• J.Ebsworth Brickwork Services

    Brickies back Brentwood boxer Joe Mullender to bag British belt

    January 29, 2019Joe Mullender

    Former English and IBF European middleweight champion ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (11-2) has been backed by J.Ebsworth Brickwork Services to win the British belt on March 8. The 32-year-old from Brentwood will face the reigning British middleweight Liam Williams (19-2-1) in a maiden defence of his Lonsdale belt live on BT Sport at the historic Royal Albert Hall. The iconic venue, steeped in history, has played host to just one professional boxing show in the last 20 years, when Billy Joe Saunders defeated Tony Hill for the vacant Commonwealth title in 2012. Almost seven years on and Brentwood boxer Joe Mullender will headline the televised event that also sees double Olympic champion Nicola Adams and heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois ...
  • Liam Williams vs Joe Mullender

    Liam Williams vs Joe Mullender: 'Odds are stacked against me, but that's what I like' says challenger

    January 17, 2019Joe Mullender

    Liam Williams (19-2-1) will make a first defence of his British middleweight title against former English and IBF European champion Joe Mullender (11-2) on March 8 at the Royal Albert Hall, live on BT Sport. The iconic venue steeped in history has only played host to just one professional boxing show in the last 20 years, when Billy Joe Saunders defeated Tony Hill for the vacant Commonwealth title back in April 2012. The Royal Albert Hall return will also see heavyweight sensation Daniel Dubois and double Olympic champion Nicola Adams in action. Welshman Williams was hugely impressive in his move up to middleweight from light-middle when he stepped in to face heavy-handed unbeaten prospect Mark Heffron, now 21-1, for the vacant Bri...
  • Tommy Langford super-middleweight

    Tommy Langford next fight date revealed in new weight category

    January 17, 2019Tommy Langford

    Former British and Commonwealth middleweight champion Tommy Langford (20-3) will next fight on March 9 on a BCB Promotions show at the Walsall Town Hall as Connor Parker (10-0) and Cori Gibbs (12-0) clash on the same card in a final eliminator for the British super-lightweight title. ‘The Baggies Bomber’, named so for his avid West Brom FC following, is stepping up to super-middleweight in an attempt to rebuild his career, which once saw him ranked as highly as second in the WBO middleweight standings when previously signed to Frank Warren. The 29-year-old from Birmingham recently joined local promoter Errol Johnson’s Black Country Boxing stable after back to back defeats to local rival, and now stable-mate, Jason Welborn, who rece...
  • Joe Mullender

    Joe Mullender set for maiden IBF European title defence

    September 20, 2018Joe Mullender

    IBF European title defence awaits Joe Mullender next ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (11-2) will defend his IBF European middleweight title for the first time at the Brentwood Centre on October 20. The ex-English titlist won the vacant IBF strap with an 11-round TKO of Welsh Area champion Lee Churcher (13-4-1) last December at the Copper Box Arena on the undercard of James DeGale’s shock defeat to Caleb Truax. The middleweight from Brentwood, trained by Jamie Williams at the Legends Gym, has been out of action all year as he has been under investigation for testing positive to a banned substance. The 31-year-old tested positive for a banned substance – dimethylbutylamine – and was issued a four-month ban for an anti-doping offense, wh...
  • St Philips Chambers Employment Team

    St Philips Chambers Employment Team back Tommy Langford’s British title bid

    September 4, 2018Tommy Langford

    St Philips Chambers Employment Team have backed Birmingham-based former British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion, Tommy Langford, in his bid to regain the British title. Langford conceded his British middleweight championship to local rival Jason Welborn by a single point on May 4, in a fight that has now been nominated as ‘Contest of the Year’ in the British Boxing Board’s annual awards. The pair now get to do it all again on September 8 at the Arena Birmingham in one of the year’s most eagerly-anticipated showdowns, titled ‘The Battle of the Baggies 2’. The fight, being shown live on Sky Sports, is part of a bumper show headlined by Amir Khan as he looks to overcome tough Columbian, Samuel Vargas. G...
  • Broadway Casino

