Articles by author: Kevin Francis(432 results)

Jamie Moore Aims To Secure More Glory as a Trainer

TRAINER Jamie Moore was on the verge of quitting a year ago – now he’s on a title fight roll. The former European light-middleweight champion was in Jack Catterall’s corner at Belfast’s SSE Arena last...Read More

Josh Taylor: Postol is Perfect Test, Really Put The Fire in My Belly

FORMER motor mechanic Josh Taylor is roaring towards a title date after a meteoric rise through the rankings. The Edinburgh bruiser meets Viktor Postol in a WBC world super lightweight title eliminato...Read More

Liam Williams Believes He Just Might End Liam Smith's Career

LIAM WILLIAMS wants to put a huge question mark over the future of bitter rival Liam Smith when they clash on Saturday. They will battle it out in a highly-anticipated super-welterweight rematch at Ne...Read More

Paul Smith Vows To Prevail in Likely Last Chance With Zeuge

PAUL SMITH plans to make his experience count when he bids to make it third time lucky in Germany tonight. Smith takes on WBA world super middleweight champion Tyron Zeuge in Wetzlar. And having lost ...Read More

Kid Galahad: I Want Quigg, The Worst 122 Champion in History!

KID GALAHAD aims to punch his way back into the world title mix. Galahad – real name Abdul Barry Awad – was suspended for two years after testing positive for the banned substance stanozolol in Septem...Read More

Klitschko: British Fans Want Fury To Lose, For Me To KO Him

WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO has vowed to put the pride back into heavyweight boxing by knocking out “embarrassing” Tyson Fury....Read More

Tyson Fury Tired of Discrimination, Moving Family To Los Angeles

The WBA Super, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion claims that he does not command the respect he deserves in this country....Read More

Paul Smith: Now Callum is Definitely World Title Material

PAUL SMITH always knew that his little brother Callum was a good bet to land the British super-middleweight belt in double quick time. He was so confident he wagered £100 at odds of 40-1 that Cal...Read More

Langford Watches Mayweather, Ward To Improve Defense

TOMMY LANGFORD has built a powerful case for the defence as he bids to move into the world title mix tonight. The Midlands-based bruiser tops the bill at Wolverhampton Civic Hall, where he defends ...Read More

Brian Rose: I Had To Take a Pay Cut To Lure Jones Back

BRIAN ROSE is so determined to get revenge over Carson Jones he would fight him for nothing. The pair meet on the undercard of the Luke Campbell-Tommy Coyle bill in Hull tonight – and Rose is deter...Read More

Hearn: Frampton Won't Last Five, Six Rounds With Quigg

CARL FRAMPTON will be brushed aside by Scott Quigg if they ever meet in a 'Battle of Britain' clash, according to Eddie Hearn. Quigg made a stunning fifth defence of his WBA world super-bantamweigh...Read More

Frampton vs. Quigg: Hearn Says Haymon is Interested

SCOTT QUIGG believes that his long-awaited domestic dust-up with Carl Frampton could finally be on – if both win their next fights. Bury bruiser Quigg defends his WBA super-bantamweight title again...Read More

Martin Murray Eyes DeGale, Groves, Froch Showdowns

MARTIN MURRAY aims to punch his way to the top after moving up to the super-middleweight ranks. The St Helens fighter challenged for world titles at middleweight three times and now wants to mix it...Read More

Anthony Joshua: I'll Deal With Johnson in Good Fashion

ANTHONY JOSHUA admits Kevin Johnson will provide him with the toughest test of his career tonight. Joshua has knocked out every one of his opponents in a 12-fight run in the paid ranks. But the Oly...Read More

Quigg: When I Demolish Kiko, Frampton Hides Further

SCOTT QUIGG fears a 'Battle of Britain' clash with Carl Frampton may never take place. IBF super-bantamweight champion Frampton has turned down a £1.5m offer to fight WBA belt holder Quigg. Bury...Read More

Derry Mathews Not Worried About Style of Tony Luis

DERRY MATHEWS was once written off as a no-hoper - tonight he fights for the interim WBA world lightweight title. He meets stand-in opponent Tony Luis at the Echo Arena in Liverpool in a contest w...Read More

McKenzie Ready For World Stage, Marco Huck Shot

OVILL MCKENZIE was persuaded to take up boxing by the friends he used to beat up as a teenage street fighter. He followed their advice and now, aged 35, the Derby-based Jamaican is finally homing i...Read More

Murray Has Ten Game Plans Ready To Shock Golovkin

MARTIN MURRAY has had world champion Gennady Golovkin in his sights every day of his training camp. Murray will attempt to pull off one of the biggest shocks for years when he faces WBA middleweigh...Read More

Tarver Confident He Would Drill David Haye 'Out Cold'

Former five-time world champion Antonio ‘Magic Man’ Tarver has called out Haye, who says he is ready to return after a two-year absence. American Tarver is still fighting at the ripe old age of 46 ...Read More

De La Hoya: Khan Can Be One of The Best of All Time!

BOXING legend Oscar De La Hoya believes that Amir Khan can become one of the greatest fighters of all time. He is also convinced that Khan has the ability to cause a major shock when he finally cli...Read More