Boxing news from across Hampshire and Southampton

Hampshire boxer wins national championships

Daily Echo: 12-year-old amateur boxer George Joy, pictured with his coaches Stuart and George Pidgley from Waterside Amateur Boxing Club, celebrates his National Minors Championship win

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

George Joy marked a special weekend for Waterside Amateur Boxing club by winning National Minors Championships in Manchester.

Big fight night in Southampton

Daily Echo: Joe Pigford

6:00am Friday 21st March 2014

Southampton is gearing up for a big night of professional boxing this weekend. There will be international fights for locals Joe Pigford and Matty Tew at Southampton Guildhall tomorrow for charity fight night, The Heart of Boxing. Proceeds will go to Wessex Heartbeat, which will help them continue their work that provides great care to people with cardiac conditions. Local fighters Matt Goodard, Rich O’Connor, Wade Armour, Jake Gosling, Fion O’Meara and Darryl Still are also on the bill.

Hobbs calls out south coast rival

Daily Echo: Chris Hobbs

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

Southampton light-heavyweight Chris Hobbs has named the south coast rival who’s in his sights.

King Davidson aiming to win back old title

Daily Echo: KING DAVIDSON

6:00am Wednesday 19th March 2014

King Davidson starts a big year by once again trying to win back his WBO International light middleweight strap against the vastly experienced Attila Kovacs.

Hill hungry for another title tilt

Daily Echo: Tony Hill floors Thomas Krugar during the professional boxing show at the Guildhall.

7:00am Tuesday 18th March 2014

Tony Hill is already hungry for another British boxing title attempt after an accidental head clash prematurely ended his hopes of a fast track to the belt.

Hill has title in his sights

Daily Echo: Tony Hill

6:00am Saturday 15th March 2014

Tony Hill’s first step towards domestic boxing greatness begins tonight with a Southern Area light heavyweight title shot against current holder Leon Senior. The Southampton-based fighter has the chance of winning the strap in the first set of quarter-finals in the new MaxiNutrition competition at Rivermead, Reading.

Golden Ring chase schoolboy titles

Daily Echo: Albie Samways

6:00am Friday 14th March 2014

Golden Ring ABC have three hopefuls for Schoolboy Boxing Championships titles. Lennox Gill and Lewie Fuller are through to the pre quarter-finals, which take place this weekend in Bracknell, and Albie Samways has already secured a quarter-final bout.

Garner's sights are set high

Daily Echo: Ryan Garner

8:50am Wednesday 12th March 2014

SOUTHAMPTON’S Ryan Garner believes he will be the king of the ring before long after mapping out his blueprint for success – starting with a jump up to senior level next season.

Hill's ticket to stardom

Daily Echo: Tony Hill in action in Winchester

6:00am Tuesday 4th March 2014

Tony Hill has been handed a fast track to domestic boxing greatness after being selected for a remarkable new competition.

Brandon targets ABA glory

Daily Echo: Brandon Pauls

6:00am Friday 28th February 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Solent University boxer Brandon Pauls insists he is full of confidence heading to the ABA Championship Finals after finishing top of the pile at the BUCS Gatorade Nationals.

Lewie puts injury hell behind him

Daily Echo: Lewie Edmondson

7:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

Triple title holder Lewie Edmondson put a nightmare four months behind him to return to winning ways in a big Golden Ring ABC show.

Brandon tunes up for ABAs with Sheffield win

Daily Echo: Brandon Pauls

6:00am Thursday 27th February 2014

SOUTHAMPTON Solent University boxer Brandon Pauls insists he is full of confidence heading to the ABA Championship Finals after finishing top of the pile at the BUCS Gatorade Nationals.

South Coast battle still on the cards

Daily Echo: Matty Tew

6:00am Saturday 22nd February 2014

Matty Tew is not backing away from a massive south coast title fight with Floyd Moore.

Matty in line for 'derby' fight

Daily Echo: Matty Tew

6:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

Matty Tew could be set for a mouth watering Saints v Pompey derby in the near future.

Hobbs targets TV star

Daily Echo: Chris Hobbs

6:00am Saturday 18th January 2014

Southampton light-heavyweight Chris Hobbs is targeting boxing’s latest TV star.

