2018 Ryder Cup

The 2018 Ryder Cup will be on the Albatros Course at Le Golf National in Guyancourt (27 km south-west of Paris), France, from 28 to 30 September 2018. The current holders are the United States who won in 2016 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota, by a score of 17 to 11. The Ryder Cup is a biennial men’s golf competition between teams from Europe and […]

USYK VS. BELLEW TICKETS ON SALE TODAY

Tickets for November 10’s historic Cruiserweight World title showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew at Manchester Arena go on General Sale today (September 24) at midday. Tickets are priced £40, £60, £80, £100, £150, £200, £300, £500 and £800 VIP and can be purchased from www.stubhub.co.uk, www.manchester-arena.com and www.matchroomboxing.com. Usyk defends his WBC, IBF, […]

2018 Formula One World Championship

Round Grand Prix Circuit Date 1 Australian Grand Prix  Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne 25 March 2 Bahrain Grand Prix  Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir 8 April 3 Chinese Grand Prix  Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai 15 April 4 Azerbaijan Grand Prix  Baku City Circuit, Baku 29 April 5 Spanish Grand Prix  Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló 13 May 6 Monaco Grand Prix […]

The World’s Best Cricket Bats

For the purposes of this ranking list I considered the following bat manufacturers: Kookaburra Gray-Nicolls Spartan Salix Gunn & Moore TON Millichamp & Hall Slazenger BAS Vampire Mongoose Screaming Cat MRF Woodworm Bradbury RNS Larsons Hunts County Adidas Nike New Balance SS Venom Newbery Kippax CA Impala The normal bat weights that are used by […]

Manchester Arena RUNNING ORDER

Running order and weights   5.10pm                  4 x 3 mins Bantamweight Contest SEAN McGOLDRICK              v              BRETT FIDOE (Newport, Wales)                                 (Evesham) Followed by 6 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest BEN SHEEDY                           v              ROB BROWN (Manchester)                                        (Bulford) Followed by 8 x 3 mins Light-Heavyweight contest HOSEA BURTON (13st 3oz) v             TAMAS KOZMA (12st 13lbs 3oz) (Manchester)                                        (Hungary) […]

List of Matchroom Boxers

The following boxers are currently promoted by Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing: The PPV Headline Grade Superstars Classification: Fighters capable of headling a PPV moving forward (regardless of whether they have or have not been in such a position in the past or recent past). Kell Brook – primary market International; first fight under Eddie Hearn: Saturday 17 March […]

List of English Premier League Winners

Premier League Winners List Year Winners 2nd Place 3rd Place 4th Place 1992-93 Manchester United Aston Villa Norwich City Blackburn Rovers 1993-94 Manchester United Blackburn Newcastle Utd Arsenal 1994-95 Blackburn Rovers Manchester Utd Nottingham Forest Liverpool 1995-96 Manchester United Newcastle Utd Liverpool Aston Villa 1996-97 Manchester United Newcastle Utd Arsenal Liverpool 1997-98 Arsenal Manchester Utd […]

500 Best British Fighters Ever… In No Particular Order

Al Foreman Al Phillips Alan Minter Alan Rudkin Albert Finch Alex Arthur Alex Buxton Alex Ireland Alex Murphy Alf Danahar Alf Kid Pattenden Amir Khan Andy Holligan Andy Nance Anthony Crolla Arthur (Ginger) Sadd Arthur Boy Edge Arthur Danahar Arthur Donnachie Arthur Howard Arthur Killeen Bandsman Dick Rice Battling Jim Hayes Ben Duffy Benny Caplan […]

Eggington vs Gavin: Running Order

WEIGHTS AND RUNNING ORDER (TIMES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)   5.05pm                 4 x 3 mins Super-Lightweight Contest CORRI GIBBS (10st 1lb 11oz)        v              MICHAEL MOONEY (10st 11oz) (Birmingham)                                                    (Worcester)   5.20pm                 8 x 3 mins Super-Welterweight Contest BRIAN ROSE (11st 5lbs 6oz)          v              STILIYAN KOSTOV (11st 3lbs) (Blackpool)                                                         (Bulgaria)   5.50pm                 6 x 3 mins Super-Middleweight […]

