- British Boxing Has Had A Poor 2023 Compared To The Rest Of The Sport
- This Is Largely Due To The Lack Of Major Events Being Delivered
- Kalle Sauerland Believes British Boxing Needs To Find It’s Feet Fast
BOXING has had a fantastic year.
From Canelo vs Charlo to Spence vs Crawford to Davis Garcia. 2023 is the year when the fights the fans want to see have been delivered.
There has been no better year in recent times than this year in terms of the mega fights getting over the line and doing so on a consistent basis.
Even if we look at the schedule coming up, the year will close with Cameron vs Taylor 2 and Benavidez vs Andrade on Nov 25, followed by Ryan Garcia the week after, Haney vs Prograis, and finally Bam Rodriguez vs Sunny Edwards – a fantastic 4-week run to close out the year.
But British boxing hasn’t really been a part of these big nights. The biggest this year in this country is the Eubank-Smith fights – which shouldn’t really have been PPV if we’re honest – and the two AJ tuneups.
Apart from that, there haven’t even been fights with the upper tier of the O2/Manchester Arena open, never mind selling them out.
Kalle Sauerland On British Boxing
“This year is a real problem for British boxing,” Sauerland told Boxing King Media, “The biggest in Tyson Fury, he’s gone off to Saudi.”
“AJ, unfortunately, the Dillian Whyte didn’t happen through no fault of his own, that’s a shame because that was a big big fight. I was really excited for that fight.”
“You’ve had the two Eubank-Smith’s, those have been the two biggest fights this year. We promoted them but should a non-world title British blockbuster be the biggest fight of the year? Not really, not when you’ve got Heavyweight world champions in this country. “
“The UK needs to find its feet and find its feet fast.”