Features http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature en Frampton - Martinez frustration driving me to victory http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0207-frampton-martinez-frustration-driving-me-victory <p> Carl Frampton has told Kiko Martinez that he will pay for pulling out of two fights with him as he plans to rip the European super bantamweight title from his possession in Betfair&rsquo;s &lsquo;Unfinished Business&rsquo; live on Sky Sports from the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on Saturday February 9.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0207-frampton-martinez-frustration-driving-me-victory" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0207-frampton-martinez-frustration-driving-me-victory#comments Carl Frampton featured Kiko Martinez Thu, 07 Feb 2013 19:15:32 +0000 2362 at http://www.boxingfutures.com George Groves wants winner of Abraham-Stieglitz http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0206-george-groves-wants-winner-abraham-stieglitz <p>British super-middleweight star George Groves has targeted the winner of WBO World Champion Arthur Abraham and Robert Stieglitz&rsquo;s clash next month.</p> <p> The unbeaten Hammersmith southpaw first challenges Mouhamed Ali Ndiaye for the Vacant European title on Saturday 16th March at Wembley Arena, with Abraham and Stieglitz meeting a week later in Germany.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0206-george-groves-wants-winner-abraham-stieglitz" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0206-george-groves-wants-winner-abraham-stieglitz#comments Arthur Abraham featured George Groves Robert Stieglitz Wed, 06 Feb 2013 12:54:06 +0000 2361 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Kiko Martinez - Frampton won’t hear the final bell http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0130-kiko-martinez-frampton-won-t-hear-final-bell <p>Kiko Martinez has vowed to pour the pressure on Carl Frampton when the pair meet on February 9th in Betfair&rsquo;s &lsquo;Unfinished Business&rsquo;, and the Spaniard says he will KO the Belfast star live on Sky Sports.</p> <p> Martinez defends his European super bantamweight title against The Jackal on a great night of action that the Belfast fight fans have snapped up tickets for &ndash; but the 26 year old visitor is relishing his role as party pooper and wants to derail Frampton&rsquo;s rise to the stop.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0130-kiko-martinez-frampton-won-t-hear-final-bell" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0130-kiko-martinez-frampton-won-t-hear-final-bell#comments Carl Frampton featured Kiko Martinez Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:17:20 +0000 2354 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Matthew Hall - I’ll lay it all on the line against Saunders http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0129-matthew-hall-i-ll-lay-it-all-line-against-saunders <p>Matthew Hall has told British and Commonwealth Middleweight Champion Billy Joe Saunders to write him off at his expense ahead of their fight on Thursday 21st March at London&rsquo;s York Hall.</p> <p> The Manchester puncher, a former Commonwealth champion at light-middleweight, gets another shot at glory when he challenges the undefeated Hatfield star for his titles, live and exclusive on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 437/Virgin Ch. 546).</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0129-matthew-hall-i-ll-lay-it-all-line-against-saunders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0129-matthew-hall-i-ll-lay-it-all-line-against-saunders#comments Billy Joe Saunders featured Matthew Hall Tue, 29 Jan 2013 13:45:27 +0000 2352 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Brian Rose signs with Matchroom Sport http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0128-brian-rose-signs-matchroom-sport <p>Matchroom Sport and Eddie Hearn are delighted to announce that Lonsdale belt holder Brian Rose has signed promotional terms with the team.</p> <p> The British light middleweight champion won the belt outright in December with a win over Sam Webb, and the 27 year old says he believes he can move onto hunting World honours under new promoter Eddie Hearn.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0128-brian-rose-signs-matchroom-sport" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0128-brian-rose-signs-matchroom-sport#comments Brian Rose Eddie Hearn featured Kell Brook Tony Bellew Mon, 28 Jan 2013 12:15:41 +0000 2349 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Eamonn O’Kane - I’ve had a kick up the backside http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0124-eamonn-o-kane-i-ve-had-kick-backside <p>Eamonn O&rsquo;Kane says his loss against John Ryder was &lsquo;the kick up the backside&rsquo; he needed as he prepares for his first fight of 2013 against Gary Boulden in Betfair&rsquo;s &lsquo;Unfinished Business&rsquo; at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast on February 9 live on Sky Sports.</p> <p> O&rsquo;Kane met Ryder before Christmas in London and the Islington man came out on top, stopping the Dungiven fighter in the eighth round of their exciting middleweight clash.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0124-eamonn-o-kane-i-ve-had-kick-backside" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0124-eamonn-o-kane-i-ve-had-kick-backside#comments Betfair Prizefighter Eamonn O'Kane featured Thu, 24 Jan 2013 14:57:28 +0000 2347 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Glenn Foot walks away with Prizefighter trophy http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0121-glenn-foot-walks-away-prizefighter-trophy-0 <p>Glenn Foot beat Dale Evans in the final of the Betfair Prizefighter Welterweights III at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton &ndash; a night that promoter Eddie Hearn called &lsquo;the best Prizefighter yet&rsquo;.</p> <p> The 25 year old returns to the North East with &pound;34,000 in his pocket after adding a quarter-final stoppage to his winner&rsquo;s cheque &ndash; but his victory was just one highlight on a red-hot night of action in the snowy Midlands.