Dean Francis dead aged 44 after British world boxing title challenger loses brave battle with terminal cancer

Dean Francis dead aged 44 after British world boxing title challenger loses brave battle with terminal cancer

Francis, regarded by boxing legend Joe Calzaghe as the best British fighter never to have won a world title, passed away this morning. Boxing promoter Eddie Hearn said: "My family and all at Matchroom send our deepest condolences to the family of…

Tyson Fury vs Sefer Seferi: Albanian heavyweight named as Gypsy King's first opponent in comeback on June 9 at Manchester Arena

Tyson Fury vs Sefer Seferi: Albanian heavyweight named as Gypsy King's first opponent in comeback on June 9 at Manchester Arena

The 29-year-old hasn't fought since dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, and will put his unbeaten record on the line against the Albanian knockout specialist. Seferi comes into the bout with a record of 23-1 – with his sole defeat coming against…

Anthony Joshua tells Deontay Wilder he will 'f*** him up' – but is refusing to fight in America due to judge and referee 'tricks'

Anthony Joshua tells Deontay Wilder he will 'f*** him up' – but is refusing to fight in America due to judge and referee 'tricks'

But British boy AJ insists the fight will take place in the UK, claiming he wants to avoid the “tricks” of American referees and judges. Boxing fans are desperate to see the two fighters finally shake hands on a mega-money deal to…

Tyson Fury ‘employs’ Ronnie O’Sullivan as his ‘sports psychologist’ ahead of June 9 ring comeback

Tyson Fury ‘employs’ Ronnie O’Sullivan as his ‘sports psychologist’ ahead of June 9 ring comeback

The 'Gypsy King' was called out by the five-time Snooker World Champion just this week with the 42-year-old wanting to spar the former unified heavyweight champion. Fury is preparing for his first fight in nearly three years when he steps inside the ring…

Josh Warrington celebrates world title win over Lee Selby by gorging on McDonald's and champagne

Josh Warrington celebrates world title win over Lee Selby by gorging on McDonald's and champagne

Leeds had their first ever champion on Saturday night when Warrington upset the odds by taking Selby's IBF featherweight world crown. The gruelling British bout lasted the entire 12-rounds and the 27-year-old deservedly won by split decision. Undefeated Warrington then celebrated with…

Selby vs Warrington result: Josh Warrington wins IBF world featherweight title after bloody British battle in Leeds

Selby vs Warrington result: Josh Warrington wins IBF world featherweight title after bloody British battle in Leeds

In what was the city’s first ever hosting of a world title fight, the home of Leeds United erupted as their hero was crowned after a bloody and bruising battle. The judges scorecards read 115-113 to Selby, 116-112 and 115-113 to Warrington….

Tyson Fury ‘employs’ Ronnie O’Sullivan as his ‘sports psychologist’ ahead of June 9 ring comeback

Tyson Fury ‘employs’ Ronnie O’Sullivan as his ‘sports psychologist’ ahead of June 9 ring comeback

The 'Gypsy King' was called out by the five-time Snooker World Champion just this week with the 42-year-old wanting to spar the former unified heavyweight champion. Fury is preparing for his first fight in nearly three years when he steps inside the ring…

Kerry Katona steals the show at Hughie Fury vs Sam Sexton bout as she turns ring girl for pal Peter McDonagh

Kerry Katona steals the show at Hughie Fury vs Sam Sexton bout as she turns ring girl for pal Peter McDonagh

The 37-year-old carried the Irish flag in for friend Peter McDonagh as he geared up to face Peter Kramer at Bolton's Macron Stadium. But Katona's presence failed to inspire McDonagh to a tenth straight victory after he drew against his Hungarian opponent,…

Kerry Katona steals the show at Hughie Fury vs Sam Sexton bout as she turns ring girl for pal Peter McDonagh

Kerry Katona steals the show at Hughie Fury vs Sam Sexton bout as she turns ring girl for pal Peter McDonagh

