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

“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