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PROFESSIONAL BOXERS ARE NOW OFFICIALLY ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN THE OLYMPICS

Historic AIBA Extraordinary Congress approves registration of non-AIBA professional boxers for all competitions By AIBA  New York, NY (June 1, 2016)–  The International Boxing Association (AIBA) convened an Extraordinary Congress in Lausanne on June 1st in a bid to remove Article 13 (J) of the AIBA Statutes. The new article will open the doors to […]

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GOLDEN FINISH TO A GREAT GAMES FOR GB AND IRELAND’S BOXING FRATERNITY – PART II

GOLDEN FINISH TO A GREAT GAMES FOR GB AND IRELAND’S BOXING FRATERNITY – PART II

GOLDEN FINISH TO A GREAT GAMES FOR GB AND IRELAND’S BOXING FRATERNITY – PART II By: Peter Mann, Head UK & Eire Editor With the semi-finals having been successfully traversed there was to be three fighters from Team GB and one from Ireland, in the boxing finals, in three weight divisions. This meant that the […]

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DREAMS COME, DREAMS GO, BUT THE LADIES WILL FIGHT ON

DREAMS COME, DREAMS GO, BUT THE LADIES WILL FIGHT ON

DREAMS COME, DREAMS GO BUT THE LADIES WILL FIGHT ON By: Peter Mann, Head UK & Eire Editor Dreams come and go but it is how you go about picking yourself up and carry on amidst often unknown adversity makes an individual either who they are or who they strive to achieve. However, it wasn’t […]

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MARLEN ESPARZA: THE COVER GIRL EXTRAORDINAIRE AND BOXER SUPREME

                                    ESPARZA: THE COVER GIRL EXTRAORDINAIRE AND BOXER SUPREME By: Craig Johns There’s nothing unusual about a girl applying a bit of make-up before she goes out, right? A bit of blusher, some mascara and some nice perfume … no nothing unusual there. Well in the case of Marlen Esparza, actually it is a […]

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DESTINY RISES FOR HOME OLYMPIANS

DESTINY RISES FOR HOME OLYMPIANS

DESTINY RISES FOR THE HOME OLYMPIANS By: Peter Mann, Head UK & Eire Editor   It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.                                 Winston S. Churchill (1874-1965) Controlling the destiny of an individual is what those fighters that are representing both […]

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LADIES FIRST

LADIES FIRST

LADIES FIRST By: Peter Mann, Head UK & Eire Editor  The London 2012 Olympics sees the inclusion of women’s boxing for the first time in the history of the great competition. And, of the 36 competitors appearing, 12 in each of the Flyweight, Lightweight and Middleweight divisions, there are four representing the home nations – […]

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