NEWS

  • Jeff Horn expected to face Gary Corcoran in December

    October 9, 2017Gary Corcoran

    Australian Jeff “The Hornet” Horn (17-0-1) is expected to take on Londoner Gary “Hellraiser” Corcoran (17-1) in the maiden defence of his WBO world welterweight title. Promoter Bob Arum, who co-promotes Horn, has suggested that the WBO world title fight will take place at the SunCorp Stadium in Brisbane on Friday 15th December, televised live on ESPN. Brisbane’s Horn, 29, won the WBO belt last July with a highly controversial decision against eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao. “Pac Man” was expected to agree to a November rematch but pulled out due to his Senatorial duties in the Philippines taking priority. Top Rank founder, Arum, is already looking ahead to that potentially lucrative return, “If Horn beats this kid...
  • Ellison added to Parker v Fury undercard

    July 28, 2017Mickey Ellison

    Darwen’s light-heavyweight prospect Mickey Ellison (3-1) has landed his dream fight at the Manchester Arena on September 23rd on the undercard of the huge WBO World heavyweight title showdown between New Zealander Joseph Parker (23-0) and Briton Hughie Fury (20-0). The Blackburn-born boxer gets to perform at the 21,000-capacity sporting arena live on ITV Box Office and is aiming to make a statement with his performance on the Hennessy Sports show. The 6ft 2” tall 175-pounder said, “I just want to pay the people that have supported me in all my fights back and put on a good performance for them. “I train hard anyway but it’s definitely motivated me more in the gym. I see it as an opportunity to get noticed so I’m going to be in t...
  • Gibbo steps up to six-rounds in just his third bout

    July 18, 2017JE Promotions

    With over 80 amateur fights under his belt and more than a dozen appearances for England, former Team GB boxer Luke Gibb (2-0) is stepping up to six-rounds in just his third pro bout. The 28-year-old next fights at Mote Park in Maidstone on October 7th on JE Promotions’ card, titled ‘Judgement Day’. Manager Joe Elfidh and Trainer Ray Askew from the Invicta Gym in Sheerness are both keen to push the prospect on after experiencing a stellar amateur career which saw him fight over 80 bouts with notable wins over Southern Area champion Ricky Boylan. The seasoned amateur kicked off his paid career with a shutout points win over seasoned veteran Ibrar Riyaz (4-114-4) at Mote Park in Maidstone last February and then doubled his win tal...
  • Bradley Saunders comes back with a bang

    July 7, 2017Nathan Weise

    • Defeats Casey Blair in just 2minutes and 43seconds • First fight back in almost two years • Impressive performance to improve record to 13-1 • Damaged hands hold up, power is still there Bradley Saunders (13-1) returned to the ring with an explosive first-round stoppage win over Northern Ireland’s unsuspecting Casey Blair (4-29) in his dramatic comeback fight following injury in Newcastle on Friday June 23rd. The six-round contest at super-lightweight took place on the latest JDNXTGEN show at the Walker Activity Dome, televised live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Facebook. After over 20-months out with career-threatening hand injuries, Sedgefield’s Saunders looked like he hadn’t been anywhere at all as he sizzled in a sensation...
  • Nathan ‘Sugar Boy’ Weise back in action on July 9 at York Hall

    July 7, 2017Nathan Weise

    Thamesmead’s Nathan ‘Sugar Boy’ Weise (11-5-2) will face Geiboord Omier (3-18-1) on July 9th on a Goodwin Promotions event at the York Hall in Bethnal Green. The South Londoner will clash with the Nicaraguan national on the packed ‘Epsilon’ show that features the highly-anticipated headlining fight between Wadi Camacho (17-6) and Arfan Iqbal (11-0) for the vacant English cruiserweight championship. The 32-year-old’s 19th professional fight will be a four three-minute rounds contest at welterweight at ‘The Home of Boxing’ and will serve as just his first bout of the year. Weise has previously challenged for the Southern Area title on three occasions and aims to get back in the title mix as soon as possible, hopeful a win on the 2...
  • Jack Arnfield issued as mandatory to Tommy Langford’s British middleweight title