CUNNINGHAM: THIS IS THE PRO GAME – I’LL KO OGOGO

Birmingham man vows to wreck Olympian’s first pro title fight Craig Cunningham has warned Anthony Ogogo he’s in for a rough ride in his first pro title fight and will KO him to win the WBC International Middleweight title at the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham on Saturday night, live on Sky Sports. Cunningham has enjoyed […]

Gamal Yafai forced out of Sean Davis fight with ankle injury

Gamal Yafai is “devastated” after being forced to pull out of his second Commonwealth title defence on Saturday due to a severe ankle injury. The Commonwealth super-bantamweight champion was preparing to take on Sean Davis in Birmingham’s Barclaycard Arena, live on Sky Sports, only to tear ankle ligaments after a freak training accident Yafai (10-0-KO4) […]

Top 100 Boxers in the UK Today P4P

Preface: Please note that this is a listing of recent achievement not of ability or aptitude. And no, achievement is not ‘which title shots my promoter or manager’ could get me – if you think that then you miss the central point that should underpin titles – the man should make the title; not the other […]

List of Current British Boxers

Heavyweights Adam Machaj AJ Carter Ali Adams Andy Mitchell Anthony Joshua Bill Hodgson Carl Wilson David Abraham David Allen David Haye David Howe David Price Dereck Chisora Dilbag Singh Dillian Whyte DL Jones Dominic Akinlade Dorian Darch Gary Cornish Hari Miles Hughie Fury Ian Lewison James Edwards James Oliphant Kash Ali Larry Olubamiwo Lee Carter […]

Exclusive: Eggington Trains Under Mentor Barry Hearn at Matchroom HQ

In business as in life you get winners & you get losers. Barry Maurice William Hearn I make one of life’s winners. Jon Pegg, Sam Eggington’s trainer, tells me that Barry once said to Sam, “I’m interested in you & your career because watching you fight gives me an adrenaline rush & I’m a (then) 66 […]

Isaac Chamberlain Comes Of Age Through Baptism of Fire

Wadi Camacho vs. Isaac Chamberlain is a bout I’m unlikely to misplace in my mental Rolodex of memorable clashes anytime soon. Rarely do you see the levels of brutality & durability in such a sustained fashion as was on show at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Thursday 29 September 2016. The referee Jeff Hinds had it 94-98 in […]

List of Fighters Advised by Al Haymon

Floyd Mayweather Jr. Antonio Tarver Andre Berto Devon Alexander Peter Quillin Shawn Porter Austin Trout Jermain Taylor Adrien Broner Erislandy Lara Josesito Lopez Gary Russell Jr. Chris Pearson Keith Thurman Chris Arreola Danny Garcia Audley Harrison Daquan Arnett Gerald Washington Omar Figueroa Errol Spence Deontay Wilder Robert Easter Jr. Jamel Herring Edwin Rodriguez Marcos Maidana […]

365 UK Tourist Attractions You Have To See #BucketList

Tourist Attractions by counties in England 5 Bedfordshire. Districts: Bedford, Central Bedfordhsire, Luton. ZSL Whipsnade Zoo (Dunstable) Stockwood Discovery Centre (Luton) Birds of Prey Centre (Wilstead) Dunstable Downs (Dunstable) Wrest Park (Luton) 7 Berkshire. Districts: West Berkshire, Reading, Wokingham, Bracknell Forest, Windsor and Maidenhead, Slough. Windsor Castle (Windsor) Ascot Racecourse St. George’s Chapel (Windsor) Fudge Kitchen (Windsor) Highclere […]

Running Order: Crolla vs. Linares Card

Running order and weights   5.05pm                 6 x 3 mins Light Heavyweight Contest LIAM CONROY (12st 8lbs 5oz)     v      BAPTISTE CASTEGNARO (12st 3lbs 1oz) (Barrow-in-Furness)                               (France)   5.30pm                 4 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest NATHAN WHEATLEY                       v                        DAN BLACKWELL (Warrington)                                                                                      (Trowbridge)   5.50pm                 4 x 3 mins Middleweight Contest MARK JEFFERS                                  v                              BEN HEAP […]

