“I don’t feel blind when I’m on the mat”: the remarkable story of Rob Long – the Afghanistan veteran with an incredible jiu-jitsu dream

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

“If our boxer’s in too deep, we’ll pull him out” – a ringside view of success in British junior boxing

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. http://gty.im/627843674 He

Don’t Crack Podcast: Episode 7 – British Boxing Bonanza!

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. LISTEN TO PODCAST BELOW: https://soundcloud.com/adzs93/dont-crack-e7-british-boxing-bonanza Adam Bio Adam

“Joshua will beat Wilder. He’s a better complete package”: Mark Seltzer on the most important fight of Anthony Joshua’s career

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