Tag: Boxing

Wood Becomes World Champion

Little over ten years ago I sat with a man in a pub who was a regular at the Phoenix Boxing Club in Gedling and he told me “there’s a… read more Wood Becomes World Champion

Essuman Fighting For Title

Nottingham based boxer Ekow ‘The Engine’ Essuman has told his opponent “I’m coming to collect” as he faces Welshman Chris Jenkins for the Commonwealth and BBBofC British Welter Weight titles… read more Essuman Fighting For Title

Leighthal Leigh Gets World Title Shot

“I don’t believe in monsters, do you?” That’s the rallying call from Gedling-born, Nottingham British featherweight champion, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood after it was announced that he would be given a… read more Leighthal Leigh Gets World Title Shot

Underwood Hughes Ready-To-Go After Win

Beeston’s undefeated super featherweight, Joe Underwood Hughes, returned with a victory at the weekend. Managed by Scott Calow, Hughes, 24-years-old, stepped back between the ropes in Sheffield at the weekend… read more Underwood Hughes Ready-To-Go After Win

The Gifted One – Rest In Peace

It is with the greatest sadness that we have learnt of the passing of one Nottingham’s finest, that of ‘The Gifted One,’ Kirkland Laing, at the age of 66. A… read more The Gifted One – Rest In Peace

Daws Beaten For First Time

Nottingham born boxer Brad Daws was beaten for the first time in his pro-career last night as the 24-year-old (now 6-1) lost to the unbeaten Mark McKeown (4-0) in Bolton…. read more Daws Beaten For First Time

Wood Reflects – An Interview With Our British Champion

Newly crowned British Featherweight boxing champion Leigh Wood took time out to speak exclusively to me about his title and the exciting times ahead. The 32-year-old Gedling man used all… read more Wood Reflects – An Interview With Our British Champion

Wood Inspired Daws Ready For Fight

After watching his close friend Leigh Wood take the British Featherweight title in tremendous style at the weekend, Carlton’s Brad Daws will now focus on creating his own piece of… read more Wood Inspired Daws Ready For Fight

Wood Takes British Belt In Style

Leigh Wood is the new British Featherweight Champion after a stunning demolition of Reece Mould at Wembley Arena. The Nottingham boxer produced a superb display against a good up and… read more Wood Takes British Belt In Style

Wood Hoping That ‘Experience’ Will Show

As we count down the hours until both boxers enter the ring for what is set to be a potential fight of the night, on the undercard of the Josh… read more Wood Hoping That ‘Experience’ Will Show

Leighthal Leigh Heads Into British Showdown

“The higher you build your barriers, the taller I become” Nottingham Forest fan, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, finally steps back into the ring this weekend, opposing Doncaster’s Reece Mould for the… read more Leighthal Leigh Heads Into British Showdown

When Froch Beat Odin – Eighteen Years Today

“The Cobra was beginning to make a name for himself.” Carl Froch in ‘The Cobra: My Story’ (2013)   It has been eighteen years since ‘The Cobra’ first appeared as… read more When Froch Beat Odin – Eighteen Years Today

Leighthal Back In Action For British Belt

It’s finally happening, Nottingham’s 32-year-old, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, 23-2(13), is finally stepping back into a boxing ring. The former Midlands Area, Commonwealth and WBO European featherweight champion, who hasn’t fought… read more Leighthal Back In Action For British Belt

Daws Begin To Open For Carlton Boxer

He’s been sparring that of Rendall Munroe and Gavin McDonnell, as well as Ricky Hatton’s protégé, Jack Murphy, as he prepares to oppose unbeaten Scotsman, Mark McKeown, 3-0(1), next month…. read more Daws Begin To Open For Carlton Boxer

Boxer Booth Passes Away

Nottingham boxer Nicky Booth has tragically passed away, aged just 40 years old. The former British & Commonwealth Champion who’s older brother Jason also held a British title, had been… read more Boxer Booth Passes Away

Wood To Challenge For British Title

‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood is to challenge for a British featherweight strap in early 2021. A dream come true for Nottingham’s featherweight boxer, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, 23-2(13) as his manager, the… read more Wood To Challenge For British Title

Essuman Becomes European Champion

Ekow Essuman beat Frenchman Cedrick Peynaud to win the IBF European Welterweight title live on BT Sports last night as the Botswanan born Nottingham man took a unanimous decision on… read more Essuman Becomes European Champion

Ekow Aiming To Be European King

Nottingham boxer Ekow Essuman starts the final week countdown towards the biggest fight in his career so far this Saturday night as he takes on Frenchman Cedrick Peynaud in an… read more Ekow Aiming To Be European King

Pittance Too Tough For Sugden

Height and reach advantage gave the awkward Light Heavyweight Shakan Pitters the edge in a toughly contested bout that went the distance in Redditch as the Birmingham born unbeaten boxer… read more Pittance Too Tough For Sugden

Sugden Live On Channel 5

Newark born boxer Chad Sugden will fight live on free-to-air television on Saturday night as he faces Shakan Pitters for the British Light Heavyweight title. Former kick boxer Sugden who… read more Sugden Live On Channel 5