Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Sick Cleverly cancels WBO defence

Nathan Cleverly has been forced to withdraw from his WBO light-heavyweight title defence against Robin Krasniqi due to illness. The Welsh star was set to face the Kosovan on 28 April at the Royal Albert Hall, London, but has been unable to train for his fourth title defence. “I’ve been unable to train because I’ve […]

Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Scot Taylor secures Team GB place

Lightweight Josh Taylor has qualified for the Olympics, ensuring there will be one Scot in the GB boxing team. Taylor will fight in the 60kg division after reaching the semi-finals of the final European qualifying event, coupled with Sam Maxwell’s defeat. Middleweight Anthony Ogogo, who won a thrilling contest on countback, and light-heavyweight Callum Smith […]

Groves out of world title fight

Groves out of world title fight

George Groves has pulled out of his WBO world title fight against Robert Stieglitz on 5 May because of injury. The British and Commonwealth super-middleweight champion was injured while training in Northern Cyprus. “I am truly sorry to everyone who will be affected by this,” said Groves, 24. “This is the toughest decision I’ve ever […]

GB boxers progress in qualifier

GB boxers progress in qualifier

Heavyweight Warren Baister moved a step closer to Olympic qualification with a thrilling win over France’s Abdoulaye Diane in the final qualifying tournament in Trabzon, Turkey. The Sunderland boxer must win his 91kg category to make the Games and his 18-17 victory put him into the last eight. Liverpool light-heavyweight Callum Smith claimed a second-round […]

Fury stops Rogan in Belfast bout

Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury maintained his unbeaten record as he stopped veteran Martin Rogan in five rounds in Saturday’s bout in Belfast. Fury, 23, made a tentative start as Rogan produced the better work in the first two rounds at the Odyssey Arena. However, Fury put Rogan on the canvas with […]