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0121-glenn-foot-walks-away-prizefighter-trophy-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0121-glenn-foot-walks-away-prizefighter-trophy-0#comments Betfair Prizefighter featured Glenn Foot Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:25:26 +0000 2342 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Frankie Gavin - ‘My stoppage ratio is higher than Welborn’s'. http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0117-frankie-gavin-my-stoppage-ratio-higher-welborn-s <p>Birmingham might be Britain&rsquo;s Second City but it&rsquo;s yet to produce a bonafide professional boxing world champion since World War Two.&nbsp;In recent years Pat Cowdell, Robert McCracken, Wayne Elcock and Matt Macklin have all faltered at the final hurdle.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0117-frankie-gavin-my-stoppage-ratio-higher-welborn-s" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0117-frankie-gavin-my-stoppage-ratio-higher-welborn-s#comments featured Frankie Gavin Jason Welborn Thu, 17 Jan 2013 16:37:49 +0000 2339 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Sam Eggington aiming to make Prizefighter history http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0114-sam-eggington-aiming-make-prizefighter-history <p>Sam Eggington has his sights set on becoming a record breaker after entering the line-up for the Betfair Prizefighter Welterweights III at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton on January 19, live on Sky Sports.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0114-sam-eggington-aiming-make-prizefighter-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0114-sam-eggington-aiming-make-prizefighter-history#comments Betfair Prizefighter Calum Cooper Dale Evans featured Glenn Foot Prizefighter Sam Eggington Steven Pearce Mon, 14 Jan 2013 15:52:49 +0000 2337 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Frankie Gavin back to his best says trainer Tom Chaney http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0109-frankie-gavin-back-his-best-says-trainer-tom-chaney <p>Frankie Gavin&rsquo;s trainer Tom Chaney says that winning the British Welterweight title has put&nbsp; a sparkle in his fighter and that he&rsquo;ll shine on Friday 18th January at Walsall Town Hall when he defends against Jason Welborn.</p> <p> Chaney, who took Gavin to two ABA titles, Commonwealth Gold and a World title in the amateurs, joined Gavin in the professional ranks as his trainer at the beginning of last year and helped the young star through personal problems that affected his form.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0109-frankie-gavin-back-his-best-says-trainer-tom-chaney" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0109-frankie-gavin-back-his-best-says-trainer-tom-chaney#comments Ben Murphy featured Frankie Gavin Jason Welborn Martin Gethin Tom Chaney Wed, 09 Jan 2013 10:21:18 +0000 2330 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Martin Gethin - to fight for the British title has 
been my dream http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0107-martin-gethin-fight-british-title-has-been-my-dream <p>Walsall favourite Martin Gethin has the opportunity to become British Lightweight Champion when he faces Hove&rsquo;s Ben Murphy for the vacant title on Friday 18th January at Walsall Town Hall.</p> <p> Gethin v Murphy features on an action packed card promoted by Frank Warren, in association with Errol Johnson, headlined with Frankie Gavin&rsquo;s British Welterweight title defence against Jason Welborn.</p> <p> <strong>Name</strong>: Martin Gethin 29, <strong>Weight</strong>: Lightweight, <strong>Born</strong>: Walsall</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0107-martin-gethin-fight-british-title-has-been-my-dream" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0107-martin-gethin-fight-british-title-has-been-my-dream#comments Ben Murphy featured Frankie Gavin Jason Welborn Martin Gethin Mon, 07 Jan 2013 12:35:06 +0000 2327 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Beyond the ropes with Jason Welborn http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0104-beyond-ropes-jason-welborn <p>Promoter Frank Warren&rsquo;s first show of 2013 features an exciting welterweight showdown between the British champion Frank Gavin making the first defence against challenger Jason Welborn at Walsall Town Hall on Friday 18th January. Welborn, a Midlands Area Champion, speaks about his background and preparations for the biggest fight of his career.</p> <p> <strong>Name</strong>: Jason Welborn, aged 26</p> <p> <strong>Weight</strong>: Welterweight</p> <p> <strong>Born</strong>: Sandwell Hospital, West Bromwich</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0104-beyond-ropes-jason-welborn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/0104-beyond-ropes-jason-welborn#comments featured Frankie Gavin Jason Welborn Fri, 04 Jan 2013 14:58:17 +0000 2325 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Watch Showtime’s best knockouts of 2012 http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1231-watch-showtime-s-best-knockouts-2012 <p> Highlights from the most memorable knockouts of SHOWTIME Boxing events from 2012. Watch brutal KOs from Gary Russell Jr. vs Roberto Castaneda, Angelo Santana vs. Johnny Garcia, Deontay Wilder vs. Kelvin Price, and Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales.</p> <p> <iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/STwMLest_QQ" width="560"></iframe></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1231-watch-showtime-s-best-knockouts-2012#comments and Danny Garcia vs. Erik Morales Angelo Santana vs. Johnny Garcia Deontay Wilder vs. Kelvin Price featured Gary Russell Jr. vs Roberto Castaneda Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:56:26 +0000 2324 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Amir Khan and Danny Garcia both up for a rematch http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1218-amir-khan-and-danny-garcia-both-rematch <p> After Amir Khan&rsquo;s impressive and systematic destruction of Carlos Molina, Khan not only revealed his broken hands, but also his burning desire to face Danny Garcia in a rematch.