• Canelo Alvarez vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko

    Eddie Hearn provides update on Canelo Alvarez vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko

    August 5, 2019British Boxing News

    Eddie Hearn discusses Canelo Alvarez vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko Canelo Alvarez vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko is reportedly now being finalised for Canelo’s next fight, Eddie Hearn has confirmed. The unified middleweight champion was in talks to move up and challenge Sergey Kovalev for his light-heavyweight crown, but the Russian will defend against the mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde instead. The IBF ordered the fight with Matchroom Boxing's Derevyanchenko many months ago but broadcaster DAZN were reluctant to agree to the contest but have now done so. It’s understood that the potential dates are October 19 and October 26 – with Canelo having already moved off his traditional September date fo...
  • Tommy Langford

    Tommy Langford provides fans with update on his career

    July 3, 2019Tommy Langford

    Former British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Tommy Langford (21-4) provided a brief update on his professional boxing career, “Unfortunately, it’s quite complicated. I’ve been hoping that the phone would ring for another opportunity, but sadly it has not.” Langford’s last fight was a unanimous decision defeat to unbeaten Londoner Lerrone Richards for the Commonwealth super-middleweight title last April in London. Since then, the opportunities have stalled, despite eager to continue driving forward with in his career that has seen him win 21 from 25 fights and lift three major titles. The ‘Baggies Bomber’ continued, “I’m therefore in two min...
  • Jamie McDonnell

    Jamie McDonnell still believes he could have slayed ‘Monster’ Inoue

    April 16, 2019Nathan Weise

    Jamie McDonnell resolute he could have beaten ‘Monster’ Inoue Jamie McDonnell is not a once bitten twice shy kind of man. Being beaten in the ring does not deter him from believing that he has what it takes to floor the man who walloped him. Many people would probably not take this route as they may believe it is better to bow out once you are beaten. Not Jamie MacDonnell. The once WBA bantamweight title holder believes he made a few weight –related errors in the first round that led to his defeat. He insists that with a different weight, he would have made the Japanese champion, Naoya Inoue, eat dust and the championship would have been his. Jamie believes that if he had not pushed the weight too long-not advisab...
  • Orange Electrical Tommy Langford

    Orange Electrical sponsorship gives Tommy Langford added spark

    April 12, 2019Tommy Langford

    Orange Electrical take charge by sponsoring Tommy Langford’s next fight Tommy Langford’s employer Orange Electrical Contractors Ltd has provided the super-middleweight with a financial boost to power his preparation as he gets ready to face unbeaten Lerrone Richards for the vacant Commonwealth and WBO International super-middleweight titles on April 27 at the SSE Arena, Wembley, live on BT Sport. Orange Electrical Contractors Ltd is an electrical contracting company based in Birmingham – where Langford resides – specialising in design and build within all sectors. The former British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion said, “Basically I cannot stress how great Orange have been with firstly employing me ...
  • The Thatched Inn Tommy Langford

    The Thatched Inn raise the bar for Tommy Langford

    February 25, 2019Tommy Langford

    Country pub lock-in sports sponsorship deal Abbotsham’s historic pub The Thatched Inn have backed their county’s biggest boxing star Tommy Langford. The Thatched Inn, located in North Devon, has been the heart of the local community for the past 400 years and their devotion and passion for their area has led them to sponsoring local sports hero Tommy Langford from nearby Bideford. The former British and Commonwealth middleweight champion is moving up to super-middleweight in his next fight on March 9 at the Walsall Town Hall on a BCB Promotions event. Landlord Leslie Heard commented on the partnership, “Although we may not be a big business, we do feel it is really important for us to give back where possible and being able t...
  • Shaftesbury Casino

    Broadway and Shaftesbury Casino gamble on Tommy Langford

    February 7, 2019Tommy Langford

    Birmingham’s leading independent casino Broadway Casino and their sister company in West Bromwich Shaftesbury Casino have joined local boxing hero Tommy Langford’s team in his bid to win titles at super-middleweight. Broadway and Shaftesbury Casino have generously financed the former British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion’s costly training camps for the next year in preparation for his eagerly-anticipated return in the weight class up from his former campaigns, where he won three major titles. Langford’s knockdowns in back-to-back defeats to local rival Jason Welborn was the catalyst for the decision to move up to 168lbs after 23 fights at 160lbs, where he reigned as British champion between November ...
  • J.Ebsworth Brickwork Services

    Brickies back Brentwood boxer Joe Mullender to bag British belt

    January 29, 2019Joe Mullender

    Former English and IBF European middleweight champion ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (11-2) has been backed by J.Ebsworth Brickwork Services to win the British belt on March 8. The 32-year-old from Brentwood will face the reigning British middleweight Liam Williams (19-2-1) in a maiden defence of his Lonsdale belt live on BT Sport at the historic Royal Albert Hall. The iconic venue, steeped in history, has played host to just one professional boxing show in the last 20 years, when Billy Joe Saunders defeated Tony Hill for the vacant Commonwealth title in 2012. Almost seven years on and Brentwood boxer Joe Mullender will headline the televised event that also sees double Olympic champion Nicola Adams and heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois ...
  • Liam Williams vs Joe Mullender

    Liam Williams vs Joe Mullender: 'Odds are stacked against me, but that's what I like' says challenger

    January 17, 2019Joe Mullender

    Liam Williams (19-2-1) will make a first defence of his British middleweight title against former English and IBF European champion Joe Mullender (11-2) on March 8 at the Royal Albert Hall, live on BT Sport. The iconic venue steeped in history has only played host to just one professional boxing show in the last 20 years, when Billy Joe Saunders defeated Tony Hill for the vacant Commonwealth title back in April 2012. The Royal Albert Hall return will also see heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois and double Olympic champion Nicola Adams in action. Welshman Williams was hugely impressive in his move up to middleweight from light-middle when he stepped in to face heavy-handed unbeaten prospect Mark Heffron, now 21-1, for the vacant Bri...
  • Tommy Langford super-middleweight

    Tommy Langford next fight date revealed in new weight category

    January 17, 2019Tommy Langford

    Former British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Tommy Langford (20-3) will next fight on March 9 on a BCB Promotions show at the Walsall Town Hall as Connor Parker (10-0) and Cori Gibbs (12-0) clash on the same card in a final eliminator for the British super-lightweight title. ‘The Baggies Bomber’, named so for his avid West Brom FC following, is stepping up to super-middleweight in an attempt to rebuild his career, which once saw him ranked as highly as second in the WBO middleweight standings when previously signed to Frank Warren. The 29-year-old from Birmingham recently joined local promoter Errol Johnson’s Black Country Boxing stable after back to back defeats to local rival, and now stable-mate, Jason Welborn, who rece...
  • Joe Mullender

    Joe Mullender set for maiden IBF European title defence

    September 20, 2018Joe Mullender

    IBF European title defence awaits Joe Mullender next ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (11-2) will defend his IBF European middleweight title for the first time at the Brentwood Centre on October 20. The ex-English titlist won the vacant IBF strap with an 11-round TKO of Welsh Area champion Lee Churcher (13-4-1) last December at the Copper Box Arena on the undercard of James DeGale’s shock defeat to Caleb Truax. The middleweight from Brentwood, trained by Jamie Williams at the Legends Gym, has been out of action all year as he has been under investigation for testing positive to a banned substance. The 31-year-old tested positive for a banned substance – dimethylbutylamine – and was issued a four-month ban for an anti-doping offense, wh...