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Thought there should be one of these, considering the popularity of the sport and quality of local fighters over the years, and the fact that the UK/Ireland one consists of updates made mostly by Paul D and Streetlife1. :cheers:

Ps. Had a mooch around, and couldn't find an existing one, but if there is, feel free to delete/ignore this.
 

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David Price won his third on the bounce since the Thompson fights last weekend, with a unanimous decision over 10 rounds against some Ukrainian bum who seemed really affectionate throughout, if the constant hugging was anything to go by..

 

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Well in, hopefully we should have a few World title fights this year, we seem to be on a bit of a roll lately. There should be loads to talk about on here. :)
 

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The next Ste Smith bout is the one I'm looking forward to. :cheers:
 

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Yes he's be really impressive lately, I hate the thought of him having to go to Japan to win a World title though, that wont be easy.
 

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I know that Liverpool had the only purpose built boxing arena in Europe but I have been told that it was a worlds first and only. Can anyone verify/dispute this claim?

New York's Madison Square Garden was built as a skating arena.
 

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I know it was definitely the World's fist purpose built Boxing stadium and I'm not aware of any others, I'm not sure on that but what it does show that we're a true fighting city.
 

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I know it was definitely the World's fist purpose built Boxing stadium and I'm not aware of any others, I'm not sure on that but what it does show that we're a true fighting city.
However, boxing tournaments were held in "The first stadium" on Pudsey Street before the Liverpool Stadium was erected on St. Pauls Square. I have the program for the last night of boxing at Pudsey Street in 1931. And the number of notable boxers we have produced must be up there among the top of British cities. Ike Bradley, Nel Tarleton, Dom Volante, Wally Thom, John Conteh to name a few. And some of the bouts fought at the stadium are legendary. I think we still have about 20 boxing clubs in Liverpool. The Echo Arena looks to be an excellent venue for boxing.
 
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I don't think it is very well known but, Johnny Best, father of early Beatle Pete Best, was the "Fight Promoter" at Liverpool Stadium from about 1935 through the War and into the sixties.
 
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Trio of top city fighters Glasgow bound too

Natasha Jonas gets the chance to make more history this summer – when women’s boxing is included in the Commonwealth games for the first time.

The world bronze medallist and first British female to qualify for an Olympic Games was named in yesterday’s England squad for this summer’s Games in Glasgow. And she will be joined in Scotland by fellow Scousers Anthony Fowler and Sam Maxwell.

Fowler, the national champion at 75kgs and Maxwell, who claimed the national title at 64kgs, were both named in an eight-strong men’s England line up. World championship bronze medallist Fowler represents the city’s Golden Gloves ABC while Maxwell works out of the Salisbury ABC.

Olympic gold medallist Nicola Adams is also selected – and insists the frustration of suffering her first defeat in two years earlier this month has spurred her on to bounce back in Glasgow.

While Jonas came back from the European Championships in Bucharest with a silver medal, Adams returned empty-handed after a shock quarter-final defeat to Bulgarian veteran Stoyka Petrova.

It was Adams’ first loss since her world final defeat to Cancan Ren in China in 2012 – a loss she subsequently avenged in spectacular style in the final of London 2012.

She said: “I have to take the lows with the highs and the Europeans were definitely a low for me. “It’s been a long time since I went to a tournament and came back without a medal but the greatest champions always come back from a loss and that is what I have got to do.”

But Adams also revealed she will be heading for Glasgow less than 100 per cent fit after battling to shrug off a minor but persistent shoulder injury.

She added: “I have had the shoulder problem for quite a while and it has almost cleared up but I am still in the process of shaking it off. Hopefully it won’t affect my chances of winning the gold.”

Adams is joined in the squad by Jonas at 60kgs and reigning middleweight world champ Savannah Marshall.

The men’s line-up includes two European bronze medallists in Charlie Edwards and Joe Joyce, up-and-coming Birtley lightweight Pat McCormack, Qais Ashfaq, Warren Baister, Scott Fitzgerald and the two Mersey men.
 

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Merseyside fighter Martin Murray fights tonight on Boxnation. He is fighting for vacant WBC Silver Middleweight Title. The guy was totally robbed against Sergio Martinez last year. Merseyside should have another world champion. Lets hope he can get back on course for another shot tonight.
 

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It was very one sided, I don't think he lost a round.

Martin Murray beats Max Bursak on points to close on world title

Martin Murray moved towards a world middleweight title shot by cruising to a wide points victory over Max Bursak in Monte Carlo.

The St Helens fighter was never in trouble over 12 rounds and was handed the decision by all three judges, who scored the bout 119-109, 119-109, and 117-112.

Ukrainian hope Bursak, who lost to Jarrod Fletcher last time out, struggled to impose himself and never looked comfortable with the tempo set by the busy Briton.

Although Murray rarely threatened to knock his 29-year-old opponent out, he easily dictated the exchanges and moved closer to sealing a date with divisional kingpin Gennady Golovkin later this year.

The 31-year-old secured the WBC silver middleweight title by beating Bursak but will be keen to finally secure a more illustrious belt at the first available opportunity, having been denied twice in controversial circumstances in recent years.

In December 2011, Murray caused Felix Sturm all sorts of problems on the latter's home soil only to see the German retain the WBA title by way of a draw and was then on the wrong end of another decision in April 2013, when he knocked down and arguably edged then-WBC champion Sergio Martinez.

WBA champion Golovkin is expected to retain his title and his unbeaten record when he faces Daniel Geale on July 26, with Murray's promoter Rodney Berman standing by to begin negotiations.
 

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Paul Smith to challenge for world super-middleweight title in September

Paul Smith will challenge for the world super-middleweight title on September 27.

The British champion confirmed that talks are almost complete between his team and title holder Arthur Abraham.

A venue for the WBO title clash is still to be confirmed but the ECHO understands that the fight will take place in Berlin.

Meanwhile Derry Mathews has vacated the British lightweight title.

The 30-year-old is unable to defend the title against mandatory challenger Terry Flanagan ‎on July 26 because of an ear injury.

Mathews, meanwhile, expects to return to the ring in October in a major title fight.
 

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Also Paul Butler has dropped down a weight so he can become a two weight champion. Hopefully he'll be just as successful at a more natural weight.
 

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Also Paul Butler has dropped down a weight so he can become a two weight champion. Hopefully he'll be just as successful at a more natural weight.
Yeah good choice, he was outmuscled against Stuart Hall.
 

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Huge weekend of Liverpool boxing coming up, cant wait.Tony Bellew, Rocky Fielding, Stephen Smith, Callum Smith all fight.
 

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Also fighting are Anthony Ogogo, Tommy Martin, Luke Campbell, Anthony Joshua, Nathan Cleverly a very impressive bill.
 
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