Tag : boxing

Fighting For a City: The Gryphon meets Josh Warrington

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Image Credit: [Tim Whitby] The Gryphon spoke to IBF World Featherweight Boxing Champion, Josh Warrington, about his journey from Leeds estates to a World Title at the premiere for his documentary: Josh Warrington: Fighting For a City. Just over a month out from his next World Title fight against Carl … Read More

Leeds: Home of Sporting Greats

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Image Credit [University of Leeds] Leeds, aside from the outstanding sporting teams that it possesses, also lays claim to having produced many a world-class sportsman and woman. The triathlon is but one example of this, with the city of Leeds hosting the UK’s Triathlon Centre. The Brownlee brothers, who originally … Read More

Anthony Joshua Topples Takam

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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