Boxing History: Emile Griffith’s Remarkable Story

Boxing History: Emile Griffith’s Remarkable Story

In this week’s episode of boxing history, we take a look at former 3 weight world champion Emile Griffith. Emile Griffith was a professional boxer who competed from 1958 to 1977. Born on February 3, 1938, in the Virgin Islands, Griffith’s career spanned several weight classes, and he became one of the most successful and…

Box Office: Fight Picks – Nontshinga, Anderson, Falcao, Pradabsri

Box Office: Fight Picks – Nontshinga, Anderson, Falcao, Pradabsri

With a stacked weekend of boxing, I’ve picked out 4 must see fights. With Nontshinga, Anderson, Falcao, and Pradabsri all in action, this isn’t one to miss! Panya Pradabsri (Petchmanee CP Freshmart) v Norihito Tanaka  Panya Pradabsri, better known as Petchmanee CP Freshmart makes his 4th defence of his WBC minimumweight title on Wednesday in…

Boxing Betting Tips – Tokkers Tips Adames, Ioka, Martinez

Boxing Betting Tips – Tokkers Tips Adames, Ioka, Martinez

With another weekend of boxing approaching, including Adames, Ioka and Martinez. I’ve taken a look at the betting markets to find some bets I think are good value Starting in Japan I think that Kazuto Ioka is simply too skilled to beat Joshua Franco, this as well as Francos recent weight miss makes me believe…

Anthony Joshua questioned by Two Weight World Champion Timothy Bradley  – “He doesn’t have that same fire anymore!” “He should definitely think about retirement!”

Anthony Joshua questioned by Two Weight World Champion Timothy Bradley – “He doesn’t have that same fire anymore!” “He should definitely think about retirement!”

Former Two Division World Champion Timothy Bradley has questioned Anthony Joshua’s commitment to the sport in a recent interview. Tim Bradley spoke to Tris Dixon recently for his Boxing Life Stories podcast series recently, in which the subject of walking away from boxing was discussed. The conversation quickly moved to Anthony Joshua and his career…

Box Office: Fight Picks – Carlos Adames, Kazuto Ioka, Fernando Martinez, Erickson Lubin

Box Office: Fight Picks – Carlos Adames, Kazuto Ioka, Fernando Martinez, Erickson Lubin

With the focus switching to boxing outside of the UK this weekend, I take a look at four fights that are must see across two continents. With Ioka, Adames, Lubin, and Martinez all in action, it promises to be a great week. Joshua Franco vs Kazuto Ioka  Joshua Franco and Kazuto Ioka will meet again for…

Dennis McCann vs Ionut Baluta confirmed for 18th August at York Hall

Dennis McCann vs Ionut Baluta confirmed for 18th August at York Hall

Commonwealth Super Bantamweight Champion Dennis McCann will face Ionut Baluta this summer in London Dennis McCann will face a huge test against perennial European level contender Ionut Baluta at the York Hall, London, on the 18th August, live on TNT Sports (formally BT Sport). McCann who won the the Commonwealth title against Joe Ham Jnr…

Tokkers Tips: Prograis, Tszyu, Clarke Where’s the value this weekend?

Tokkers Tips: Prograis, Tszyu, Clarke Where’s the value this weekend?

With some intriguing bouts taking place this weekend, I have looked through the betting markets for bets I believe are good value.  Prograis, Tszyu, Clarke Where’s the value this weekend? Starting off on the Boxxer card at York Hall, I believe Frazer Clarke will beat Mariusz Wach on points. Clarke hasn’t exactly shown exceptional punching…

Teófilo Stevenson – The Best Heavyweight of All Time

Teófilo Stevenson – The Best Heavyweight of All Time

Teófilo Stevenson is perhaps one of the biggest ‘What If?’ stories in boxing history. Here I take a look back at one of the best amateur boxers ever. Teófilo Stevenson Lawrence, known as Teófilo Stevenson, was a Cuban amateur boxer and one of the most successful heavyweight fighters in Olympic history. He was born on March…

Tokkers Tips – Taylor vs Lopez, Munguia vs Derevyanchenko. Where’s the value in this weekends fights?

Tokkers Tips – Taylor vs Lopez, Munguia vs Derevyanchenko. Where’s the value in this weekends fights?

Boxing Betting Tips – With another stacked weekend of boxing, I’ve looked through the markets to find four bets that I think hold some value. Starting on Friday, Mark Chamberlain defends his IBF European title against Italian Marvin Demollari. The Italian has never been stopped in his 4 losses and holds some level of ability,…

Box Office – Fight Picks: Josh Taylor Returns To Face Teofimo Lopez And Sunny Edwards Makes Matchroom Debut!

Box Office – Fight Picks: Josh Taylor Returns To Face Teofimo Lopez And Sunny Edwards Makes Matchroom Debut!

Last week was a bit of a quiet week on the boxing front but this week there is a lot of action on both Friday and Saturday night. This week we have picked out four fights in an action-packed weekend across 3 continents for you to keep an eye out for. Josh Taylor returns to…

Tokkers Take – Boxing Has A Privilege and Selective Outrage Problem

Tokkers Take – Boxing Has A Privilege and Selective Outrage Problem

“Boxing Is A Game Of Double Standards” – Tokkers In a quiet week for boxing, I respond to some of the criticism aimed at me from last week’s piece, as well as dig a little deeper into the issues surrounding the problem of Privilege and Selective Outrage in boxing. One paragraph from last week’s article…

Tokkers’ Take: A Brilliant Night Of Boxing Won’t Get The Credit It Deserves.

Tokkers’ Take: A Brilliant Night Of Boxing Won’t Get The Credit It Deserves.

One Step Forwards, Two Steps Backwards: How Boxing Shot Itself In The Foot On Saturday Night I expressed to a friend after the events of Saturday night that nothing else could replicate this feeling. When this sport gets it right, it’s truly unparalleled. The recent boxing weekend was simply amazing, with Leigh Wood dominating Mauricio…

Box Office – Fight Reviews: Okolie vs Billam-Smith, Lopez vs Conlan, Lara vs Wood AND MORE

Box Office – Fight Reviews: Okolie vs Billam-Smith, Lopez vs Conlan, Lara vs Wood AND MORE

New British Champions Crowned In Okolie vs Billam-Smith And Lara vs Wood But Conlan Falls Short This week’s box office picks saw fights from all corners of the British Isles, as well as minimumweight title action from California. With all 4 bouts being for world titles, this week’s picks certaintly didn’t disappoint, with upsets, knockdowns,…