On Saturday 26th March the ex-British middleweight champion suffered a bleed on the brain following his title defence fight with Chris Eubank Jr where he was later induced into a coma. It has just been announced that Blackwell is now awake and speaking.
During the build up to the massive heavyweight title fight, Anthony Joshua has taken a lot of slack from both heavyweight champions Tyson Fury and Charles Martin. Fury has recently ripped the undefeated challenger in regards to his overall boxing ability and both champions have mentioned Joshua’s bodybuilding physique as if it’s a negative. Joshua finally hits back at both!
Adrien Broner got an easy victory last night when he defeated Ashley Theophane in a pretty one-sided fight although the stoppage was questionable. Today however, Kell Brook sent out a tweet in regards to a potential match up against Broner.
A video discussion between Shannon Briggs and Eddie Hearn revealed that Anthony Joshua was a fan of Briggs and more recently, Joshua has come out and openly said that he is a fan and is expecting similar treatment that both Klitscho and Haye have received.
Things seem to be going from bad to worse in between the so-called ‘brothers’ in boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr and Adrien Broner as recently in an interview the retired pound-for-pound champion called Broner a ‘snake.’
Former heavyweight Champion David Haye will take on another unknown but undefeated challenger, Arnold Gjergjaj on May 21.
Shannon Briggs bursts into David Haye’s press conference to question why Haye isn’t taken the opportunity to fight him and also question his opponent.
There’s no doubt that Blackwell is a tough competitor which he proved on Saturday night in the title bout against Eubank Jr after repeatedly taking big uppercuts from start to finish and the pair even earned each other’s respect post fight. However, the referee should have pulled Nick out a good two-three rounds earlier in the majority opinions of the viewers on Saturday night.
We’ve heard of trash talking and over-confidence in pre-fight press conferences and interviews but Eubank Jr continues to take the title for the best speaker in boxing which is not in the slightest influenced by Chris Eubank Sr.
During a recent interview with Fight Hype, Eubank Jr briefly explains the exchange of words during the intense face off between the pair.
It appears with just hours to go until the fight, we’re finally getting some press coverage and a face off!
As a huge fan of Andre Ward, I have to say that I am extremely disappointed with the lack of press this fight has had and considering it’s a big step for Ward moving up in weight class and challenging a known big puncher, Sullivan Barrera, this fight really did deserve more exposure.