Tag: Boxing

Wood Ready To Chop Down Conlon In Home Defence

Nottingham’s favourite son, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood, 25-2 (15), takes to the ring in the first defence of his WBA World featherweight title on March 12, and he’s calling on the… read more Wood Ready To Chop Down Conlon In Home Defence

Ellis Wins Debut Bout

Originally scheduled for five, the Scott Calow Promotions/Boxing Connected fight night at the North Notts Arena, in Worksop, still portrayed four, top-quality contests, this past Saturday night. Both Joe Underwood… read more Ellis Wins Debut Bout

Cairns ‘Ready’ For Fight Night

Unbeaten Worksop prospect, southpaw Declan Cairns, 3-0 (1), has more reason than most to push through a successful fight career – he’s doing so in memory of his beloved mother…. read more Cairns ‘Ready’ For Fight Night

Underwood Hughes Aiming For Seventh Win

Considering all that has been going on in the world around him, and the rest of us, 2021 has actually been a relatively busy year for the Beeston boxer, Joe… read more Underwood Hughes Aiming For Seventh Win

18-Year-Old Ellis To Make Pro Debut

Nottinghamshire’s latest addition to the paid ranks of professional boxing makes his debut at the North Notts Arena on November 20 as the highly decorated amateur, Marcus Ellis, continues his… read more 18-Year-Old Ellis To Make Pro Debut

Wood Ready For First Title Defence

Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing, alongside global sports broadcasting giants, DAZN, have won the purse bids, over Top Rank, for Nottingham boxer, Leigh Wood and his first defence of the WBA… read more Wood Ready For First Title Defence

The Engine Roars Home

Those that stayed up through the early hours of Sunday morning may have an entitled opinion that the weekends best fight was the stunning affair in Las Vegas between Tyson… read more The Engine Roars Home

The Engine Raring To Go

Nottingham Boxer Ekow Essuman fights Danny Ball tomorrow night (Saturday 9th October) in Birmingham as he looks to defend his BBBofC British and Commonwealth Welterweight titles. The fight takes place… read more The Engine Raring To Go

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