Thursday, May 21, 2015

A round-up of the youth boxing in Ilford

Good night for Gator

Thursday, May 14, 2015
Gator's Mikey London waits for the decision at the Prince Regent Hotel

Yarde makes impressive pro debut

Mexican has warning for Mitchell

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Kevin Mitchell celebrates defeating Ghislain Maduma at Wembley Stadium, London (pic: Peter Byrne/PA)

Estrada: I’m in best shape of my life

Wadi will appeal disqualification

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Ilford's Wadi Camacho was disqualified for an alleged biting incident against Craig Kennedy (pic: Danny Lawson/PA)

Cruiserweight Camacho in alleged biting incident

Joshua ready for Russian test

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Anthony Joshua (left) takes on Denis Bakhtov at London's O2 Arena (pic: Russell Pritchard)

Olympic champion chases first professional title

Anthony Joshua (right) is trained by Tony Sims at his Hainault gym (Pic: Lawrence Lustig)

London 2012 Olympic star says time with Klitschko is invaluable

Anthony Joshua (right) is trained by Tony Simms at his Hainault gym (Pic: Lawrence Lustig)

Kazakh-born German heavyweight Airich hoping to end fighter’s run

Wadi Camacho has his say (Picture by Danny Lawson/PA Wire)

Fight pair go face to face in Glasgow

Boxers to remember Mickey

Friday, March 21, 2014
A charity boxing show is being held at East Ham Working Mens Club (pic; Philip Sharkey/TGSPHOTO)

East Ham WMC to stage charity event

Coyle calls out Mitchell

Thursday, February 20, 2014
Kevin Mitchell (right) is wanted by Tommy Coyle

“I think Kevin is ready for the taking”, says Coyle

Wadi Camacho (right) in action with Tony Conquest. Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images

Wadi Camacho gets his chance to launch his 2014 campaign with a title win when faces Stephen Simmons for the WBC international silver cruiserweight belt in Glasgow on March 1.

Darren Barker, left, in action

Former middleweight world champion Darren Barker (left) has announced his retirement from boxing.

Camacho confident of success

Friday, October 4, 2013
Wadi Camacho after winning Prizefighter (Pic: Lawrence Lustig)

Ilford cruiserweight in must-win battle

Sims backing Barker’s world title bid

Friday, August 16, 2013
Darren Barker and trainer Tony Sims (Pic: Lawrence Lustig)

It’s his destiny to win says trainer

Tony Sims (left) and brother Peter (right) will be in Darren Barkers corner when he fights Australian Daniel Geale on Saturday

Barker in fight tribute to late brother

Brentwood boxer Joe Mullender (left)

Tough task for Joe

Inder Singh Bassi took the Junior ABA London title in Feltham on Sunday

Clayhall boxer books place in national quarter-finals

Michael Norgrove

A former world champion who runs a boxing academy in Redbridge has said the death of fighter Michael Norgrove highlights the dangers of the sport.

Michael Norgrove

An East London boxing club has paid tribute to Woodford Green fighter Michael Norgrove, who died on Saturday after earlier collapsing during his sixth professional contest.

British Boxing Board of Control general secretary Robert Smith. Photo: Nick Potts/PA

Tributes have been paid to a “powerful” boxer from Woodford Green who died nine days after developing a blood clot on his brain during his sixth professional fight.

Hornchurch host boxing show

Friday, March 15, 2013
Sonny Ali fends off an attack from rival John Dunne (

Local club in action this weekend

Darren Barker after knocking down Italy's Simone Rotolo

Darren Barker is convinced he is world title-bound after stopping Italian Simone Rotolo in four rounds on the Matchroom show at Wembley on Saturday night.

Darren Barker is aiming for another world title bid this year but may have a domestic score to settle first

Talented middleweight Darren Barker has set his sights on another world title bid in 2013, but to reach that target may first settle a domestic dispute against former Repton club colleague Andy Lee.

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Its victory for Darren Barker at Olympia on Saturday as the towel is thrown in

Darren Barker blasted back after a 14-month absence from action, slamming an impressive four-round win over Welsh rival Kerry Hope at Olympia on Saturday night – and then targeted a 2013 world title bid.

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