Southampton-based boxer set for world title shot

Daily Echo: King Davidson

5:30am Tuesday 3rd December 2013

King Davidson is set to finally get a chance to win back the WBO International light middleweight title in February.

Jack a big hit in Wales

Daily Echo: Jack Hillier

7:00am Friday 22nd November 2013

SOUTHAMPTON ABC’s Jack Hillier has scored a great win.

Matty battles back for a win

Daily Echo: Andy Harris, right, is rocked by Matty Tew.

7:00am Monday 18th November 2013

Matty Tew is targeting a Southern Area title after coming through a tough test against a very game Andy Harris at the Guildhall. The Southampton lightweight took some punishment in the third round, but managed to pull through to take a 59-56, decision.

Quick win for Southampton boxing star

Daily Echo: Tony Hill floors Thomas Krugar during the professional boxing show at the Guildhall.

7:00am Monday 18th November 2013

A BRUTAL left hook knockout saw Tony Hill pick up a spectacular victory in his second fight at light heavyweight.

Big fight night for the Watsons

Daily Echo: Tommy Watson

7:00am Friday 15th November 2013

Boxing brothers Shane and Tommy will make it a night to remember for the Watson family, writes ADAM LEITCH.

Fans jet in for Southampton fight

Daily Echo: King Davidson - top attraction

8:00am Tuesday 12th November 2013

Southampton is set for a European invasion on Saturday night as Rich O’Connor swaps multi-million pound super yachts for the boxing ring.

Hill closing in on British title shot

Daily Echo: Tony Hill in action in Winchester

8:23am Friday 1st November 2013

Tony Hill could be just one win away from a long awaited British title shot.

A new King of the world

Daily Echo: King Davidson

8:00am Thursday 31st October 2013

King Davidson insists he won’t look beyond fighting Ishmael Tetteh for the vacant WBO International light middleweight title in Southampton next month despite being backed to become a world champion.

Southampton-based boxer to fight 'Roy Jones Jnr'

Daily Echo: King Davidson

5:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013

King Davidson has learnt his opponent for the vacant WBO International light middleweight title – a Ghanaian who describes himself as ‘the black Roy Jones Jnr’.

Southampton ABC fighter Ryan Garner called up by England

Daily Echo: RYAN GARNER

6:00am Wednesday 9th October 2013

Ryan Garner has been called up to the England squad to take part in the European Championships.

Hard work paying off for Golden Ring ABC fighter

Daily Echo: Golden Ring’s Jack Terrell (red) Golden Ring goes on the

6:00am Tuesday 8th October 2013

Hard work is paying off for Jack Terrell.

Southampton light-heavyweight makes successful return to ring action

Daily Echo: Chris Hobbs

6:00am Tuesday 1st October 2013

Chris Hobbs marked a successful return to the ring – but was still disappointed with his performance.

Boxers Square up in City

Daily Echo: King Davidson, right, and Tony Hill take to the  streets to

7:40am Saturday 28th September 2013

Shoppers in Southampton got a shock as the city’s two leading professional boxers staged an impromptu training session in Guildhall Square.

Southampton ABC duo fight for Great Britain in world championships

Daily Echo: Jack Hillier, left, and Ryan

6:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013

BOXING: Ryan Garner and Jack Hillier are hungry for more after representing their country at the prestigious Junior World Boxing Championships in Kiev.

King's quick chance to win back crown

Daily Echo: King Davidson

7:00am Saturday 21st September 2013

King Davidson has been stripped of his WBO International light middleweight title – but will incredibly get the chance to win it back at Southampton Guildhall in just eight weeks time.

Hobbs is back in action

Daily Echo: Chris Hobbs

4:04pm Friday 20th September 2013

Chris Hobbs is preparing to finally get his boxing year up and running in Fareham tomorrow night, writes ADAM LEITCH.

Big time boxing in Southampton

Daily Echo: Tony King

7:30am Thursday 22nd August 2013

Tony Hill and King Davidson will share top billing as big time boxing returns to Southampton.

