Boxing is as much mental as it is physical. At the very highest level of competition, the difference between winning and losing is the fighter’s mentality. Both boxers will be physically primed to endure 10-12 rounds of explosive exertion. The
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.
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.
Boxing can be an incredibly frustrating and confusing sport to follow. Not to worry! BBB has prepared a helpful A-Z of modern boxing terms to help even the most casual fan know what is going on. We’ve picked one word
Jake Paul’s brutal and controversial first round stoppage of former MMA star Ben Askren, has obviously generated a lot of discussion.
David Avanesyan stopped Josh Kelly in six rounds at The SSE Arena, Wembley to retain his EBU European Welterweight Title, live on Sky Sports in the UK and on DAZN in the U.S. and more than 200 countries and territories.
When Logan Paul and KSI headlined a pro-boxing show, I wasn’t happy. 2 non-boxers were headlining a PPV show on Sky Sports. “How is this boxing?” I cried, largely to myself. I described their licensing as “a transparent attempt to
When Idris Virgo emptied the contents of his water bottle over his recent opponent, Scott Williams, there was a collective outrage across the world of boxing. The act itself wasn’t cause for concern. This is after all, a sport where
As Josh Taylor’s most recent World title defence against Apinun Khongsong has recently been announced, now seems as good a time as any to look back on his career so far. This may seem an odd proposition, as he is