</p> <p> &lsquo;I&#39;d love the rematch against Garcia because I know deep down I&#39;m a better fighter than him,&rsquo; said Khan.</p> <p class="p1"> &lsquo;I made a mistake in that fight and I paid for that mistake.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1218-amir-khan-and-danny-garcia-both-rematch" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1218-amir-khan-and-danny-garcia-both-rematch#comments Amir Khan Carlos Molina Danny Garcia featured Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:00:48 +0000 2316 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Groves: ‘Glen knows how to survive but I expect to stop him!’ http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1210-groves-glen-knows-how-survive-i-expect-stop-him <p>Former British super-middleweight king George Groves hopes to kick-start his charge towards a world title in2013 by doing an emphatic number on veteran Jamaican hardcase Glencoffe Johnson this Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1210-groves-glen-knows-how-survive-i-expect-stop-him" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1210-groves-glen-knows-how-survive-i-expect-stop-him#comments featured George Groves Glen Johnson Mon, 10 Dec 2012 15:06:22 +0000 2310 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Nick Blackwell faces a grilling http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1207-nick-blackwell-faces-grilling <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1207-nick-blackwell-faces-grilling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1207-nick-blackwell-faces-grilling#comments Billy Joe Saunders featured Nick Blackwell Fri, 07 Dec 2012 16:44:50 +0000 2308 at http://www.boxingfutures.com The inspirational story of Peter 'Kid Chocolate' Quillin http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1206-inspirational-story-peter-kid-chocolate-quillin <p> This humbling video charts the rise from extreme poverty of Peter &lsquo;Kid Chocolate&rsquo; Quillin, the current WBO Middleweight champion. Brought up in Grand Rapids, Michigan of Cuban descent, he moved to New York and turned pro. However in 2010 he relocated to LA and teamed up with four times trainer of the year Freddie Roach. His is the classic rags to riches story, and with a record of 28 fights, no losses and 20 wins by KO, he&rsquo;s one of the brightest stars in boxing.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1206-inspirational-story-peter-kid-chocolate-quillin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1206-inspirational-story-peter-kid-chocolate-quillin#comments featured Freddie Roac Peter Quillin Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:30:14 +0000 2306 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Darren Barker aiming for World title shot in 2013 http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1205-darren-barker-aiming-world-title-shot-2013 <p>Darren Barker returns to action against Kerry Hope in Betfair&rsquo;s &lsquo;Christmas Cracker&rsquo; on Saturday night live on Sky Sports &ndash; and the World title challenger says he&rsquo;ll prove he&rsquo;s ready for a second title shot in 2013.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s 14 months since Barker challenged Sergio Martinez for the WBC title in Atlantic City, causing the Argentine plenty of problems before the pound-for-pound great KO&rsquo;d Barker in the 11th round.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1205-darren-barker-aiming-world-title-shot-2013" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1205-darren-barker-aiming-world-title-shot-2013#comments Darren Barker featured Kerry Hope Wed, 05 Dec 2012 13:19:27 +0000 2303 at http://www.boxingfutures.com 20 Great Boxing Quotes http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1203-20-great-boxing-quotes <p><strong>Many of the greatest boxers are men of few words who do their talking in the ring. Not for them the long drawn out press conferences and the endless sound bites for the TV.</strong></p> <p> Luckily for fight fans however, there are always fighters who are as devastatingly efficient at delivering a putdown in or out of the ring. Many of the most spiteful, sly digs often land weeks before the first bell rings, but then sometimes there are those who can sum up the fight game in one emotive, poignant sentence. Here are 20 of our favourite classic quotes.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1203-20-great-boxing-quotes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1203-20-great-boxing-quotes#comments Chris Eubank Iran Barkley Jack Dempsey Jack Handey Jake La Motta Max Baer Michael Olajide mike tyson Nigel Benn Randall ‘Tex’ Cobb Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:18:29 +0000 142 at http://www.boxingfutures.com Liam Smith previews Austin Trout against Miguel Cotto http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1130-liam-smith-previews-austin-trout-against-miguel-cotto <p>Puerto Rico&rsquo;s favourite fighting son Miguel Cotto can expect another tumultuous reception at Madison Square Garden, New York, on Saturday evening when he attempts to regain his WBA World Light-Middleweight title from New Mexico&rsquo;s Austin Trout.</p> <p> The 32 year old three division world champion from Caguas shall enter as a 4-11 favourite but it&rsquo;s certainly no foregone conclusion against the naturally larger and unbeaten 27 year old southpaw who seeks to break into the Big Time himself.</p> <p><a href="http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1130-liam-smith-previews-austin-trout-against-miguel-cotto" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.boxingfutures.com/feature/1130-liam-smith-previews-austin-trout-against-miguel-cotto#comments Austin Trout featured Liam Smith Miguel Cotto Fri, 30 Nov 2012 13:26:00 +0000 2298 at http://www.boxingfutures.com