“The least I can do is teach them how to throw a punch” - Sports Gazette visited Stonebridge Boxing Club in Harlesden to meet Awo Abukor, an amateur boxer who started a ladies-only boxing class to encourage more Muslim women to participate in sport.
A Muslim woman in sport is usually
The Commonwealth Games are usually a time for happiness and excitement as it offers an excellent viewing platform for athletes that may not usually get that sort of attention.
But for Natalie Powell, Gold Coast 2018 just won’t have the same attraction to her.
Powell won a gold medal while competing for
Until 1997, women could not legally box in Great Britain. It would be another fifteen years before Nicola Adams and Katie Taylor would announce themselves to the world in London, as women’s boxing made its debut at the 2012 Olympics.
Six years on, there are just three weight categories for women
There are many people all over the world who hold aspirations of competing in combat sports at a high level but, like all top-class sports, it is extremely difficult to reach the top.
So imagine trying to become the world champion in a combat sport without the use of your right
The dangers of boxing and mixed martial arts were thrown once again into sharp relief this week following the death of 31-year-old British boxer Scott Westgarth following head trauma sustained in the ring.
But another more overlooked source of danger to fighters is the practice of weight cutting. This process involves
Ahead of UFC 222, we caught up with middleweight Julian "The Cuban Missile Crisis" Marquez to hear about his journey from Kansas City to the highest level of mixed martial arts.
Julian Marquez (7-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) burst onto the national MMA and UFC scene after a stunning knockout on Dana White's
Journalists these days might struggle to get exclusive access to footballers, but at the same time, the internet has other, more niche, opportunities.
iFL TV, which covers boxing, is part of a new wave of video content production in sports journalism.
Footballers have little to gain from giving interviews with journalists who
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) -