It’s 4:30pm - while most might be winding up for the day, Michael “The Beast from the East” Pham, Amro “The Handsome Killer” Ghanem and a group of members from the Team Tieu Muai Thai squad are firing kicks and punches at breakneck speed against the blaring noise of grime.
One of the greatest careers in boxing came to an end on Thursday night, when the legendary Roy Jones Jr competed in his final bout as a professional boxer.
Widely considered one of the greatest pound-for-pound fighters the sport has ever produced, Jones - whose record is 65-9 (47 KO’s) -
In a month’s time, Rob Long will head to Aldershot, where he will be looking to retain the Brazilian jiu-jitsu title he won back in 2017. However, this is no ordinary jiu-jitsu tournament, and Rob Long is no ordinary man.
On 8th July 2010, Long was injured in Afghanistan while serving
It’s been labelled “brutal” and “barbaric” by some, but just why has MMA spawned a whole generation of loyal fans in recent years?
Coral Barry is chief sports editor for boxing and MMA at Metro Sport. Sports Gazette got in touch with her to find out about this ever-growing sport, and
Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder? Veteran amateur boxing coach Bob Pearson shakes his head to indicate his lack of interest: “I don’t know.”
He is dedicated to overseeing the junior boxers at Earlsfield ABC in South West London, which is run by Sid Khan, the older brother of London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.
Pearson prefers grassroots development over championship fights.
“Have you ever been to a junior boxing show?” Pearson enquires.
“No,” I confess.
In the seventh addition of the Don’t Crack Podcast, we discuss the landscape of British boxing, following big fight withdrawals, big fight announcements and a visit to the Australian jungle.
For this episode we were joined by our Sports Gazette Colleague and avid boxing fan, Shane Murphy.
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Anthony Joshua's corner man, Mark Seltzer, is huge in the boxing scene. He’s the man stood behind the biggest names in British boxing.
He’s the man with the inside scoop. The man who walks step-by-step with fighters right up to the ropes, those four corners of truth, before they unleash