British Light Welterweight title: Jenkins v Nurse

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The vacant British Light Welterweight title (12 x 3) had promised bona fide combat between Scottish veteran Willie Limond (2 February 1979) and Welsh Chris Jenkins (14 August 1988) at the First Direct Arena in Leeds on 11 April 2015, live on Sky Sports. However, Limond has since cried off (shoulder injury) so Tyrone … Continue reading

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The Night the ‘Rumble In The Jungle’ came to Swansea (by Jeff Burns)

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On 30th October 1974 Swansea businessman and boxing promoter the late Eddie Richards, brought to his hometown a live showing of one of the greatest World Heavyweight contests in the history of professional boxing! He had astutely negotiated a deal with London entrepreneur Jarvis Astaire to have the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ relayed direct … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Swansea Boxer’s Gallant Effort to win World Welterweight Title by Jeff Burns

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On the 24th September 1964 the British and Commonwealth (then Empire) welterweight champion Brian Curvis was to challenge Emile Griffith for the welterweight championship of the World on a Jack Solomon’s promotion at the Empire Pool, Wembley. Packed with a capacity crowd of 10,000 boxing enthusiasts, a large number of which had travelled up … Continue reading

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Fast & Furious at the Oceana!

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Promoter Paul Boyce continues his fabulous work in the South Wales region promoting local and talented boxers from the area. His mission is to give the current crop of prospects the opportunity to develop. Tonight he orchestrates the FAST & FURIOUS FRIDAY at Swansea’s Oceana nightclub with a five-fight show to close a successful 2013 … Continue reading

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The Multidimensional Speed Thinker!

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The Racing Horse are great friends and supporters of Team Cleverly. We checked in on them to monitor the preparations for 17th August 2013 WBO Light-heavyweight title fight at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff. Nathan Cleverly (26) makes his sixth defence against the unbeaten Russian but Florida based Sergey Kovalev (30) and it is a … Continue reading

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Jam tomorrow!

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Progress hindered The WBO Light-heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly is now unbeaten in 26 contests and at the crossroads of his career. He cannot achieve anymore boxing against Europeans or those from the Eastern block or the Commonwealth, he should now be dining on the top table! For this fabulous boxer to realise his potential … Continue reading

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Chris Jenkins en route!

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Boxing has a rich heritage in South Wales and a breeding ground for boxing champions and this golden conveyor belt is about to produce another. Chris Jenkins (24), who hails from Maes Yr Hendre in Garnant under the guidance of trainer Ronnie Morris, is climbing the light-welterweight rankings in a manner most thrilling! Has … Continue reading

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Hard yards comes before the glory!

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Despite treacherous driving conditions through very deep snow we were committed to travelling deep into the heart of the Rhymny Valley to Gelligaer which lies 6 miles north west of Caerphilly. Accompanied by the legendary Welsh boxing trainer Jimmy Bromfield (pictured right) and Sports Therapist Jo Bromfield it was some trek. Once there we visited … Continue reading

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Supreme Performance from Cleverly

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The Racing Horse pleaded with the Welsh public to wake up and appreciate a talent in their midst! We had lamented the indifference the principality had shown to one of their sons – now hopefully things are about to change! . The live US televison audience saw Nathan Cleverly retain his WBO world title tonight with an eighth … Continue reading

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Shame on Wales!

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Wales has a population of just three million people yet historically have always been a sporting nation that punch above their weight. Normally those from the principality worship their heroes before delivering them into folklore but on this occasion the Welsh public have fallen seriously short! . Shame on the Welsh public Being an adopted Welshman … Continue reading

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