Raven Chapman: “Under the lights as a pro is where I am meant to be, this is where I have fun, this is what I live for.”

Raven Chapman: "Under the lights as a pro is where I am meant to be, this is where I have fun, this is what I live for.” By Lucy McDonald "Under the lights as a pro is where I am meant to be, this is where I have fun, this is what I live for” - Raven … Continue reading Raven Chapman: “Under the lights as a pro is where I am meant to be, this is where I have fun, this is what I live for.”

James Moorcroft: ‘This is my time, there is nothing standing in my way, there are no excuses and I can’t wait to announce myself.’

James Moorcroft: 'This is my time, there is nothing standing in my way, there are no excuses and I can’t wait to announce myself.’ By Louis Devereux James Moorcroft is the perfect example of a boxer who has come up the hard way. Training at the famed Gallagher’s Gym under the watchful eye of Anthony … Continue reading James Moorcroft: ‘This is my time, there is nothing standing in my way, there are no excuses and I can’t wait to announce myself.’

Chantelle Cameron: “I will keep doing what I have been doing and one day they will have to give me one of those big fights.”

Chantelle Cameron: "I will keep doing what I have been doing and one day they will have to give me one of those big fights." Fortune hasn't favoured Chantelle Cameron many times in her career. But when Dillian Whyte pulled out of his scheduled fight with Otto Wallin late last year, Cameron, for once, had … Continue reading Chantelle Cameron: “I will keep doing what I have been doing and one day they will have to give me one of those big fights.”

Rhiannon Dixon: “In my head, there was no way I was having surgery before my Matchroom debut.”

Rhiannon Dixon: "In my head, there was no way I was having surgery before my Matchroom debut." Rhiannon Dixon, after a false start in October finally made her Matchroom debut in December last year. It was a comfortable night's work for Dixon over former opponent Vaida Masiokaite in Manchester, but the win camouflaged a hand … Continue reading Rhiannon Dixon: “In my head, there was no way I was having surgery before my Matchroom debut.”

Kaye Scott: “This will be my last year as an amateur and the Commonwealth Games will be my last tournament and then I am going to have a crack at the pros.”

Kaye Scott: "This will be my last year as an amateur and the Commonwealth Games will be my last tournament and then I am going to have a crack at the pros." For Kaye Scott, it won't be her first rodeo, but it will be her last. However, there is still excitement in her voice … Continue reading Kaye Scott: “This will be my last year as an amateur and the Commonwealth Games will be my last tournament and then I am going to have a crack at the pros.”

Donald McRae: “I try to be fair and to give the interviewee a platform to talk for themselves.”

Donald McRae: "I try to be fair and to give the interviewee a platform to talk for themselves." The quality of a writer can be judged in many ways. Too many complicate their work, you sense they have a dictionary at hand with a view to confuse their readers at the expense of their own … Continue reading Donald McRae: “I try to be fair and to give the interviewee a platform to talk for themselves.”

Monique Bux: From The DJ Booth To The Boxing Ring

Monique Bux: From The DJ Booth To The Boxing Ring By Lewie Laing They say you need rhythm to box. Wales's latest up-and-coming professional not only creates the rhythm, she also adds vocals and then mixes it, literally. Professional DJ, Monique Bux, referred to as Monique B, is set to make her much-anticipated debut in … Continue reading Monique Bux: From The DJ Booth To The Boxing Ring

Donald McRae: “Taylor and Serrano are two great fighters. Their gender did not matter once the first bell rang.”

Donald McRae: "Taylor and Serrano are two great fighters. Their gender did not matter once the first bell rang." Writers are many, but good writers are hard to find. Donald McRae is one of the few. McRae has that rare ability to bring a story to life through his use of the humble word. Make … Continue reading Donald McRae: “Taylor and Serrano are two great fighters. Their gender did not matter once the first bell rang.”

Mikaela Mayer: “I am the A-side and I will always be the A-side against Baumgardner.”

Mikaela Mayer: "I am the A-side and I will always be the A-side against Baumgardner." Unbeaten, a unified world champion Mikaela Mayer has plenty. But it isn't enough. Nowhere near enough. Being a champion doesn't satisfy. Mayer wants to be THE champion. The only champion. For someone who doesn't do routine, such a defence of … Continue reading Mikaela Mayer: “I am the A-side and I will always be the A-side against Baumgardner.”

Kieran Molloy: “I want to be a world champion in the next four years.” 

Kieran Molloy: “I want to be a world champion in the next four years.”  Outstanding Irish amateur, Kieran Molloy, kicked off his professional career on the undercard of Josh Taylor vs Jack Catterall in February. A stoppage victory in the second round on his debut at the Hydro in Glasgow solidified his presence on the … Continue reading Kieran Molloy: “I want to be a world champion in the next four years.”