Month: October 2017

Crolla Edges To Win Over Burns

Manchester’s Anthony Crolla narrowly defeated Scotland’s Ricky Burns in a tough 12 round fight on Saturday night. Fighting in his home town, Crolla pressured Burns early and looked to land hurtful body shots. Burns replied with some brutal hooks of his own. Although no title was on the line, the fight was a must win for both fighters after suffering defeats last time out. Burns, 34, was dropping down in weight to challenge former WBA champion Crolla and looked to bully the British fighter with his bigger physique. Crolla on the other hand, was looking to use his movement and speed against his older opponent. At the mid-way point it was Crolla who was ahead in the fight, outworking Burns and continuing to attack the body. The Scot increased his work rate in the 7th and  landed a big uppercut that staggered Crolla. The change of momentum continued, as Crolla looked to be tiring after his fast start. Burns exerted pressure and again started to land clean jabs, that looked to be hurting Crolla. Moving into the 10th and the fight appeared to be in the balance. Both fighters looked tired at this point but it was the younger Crolla that seemed to find another gear. He again started working the body of Burns, and although the Scot fired back, it was only in short bursts. Crolla landed a big uppercut in the 11th that...

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Eubank KO’s Yildirim

IBO super middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr made like work of Turkish challenger Avni Yildirim, to advance to the semi final of the World Boxing Super Series. The 28 year old British fighter started slow, with Yildirim forcing the early pace and taking the centre of the ring. The Turk looked strong but Eubank Jr was landing his jab whilst fighting at range. Two minutes in however and Eubank Jr unloaded a barrage of shots, finishing with an uppercut that buckled the legs of his opponent. Although he did not hit the canvas, Yildirim was given a count by the referee. He saw out the final seconds...

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UFC 216 Schedule

MAIN CARD: Tony Ferguson vs. Kevin Lee Title Fight – Lightweight Title Demetrious Johnson  v  Ray Borg Title Fight – Flyweight Title Fabricio Werdum  v  Derrick Lewis Walt Harris v  Mark Godbeer Beneil Dariush  v  Evan Dunham UNDERCARD: Will Brooks vs. Nik Lentz Thales Leites vs. Brad Tavares John Moraga vs. Magomed Bibulatov Matt Schnell vs. Marco Beltran Bobby Green vs. Lando Vannata Tom Duquesnoy vs. Cody Stamann Pearl Gonzalez vs. Poliana Botelho Mara Romero Borella vs. Kalindra...

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