Tyron Zeuge steps up vs. Nikola Sjekloca on April 25 in Berlin

Tyron Zeuge (16-0, 10 KOs) has it all to prove on April 25 when the hotly tipped German super middleweight prospect goes against former title challenger Nikola Sjekloca (28-3, 8 KOs) in front of his home fans at the Columbia Halle in Berlin. The seasoned Sjekloca represents Zeuge’s toughest test to date and has secured the young champion his first main event billing. Despite the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Sergey Derevyanchenko & Ryan Kielczweski featured on Friday Night Fights April 17

On Friday, April 17th on ESPN Friday Night Fights, blue-chip middleweight prospect Sergey Derevyanchenko (4-0, 3KO’s) takes on hometown favorite Elvin Ayala (27-6-1, 12KO’s) in the 10-round feature bout of the evening. In the co-feature, WBA #10-rated super featherweight Ryan Kielczweski (22-0, 6KO’s) puts his undefeated record on the line against Connecticut’s own Danny...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Boxing Year in Review: Miscellaneous Awards

While 2014 won’t be remembered as one of the brightest years in boxing, it still produced many memorable moments, even if they were head-scratchers. This article is part 1 of a 3 part series that awards people and events that were eye-catching in the sport. Some awards should be taken more seriously than others. If you laugh at something, you probably were supposed to. Blind Judge...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Fighters of the Week

1. Gennady Golovkin: Put an absolute beating on Martin Murray, who was too damned tough for his own good, but fought gallantly and put on the best performance he probably could have given. GGG has cleaned out middleweight, and now, perhaps, a date with Miguel Cotto awaits. 2. Frank Mir: Well, I didn’t see that one coming. Mir won his first fight since December of 2011 with a short...
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Matchroom & Sauerland link up TV deals for British & German fight fans

Team Sauerland and Matchroom Boxing have agreed a TV rights deal to share their big fight nights. The fantastic deal for fight fans will see 12 title fights in Germany broadcast live on Sky Sports and on the Matchroom Fight Pass, with their Nordic Fight Night series also shown on the Fight Pass, with Matchroom’s 20 shows on Sky Sports broadcast by the ProSiebenSat.1 media group...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Around the Combat World

  (Welcome to another installment of Around the Combat World, where we chart what happened over the weekend from fighters you know or should know that performed away from your TV screen.) Arthur Abraham defeated Paul Smith [UD] David Price defeated Irineu Beato Costa Junior [R6 TKO] Jackson Sousa [won Black Belt Heavyweight and Openweight gold medal, IBJJF London Open] Steven Siler...
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February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Results from Berlin: Arthur Abraham dominates game Paul Smith in rematch

Arthur Abraham (42-4, 28 KOs) retained his WBO 168 lbs title in his rematch with Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs). This time around, he won the fight more cleanly and took home a just unanimous decision with scores of 116-112, 117-111 and 117-111. He made the 8,000 spectators at the o2 World Berlin quite happy, and cleared himself up for a potential fight against Felix Sturm. Smith, like...
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February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Abraham retains super middleweight title on points over Smith

  Arthur Abraham retained his WBO super middleweight belt by defeating Paul Smith of England by unanimous decision for the second time on Saturday. The judges scored their rematch 116-112, 117-111, 117-111 in favor of Abraham, who again dominated in the face of a spirited challenge from Smith. Smith was angered to lose their first bout in September in Kiel, Germany, but there could...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Gallagher: Paul Smith must come out guns blazing this time

Trainer Joe Gallagher says Paul Smith will lay everything on the line tomorrow night to rip the WBO Super Middleweight title from Arthur Abraham at the O2 World in Berlin. Smith is back in Germany for a rematch with Abraham following their first fight in Kiel in September, where lopsided scorecards led to a second crack for the Liverpool fighter. Gallagher has been thrilled with...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith II weigh-in results

Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) both made weight today ahead of their WBO World Super Middleweight Championship rematch on Saturday night at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany. The fighters took to the scales in front of raucous crowd of close to a thousand German and British fans at the capital’s famous Berlin Mall.   WBO World Super Middleweight...
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February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Smith talks sparring with Chris Eubank Jr, doing whatever it takes to win

Paul Smith says that the confidence from his first clash with Arthur Abraham and the improvements in the gym means he will be taking the title back to Liverpool after the pair rematch on Saturday at O2 World in Berlin. The Liverpool favorite landed the rematch he craved in December and has been working tirelessly in the gym with trainer Joe Gallagher to build upon the confidence...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Abraham vs. Smith II presser photos & quotes

Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) came face-to-face at today’s final press conference ahead of their rematch on Saturday night at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany. Arthur Abraham: “I know what I need to do. On Saturday night, I will get the job done. My hand will be raised and the title will remain round my waist! “Smith fought well in our last...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos: Arthur Abraham & Paul Smith workout in Berlin