    June 17, 2017Tommy Langford

    The British Boxing Board of Control have ordered Jack Arnfield (24-2) as Tommy Langford’s (18-1) mandatory opponent for the first defence of his British middleweight title. The Stewards decided to put the British Championship contest to purse bids to be submitted by July 12th, with the contest ordered to take place by the end of October 2017. Birmingham’s Langford was due to defend his British belt for the first time against local rival Craig Cunningham earlier this year but was lured away from that fight with a bigger opportunity to challenge for the interim WBO World middleweight title against Avtandil Khurtsidze (32-2-2), who has just been arrested on RICO charges in America. Langford’s intention was to beat the Russian in or...
  • Bradley Saunders: “I’m sick of being normal, I just want to get back in there”

    June 16, 2017Bradley Saunders

    After close to two years of inactivity due to career-threatening injuries, North East boxing sensation Bradley Saunders (12-1) is finally fed up with the normal life and heads back to the ring on June 23rd in Newcastle. The latest JDNXTGEN show will play host to the dramatic comeback and will be televised live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Facebook from the Walker Activity Dome on Friday June 23rd. In what will be 21-months since Sedgefield’s Saunders’ shock defeat to Frenchman Renald Garrido (14-11-1), the Beijing 2008 Olympian is finally back in business in a bid to rebuild his once promising career. Previously touted as a potential future World champion, the 31-year-old was forced to consider retirement from the sport he has d...
  • Hilz hangs up his gloves

    May 22, 2017Paul Hilz

    • Basildon boxer calls time on a remarkable pro career • Competed in three different weight divisions, dropping down each time • Took an eight-rounder in just his third pro fight • International Challenge Belt winner at super-middleweight • Three title fights in six contests When a 28-year-old Paul Hilz walked into Southend Boxing Club, he wouldn’t have guessed that seven years later he would be retiring from a remarkable professional boxing career. He also wouldn’t have believed that he would experience 14 unlicensed fights, losing just one, and lifting two cruiserweight titles before going on to signing a professional contract and competing in three title fights. It was after a second-round stoppage defeat to Birmingham’s ...
  • Bradley Saunders returns on June 23rd in Newcastle

    May 22, 2017Bradley Saunders

    In what will be 21-months since Bradley Saunders’ (12-1) shock defeat to Frenchman Renald Garrido (14-11-1), the Beijing 2008 Olympian is heading back to the ring on June 23rd in Newcastle in a bid to rebuild his career. Topping the talented Tyneside bill will be Olympian Josh Kelly (2-0) against Northern Area title contender Tom Whitfield (4-1) in the latest JDNXTGEN show at the Walker Activity Dome on Friday June 23rd, live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports Facebook. In his first appearance since 2015, the former WBO Inter-Continental champion plans to resurrect his career after successful surgery on both hands, which were left badly damaged after his sole career defeat. It was back in September 2015 at the Liverpool Olympia, on th...
  • Langford defeated by Khurtsidze

    April 23, 2017Tommy Langford

    Tommy Langford (18-1) was beaten by WBO No.1 Avtandil Khurtsidze (33-2-2) via a fifth-round stoppage as the Georgian set up a bout against WBO World middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders. The fight was for the WBO World middleweight interim title, with the winner becoming Saunders’ mandatory challenger. Langford previously stated his desire to face stablemate Saunders, but the dream was shattered when he was floored with a fierce left-hook by the 37-year-old at Leicester Arena, in front of the BT Sport cameras. Bideford-born Langford was stunned by the Brooklyn-based Khurtsidze in the opening round, who is known as a ‘Mini Mike Tyson’ with 22 KO’s on his ledger. In the following three rounds, Langford learnt to shift his f...