2016 Mr. Olympia Results and Payout

Phil Heath $400,000 Shawn Rhoden $150,000 Dexter Jackson $100,000 Big Ramy $55,000 William Bonac $45,000 Roelly Winklaar $35,000 Cedric McMillan $25,000 Dallas McCarver $20,000 Josh Lenartowicz $18,000 Justin Compton $16,000 2016 Mr. Olympia Finalists Bonac, William Netherlands Charles, Maxx USA Compton, Justin USA Curry, Brandon USA DeAsha, Nathan United Kingdom Elssbiay, Mamdouh Egypt Greene, Kai […]

Team GB Cost £9,378,378.36 Per Medal

Team GB Olympic Funding by Sport 2013-2017 Increased Funding Athletics £26.8m (from £25.1m) – 6 medals in London (hit target 5-8 medals) Boxing* £13.8m (£9.6m) – 5 medals (hit target 3-5 medals) Canoeing £19.1 (£16.2m) – 4 medals (hit target 3-4 medals) Cycling £30.6m (£26.0m) – 12 medals (surpassed target 6-10 medals) Diving £7.5m (£6.5m) […]

Meet Boxing’s Gold Medal Favourites at Rio 2016

Light flyweight Paddy Barnes, Ireland Odds: 2/1 Flyweight Yosvany Veitia, Cuba Odds: 7/2 Bantamweight Robeisy Ramirez, Cuba Odds: 11/4 Lightweight Albert Selimov, Azerbaijan Odds: 5/2 Light welterweight Yasniel Toledo, Cuba Odds: 5/2 Welterweight Daniyar Yeleussinov, Kazakhstan Odds: 5/2 Middleweight Arlen Lopez, Cuba Odds: 5/2 Light heavyweight Julio La Cruz Peraza, Cuba Odds: Evens Heavyweight Erislandy Savon, Cuba Odds: 9/4 Super heavyweight Joseph Joyce, Great Britain Odds: 3/1

What Amir Khan Is Actually Making For The Canelo Fight

Fight Revenue: ? Gate receipts 15,000 * a mean face value of $344 = $5,160,000. ? PPV Revenue $18,387,000 gross – $9,193,500 after broadcaster & distributor share. ? International Television Licencing $1,725,000 ? Sponsorship $525,000 Total Estimated Fight Revenue $25,797,000 Fight Revenue After HBO/Distributors Cut of PPV $16,603,500 Less: Undercard $1,125,000 Less: Event Costs (Venue, Security, Insurance, etc) $1,250,000 Remaining $14,228,500 Split 50-30-20 between […]

Britain’s 80 Best Boxers Since 1980

Fallacies that obscure the historical narrative: Titles. British boxing since 1980 has been ground central – at an accelerating rate – of the product diluting effects of the proliferation of nominally designated ‘major’ sanctioning bodies & their belts. This has made comparison of legacy based on titles won or defenses made alone entirely meaningless. Those […]

The UK’s 50 Hottest Prospects

Criteria for prospect status & ranking for the purposes of this listing: Less than 10 professional fights. That is 9 or less. Under the Age of 30 – with preference given to younger fighters. Fighter’s ability & proven pedigree – in the amateurs & in early professional bouts – accounts for 65% of their ranking. […]

What Boxer’s Who Dope Are Taking

What follows are details on substances included in a typical known boxer PED regime – that of one Yuriorkis Gamboa. A hand written PED cycle was found when Gamboa’s ‘anti-aging’ clinic was raided by US officials. I have also included details of substances commonly used by boxers who use performance enhancing drugs outside of his regime […]

The Most to Least Worthy Heavyweight Champions in Boxing History

For decades the heavyweight championship of the world was the richest & most revered title in all of professional sports. Holders of this title were as famous & interwoven at the top of the cultural hierarchy as any film star or political leader. These men were uncrowned royalty in the wider culture. In truth the […]