11 July 2013

September 28: David Haye vs. Tyson Fury

Haye vs. Fury (Getty Images)
by Billy Ferguson

Months of rumours and speculation were finally put to bed today as David Haye and Tyson Fury came face-to-face for the first time to announce their domestic heavyweight clash later this year.

On September 28, at the M.E.N Arena in Manchester, Tyson Fury will face the biggest challenge of his career when he meets the former unified cruiserweight champion and former heavyweight titlist. 

Tickets are already going fast, and it's likely that by the time the weekend rolls in there won't be a ticket left. That in itself is a mark of how much this fight has captured the imagination of the boxing public. 

Similar to when the Carl Froch vs. Mikkel Kessler rematch was announced, tickets sold out within 48 hours. Why? Because fans knew they were going to get a competitive and action packed fight.

05 July 2013

UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman Preview

By Thomas Hunter | Contributor

 The UFC returns to the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday July 6th for UFC 162: Silva vs Weidman. The main event sees the consensus pound-for-pound greatest fighter in the world defend his UFC middleweight title against the most highly touted contender the division has seen in the modern era, Chris Weidman. The event also features two featherweight fights which will help shape the featherweight landscape as ex-UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie Edgar takes on the rising Brazilian prospect Charles Oliveira and #5 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson looks to continue his hot streak against an in-form #6 ranked Dennis Siver. The main card also features the return of Mark Munoz against Tim Boestch in the middleweight division and the UFC debuts of Strikeforce veterans Tim Kennedy and Roger Gracie.