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Pacquiao can roll back the years but Broner still worth a bet

Manny Pacquiao headlines the MGM Grand as he steps into the ring for a 70th time to face Adrien Broner this weekend. On paper, it’s a past his prime future Hall of Famer against a career underachiever. But, as is so often the case with boxing, you don’t have to dig too deep to discover […]

This could be the year for another surprise winner of the FA Cup

The last time a side outside of the ‘Big Six’ won the FA Cup was Wigan Athletic in 2013. Could this be the year for another surprise?  I think there are a few sides outside of that so-called ‘Big Six’ that will feel they have a chance of winning the competition. The big guns all […]

How will Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s success be judged between now and May?

His Manchester United managerial record so far reads two games, two wins. Yes the opposition might only have been Cardiff City and Huddersfield Town, sides that sit 17th and 20th in the division respectively, but there’s already a positivity around Old Trafford under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that hasn’t been felt for some time. Tougher tests […]

Ray Parlour’s Boxing Day Predictions

If the excitement of Christmas Day wasn’t enough to look forward to, football fans up and down the country are being treated to a bumper Boxing Day fixture list with 18 of the 20 Premier League teams playing on the day. Southampton and West Ham round off the action on the 27th and our man […]

Size matters if Fielding is to overcome Canelo

Rocky Fielding heads to Madison Square Garden hoping to pull off a titanic upset as he defends his WBA (Regular) super middleweight world title against Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez. Can he send shockwaves through boxing this weekend?   Alvarez to win in rounds 7 to 9 – 3/1 The consensus is Fielding needs a […]

A defining week in Liverpool’s season?

With 39 points from a possible 45, only four teams have enjoyed a better start to a season in Premier League history than Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool have done this term. Three of those four sides went on to win the title. The fourth is of course, the current Manchester City team.   Five points better […]

Brook to move on to bigger and better bouts

Kell Brook continues on the comeback trail this Saturday. The Sheffield native fights again in his home city, following his second-round demolition of Sergey Rabchenko in March, and hopes to secure a major fight in 2019. He faces Michael Zerafa, a man with the same number of career defeats to Brook – a meagre two […]

Bellew can upset the odds again and oust Usyk

Manchester plays host to a titanic Cruiserweight clash this Saturday. With all the major belts up for grabs, legacies on the line and an undisputed champion taking on the perennial odds defier, the recipe list is there. Now it’s up to Oleksandr Usyk and Tony Bellew to cook up something spectacular. Tony Bellew to win […]

Back Pulis for a happy Stoke return

The autumn chill may be upon us, but the action continues to hot up at both ends of the Championship. Middlesbrough to win – 21/10 Middlesbrough’s recent form has been solid if unspectacular, including back to back draws where they netted just once. Yet they still find themselves level on points with second placed Leeds […]

Prize of Joshua can see Hughie Fury home

Hughie Fury and Kubrat Pulev go toe to toe this Saturday in an IBF world title eliminator. With the small matter of a future bout against Anthony Joshua up for grabs – and a shot at capturing a heavyweight crown – there’s plenty worth fighting for.   Fury to win by decision – 2/1 Written […]