Online Sport Editor Harry Scott-Munro talks to Exeter University alumni Johnny Fisher, ahead of his professional debut against Matt Gordon on Saturday night.
Fighting Celebs: An Insult to Boxing?
Henry Hood takes a look at the rise of celebrity boxing matches and whether it undermines the training and dedication that professional boxers put into their craft?
Boxing: is the weight finally over?
With Fury and Wilder’s rematch incoming, Cameron Osborne looks at the condition of boxing’s heavyweight division. Is this the year we’ve been waiting for? On the 22nd of February, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will face off in Las Vegas for the second time. The rematch between these two titans of the heavyweight division is […]
Things You Might Have Missed – Round 4
Online sports editor Ed Alexander casts an eye over some of the more obscure stories from the last week of sport
The Long Game – Sport’s Fallen Prodigies: Boxing
In our latest instalment of The Long Game series, Cameron Osborn looks at one boxer in particular – Audley Harrison – whose career never quite lived up to its early promise. Professional boxing is an unforgiving sport, both inside and out of the ring. Boxers repeatedly lay their bodies on the line, and fans come […]
Boxing Varsity 2: Lights Out at The Lemon Grove
FOLLOWING Exeter University Boxing Club’s first varsity of the year in November, the ring returned to The Lemon Grove on Friday 16 February. With three EUBC men taking to the canvas — alongside several bouts from nearby amateur clubs — the night was another success as the punters were treated to an action-packed night of […]
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease found in the brains of athletes with a history of repetitive brain trauma, has been known to affect sportspeople such as boxers since the 1920s. Repeated traumatic events such as punches lead to the progressive degeneration of brain tissue that can begin years or even decades after […]
Myths not legends: Mike Tyson
‘It ain’t about how hard you hit; it’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward’ – so said Rocky Balboa. Whilst Rocky is obviously fictional, it could be argued he is not the only former Heavyweight World Champion known primarily for his contributions to popular culture. After his ego-boasting appearances in […]
From a champion to the champion: Can Anthony Joshua live up to expectations?
292 seconds. That is the time it took for Anthony Joshua to dispatch of Charles Martin and become the new IBF Heavyweight Champion, winning one of the four main belts in heavyweight boxing. Joshua’s 16th knockout in as many fights comes as no surprise to his followers, not least to his promoter Eddie Hearn. Already the money-man […]
Victoria’s Secret: The Angels have landed
Just last week, the American lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret held its 20th annual fashion show, and, as per usual, social media blew up because of it. Just as inevitably as S Club 7 being played at Cheesy Tuesdays, so too was the outpouring of comments, both positive and negative, as the world and his Instagram-filtered […]