Boxing: Rhondda-based Najah Ali is aiming high

The Welshman hinted at calling it a day later because having a shot at Burns world title seems to have slipped away. Rees promoter Eddie Hearn said he still has plenty of options to continue at domestic level and former world title challenger Kevin Mitchell wasted no time in saying that he would be interested in meeting the Newbridge Rock. But Hearns comments will be hard for the former world light-welterweight champion to hear given the fact he is so used to operating at elite level. The painful truth in boxing is you are only as good as your last fight. Hearn is right, there are good options out there such as a Crolla re-match, Mitchell or the winner of next weeks battle between Derry Mathews and Tommy Coyle, and if Rees doesnt want to bow out on such a low note he might take one of them up. 3) SUGAR Sweet Bradley Pryce ended a three-fight losing streak when he outpointed Michael Lomax over eight tough rounds at Bethnal Greens York Hall last weekend. The former Commonwealth light-middleweight champion shaded the verdict 76-75 on referee Mark Greens scorecard to take his record to 34-13. Before the fight Im thinking what if I lost again? said Pryce, who is now trained by Jamie Arthur.

Boxing – Satchell and Hamilton retain British titles – undercard report

At the end of the year, Ill be a champion again, boasted Sturm, presuming he will get a fight against Geale later this year. I want Geale and I want revenge. Having also won the IBF middleweight world title by beating Germanys Sebastian Sylvester in May 2011, Geale, 32, holds both belts and Sturm has said he will not underestimate the Australian. Geale is stong and he is a different calibre, but I want to go up there and mix it with the best of them, I want to measure myself against the best, said the German. Having been put on the canvas three times by Sturm, Radosevic said the German can beat Geale with a similar performance. If Sturm boxes like that again, he will be world champion, said the 28-year-old. Having held the WBA middleweight title between 2006 and 2012, Sturm said he has been re-energised by his sport. I have finally refound my passion for boxing, said the 34-year-old.

Boxing: Sturm wants revenge over Geale by year’s end

Thankfully, Vivid have resisted the urge to change too much about what made the original a knockout. One thumbstick controls your fighters movement, while the other is used to dodge, weave and block. Specific types of punches are allocated to each of the four buttons and can mixed up to unleash devastating combos. Top drawer: Vivid haven’t changed the gameplay much, but graphically Real Boxing looks better on the Vita Only certain combinations can break your opponents guard, and your stamina meter quickly runs out if you go in and swing wildly. Time a counter just right, and youll have a split-second (represented in slow-motion) to land a devastating blow.

3 Indians in Asian Boxing Championships finals

3 Indians in Asian Boxing Championships finals (© Reuters)

In the second and the third round Malbekov fell to the precise counter-attacks of Shiva and lost his rhythm. The Indian went on to make a place in the title round with a victory with a unanimous decision. The 19-year-old will next take on another 19-year-old Obada Alkabeh from the home team today. Jangra too continued his purple patch. The 20-year-old was involved in tough scuffle for a place in the finals against Mongolia`s Asian Games bronze-medallist Jargal Otgonjargal. The Mongolian boxer started strongly with some punishing body blows. But Jangra`s solid defence and counter-attacking paid off and he kept accumulating crucial points.

It’s looking like a knockout. Hands on: Real Boxing (PS Vita)


McNicol having been outpointed by Jason Booth only two weeks ago had some success in backing Tonks to the ropes, catching him with numerous shots and looking dangerous on the counter throughout with the southpaw left. Tonks, who moves to 6-2 with the win, used his boxing skill to keep McNicol at bay with the jab for the majority of the bout. Super featherweight Andy Colquhoun (9st 12lb) picked up his eighth win, beating Newcastles Dougie Curran (9st 9lb 6oz) on points over four rounds. Referee Lyson scored 39-38. Colquhoun suffered a cut in the opening round above his right eye, which quickly deteriorated into a bloody mess. Colquhoun did well to stay composed, moving laterally and making Curran miss, whilst connecting with classy uppercuts of his own.


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