Podcast: Cash of the dunes: Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr.

  I'm joined by Jake Jones, the head of combat sport on SportsGazette as well as Saif Ahmad, a professional filmmaker from Saudi Arabia and guest speaker Richard Lenton, an award-winning sports broadcaster and presenter who has worked for newspapers and edited magazines. We'll be talking about the fight taking place

In Sunshine or in Shadow: How Boxing Brought Hope in the Troubles by Donald McRae – A Review

As someone who has grown up in a Northern Ireland post the Good Friday Agreement, I have been told and taught the dreadful tales of the Troubles. I knew that sport had suffered from the violent landscape which Ulster found itself in. But I knew very little about the positive influence which

The trouble with boxing: Untangling the key moral arguments that continue to threaten the sport’s reputation

“The hardest of sports will be asking once again if the game is worth the candle. Quite a few of us who have been involved with it most of our lives share the doubts.” These are the words of late sportswriter, Hugh McIlvanney, after witnessing the fatal injuries suffered by Welsh

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

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