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FREE BOXING – SOUTH AFRICAN CARD BEING SHOWN LIVE THIS FRIDAY

UK fight fans get the chance to watch some top-class African boxing completely free this Friday (March 29), with VIP Promotions and South Africa’s Kalakoda Promotions teaming up to broadcast a show live from the Wynberg Military Base in Cape Town. The ‘All Guns Blazing’ bill will start at 6pm (GMT) and is headlined by unbeaten home fighter Lunga Stimela, …

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Heffron returns with comfortable points win

Mark Heffron put his British title defeat to Liam Williams behind him as he cruised to a 60-54 points victory over Serge Ambomo. Heffron suffered the tenth-round stoppage loss on the Warrington-Frampton card at the Manchester Arena in December but there was no sign of a hangover in his hometown of Oldham. The middleweight controlled the contest from the onset, …

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EUBANK TO APPEAR ON THIS SATURDAY’S VIP OLDHAM SHOW

Boxing fans will get the chance to watch one of the siblings from the famous Eubank fighting family, live and free on Saturday March 16, when Sebastian Eubank appears on VIP Promotions’ Oldham show. Sebastian – brother of Chris Eubank Jr and son of boxing legend Chris Eubank Sr – has his second pro outing on the card, which is …

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Bolton 9th March Review

Moorcroft impresses in Bolton James Moorcroft made easy work of Simon Henry, knocking him out in the fourth round, to move up to 10-0 at the Bolton Whites Hotel. Moorcroft began on the front foot behind his pacey jab forcing Henry to retreat to the ropes where an onslaught could take place. It was a huge right hand over the …

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VIP ANNOUNCE DEAL TO SHOWCASE AFRICA’S TOP BOXING TALENT LIVE AND FREE IN THE UK

In an exciting development for UK fights fans, VIP Promotions have announced they will be showcasing some of Africa’s best boxing talent live and free on vipboxing.tv One of the Britain’s biggest boxing promoters, with some of the UK’s best fighters already part of the stable – including World Featherweight Champion Josh Warrington – VIP have teamed up Kalakoda Promotions …

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STEVE WOOD: ‘KID GALAHAD IS A VERY WINNABLE FIGHT FOR JOSH’

Steve Wood discusses some of the latest developments within the VIP stable, and looks ahead to some of the big fights over the next few weeks, including:   Josh Warrington vs Kid Galahad: ‘it’s not going to be a nice fight because of the syle of Kid Galahad, but it’s a very winnable fight for Josh…’   Isaac Lowe: ‘I made a …

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Promoter Steve Wood Looks Ahead To 2019

Promoter Steve Wood takes a look at potential 2019 developments for his VIP Promotions stable of fighters, including Josh Warrington, Terry Flanagan, Tommy Coyle, Isaac Lowe, Masher Dodds, Bob Ajisafe, Marc Leach, Ryan Doyle and Liam Taylor.  

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Legacy defining…one way or another!

Following a lack luster performance from Kell Brook on Saturday night, he sent out a clear message to Amir Khan, “The time for the fight is now. I’m ready to go. It’s now or never.” For Brook’s below par showing in beating Australia’s Michael Zerafa over 12 rounds, brought him the mandatory spot for the WBA Light Middleweight Title held …

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Daring To Dream And Honesty – Two Admirable Traits

Like most had expected, Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding was brushed aside with relative ease by the Mexican phenomenon Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, who added a World Title in his 3rd weight division to his already sizeable accomplishments. Dropped 4 times in 3 rounds, Fielding provided little resistance to the marauding Alvarez – despite holding significant height and reach advantages. It was the …

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FLANAGAN: ‘I’M HUNGRY TO GET A WORLD TITLE BACK IN 2019

Former World Boxing Organisation (WBO) Lightweight Champ Terry Flanagan is aiming to rule the roost again in 2019, after suffering his only two career defeats this year.  Terry, 33-2 (13), hoped to become  a two-weight world champ in June when he took on Texan Maurice Hooker for the vacant WBO World Super Lightweight crown in his home city of Manchester …

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Think it…Achieve it…

When Tyson Fury pulled himself off the canvas in the 12th and final round of his WBC Heavyweight Title fight on Saturday night, it was about more than boxing – it was a bonified testament to the power of the human mind. With only 2 low level warm up fights, following an almost 3 year absence from the ring – …

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Don’t Bet Against Him…

When “The Gypsy King” steps through the ropes of the Staples Centre in Los Angeles in the early hours of Sunday morning, he will do so as a betting underdog for probably only the second time in his professional boxing career. Not that being an underdog will do anything to deter the lineal heavyweight champion from realizing his destiny, for …

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Star Amateur Debuts On Liverpool Olympia Card

Decorated amateur, Matthew Rennie, will begin his pro career at the Liverpool Olympia on November 30. The first fighter from the Isle of Man to ever box for England, and a Commonwealth Youth Games Silver Medallist, Rennie is now fighting under the VIP Promotions banner and promoter Steve Wood is delighted to have him in the stable: “I’m looking forward …

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Just For Revenge…

In an absorbing 10 round contest at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, Middleton’s Liam Taylor erased the only blemish on his pro record, as he took a split decision win over the former British Champion Tyrone Nurse. Billed as an Eliminator for the British Welterweight Title, Taylor later revealed that the Eliminator status was the last thing on his mind pre-fight and …

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A career to be proud of …

When you ask a boxer their aspirations for the future early in their pro careers, there are 2 answers that are churned out with predictable regularity. I want to be world champion I want to fulfil my potential and go as far as my talent allows Boxing is a tough sport and not for the want of trying, the majority …

