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Will 'Fight Camp' Put Boxing Center Stage Again or Is It Hearn's Big Vanity Project

Will 'Fight Camp' Put Boxing Center Stage Again or Is It Hearn's Big Vanity Project

By Ron Lewis - On a clear day you can see London from the back garden of Maskells, the Matchroom headquarters in Brentwood, Essex, which was once the Hearn family home. The grounds sweep down a hill t...

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Whyte Explains That He Exploded When Fury, Joshua Announced Two-Fight Terms

Dillian Whyte says he was enraged when he heard that a two-fight deal agreed for Tyson Fury to face Anthony Joshua and has questioned whether Eddie Hearn has done enough to push the case for him to ge...

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Taylor vs. Serrano Erupts as Boxers, Promoters Trade Words

Amanda Serrano crossed swords with Eddie Hearn on Twitter on Sunday night, although it is still not clear whether or not the multi-weight world champion will be in the opposite corner to Katie Taylor ...

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Whyte-Povetkin Was Moved To Avoid Champions League Clash

Eddie Hearn said the decision to switch the Dillian Whyte and Alexander Povetkin fight back to August 22 was to avoid a clash with Champions League football. Hearn’s Matchroom team was set to announce...

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Hearn: Serrano Signed Binding Contract For Taylor, Made Offer To Persoon

Eddie Hearn says he has a binding contract for Amanda Serrano to fight Katie Taylor on August 22, despite claims from Serrano’s manager that the fight would not go ahead. Hearn wants to stage the figh...

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Joshua-Pulev Targeted For November, Fury Unification Talks Continue

Eddie Hearn believes he may be able to stage Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title defence against Kubrat Pulev in front of a decent-sized crowd in November. Hearn says he is hopeful that he could ...

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MTK's Golden Contract Finals Are Targeted For Late August

MTK Global is aiming to stage their first show in the UK since the coronavirus pandemic next month, with the Golden Contract super-lightweight and featherweight finals likely to go ahead on the same s...

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Two Scottish Boxing Legends Return To TV Screens Next Month

Two legends of Scottish boxing are to come back to television screens next month as BBC Scotland plans to fill the gap brought about by a lack of live sport by showing the classic 15-round battle betw...

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Matchroom USA Likely To Follow Top Rank, Stage Events in Las Vegas

Matchroom are likely to follow Top Rank by staging their first fights since the coronavirus pandemic in Las Vegas. Eddie Hearn’s company are looking at staging their first US fights in mid-August, pro...

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Hopes Rise For Return of Crowds as Lockdown Eased in UK

The prospects of crowds returning to boxing in the UK moved a stage closer on Tuesday as Boris Johnson, the prime minister announced easing the lockdown, although the changes are not likely to mean an...

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Josh Warrington: I Was Thinking 2020 Was Going To Be a Massive Year

Josh Warrington was not the only boxer who was planning a big 2020, but the IBF featherweight champion is still hopeful he can still salvage a successful year despite seeing a dream fight snatched awa...

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Frank Warren Aims To Deliver at Least Five Shows in Summer Series

Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions look set to avoid any clash with rivals Matchroom this summer by staging their behind-closed-doors shows on Friday nights. Warren aims to stage at least five show...

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Frank Warren Set To Stage First Shows in UK After Pandemic

Queensberry Promotions are looking to bring back live action in early July, with the BT Sports Studios in East London among the venues being considered for the behind-closed-doors shows. Frank Warren’...

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Lauren Price Ready To Resume Campaign For Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics

Lauren Price Ready To Resume Campaign For Gold Medal at Tokyo Olympics

By Ron Lewis - Lauren Price says she is ready to relaunch her campaign for a gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics next year after spending the entire UK lockdown isolated from her family. Price, the middl...

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Devin Haney vs. Luke Campbell Eyed For August or September

A clash between Devin Haney and Luke Campbell could be among the first fights staged in the United States by Matchroom after the coronavirus pandemic. Eddie Hearn is eyeing up the match for Haney’s WB...

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Dillian Whyte vs. Alexander Povetkin in Play For August 15

Dillian Whyte’s interim WBC heavyweight title clash with Alexander Povetkin looks likely to go ahead on August 15 in the grounds of Matchroom’s headquarters in Essex after the Manchester show that was...

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Hearn Aims To Resume 'Matchroom USA' Events in August

Matchroom USA are looking are bringing back live action in early August, with Florida the most likely location for their behind-closed-doors shows. While rivals Top Rank are set to bring back live fig...

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Whyte-Povetkin, Taylor-Serrano on August 8 or 15, Fight Camp PPV

Dillian Whyte will face Alexander Povetkin on August 8 or 15 in a pay-per-view show that is also set to feature Katie Taylor putting her world lightweight titles on the line against seven-weight world...

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Joshua-Pulev: Hearn Reveals Small Crowd Plan For Fall Event

Eddie Hearn wants to stage Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight with Kubrat Pulev in front of a small crowd of high-rollers at a high-profile London venue in October or November. Speaking ex...

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Josh Warrington Warns 'Gobshite' Shakur Stevenson: I Won't Wait!

Josh Warrington has labelled Shakur Stevenson a “gobshite” and says he is not bothered whether the American decides to move up in weight rather than face him. Warrington, the IBF featherweight champio...

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