A fantastic first round saw the home fighter dropped and Derbyshire suffer a cut above above right eye. With it all to do, Maphosa looked to get back to his boxing as the contest wore on.
Derbyshire however had other ideas and pressured his skilful opponent for most of the fight. Maphosa fought gamely but was constantly on the backfoot and was deducted a point for excessive used of the head.
Tyson Fury is probably the most high profile example in the sport, where a tough man admitted suffering to the extent where he considered suicide. This is a man who was supposedly on top of the world, yet reached a point where he wanted to end his life.
Leigh Wood stopped Xu Can in the 12th and final round to claim the WBA Featherweight World Title in a big upset at the top of the bill on the first week of Matchroom Fight Camp in Brentwood, Essex, live worldwide on DAZN.
Average Matchroom/Sky Saturday Night Viewing Numbers: 176,795
Average Matchroom/Sky Friday/Sunday Viewing Numbers: 58,030
Average Queensberry/BT Saturday Viewing Numbers: 87,290
Average Queensberry/BT Friday Viewing Numbers: 15,050
With these very strong Saturday Night numbers from Matchroom, they have started to do shows only on Saturday and stopped doing Friday shows. It will be interesting to see if this 170,000+ average viewing number remains on DAZN.
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WBO Middleweight Champion Demetrius Andrade (29-0) will make the mandatory defence of his world title against Wales’ Liam Williams (23-2) on the 17th of April at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, USA.
Bang. He hit the ground with phenomenal power. Tyson Fury was down, but he was not out. This would be his litmus test, maybe even his crowning achievement, because getting up from a Deontay Wilder right hand is not your
One of the most frustrating aspects of boxing are good fights not being made. There are countless tales of the supposed best not fighting the best. It remains criminal that Bowe and Lewis didn’t meet in the ring (as professionals
Following the increase in Covid-19 cases in the United Kingdom and the effects such increases has on the NHS and the work of the Board Medical Officers, it has been decided that no tournaments under the jurisdiction of the British