Boxer's England dream dashed

Daily Echo: Lewie Edmondson

8:00am Saturday 10th August 2013

Lewie Edmondson has been left “devastated” after having his dreams of representing England snatched away.

Pro quartet join Battens Boxing Gym

Daily Echo: Four new pro fighters – Tommy Watson, Shane Watson, George Wegener and Rich O’Connor – have joined Batten’s Boxing Gym, based at Shamrock Quay. Pictured from left: Joe Pigford, Richard O’Connor, Shane Watson, Steve Bendall, Wayne Batten, Alan Wa

6:00am Wednesday 31st July 2013

Wayne Batten has welcomed a raft of new arrivals to his gym as professional boxing in Southampton continues to grow.

Hampshire boxer lands Southern Area title shot

Daily Echo: Sammy Couzens

6:00am Wednesday 31st July 2013

Sam Couzens’ reward for knocking out Kelvin Young is a Southern Area title shot – against Kelvin Young.

Injury forces King to miss title defence

Daily Echo: King Davidson

8:00am Saturday 27th July 2013

King Davidson has been forced to postpone his world title defence due to injury – but must fight soon or face being stripped of his belt.

Dream call-up for Lewie

Daily Echo: Lewie Edmondson

7:10am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Lewie Edmondson has been handed a dream call up to represent England in one of the most prestigious amateur boxing tournaments in the world.

Matty chases bumper payday

Daily Echo: Matty Tew

8:00am Wednesday 3rd July 2013

Matty Tew has been “training like an animal” to try to secure a £32,000 payday.

Davidson finally gets fight date

Daily Echo: King Davidson, pictured with trainer Wayne Batten.

7:10am Friday 28th June 2013

King Davidson is set to make the long awaited first defence of his WBO International light middleweight title on July 26.

No Three Nations joy for Southampton ABC pair

8:00am Tuesday 18th June 2013

Ryan Garner and Jack Hillier suffered heartbreak when they couldn’t quite bag gold in the Three Nations championships.

Tew 'perfect' for Prizefighter contest

Daily Echo: Matty Tew

7:00am Thursday 13th June 2013

Matty Tew will have the chance to bag £32,000 for one night’s work after winning a place in the coveted Prizefighter tournament.

Win could get Lynch TV date

8:00am Wednesday 12th June 2013

Winchester light-welterweight Steve Lynch has been told he could get a TV date if he picks up another win in Portsmouth this weekend.

'Exciting times' for Tony

Daily Echo: Tony Hill in action in Winchester

8:00am Monday 10th June 2013

TONY Hill’s trainer has warned supporters not to expect too much too soon.

Boxer trying NOT to get KOs!

Daily Echo: Joe Pigford on his way to another win

12:00am Monday 10th June 2013

Joe Pigford admitted he has been trying to learn NOT to knock people out.

Hill win tops Winchester card

Daily Echo: Tony Hill

10:06pm Saturday 8th June 2013

Tony Hill got life at a new weight off to the perfect start as he defeated Vyguadas Laurinkus at Winchester Guildhall.

Test for Southampton boxers

Daily Echo: Joe Pigford

7:10am Saturday 8th June 2013

Southampton’s ring kings are ready to enhance their reputations still further in Winchester tonight – no matter who they end up facing.

Tony won't drain himself again

Daily Echo: Tony Hill

11:37am Friday 7th June 2013

TONY Hill is preparing for life with the big boys tomorrow night – stepping up from middleweight to light heavyweight.

Hill tops bill at boxing's big night

Daily Echo: Tony Hill

7:10am Tuesday 4th June 2013

Tony Hill takes a landmark step in his career this Saturday as professional boxing returns to Winchester for the first time in more than 30 years, writes ADAM LEITCH.

Amateur boxers can get hooked for life

9:00am Friday 31st May 2013

Winchester is receiving a much needed double boxing boost – and it means more people than ever can get involved in the sport.

Pigford looking for real test

Daily Echo: JOE PIGFORD (right)

9:04am Tuesday 28th May 2013

Hot prospect Joe Pigford’s fighting career is to step up earlier than planned as he tries to get rounds under his belt.



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