Chris Billam-Smith cautious but ready for maiden defense of cruiser belt vs. Mateusz Masternak

On Sunday, Chris Billam-Smith will put his WBO cruiserweight title on the line for the first time against the experienced Mateusz Masternak at the Bournemouth International Center, Bournemouth, England. Billam-Smith, rated at No. 5 by The Ring at cruiserweight, is acutely aware of the challenge that lays ahead. “A really difficult fight. I think stylistically […]

‘The Fighter’: Reviving Thailand’s boxing scene with fair fights and promising prospects

Thailand has a long history of producing champions in the sweet science, especially in the lower weight classes. Names such as Khaosai Galaxy, Chatchai Sasakul, Pongsaklek Wonjongkam and Veeraphol Sahapromm, to name a few, were all dominant champions in their eras. Thailand currently has one world champion, reigning WBA strawweight titleholder Thammanoon Niyomtrong, who goes […]