The 37-year-old carried the Irish flag for friend Peter McDonagh as he geared up to face Peter Kramer at Bolton's Macron Stadium. But Katona's presence failed to inspire McDonagh to a tenth straight victory as he drew against his Hungarian opponent, with…

Anthony Joshua to hold talks today over Deontay Wilder showdown at Manchester United's Old Trafford this year

Anthony Joshua to hold talks today over Deontay Wilder showdown at Manchester United's Old Trafford this year

Wilder, 32, is desperate to take a shot at the undefeated heavyweight champ and recently contacted Joshua directly to offer £35.9million for a massive unification fight. Barry's son, Eddie, promotes Joshua's fights and the Matchroom Sport chairman revealed all three will discuss…

Luke Campbell vows to win world title his late dad said he would – as he returns to ring after emotional loss against Jorge Linares

Luke Campbell vows to win world title his late dad said he would – as he returns to ring after emotional loss against Jorge Linares

The Hull fighter's father Bernard tragically passed away from cancer just two weeks before his split-decision defeat to Jorge Linares for the WBA belt in September. And ahead of his return to the ring against Troy James on the Haye-Bellew undercard, the…

David Haye vs Tony Bellew II: Bomber vows to snub Hayemaker's handshake after securing repeat win

David Haye vs Tony Bellew II: Bomber vows to snub Hayemaker's handshake after securing repeat win

The Bomber beat the Hayemaker 14 months ago after some vicious pre-fight insults and threats from the 37-year-old former heavyweight champion. After 11 thrilling rounds, an Achilles tendon snap and a white towel from Haye’s corner, the pair shook hands, cuddled and…

Amir Khan reveals how Anthony Joshua inspired him to get back in the ring as he makes weight ahead of Phil Lo Greco bout

Amir Khan reveals how Anthony Joshua inspired him to get back in the ring as he makes weight ahead of Phil Lo Greco bout

The 31-year-old welterweight tipped the scales at 10st 10lbs, while the Canadian came in just under at 10 st 9lbs 5oz. Khan also revealed how reigning WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua inspired him to return to boxing after…

Amir Khan’s complete professional boxing record

Amir Khan’s complete professional boxing record

Amir Khan is one of Britain’s must-watch fighters and pretty much guarantees entertainment. The former WBA and IBF light-welterweight world champion has always dared to be great, as proved by his bid to win the WBC middleweight world title against Saul ‘Canelo’…

Amir Khan thanks rival Phil Lo Greco for 'being more respectful' after water glass throwing bust-up during last press conference

Amir Khan thanks rival Phil Lo Greco for 'being more respectful' after water glass throwing bust-up during last press conference

At their first media meeting, the Canadian took a shot at Khan’s at-the-time troubled personal life and the 31-year-old Bolton star chucked a glass of water over him. But, on Thursday in Liverpool, with dozens of local children in attendance, respect was…

Frazer Clarke laughs off talk that Anthony Joshua was floored by heavyweight kid Daniel Dubois during sparring session

Frazer Clarke laughs off talk that Anthony Joshua was floored by heavyweight kid Daniel Dubois during sparring session

It has long been believed in boxing circles – yet never proven – that the 20-year-old prospect Dubois dropped the 28-year-old IBF, WBA ‘Super’ and WBO heavyweight world champion in sparring at the Team GB HQ in Sheffield more than two years…

Joe Joyce to fight Lenroy Thomas for Commonwealth title on undercard of David Haye clash against Tony Bellew on May 5

Joe Joyce to fight Lenroy Thomas for Commonwealth title on undercard of David Haye clash against Tony Bellew on May 5

The 32-year-old will fight champ Lenroy Thomas at The O2 Arena in London for his first crack at a professional belt. Joyce fights out of the Hayemaker Ringstar stable and has been touted as a future heavyweight world champion by Haye himself….