends his undefeated record to 20 professional fights.  Given the manner of the build-up to the fight, as Joshua’s … Read More

Manny Pacs a punch on return

2 years ago / 0 comments

Manny Pacquiao made a triumphant comeback from his short retirement by claiming the WBO welterweight title from the holder, Jessie Vargas. It was a comfortable victory for the former eight-division world championship, as he won by unanimous decision is Las Vegas, and his decision to invite former rival Floyd Mayweather … Read More

Fury’s Suspension: ‘a blessing in disguise’?

2 years ago / 0 comments

The news of British boxings decision to temporarily suspend Tyson Fury’s license for a period of 12 months will not have surprised many. It follows his action the previous day to vacate both the WBO and WBA world heavyweight titles. It represents a dramatic fall from grace for a man … Read More

Taking the Fight to Calais

2 years ago / 0 comments

VINCENT Kompany will tell you that being injured isn’t nice. When the Manchester City centre-back tore his calf last December, it was the start of a long and gruelling recovery process which saw the Belgian international miss out on the remainder of the Premier League season and the European Championships. … Read More

Copeland Fighting for a Female Cause

3 years ago / 0 comments

SITTING down in the Edge café having just lead a women’s boxing taster session for a group of Leeds University students, Stacey Copeland might have looked a bit disappointed that it was all over. For the best part of an hour, the European Silver Medallist and three-time national champion from … Read More

Sport | Boxing – Millennial Khan should blame himself for missing out on Mayweather

5 years ago / 0 comments

When Bolton-born Amir Khan lost out to Argentine Marcos Maidana in the race to battle Mayweather, the media began to question why the Brit had not been given his chance. Khan suggested that Mayweather had picked the easier opponent, given that the American’s fans had voted for the Khan fight … Read More

Sport | All Black Sonny Bill Williams hooked on Boxing

5 years ago / 0 comments

It has been a fantastic few years for Sonny Bill Williams. The infamous All blacks rugby player has been enjoying monumental amounts of success both on and off the pitch. In 2011 he was part of the New Zealand team that went on to win the Rugby World Cup, even … Read More

Boxer Sends Opponent to Coventry

6 years ago / 0 comments

Adam Wood Boxing 01/02/2013 The saying ‘Train hard, fight easy’ takes on a new significance for a boxer when you come back from the Christmas holidays unfit and overweight due to the standard festive binge, with a fight fast approaching at the end of the month. This is the situation … Read More

Dance | Beautiful Burnout

6 years ago / 0 comments

  5/5 Stars Having seen Beautiful Burnout in 2010 when the production won the Edinburgh Fringe First Award, it was difficult to see how this performance two years on could live up to the memory of such a fresh and exciting new piece of physical theatre. However it proved to … Read More

Orlando Cruz comes out fighting

6 years ago / 0 comments

This week Puerto Rican Boxer Orlando Cruz has officially announced his homosexuality to the world. LS looks into why homosexuality is still such an issue in many sports. Last week boxer Orlando Cruz finally came out after “fighting for 24 years”. The 31 year old, whose professional record of 18 … Read More