Ringside Round-Up: ‘King’ Arthur back on winning trail

Super Six contender Arthur Abraham returned to winning ways on Saturday night, stopping Argentinean Pablo Farias after five rounds in Offenburg, Germany.

Having started off at his usual slow pace, Abraham put together some hard combinations to put Farias down twice in the fifth, before a third knockdown led to referee Manuel Maritxalar to call an end to proceedings.

Williams looking ‘Solid’ in run up to McPhilbin clash

Queensberry Promotions kicks off the domestic boxing calendar on January 13 with a cracking card from York Hall, which sees British cruiserweight champ Leon ‘Solid’ Williams make his first defence against Shane McPhilbin.

Williams revealed he has undergone a tough training camp over the festive period and has made sure that any Christmas turkey has been accompanied by a huge amount of hard graft at the Trad TKO gym in Canning Town.

Olubamiwo withdraws from Chisora fight

Larry Olubamiwo has pulled out of Saturday night’s heavyweight showdown with former British and Commonwealth champion Dereck Chisora with just four days to go due to illness.

Olumbamiwo released a statement on his Facebook page last night confirming the news which has left Dereck Chisora in limbo and unhappy at the timing of the withdrawal.

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Chisora and Olubamiwo in make or break clash

London heavyweight rivals Dereck Chisora and Larry Olubamiwo will put everything on the line next week at Wembley Arena as they aim to get their careers back on track.

Fury: ‘I’ll flatten Chisora!’

Tyson Fury called on British heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora to relinquish the belt or face him after his crushing defeat of Brazilian Marcelo Luiz Nascimento.

Ringside Round-Up

British boxing prospects Tyson Fury and Frankie Gavin delivered real statements of intent with their performances on Saturday night, both winning in impressive fashion.

Heavyweight Fury knocked out unbeaten Brazilian import Marcelo Luiz Nascimento in the fifth round of their contest, after dropping his man in the first and then going on to nullify him with the jab.

Price struggling to get top heavyweights in the ring

Promoter Frank Maloney has revealed that he is struggling to get top heavyweights to face 6ft 8in Liverpool pugilist David Price.

The Olympic bronze medallist, unbeaten in nine professional fights, returns to action at Brentwood Centre on February 5 and a top class domestic opponent is yet to be named in the opposing corner.

DeGale storms to British title

Olympic gold medallist James DeGale broke Liverpool hearts last night by snatching the British super-middleweight title from local boy Paul Smith in only his ninth professional fight.

DeGale stopped Smith in the ninth round after dominating in every department and forcing the ref to intervene as he reigned shot after unanswered shot on his opponent.

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Frankie Gavin pulls out of Magnificent Seven

Light-welterweight contender Frankie Gavin has had to pull out of his fight with Dean Harrison on this weekend's Magnificent Seven card after struggling with the flu.

The Birmingham man was due to meet Wolverhampton's Harrison for the Vacant WBO Intercontinental Light-Welterweight title at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, but came down with the flu last week and has been unable to train and regain full fitness since.

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10-Count Quiz: Larry Olubamiwo

With the heavyweight division being controlled by the not so entertaining Klitschko brothers and its most exciting asset, David Haye, unable to make a fight with the Brothers Grimm, the glamour sector of boxing once again threatens to tilt off the world map.

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