“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

“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

‘‘One day, that’s going to be me’’ – Isaac Chamberlain on a life dedicated to boxing stardom

Sports Gazette spent an afternoon with British boxing prospect Isaac Chamberlain, following his recent TKO victory over Ossie Jervier at the York Hall. In a typically charismatic interview, he explains his route into the sport, the drive behind his community involvement and a potential clash with a heated rival. Tall, stocky,

“Takam will be a tougher test than Pulev” – a first-hand view

Anthony Joshua, Kubrat Pulev, Carlos Takam; Michael Sprott has fought them all. Nick Friend spoke to Sprott ahead of Joshua's showdown with Takam to find out what kind of threat the late replacement poses, as well as what it's like to step into the ring with 'AJ'. When Anthony Joshua and

“You can’t contain Joshua”: Johnny Nelson on Anthony Joshua’s Dominance in the Heavyweight Division

Johnny Nelson is a former British boxer who competed from 1986-2005. He is currently the longest reigning cruiserweight world champion of all time, having held the WBO title from 1999 to 2005 and making 13 successful title defenses. As he currently works as a boxing pundit for Sky Sports, Sports Gazette