Povetkin and the Klitschko Two Step

PovetkinIt’s hard not to be fond of Alexander Povetkin, the aspiring young contender from Russia, and his ambitious matchmaker. After just 13 bouts he’s signed to fight two- time heavyweight champion Chris Byrd in a crossroads bout that pitches the fresh faced puncher against the cunning old fox. Continue reading “Povetkin and the Klitschko Two Step”

Pirates of the Injin Chi

PiratesAt one time or another we’ve all been bewildered by the actions of the various sanctioning bodies; from the acceptance of Eddie Croft as a challenger to Erik Morales, to the promotion of deceased fighters in monthly rankings, not to mention the creation of spurious interim, inter-continental and emeritus belts to help ensure every fighter, young or old, good or bad has the chance to possess one at one time or another. Continue reading “Pirates of the Injin Chi”

Cliff Couser to face Shannon Briggs?

Couser2Couser2Thanks to his recent upset victory over Monte Barrett, legendary journeyman heavyweight Cliff Couser is pencilled in to face Shannon Briggs – the former WBO champion bidding to rebuild following his defeat to Sultan Ibragimov. According to Couser at least, the only outstanding formality is Briggs’ signature on the contract. Continue reading “Cliff Couser to face Shannon Briggs?”

Update: Final Bell for Oyebola Today

BlackFollowing yesterday’s premature news of former British heavyweight champion James Oyebola’s demise, I’m sad to report that the gentle giant’s life support machine, which he’s been dependent on since being shot on Monday night, is to be switched off later today. The 46 year old, leaves a long-term partner and two children behind. To date, there are no developments on the detainment of the  three men who fled the scene following the shooting. As always, thoughts go to James’ family and to those for whom he was more than a former boxer. Continue reading “Update: Final Bell for Oyebola Today”

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