It was a mixed night for British boxing fans on Saturday night as one former champion proved his class inside the ring, while another was forced to reflect upon the state of his career after a devastating second loss in succession. First we must start with the events at Upton Park. Read More »
Once it became apparent that I was never going to carve out a career as a professional sportsmen I contemplated the alternatives and decided the next best thing would be to write and talk about sport. While I can happily discuss the merits of Roger Federer as the greatest of all time or why Ravi Bopara should be batting at six for England, my two great loves are boxing and football.
As a Liverpool fan growing up in the nineties I watched video's of our league success but then in 2005 I had a reason to celebrate. That Champions League winning side will always hold a special place in my heart - even Djimi Traore.
My affiliation with boxing came from watching footage of the all time greats in Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Robinson and Sugar Ray Leonard. These days I enjoy nothing more than debating who would win if Floyd Mayweather ever met Manny Pacquiao.
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First of all, I just need to say how pleased I am to see David Haye stepping back into the ring.One of the most destructive punchers of the last decade, ‘Hayemaker’ has always been a pleasure to watch, and the heavyweight scene is a much more interesting place with his hulking presence. Read More »
Dewey Bozella was a promising amateur boxer who prayed that the sport could lead him away from a life that he was desperate to escape. Read More »
As I sat down on Sunday morning to watch the repeat of Victor Ortiz’s latest bout with Josesito Lopez I had already read a number of comments on Twitter and boxing forums telling me that Ortiz had reverted to his old self and had quit on his stool. Read More »
Wimbledon is almost upon us and with it comes the inevitable headlines about Andy Murray’s inability to win a first Grand Slam tournament.The Scot has had to carry the hopes of a nation ever since he emerged as the most naturally gifted player from these Islands since Fred Perry. Read More »
Over the past few years, Sportsvibe have been fortunate to attend a number of sporting events, but we have never witnessed an occasion like the Prix de Diane Longines. Read More »
‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley and Ronald ‘Winky’ Wright have both announced their retirement from the sport of boxing at 40-years-of-age.The careers of the two fighters have run almost parallel and while both are multiple-time world champions, they have a very different story to tell. Read More »
Boxers live with the reality that at any second they could face a life threatening injury.It is a consequence every fighter learns to accept and it is this unique mindset that will hopefully help Paul Williams recover from the horrific injuries he sustained on Sunday night. Read More »
As Sam Sexton was sent crashing to the canvas on Saturday night in Liverpool it was clear that a true heavyweight contender had emerged.David Price has all the physical attributes and at Aintree racecourse he proved he is the thoroughbred that can genuinely challenge the dominance of the Klitschko brothers. Read More »
Boxing has always courted controversy.Whether it is debating a points decision, a contentious stoppage or discussing the politics behind the sport, it keeps it in the headlines and for the most part can be viewed as a positive. However, this week boxing has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons. Read More »