Fight Town series to make September return in Swindon

Neilson’s next show, which will feature a host of homegrown talent including Swindon’s former Commonwealth champion Luke Watkins, will take place on Saturday 18th September at the MECA. The event will be the first of its kind for well over a year after Covid-19 curtailed Neilson Boxing’s last proposed show back in April 2020. In […]

Fury vs AJ is off, no it’s on, now it’s off!

Only recently I was writing about the back-and-forth contract negotiations delaying one of the biggest fights in British boxing history, with AJ’s promoter Eddie Hearn repeatedly saying the fight is 100% on and will take place this summer. What is now clear, is that statement was a tad optimistic.  Apparently, lurking in the background was […]

Fighting talk: Small-hall boxing is almost ready to return

Since PM Boris Johnson confirmed the further easing of lockdown restrictions, there has been a renewed sense of optimism among the local boxing scene. Last week, I confirmed two professional shows have been booked in Swindon at MECA for later this year, with the first taking place on the September 18. Since the announcement, my […]

Fighting talk: A brutal end for battling Billy Joe Saunders

Last Saturday saw Brit, Billy Joe Saunders bravely hold his own against the pound-for-pound Super-Middleweight champ, Canelo Alvarez, now 56/1/2 (38 KOs). The previously unbeaten Saunders was putting his WBO belt on the line in a huge unification fight in front of the over 73,000 at the AT&T Arena in Dallas, which set the mark […]