Rhiannon Dixon: “I couldn’t ask for a better team to be learning from.”

Rhiannon Dixon: "I couldn't ask for a better team to be learning from." I first interviewed the unbeaten Warrington lightweight Rhiannon Dixon in early 2020. The world was very different back then, a planet totally unrecognisable to what we now know. Back in March last year Dixon was winding down her preparations for her third … Continue reading Rhiannon Dixon: “I couldn’t ask for a better team to be learning from.”

Todd Snyder:  ‘There is a spirit that connects these two cultures that will never go away.’

Todd Snyder:  ‘There is a spirit that connects these two cultures that will never go away.’ By Chris Akers                                            In Todd Snyder’s new book, he mentions how Anthony Joshua was accompanied into the ring by the rapper Nines for one of his fights. With that in mind, it seems that the connection between hip hop and … Continue reading Todd Snyder:  ‘There is a spirit that connects these two cultures that will never go away.’

Natasha Jonas: “I am at the point now where I am sick of looking back, I just want to look forward.”

Natasha Jonas: "I am at the point now where I am sick of looking back, I just want to look forward." There are recurring themes whenever a Zoom interview with Natasha Jonas is scheduled. Despite several reminders throughout the day she is always late to dial in, and when the connection is finally made, her … Continue reading Natasha Jonas: “I am at the point now where I am sick of looking back, I just want to look forward.”

Paige Murney: “It’s a big thing turning pro and I can’t wait.”

Paige Murney: "It's a big thing turning pro and I can't wait." By Lewie Laing Women's boxing right now is currently on a rapid rise with that growth seemingly continuing every single time a female fighter steps through the ropes. Paige Murney is the latest female fighter to turn professional following a glittering amateur career … Continue reading Paige Murney: “It’s a big thing turning pro and I can’t wait.”

Todd Snyder: “It doesn’t surprise me that a guy like James Prince has continued to be successful.”

Todd Snyder: “It doesn’t surprise me that a guy like James Prince has continued to be successful.” By Chris Akers Over the last thirty years, the osmosis of people from the hip hop world gravitating towards the fight game has not been just restricted to rappers  People such as James Prince who manage fighters, originally … Continue reading Todd Snyder: “It doesn’t surprise me that a guy like James Prince has continued to be successful.”

Ebanie Bridges: “I want to change people’s lives. I’ve always been someone who wants to help and teach.”

Ebanie Bridges: "I want to change people's lives. I've always been someone who wants to help and teach." Life is very different now for Ebanie Bridges. Things have changed dramatically for her in the past year or so. But for Bridges, it was all part of the plan. To her, It was no real surprise … Continue reading Ebanie Bridges: “I want to change people’s lives. I’ve always been someone who wants to help and teach.”

Brad Ingram: “I know there is going to be a good atmosphere from the crowd I’m going to bring.”

Brad Ingram: “I know there is going to be a good atmosphere from the crowd I’m going to bring." By Matthew Davies Gloucester’s Brad Ingram is set to become the city’s latest professional boxer when he makes his debut this weekend. Welterweight Ingram will feature on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town show in Swindon where he will be joined by former Commonwealth champion … Continue reading Brad Ingram: “I know there is going to be a good atmosphere from the crowd I’m going to bring.”

Conor McIntosh: “This fight won’t be an easy fight.”

Conor McIntosh: “This fight won’t be an easy fight." By Matthew Davies Boxer Conor McIntosh says time is of the essence when it comes to his boxing career ahead of his next outing this Saturday.  The Welsh super-lightweight is set to appear on Neilson Boxing’s Fight Town show in Swindon just weeks after making his debut in Plymouth.  The 26-year-old picked … Continue reading Conor McIntosh: “This fight won’t be an easy fight.”

Skye Nicolson: “It’s really hard to let go of that dream when you have been so close to it.”

Skye Nicolson: "It's really hard to let go of that dream when you have been so close to it." There is something seriously impressive about Skye Nicolson. The calm controlled and thoughtful demeanour on the other end of our Zoom call radiates confidence and assuredness. Skye seems in total control of her life and career, … Continue reading Skye Nicolson: “It’s really hard to let go of that dream when you have been so close to it.”

Todd Snyder: “Both worlds represent the best of the human spirit.”

Todd Snyder: “Both worlds represent the best of the human spirit.” By Chris Akers                                              Around this time last year, I interviewed Todd Snyder about his biography of Drew ‘Bundini’ Brown, who as well as being Muhammad Ali’s cornerman, wrote some of Ali’s most often quoted lines, such as ‘Float like a butterfly, sting like a … Continue reading Todd Snyder: “Both worlds represent the best of the human spirit.”