Fight week has arrived for the rematch between Arthur Abraham and Paul Smith. Today, Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and Paul  (35-4, 20 KOs) participated in a public workout at the famous Max-Schmeling-Gym in Berlin ahead of their WBO super middleweight rematch on Saturday night at the O2 World. Both fighters were put through their paces by coaches Ulli Wegner and Joe Gallagher, in...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Full Abraham-Smith II undercard: David Price, Noel Gevor, Enrico Koelling, Josh Warrington

On February 21, it’s ‘Judgement Day’ in the German capital as Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) takes on Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) in a rematch at the O2 World. Alongside the main event, fans can look forward to a busy undercard. As previously announced, Enrico Koelling (16-0, 6 KOs) will defend his WBA Light Heavyweight Intercontinental title against Mirco Ricci (13-2, 4 KOs)...
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February 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Arthur Abraham: If Paul Smith doesn’t like the judges, I’ll remove them from the equation

Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) has vowed to show Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) no mercy in their rematch at the O2 World in Berlin on February 21. The Berlin-boxer, who was left bemused by the English media’s reaction to their first fight, is ready to leave the decision in no doubt this time, claiming: ”Smith will not hear the final bell!” “I want to make it clear once and for...
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February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Paul Smith: I’m 100% confident I’ll defeat Arthur Abraham

Paul Smith can settle the score with Arthur Abraham in their rematch on February 21 at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany.Smith was left disappointed after finding himself on the wrong end of a unanimous decision in his first attempt to dethrone the German champion. The 32-year-old is aware he may face an even tougher task in the repeat of their September showdown, but he is certain...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

The bizarre behavior of Jermain Taylor

Jermain Taylor's Career Revival Derailed: The unlikely revival of Jermain Taylor's boxing career was upset last week, most likely permanently. Taylor was arrested on January 19 after he allegedly pointed a gun at a fan and threatened to shoot three children in his native Arkansas during a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade. He was also found to be carrying a small amount of marijuana...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

David Price returns on Abraham vs. Smith II undercard

David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) will face Irineu Beato Costa Junior (16-2, 14 KOs) on February 21 at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany. The heavyweights go toe-to-toe on the undercard of the rematch between Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) and Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs). Price returns, following a six-month injury lay-off, ready to kick-start his 2015 with a ten-round contest against the 34...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith preview & prediction

Fight pick & preview - Abraham vs. Smith: On February 28, British super middleweight Paul Smith will get his much-deserved rematch against WBO titlist Arthur Abraham. "King" Arthur has not had an easy time in recent years. The powerful puncher was the main loser of the Super Six tournament, and since then his effort to get back to the top of the world 168 lbs scene mired him...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Top 4 potential upsets in 2015

Few people will forget the sight of Mike Tyson, previously considered nigh unbeatable, searching forlornly for his gumshield on a Tokyo canvas on 11th February 1990. As the heavyweight giant was beaten down by James "Buster" Douglas, boxing fans around the world were left stunned. In boxing, the transformation between favorite to loser is a humbling one. It can make or break a career...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 Top Ten UK Boxing Prospects

2014 in British boxing may have seen the much-heralded emergence of several Olympic gold medalists, but it has also seen lesser-known talents come to the fore. Here are the top ten prospects in British boxing as of this year. 1) Anthony Joshua 25 years old, heavyweight, (10-0/10KO) Joshua fought seven times this year, going from professional newcomer to domestic title level in...
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December 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Josh Warrington fights on Abraham-Smith II undercard, then headlinse in Leeds in April

European Featherweight champion Josh Warrington will feature on the undercard of Arthur Abraham vs. Paul Smith before topping a huge hometown show in a major fight at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on April 11. The 24 year old, who has enjoyed a meteoric rise since winning the Commonwealth title in November 2013, will see his first action of the new year in Berlin as part of the...
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December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

David Price now to return on Abraham-Smith II card in February

Heavyweight sensation David Price (18-2, 15 KOs) is the first name confirmed for the Abraham-Smith II undercard at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany on February 21. Price’s addition was announced today at a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Liverpool, where Arthur Abraham and Paul Smith came face-to-face for a second time this week to promote their WBO World Super Middleweight...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Arthur Abraham & Paul Smith set for rematch on Feb 21st in Berlin

The rematch is on, as ‘King’ Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) will defend his WBO title for the second time against Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) on February 21 at the O2 World in Berlin, Germany, in a return of their September showdown in Kiel. In their first meeting Abraham retained his title with a unanimous points victory over the former British Champion. However, many felt the...
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December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Callum Smith: Eager to showcase his level against Sjekloca; new foe for McDonnell

Callum Smith says he’ll show that he is ready to mix it with the very best when he takes on Nikola Sjekloca on Saturday night at the sold-out Echo Arena in Liverpool. Smith faces Sjekloca in an eliminator for the WBC Super Middleweight title with Smith’s International belt also on the line, and aims to make a statement as he celebrates a pro anniversary in style. The 24 year...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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