Women’s boxing: The biggest fight in history

An historic moment in women's boxing has truly emerged, ready to dive onto our screens on Saturday night. Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer are set to put their undefeated records on the line squaring off in an IBF/WBA/WBC/WBO middleweight unification bout headlined on Showtime in a fight dubbed as the biggest

‘Let’s see if Katie Taylor can top a sky box office event – I don’t see why not’ – Adam Smith on the progression of female boxing

Female boxing has experienced an astronomic rise in both representation and awareness in recent years, largely spearheaded by the enigmatic Katie Taylor. This was epitomised on March 15, when Katie defeated Rose Valentine to unify the lightweight division, claiming three of the four belts. Female boxing has experienced an astronomic rise

“It took me two years to feel like I belonged” — Michaela Tabb on the difficulties of being the first major female snooker referee

The culture changing career that all started with a little white lie. Michaela Tabb is widely renowned as a pioneer for equality in snooker, and rightly so. The Scot became the first woman to referee a final of a world-ranking snooker event when she took charge of the Welsh Open

Tottenham Hotspur vs Manchester City: Champions League quarter-final preview

Tottenham face a daunting task in potentially facing Manchester City three times in just 11 days after the result of this morning’s Champions League draw. It is the first time in a decade that four English teams have reached the last eight of the highly prized tournament, highlighting English football’s

“I wasn’t thinking about how badly I wanted a medal. I was just thinking wow, I’m here and I’m pain free” — Holly Bradshaw on winning Pole Vault silver at European Athletics Indoor Championships

This weekend saw Glasgow host the European Athletics Indoor Championships, where Great Britain capped off a successful tournament with a flurry of medals on the final day. Of them, Holly Bradshaw claimed the pole vault silver after clearing a 4.75m jump. Holly took the gold in the Indoor Championships in 2013, but subsequently

Sky Sports Head of Boxing Adam Smith on Anthony Joshua in America, his fight against Jarrell Miller and character changes

Anthony Joshua — OBE, MBE, four-belt heavyweight world champion — has become one of the biggest draws in boxing in only 22 fights. However, to be a true great, you must crack America. Anthony Joshua will make his US debut against an unpopular choice in Jarrell Miller on June 1st. With

“I would go back to hockey if there was some form of head protection” — Retired hockey international Katie Shanahan on head injuries and the need for extra protection

“I was taking down a ball and a defender went to try and clear it. I was so close to her that it just shot straight into my face, in the area between my eyebrows. “I felt like I’d been shot. I crashed onto the floor and I think I passed out

Is boxing in need of a structural change after Fury vs Wilder draw?

Few sporting occasions leave the world at a standstill more than a top class, competitive boxing fight. Whether by the WWE-style smack talk or the intrigue posed by a pair of fighters seemingly inseparable, people are almost magnetically attracted. Although the build-up exclusively focuses on the winner — and all related sub-plots

Sports Gazette Quizmas

Streets and homes alike around the globe have inexplicably stocked up with floods of fluorescent lights and trees, leaving much of the public scratching their heads wondering how December has suddenly arrived. While many of us are indeed bemused, there is one certainty; some Christmas cheer is in order. And what better