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MASHER DODD RETURNS ON VIP LIVERPOOL OLYMPIA SHOW

After appearing on the big stage, you might think Sean Dodd would be reluctant to go back to the small hall circuit again.  For the last few years, the 34-year-old has been a regular fixture on big arena shows live on Sky Sports, but ‘Masher’ says he can’t wait to tread the boards again at the Liverpool Olympia on November …

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Sometimes It’s Written That Way

Sometimes fighters do not prepare diligently enough and suffer as a result when they come up against a foe that has made the necessary sacrifices in camp. Sometimes fighters do put in the hard work but simply come up short against stronger more talented opposition. But every once in a while, no amount of sacrifice or talent for that matter, …

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Liam Taylor v Tyrone Nurse – British Welterweight Title Eliminator

Promoter Steve Wood has pulled a terrific headliner out of the bag for his November 17, Victoria Warehouse show, with Middleton’s Liam Taylor facing Huddersfield’s Tyrone Nurse in a British Welterweight Title eliminator. “The Board have just signed this fight off, and I’m delighted,” explained VIP Promotions’ head, Wood.  “It’s a cracking match that’s worthy of TV coverage, so it’s great for …

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You win or you learn….

Nobody goes through life without ever knowing some kind of defeat. Even the greatest amongst us suffer failure at some stage – be it in sport, business or indeed in any endeavor. There is a saying that you either win or you learn ……….. and in sport, particularly a sport like boxing, those lessons can sometimes be harsh. Over the …

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Entertainer…but much more besides

Tommy Coyle is entertaining and that is a fact. But start to peel away the layers of the Hull Lightweight and you start to realise that this is a multi-faceted character, with much greater depth than his joker persona would have you believe. Fresh from exposing Eddie Hearn’s backside to the world, in his first and quite likely only professional …

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Pound 4 Pound – For Entertainment!

When it comes to entertainment in boxing, certainly on the UK scene, Davidthewhiter1, PapiDeLaUltimateRhinoAllenJnr or if you prefer, or just plain old David Allen has got to be right up there in the pound for pound rankings. Whether weighing in with his skimpy gold undies, addressing subjects from the complete random to world issues – on his entertaining v-log or …

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3 Very Different Wow’s Of The Week…

WOW was the general response from the boxing world when it broke on Friday that Liverpool’s Rocky Fielding will be facing pound for pound superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez on December 15th at the historic Madison Square Garden. If there was ever a match up that came seemingly out of nowhere, then this one is most definitely up there. Fresh from …

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Defeat doesn’t spell the end…

In the surreal setting of Jedda, Saudi Arabia on Friday night, Liverpool’s Callum Smith announced himself as the new dominate force in the Super Middleweight ranks, as he dismantled the previously acknowledged division kingpin George Groves in 7 measured rounds. Coming off the back of some of the best showing’s of his career, Groves went into the bout as the …

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Weekend Preview Brogan v Botham

We have another talent loaded card at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night. Topping the bill is Skelmersdale’s Steve Brogan in a great match up for the Central Area Lightweight Title over 10 rounds. His last step up into title class saw him suffer his first defeat to Lee Appleyard when they contested the English Title in July last year. …

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Calm through the storm – but shh don’t mention the F*** word

The ability to remain calm through a storm is an absolute pre-requisite for any great boxing champion and even fighters adorning most pound for pound lists in boxing’s rich history, have endured worrying patches in fights, surviving wobbles, knockdowns or producing a knockout when seemingly heading for a points defeat. Think Rocky Marciano v Jersey Joe Walcott, George Foreman v …

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Timing Is Everything

Countless times we have heard the old adage that ‘timing is everything in boxing.’ How often have we seen a passing of the torch from a great champion evidently on the decline to a fresher, hungrier fighter climbing the mountain? The big announcement for VIP over the weekend was that Josh Warrington will defend his IBF Featherweight Title against Carl …

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‘No Turning Back’ Preview – Leach v Norman

Well we’ve certainly got a cracking card for you in our season opener on Saturday night at the Victoria Warehouse, in Manchester. Top of the bill see’s Salford’s Marc Leach attempting to push into title contention with an English Bantamweight Title Eliminator against Leicestershire’s Louis Norman.   As a former English Flyweight Champion Norman is coming to spoil the party …

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As The Cliché Goes ‘Styles Make Fights’

Public opinion on Amir Khan is always certain to raise a debate, but one thing that can never be doubted is the excitement and drama he brings to a boxing ring. Blessed with super natural hand speed, in full flow his boxing prowess is a sight to behold, but as is the case for many blessed with genius, that genius …

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Steve Wood pushing for Danny Wright title chance

Steve Wood, manager of Danny Wright, believes the unbeaten light-welterweight will have a major impact on the domestic title scene with just a couple more victories under his belt. Wright is currently 9-0 (4), as he heads into a September 15th outing at Manchester’s Victoria Warehouse against Hungary’s Zoltan Szabo, 25-12 (11), which will be streamed live on vipboxing.tv. And …

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Record-makers & Record-breakers

It has been widely reported this week that Wanheng Menayothin, surpassed Floyd Mayweather’s unbeaten record of 50-0 when defending his WBC Minimumweight Title for the 10th time. Although the Thai went to 51 wins from 51, he will of course need to remain undefeated in any subsequent bouts or retire immediately, to truly cement his claim to the record. Despite …