    Broadway Casino place their bets on Tommy Langford

    September 3, 2018Tommy Langford

    Broadway Casino bet on Tommy Langford to regain British belt Birmingham’s leading independent casino have backed local boxing hero Tommy Langford to win back the British title on September 8 at the Birmingham Arena, live on Sky Sports. Broadway Casino have generously financed the former British, Commonwealth and WBO Inter-Continental middleweight champion’s costly training camp in preparation for his eagerly-anticipated rematch with the British titleholder Jason Welborn on the undercard of Amir Khan’s next fight. The plush gaming complex, situated in the city centre, is headed up by Managing Director Denis Dowling and General Manager Charles Griffin, who boast over 60 years of experience between them. Established in 2005, Bro...
  • Lucas Matthysse v Manny Pacquiao

    Tim Rickson breaks down Lucas Matthysse v Manny Pacquiao

    July 10, 2018British Boxing News

    Boxing’s only ever eight-weight world champion Manny Pacquiao (59-7-2) fights for his 12th world title against current WBA world welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (39-4) on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, live on ESPN+. It’s a title that the octuple world champion has never won in his 23-year career but former victims Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto both previously have. The 68-fight veteran has won the WBO title at welterweight but conceded it a year ago in Brisbane and hasn’t fought since. The heavy-handed Argentine defending champion has devastating power as his record of 36 knockouts from 39 wins testifies. Combined, they share a total number of 74 knockouts between them, so stats suggest this event could finish early. Pac’s abil...
  • Liam Smith v Jaime Munguia

    Tim Rickson breaks down Liam Smith v Jaime Munguia

    July 10, 2018British Boxing News

    It’s ‘Beefy’ versus ‘The Beast’! Mexican Munguia is just 21-years-old, but has racked up 29 wins already in his career with a frightening 25 KO’s. It was a fourth-round demolition of world champion Sadam Ali that awarded him the WBO world super-welterweight title that Smith once owned during 2015-2016 and is flying 5,000 miles to reclaim. Ali foolishly fought Munguia in an attempt to show his unexpected upset over an aging Miguel Cotto was a testament to his speed and skill and not because he was facing a spent force. Instead, The Ring Magazine’s 2017 Prospect of the Year justified the hype surrounding him by dropping the champ within the first minute and finishing him three rounds later in devastating fashion. Smith, the WBO no...
  • Welborn Langford rematch

    Jason Welborn v Tommy Langford rematch added to Khan-Vargas undercard

    July 10, 2018Tommy Langford

    The eagerly-awaited rematch between British middleweight champion Jason Welborn (23-6) and former titlist Tommy Langford (20-2) has been added to the Amir Khan v Samuel Vargas undercard at Birmingham Arena on September 8, live on Sky Sports. The Birmingham boxers will be joined by a whole host of local talent on the card, including Sam Eggington and Gamal Yafai. The local rivals had their first meeting on May 4 in Walsall in the headlining fight on Black Country Boxing Promotions’ biggest ever event, titled ‘Battle of the Baggies’. Both West Bromwich Albion fans went to war in an early ‘Fight of the Year’ contender with underdog Welborn just stealing the decision with scores of 114-113 twice and 115-113 reversed. Promoter Edd...
  • Nick Webb

    Westlab back unbeaten heavyweight Nick Webb

    May 16, 2018Nick Webb

    Unbeaten heavyweight talent Nick Webb (12-0), 30-years-old from Chertsey, has received a welcomed boost to his professional boxing career from Westlab entrepreneur and investor Scott Livingston. The successful mineral wellbeing company, based in Surrey, and CEO Scott Livingston have sponsored the undefeated heavy-handed heavyweight in his promising career that currently boasts 10 knockouts from 12 wins. ‘Wild’ Webb, a former ABA finalist, is now knocking on the door for the English title. The 6’5” star commented on the newly-formed partnership, “Really pleased to have the backing of Westlab in my professional boxing career. They financially allow me to do what I need to do, and their products are a great help to me as well. The ...