Mikaela Mayer: “I have a little gangster in me and I can sit there and bang if I have to.”

Mikaela Mayer: "I have a little gangster in me and I can sit there and bang if I have to." There are nights in a fighter's career where reputations are broken or made. Nights when they have to reach deep down into their souls, often, far deeper than they would like to. Everything comes at … Continue reading Mikaela Mayer: “I have a little gangster in me and I can sit there and bang if I have to.”

Natasha Jonas: “I’ve made a decision that’s best for me and my family.”

Natasha Jonas: "I've made a decision that's best for me and my family." The first time I ever interviewed Natasha Jonas she had just wrapped up filming for a TV drama called Clink. Jonas played an inmate in a women’s prison, and in many ways, another different type of captivity has just ended. Boxing politics … Continue reading Natasha Jonas: “I’ve made a decision that’s best for me and my family.”

Carly Skelly: “Regardless of whether it’s two-minute rounds or three minutes, we are still taking punches to the head and we deserve more money.”

Carly Skelly: "Regardless of whether it's two-minute rounds or three minutes, we are still taking punches to the head and we deserve more money." Liverpool's Carly Skelly has had a tough time of late, fights falling through, an extended absence from the ring, all the momentum from her last fight was seemingly lost. Skelly fought … Continue reading Carly Skelly: “Regardless of whether it’s two-minute rounds or three minutes, we are still taking punches to the head and we deserve more money.”

Hannah Rankin: “In boxing, you are the business, and you need to be able to promote yourself.”

Hannah Rankin: "In boxing, you are the business, and you need to be able to promote yourself." By Jack Rainbow “If you're in Taekwondo, Thai boxing or kickboxing, men and women are treated the same. But when it comes to boxing there's still this premise that women shouldn't be in there” When speaking about how … Continue reading Hannah Rankin: “In boxing, you are the business, and you need to be able to promote yourself.”

Mikaela Mayer: “I would definitely say this is the fight of the division.”

Mikaela Mayer: "I would definitely say this is the fight of the division." Mikaela Mayer is a hard woman to get hold of, her time is limited and valuable. Even on a Sunday, we had to delay our Zoom interview. Mayer is apologetic, an unplanned training session from her trusted coach Al Mitchell kept me … Continue reading Mikaela Mayer: “I would definitely say this is the fight of the division.”

Nicola Hopewell: Looking To Shine In Her Hometown

Nicola Hopewell: Looking To Shine In Her Hometown By Hannah Lucas Come Halloween, Nicola Hopewell will return to the ring eyeing yet another win and aiming to put the fear into her opponent.  But, this fight will be a particularly special one.  For the first time, the 30-year-old Worksop prospect will box in her home … Continue reading Nicola Hopewell: Looking To Shine In Her Hometown

Luke G Williams: “At one point there was quite a prominent lawyer and Ike wouldn’t accept his advice.”

Luke G Williams: “At one point there was quite a prominent lawyer and Ike wouldn’t accept his advice." By Chris Akers The Executioner, The Takeover, and The Problem are just some of the more distinctive sobriquets that have been assigned to boxers over the years. Yet none are as grandiose as the name fans used … Continue reading Luke G Williams: “At one point there was quite a prominent lawyer and Ike wouldn’t accept his advice.”

Luke G Williams: “In many ways, Ike’s name has fallen out of consciousness.”

Luke G Williams:“In many ways, Ike’s name has fallen out of consciousness.” By Chris Akers Ike Ibeabuchi is one of boxing's great what ifs. At a time when the heavyweight division was in the midst of one of its cyclical golden ages in the 1990s, Ibeabuchi was a heavyweight contender with the potential to reach … Continue reading Luke G Williams: “In many ways, Ike’s name has fallen out of consciousness.”

Louise Orton: British Boxing’s Best-Kept Secret

Louise Orton: British Boxing's Best-Kept Secret You can label Louise Orton in many ways. Britain's unluckiest fighter, British boxing's best-kept secret, would both be more than reasonable. She turned professional in 2019 after an impressive amateur career with much hope. As we approach the end of another year, Orton is still waiting for her professional … Continue reading Louise Orton: British Boxing’s Best-Kept Secret