Boxing

Boxing

The English nation has a very proud heritage in boxing and has produced a string of excellent fighters that include the likes Henry Cooper who famously knocked down the legend Muhammad Ali. However no other boxer has been more ingrained into the English publics psyche than the living legend of Frank Bruno who won the WBC Heavyweight Championship in 1995 and was endeared by the nation.

During the same period we also had Prince Naseem, Lennox Lewis and the amazingly controversial Chris Eubank, however in recent years public interest in boxing has dwindled and there not as many household names as there were during boxings golden period.

However there have been recent emphatic wins have helped to restore public interest in this sport, with English boxers winning major titles.

Amir Khan

Amir Khan is currently right on top of his game after beating Zab Judah in Las Vagas on 23rd July 2011. Khan was impressive throughout and defeated the American courtesy of a 5th round KO to unify the IBF and WBA Light Welterweight titles. Khan's next opponent looks to be Mexican Erik Morales but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. Khan recently delcared his intention of fighting the unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr next year, which would be a real treat for all boxing fans.

Khan beats Marcos Rene Maidana

Khan beat the Argentinean Marcos Rene Maidana in a pulsating fight at the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas last December. The man from Bolton successfuly defended his super lightweight by winning courtesy of a unanimous decision by the judges. Khan then took on and beat Ireland's previously undefeated Paul McCloskey. Khan won by a sixth-round technical decision.

Carl Froch

Carlo Froch is the reigning WBC Super Middleweight champion and one of the best British boxers of his generation with an impressive record of 28 wins and just one defeat. Froch is due to fight the American Andre Ward in the Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic in Atlantic City on 29th October 2011. Froch is famed for his courage and grit and often goes to the hometowns of his opponents and comes away with victory despite a hostile environment.

Carl Froch v Andre Ward Odds

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David Haye

Following David Haye's ego crushing defeat to Wladimir Klitschko in Hamburg on 2nd July the boxing world has been pondering the Londoner's future in the sport. Before the fight Haye had continuously stated that he would retire on his 31st birthday on 13th October 2011. However, his points defeat to the younger Klitschko brother has sparked a series of rumours that Haye will continue past his birthday in order to build-up to a rematch with Wladimir or even a fight against his brother Vitali.