Avanesyan Beaten As Wood Eyes Up Next Bout

So, what fight fans have expected for quite some time, finally materialised overnight as Leo Santa Cruz relinquished the WBA Super featherweight championship meaning that Nottingham fighter, ‘Leighthal’ Leigh Wood is the divisions, sole, world champion. The decision by Cruz, 38-2-1(19) means that Wood, 26-2(16) is the WBAs only world champion now, and attention, for…

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Second Pro Fight For Hopewell

In leaving no stone unturned, North Notts boxer, Nicola Hopewell (1-0; 1), nicknamed ‘The Hurricane,’ has certainly enjoyed a somewhat differing training camp this time around, as she heads into Friday night’s Doncaster Dome fight, against the Spaniard, Buchra El Quaissi (3-3-3; 1). This may be just the second, professional fight, of the 31-year-old boxer’s…

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Essuman And Still

Nottingham based boxer Ekow Essuman (18-0) beat Londoner Samuel Antwi (14-2) to reclaim his three belts on the undercard of the James Joyce v Joseph Parker bout in Manchester last night. In a classic scrap to start the evening shown live on BT Sport pay-per-view, the Engine outworked and outboxed his resilient opponent to pick…

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Hurricane Hopewell Ready To Rumble

Dream venue? Professional debut? Both boxes will be ticked on Friday night when Worksop boxer, Nicola ‘Hurricane’ Hopewell, steps into the ring at Bramall Lane, Sheffield, on the Dennis Hobson Jnr (Fight Academy) fight-card. In opposing 29-year-old Slovakian veteran, Claudia Ferenczi, 20-96-8(10), Hopewell could not have been afforded a much tougher opponent for her professional…

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