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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Londoner Martin Power, of Irish stock, was born on Valentine’s Day in 1980 and had very successful amateur and professional careers.

This weekend will see the new Women’s Super League season kick off with Aston Villa taking on Manchester City opening the new 2020-21 campaign on Saturday before the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham start the following day.

Colin ‘Dynamo’ Dunne celebrates his 50th birthday this month – where has the time gone?

Former Finchley and Islington BC fighter Shannon Courtenay says she is ready to justify her hype when she takes on Rachel Ball over eight rounds in a Super-Bantamweight contest at Matchroom Fight Camp this Friday August 14 in Brentwood, Essex, live on Sky Sports in the UK and DAZN in the US.

Islington Boxing Club will reopen on Saturday (July 25) after a four-month closure due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Local amateur boxing clubs in London have had their share of success in the ABA Senior/Elite Championships over the past 70 years or so.

Britain is blessed, at present, in terms of current world heavyweight champions with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury holding a plethora of titles between them.

As we approach what would have been the 2020 Tokyo Olympics we have on record but three boxers who have won three gold medals at previous Games.

In the history of the modern era Olympic Games, summer and winter, three tournaments have failed to go ahead as casualties of war.

Revolutionary technology is set to transform the world of snooker as the professional sport comes to terms with the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The match schedule for the men’s and women’s hockey competitions at the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics have been revealed.

Everyone is familiar with the phrase “it was a very long time coming” and that was certainly the case with the decision to eventually enable women to box under amateur rules in this country.

Golf, like most sports, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic this year.

After a wait of more than six months, Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams will return to playing international fixtures in October.

Boxing is back, after a lockdown lasting longer than expected, with some exciting championship clashes at the BT Studios in east London on Friday.

British Olympic and Paralympic sports governing bodies have been given assurances over their short and longer-term financial future.

London’s gymnastics community is set to receive support from British Gymnastics, with the governing body announcing a number of significant measures to support delivery providers, participants and the wider community to return to the sport safely and with confidence.

Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default’.

Sir Mo Farah will be making an ambitious attempt to smash the men’s world one-hour record in his long-awaited track return at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League event on September 4.

The all-British showdown between unbeaten heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce has been rearranged for October 24 at the London O2 Arena.

Britain has had some great world middleweight champions over the past 70 years or so, with the likes of Randoph Turpin, Terry Downes, Alan Minter, Chris Pyatt, Jason Matthews, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Billy Joe Saunders.

Matchroom Boxing have announced the full schedule for Fight Camp – an unrivalled summer of elite boxing based at the Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex starting on August 1.

Parents are being offered an online ‘sports day at home’ pack thanks to a leading housebuilder’s partnership with Team GB.

A Commonwealth Games silver medalist has found himself on the NHS front line fighting coronavirus at the Whittington Hospital.

Team GB will be celebrating Olympic Day on June 23 over five days by encouraging the nation to get active and by promoting the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect.

The 1992 Barcelona Olympics saw 336 boxers from 78 counties battling it out for glory – figures that were a concern to the IOC.

For the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the super-heavyweight category was introduced for boxers weighing in excess of 91kgs (200 pounds).

British boxing could return behind closed doors on July 10 after promoter Frank Warren announced plans to hold the first of a series of events at the BT Sport Studio.

It will be “extremely difficult” to hold the London Marathon this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, the founder of the Great North Run Brendan Foster has said.

There are plenty of male boxers who have landed silver medals in the boxing ring since the summer Games in London 1948 but could they have turned it into gold?

Dubious points decisions affecting the amateur ring careers of many Olympic hopefuls are, and sadly, really too numerous to categorise effectively.

After COVID-19 got the year off to a false start, to say the least, golf lovers finally now have reason to be cheerful, with the reopening of UK clubs and the resumption of some professional events.

Roll on Royal Ascot!

Thursday, June 11, 2020

With Newmarket having staged the Guineas Festival at the weekend, all eyes now turn to Royal Ascot next Tuesday (June 16).

Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury have reached an agreement to fight twice with the first bout to be held next year, according to promoter Eddie Hearn.

Sport and exercise drink brand Lucozade Sport has launched a ‘Keep Us Moving’ initiative to support the nation’s fitness coaches, instructors and personal trainers by incentivising them to help the nation to stay active during the coronavirus pandemic.

With gyms closed and fitness classes cancelled during the coronavirua pandemic, many people have been choosing to use the government’s unlimited exercise time to opt for a daily jog.

The London Youth Games believes ‘Sport is a right for all’ and are excited to announce the launch of the LYG Virtual Games on Monday.

The next British Speedway Quiz Night will be proudly supporting the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund on Friday June 5 (8.30pm).

Highbury gym Energie Fitness is offering a completely free, no obligation starter membership to key workers as thanks for their efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bookmakers issued a mixed report as British racing returned from a 76-day absence, with most firms describing trade as brisk.

Rounders England has developed a new family-friendly version of the game that can be played in small groups.

It seems hard to believe it is 100 years since Great Britain last won an Olympic heavyweight medal in the ring.

British Rowing, British Cycling and British Athletics are teaming up with Blue Peter to row, cycle and run the distance between the Blue Peter studio in Salford and the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo in just 30 days.

John Ryder, Islington’s world super-middleweight contender, took time out to speak about life under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic and hopes for his future and that of professional boxing.

Lee Westwood is optimistic that the European Tour’s planned resumption at the Betfred British Masters will go ahead in July.

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