Articles by author: Phil Barnett(14 results)

Anthony Crolla Looking at Possible Ring Return in May

World title contender Anthony Crolla hopes to return to the ring as early as May, less than six months after burglars fractured his skull and broke his ankle. The Mancunian lightweight admits he is...Read More

Hearn: I'm Still Confident I Can Make Froch-Groves II

Promoter Eddie Hearn admits negotiations over a rematch between Carl Froch and George Groves are proving "frustrating" but remains confident the scrap will eventually happen. Animosity between the ...Read More

Gavin: I Have The Punch That Would Knock Khan Out!

Unbeaten welterweight Frankie Gavin expects Amir Khan to lose his blockbuster with Floyd Mayweather next year and insists he is ready to knock out his former amateur team-mate himself once the America...Read More

Martin Gethin Admits He Nearly Walked From Boxing

British lightweight champion Martin Gethin finds himself on the verge of a world title shot four years after he considered giving up on boxing for good. The Walsall fighter suffered three successiv...Read More

Ceja Warns McDonnell: You Never Fought Anyone Like Me

Jamie McDonnell never dreamt he would fight for a world title - because he is not even a boxing fan. The Doncaster bantamweight can complete an impressive rise tomorrow when he faces unbeaten Mexic...Read More

Price: Could Have Had Chisora, I Wanted Thompson!

David Price is happy to take a hit in the wallet and miss out on a lucrative clash with British rival Dereck Chisora after instead securing a rematch with American conqueror Tony Thompson. The 6ft ...Read More

David Price: Massive Credit To Thompson For Rematch

David Price is desperate to "put things right'' against Tony Thompson after confirming his American conqueror has agreed to meet him in a rematch. The Liverpudlian heavyweight saw his unbeaten reco...Read More

Frankie Gavin Has Bigger Title Goals in The New Year

Frankie Gavin insists there will be no room for sentiment if he has to dump the prestigious British Lonsdale belt in order to secure a European welterweight shot. The domestic champion defends his ...Read More

Carl Froch Credits Bellew For Tough Sparring in Camp

Carl Froch believes his explosive sparring sessions with fellow Englishman Tony Bellew ahead of next week's IBF title defence against Yusaf Mack could prove to be tougher than the fight itself. The...Read More

Carl Froch: Mack, Then Bute - And Then Hopefully Kessler

Carl Froch believes he is finally getting the credit he deserves after becoming a three-time world champion with his destruction of Lucian Bute in May. The Nottingham veteran will make the first de...Read More

Gavin Backs Anthony Joshua To Defend His Olympic Gold

Former world amateur champion Frankie Gavin has backed London 2012 gold medalist Anthony Joshua to make history by turning down lucrative offers to turn professional and instead retain his Olympic cro...Read More

Matt Macklin: Sergio Martinez is Not Underestimating Me

Matthew Macklin's shot at world middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has been confirmed for St Patrick's Day at New York's Madison Square Garden. ...Read More

Pacquiao-Marquez: Both Ready To Prove Their Point

As tiresome speculation drags on over whether Manny Pacquiao will finally collide with fellow superstar Floyd Mayweather, the boxing world runs the risk of overlooking the last man to truly test the F...Read More

Tony Bellew: The Nathan Cleverly Fight Has To Happen

Tony Bellew believes last week’s “electric” face-off with Nathan Cleverly has lit the touchpaper for an inevitable world title scrap. ...Read More