Boxing


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 …

Rio Ferdinand has stressed he is ready to “walk the walk” after it was announced he will attempt to become a professional boxer, with the ultimate aim of challenging for a title. The 38-year-old former England captain, who retired from football in 2015, is taking part in Betfair’s ‘Defender to Contender’ project and will be …

The 28-year-old appeared to indicate he had reached “the end” of his career but a source close to the controversial former world heavyweight champion swiftly indicated they do not believe he has retired. Fury declared he had been on an “epic journey” and suggested he was finished as a fighter. He has retired in the …