Shropshire Star

Matt Maher: Boxing keeps up habit of causing its own issues

It is not only gaudy exhibition fights involving influencers and a flaky approach to anti-doping which harms boxing’s popularity.

Wolverhampton’s Tyler Denny

The scheduling of the sport can often be maddening too thanks to a structure where the interests of individual promoters trump the collective good.

Already, this year has seen several unfortunate clashes involving major bouts which, you suspect, with just a little more communication and less naval gazing, could have been resolved and guaranteed everyone a bigger audience.

There’s another a week tomorrow affecting two Midlands boxers from the same gym in two of the biggest fights involving fighters from the region for several years.