Articles by author: Nick Halling(57 results)

UK Insider: McDonnell, Dickens, Coyle-Campbell, More

One way or another, October has the potential to be a busy month for Doncaster’s boxing twins, Jamie and Gavin McDonnell. The two are both looking likely to be in action – all that’s missing at the mo...Read More

Quigg Eyes Santa Cruz; Kell Brook's Backing; Bellew

Scott Quigg is defending his WBA regular super bantamweight belt in Manchester on 13 September against an as-yet unnamed opponent. Leo Santa Cruz is defending his WBC super bantamweight belt on the Ma...Read More

UK Insider: Abraham-Smith, McEwan, Joshua-Sprott

Frustrating, patience-testing times in the Smith household, where two of Liverpool’s four boxing brothers are waiting patiently for their respective world title chances. Eldest brother Paul, the re...Read More

Porter-Brook May Be UK Loaded; Burns' Return; Joshua

Matt Skelton sounded like a man whistling in the graveyard to keep his spirits up when he described his opponent this weekend as another Audley Harrison. The only thing the frighteningly-talented Anth...Read More

UK Insider: Mitchell-Vazquez; Crolla-Abril; Lee Purdy

The news that IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez has signed with all-powerful manager/advisor Al Haymon is potentially bad news for Dagenham hopeful Kevin Mitchell. Mitchell won an eliminator...Read More

Macklin Appears To Be Bound For Hearn's Matchroom

It looks increasingly likely that former world middleweight contender Matthew Macklin (30-5, 20KOs) is poised to sign a promotional deal with Matchroom's Eddie Hearn. Hearn spent today (Wednesday)...Read More

Porter-Brook on 9/6, Abraham-Smith, Quigg-Terrazas

Kell Brook is currently at his training camp in Tenerife wondering what’s happening with his IBF welterweight title fight with Shawn Porter. This one’s been up in the air for the last couple of weeks ...Read More

UK Insider: John Murray, Lee Selby, Brian Rose, More

There are lots of quotes in the media from the management of Australian featherweight Joel Brunker saying that their man will be taking on Lee Selby in an IBF final eliminator, but to date there has b...Read More

UK Insider: Macklin; Butler-McDonnell; Mathews-Marsili?

Expect to hear some news regarding Matthew Macklin’s future in the next week or two. The three-time world title challenger is considering his forthcoming plans, and given his pedigree, he has attracte...Read More

Tarver Fancies UK Clash, Maybe With David Haye?

Former world light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver (30-6, 21KOs) has expressed an interest in fighting in the UK. The Magic Man clearly feels he has some tread left on his tires, and fancies mixin...Read More

UK Insider: Abril-Crolla, Kevin Mitchell, James DeGale

Manchester lightweight Anthony Crolla could be on the threshold of a world title challenge. The former British champion is being lined up to take on Cuba’s Richar Abril for the WBA belt. No deal has...Read More

UK Insider: Froch-Groves, DeGale-Gonzales, Joshua

With probably the most talked-about fight in British boxing history now just a matter of hours away, there is still no consensus within the business on who is going to prevail out of Carl Froch and Ge...Read More

UK Insider: Porter-Brook Clock Ticking, McDonnell News

The clock is ticking on the proposed IBF welterweight title fight between champion Shawn Porter and his British mandatory, Kell Brook. Under the terms of the deal which allowed Paulie Malignaggi to fa...Read More

Groves Rejects Polish Judge For Froch Rematch

The horse trading and mind games surrounding next weekend’s Froch-Groves rematch looks set to continue almost right up to the first bell on 31 May. Groves, of course, got this particular ball rolling ...Read More

UK Insider: Cleverly-Bellew II in November?, Webb, More

Earlier this week, former world light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly said it is “inevitable” that he will meet his domestic rival Tony Bellew once again. Inevitable it certainly is. Barring inju...Read More

Selby Likely To Vacate Lonsdale Belt, Eyes World Title

Don't be surprised if British featherweight champion Lee Selby relinquishes his title later this week. The Welshman has already won the Lonsdale Belt outright, and is clearly moving onto a higher plan...Read More

UK Insider: Enzo Maccarinelli, Andy Lee, Gavin Rees

It looks increasingly certain that former WBA light welterweight champion Gavin Rees is ready to call time on his extraordinary and eventful career. The little Welshman celebrates his 34th birthday on...Read More

UK Insider: Rocky Fielding, Anthony Ogogo; Cardle

Significant changes to the structure of Rocky Fielding’s support team should ensure that the Liverpool based super middleweight remains at 168 pounds for the foreseeable future. Fielding’s last outing...Read More

UK Insider: Carl Frampton, Scott Quigg, Martinez, More

Carl Frampton might enjoy the fact that he is listed as the number one contender to Guillermo Rigondeaux in the current ratings published by The Ring magazine. But he doesn’t have what three of the ...Read More

Porter-Brook To Land on Canelo vs. Lara PPV Card?

Shawn Porter’s victory over Paulie Malignaggi at the weekend will almost certainly result in Sheffield welterweight Kell Brook crossing the Atlantic in the summer for his shot at the IBF belt. Under t...Read More