“You mean I get permission to punch my mum in the face every day? I love it!” A look at Cory McKenna’s incredible journey so far

Cast your mind back to when you were 19 years old — what were you doing? I was ‘studying’ during my first year at university, though my thoughts were largely dominated by going out and all the other external factors that enter a teenager’s brain. Cory McKenna goes against the stereotypes

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

A look into the barbarism of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship

Combat sports are thriving in a golden area. Anthony Joshua is one of the most prominent faces in British sport and the UFC is still riding its monumental wave after signing their $1.5billion (£1.15billion) contract with ESPN earlier this year.   However, since the deal has been signed, a portion of mixed-martial-arts

‘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

From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 4 Part 2

This is the fourth in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, Chapter 2 grapples with the struggles of sexual identity, Chapter 3 looks at the influence of the media on gender views and Chapter 4 Part 1 discusses the sexualisation of women's sport. Chapter 4: Sexualisation of Women's Sport (part 2 of 2) Despite the fact that sexualisation and exploitation are clearly

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

“Now that I’ve had that feeling, I know how much I don’t want it in this next fight” — Pro boxer Kirk Garvey prepares to fight Miles Shinkwin for the English light-heavyweight title

Light-heavyweight Kirk Garvey is aiming to bounce back from the disappointment of losing a Southern Area title challenge when he fights for the English title against the experienced Miles Shinkwin on March 2nd. Garvey was outpointed by Andre Sterling last November at the iconic York Hall, Bethnal Green, and returns to