Derrick Osaze: “I’m definitely in a good place and I’m just eager to put on a show.”

Derrick Osaze: "I’m definitely in a good place and I’m just eager to put on a show.” By Oliver McManus The intensely likeable Derrick Osaze has been calling for breakout fights ever since upsetting the odds to become Ultimate Boxxer champion in May 2019. Since then The Punching Preacher has been in action just once; … Continue reading Derrick Osaze: “I’m definitely in a good place and I’m just eager to put on a show.”

Matt Windle: “It’s a big test for him, this is where we find out what he’s about.”

Matt Windle: “It’s a big test for him, this is where we find out what he’s about." By Chandler Waller Ahead of his Commonwealth title bid on Friday night, Matt Windle is inspired by the potential of flying the flag for Birmingham boxing. Next year, the Commonwealth Games will take place in the West Midlands … Continue reading Matt Windle: “It’s a big test for him, this is where we find out what he’s about.”

Neil McCubbin Vies For Commonwealth Gold On Fightzone

Neil McCubbin Vies For Commonwealth Gold On Fightzone By Ian Aldous This Friday night, live on Fightzone, a piece of boxing history commences when a 108-pound title, only competed for twice in the last 119 years, is on the line. Neil McCubbin (5-0) takes a step up in competition when he battles Matt Windle for … Continue reading Neil McCubbin Vies For Commonwealth Gold On Fightzone

Lovemore Ndou: “I believe that one failure prepares me for success in the future.”

Lovemore Ndou: "I believe that one failure prepares me for success in the future." By Chris Akers                                                 Having lost to Miguel Cotto in 2004, Lovemore won six of his seven fights, his one blemish in that sequence a loss against Junior Witter, on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins vs Howard Eastman in 2005. He then fought … Continue reading Lovemore Ndou: “I believe that one failure prepares me for success in the future.”

Ryan Garner: “To have the support of Frank Warren throughout everything has been amazing.”

Ryan Garner: “To have the support of Frank Warren throughout everything has been amazing." By Oliver McManus Prodigious talent Ryan Garner is back and, he says, feeling ‘better than ever.’ The 23 year old returned to the ring in April after a 14 month absence and already has his eyes set on bigger challenges. Garner dusted … Continue reading Ryan Garner: “To have the support of Frank Warren throughout everything has been amazing.”

Mikaela Mayer: “I don’t really have any hard feelings towards Harper, but she has something I want.”

Mikaela Mayer: "I don't really have any hard feelings towards Harper, but she has something I want." If Mikaela Mayer has learned anything from our latest interview, it was the word punditry. The American and English language barrier evident in my opening sentence. Mayer was alien to the word and I failed to resonate with … Continue reading Mikaela Mayer: “I don’t really have any hard feelings towards Harper, but she has something I want.”

Rachel Ball: “I’ve always appreciated the opportunities I have been given.”

Rachel Ball: "I've always appreciated the opportunities I have been given." The night before our Zoom interview Rachel Ball was in Sheffield to cheer on her friend and stablemate Katie Healy on her professional debut. Ball came prepared for the Yorkshire weather, the size of the umbrella would have allowed for sharing, but she was … Continue reading Rachel Ball: “I’ve always appreciated the opportunities I have been given.”

Katie Healy: “I was so lucky to have my debut on such an amazing platform like Fightzone.

Katie Healy: "I was so lucky to have my debut on such an amazing platform like Fightzone." The long days of a training camp, deprived of food, energy, a body in permanent pain, the life of a boxer is hard, unimaginable even. Katie Healy has just experienced her first training camp as a professional boxer … Continue reading Katie Healy: “I was so lucky to have my debut on such an amazing platform like Fightzone.

Lovemore Ndou: “They broke my left arm. They chipped my front tooth. They set a dog on me that almost bit off my eye.”

Lovemore Ndou: “They broke my left arm. They chipped my front tooth. They set a dog on me that almost bit off my eye.” By Chris Akers During research for my interview via Zoom with Lovemore Ndou, it is clear that he has led an eventful life, in which one can imagine he has displayed … Continue reading Lovemore Ndou: “They broke my left arm. They chipped my front tooth. They set a dog on me that almost bit off my eye.”

Craig Cunningham: ‘I wanted to win titles and get big paydays; the titles came but the money didn’t.’

Craig Cunningham: 'I wanted to win titles and get big paydays; the titles came but the money didn’t.' By Louis Devereux It’s no secret that boxing is a difficult way to make a living, and the path to the top is by no means a level playing field. Talent tends to play second fiddle to … Continue reading Craig Cunningham: ‘I wanted to win titles and get big paydays; the titles came but the money didn’t.’