Boxing


Gloucester based Akeem Ennis-Brown has boldly predicted that boxing promoters and television stations will be ‘begging to sign him’ after he defeats Phillip Bowes this autumn, writes Ollie Young. ‘Riiddy’ is set to meet Bowes behind-closed-doors on September 1 with the British and Commonwealth super-lightweight titles on the line. The duo have had two previous …

“As I got in the ring and my name was announced, you could hear the crowd booing and saying things like ‘look at the little blackie, look at his black skinny legs’, I couldn’t believe it.” Akeem Ennis-Brown is an undefeated and highly-talented boxer, writes Ollie Young. He is bright and engaging to talk to. …

Boxing clubs, so often a pillar in many communities, have been seeing those communities pay something back to help them keep up the fight during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, writes Tom Howe. To assist struggling clubs survive the implications of lockdown, England Boxing have launched a scheme dubbed #KOCOVID19, which appeals to the public …

HAVING retained the Western County Championship, Yarcombe’s Spencer Ayers (13) competed in the England Schoolboys Boxing Quarter final Nationals in Southampton last weekend. Due to illness, and weighing in 1.5kg under his normal weight, he nearly pulled him out, but took on Danny Searle from Guildford, one of the best clubs in the Southern Counties, …

Tyson Fury fired a warning to Anthony Joshua after reaching a compromise deal with UK Anti-Doping which has paved the way for his return to the ring. Fury has been cleared to fight again immediately after accepting a two-year ban, backdated to December 2015, for his positive test for the banned steroid nandrolone. It means …

Bristol’s former IBF Bantamweight World champion Lee Haskins will return to action on Friday at the Merthyr Leisure Centre, which will be broadcast live on S4C. Haskins’ last fight was a valiant points loss against Belfast boxer Ryan Burnett for the Bristolian’s World title back in June. An injury suffered during the contest forced Haskins …

George Groves’ WBA super-middleweight title defence against Chris Eubank Jr will take place at the Manchester Arena on Saturday, February 17. The champion, from London, had hoped their highly-anticipated World Boxing Super Series semi-final would take place in the capital, potentially at one of its football stadiums. The series’ promoters have now said he will …

Two young boxers from a Bristol club have won medals at the Wexford Box Cup in Ireland. Jude Moore, 14, from Hillfields and 15-year-old Jack Oram, from Melksham, represented the Fishponds-based Downend Boxing Club at the event, which took place in Bishopswater, County Wexford. In the semi-finals, England representative Moore took on Jeremiah Tiba, of …