Boxing


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 …

Anthony Joshua’s hopes of challenging for another world heavyweight title moved a step closer after his promoter Eddie Hearn insisted a bout with Deontay Wilder “must get made in 2018”. Joshua is seemingly itching to add to his WBA and IBF crowns as he called out WBC champion Wilder, as well as WBO titlist Joseph …

Bristol’s Dan Sarkozi will headline the seven-fight Christmas Cracker event at The Dolman Hall, Ashton Gate in Bristol on Friday, December 1 hoping to top off 2017 with a clean sweep of four wins. Sarkozi has plans to challenge for the Southern Area title next year and a stand-out victory will put him in prime …

Bristol’s former ABA champion Sam Pomphrey is returning to the ring for the fight of his life as he prepares to take on the legendary three-weight world champion James ‘Lights Out’ Toney. This David v. Goliath clash is being staged at Action Indoor Sports in Whitchurch on Saturday, November 25, as up-and-coming promoter Matt Crouch …