‘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

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

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

From lightweight champion to war hero: Author Gene Pantalone tells the incredible story of Lew Jenkins

From the lightweight champion of the world to a recognised war hero, Lew Jenkins lived a life almost too unbelievable to be true. Despite his notoriety in the 1940s, Jenkins is now largely unheard of. However, his story — both in the ring and outside — is extraordinary. A tragedy if it were

Johnny Nelson: “I think the loser of this fight retires but the winner possibly will go on to fight another big name in the heavyweight division”

Saturday marks the long awaited rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew at London’s 02 Arena.   The rematch, which was due to take place on 17th December last year, was postponed due to Haye suffering, what he labelled, a “freak” accident.   The rematch comes after Bellew upset the odds by a long margin

British boxer fights to normalise Muslim women in sport with ladies-only class

“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

“Because I loved boxing, people assumed that I wanted to be a boy”: Stacey Copeland on women’s boxing, perceptions of femininity and deciding against a nickname

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