British boxing in shock after Westgarth death

By Martyn Herman LONDON, Feb 26 : The death of heavyweight Scott Westgarth was described as a disaster by British Boxing chief Robert Smith on Monday although he said it was impossible to make the sport 100 percent safe. Westgarth, 31, won his fight against Dec Spelman in Doncaster on Saturday but looked uncomfortable as […]

Boxing fever grips Thailand’s boys but doctors raise health concerns

By Prapan Chankaew BURIRAM, Thailand, Feb 13 : – Loud cheers erupt as two boys trade punches at a boxing ring in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buriram. After dominating five rounds, the winner is declared; 11-year-old Nanthawat Promsod, who is better known by his boxing name – “Super Big Saksandee”. He earned 3,000 baht ($94.34) […]

Mayweather and McGregor circus hits the Big Apple

By Steve Keating Undated, Jul 14 : The Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor world media tour stormed into New York with the fighters unleashing more profanity-laced attacks on each other as they looked to build up interest in their light middleweight boxing bout. On the third stop of four-day, four-city barnstorming blitz to promote […]

At 41, Klitschko belatedly finds acclaim in defeat

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 30 : It never happened in the decade when the prosaic nature of his heavyweight domination quite underwhelmed boxing but, at the age of 41, Wladimir Klitschko belatedly earned proper appreciation for his greatness. How ironic, though, that it had to come in defeat. The veteran Ukrainian warrior came agonisingly […]

Joshua set to go global after thrilling Klitschko triumph

By Ian Chadband LONDON, Apr 30 : Anthony Joshua was hailed as “the biggest star in British sport and the biggest star in world boxing” after his exhilarating world heavyweight title triumph over Wladimir Klitschko sky-rocketed him into the global sporting elite. After the Briton’s 11th round stoppage of Ukraine’s rejuvenated former champion at Wembley […]