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John and Frankie Gavin – An Apology 

11 Sep 18

In an article on Saturday, September 8, we incorrectly stated that John Gavin – the brother of boxer Frankie Gavin – had been the target of a shooting on Coventry Road, Sheldon, had fled the scene on foot after his vehicle had been fired upon…


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Revealed: Brother of boxer Frankie Gavin was target of motorbike shooting on Coventry Road 

8 Sep 18

John Gavin was driver of Land Rover targeted by Sheldon shooting which left Pizza Hut windows smashed…


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Amir Khan meets young fans ahead of fight in Birmingham 

5 Sep 18

Boxer Amir Khan performed a public workout in in preparation for his next bout with Samuel Vargas.


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This is why Amir Khan is in Birmingham Bullring today 

4 Sep 18

The professional boxer was working out in Rotunda Square ahead of his fight with Samuel Vargas at Arena Birmingham this weekend…


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Boxer Kane Baker banned after wearing Aston Villa shirt into ring as tribute to late grandad 

15 Aug 18

Bartley Green fighter in hot water over fight-night tribute to late grandfather – a claret and blue fan…


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Comedians, rappers, a boxer and a Peaky Blinder – Birmingham City’s famous celebrity supporters 

15 Aug 18

These are the well-known faces who have a soft spot for all things Birmingham City…


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Birmingham’s top 10 heavyweight boxers 

9 Aug 18

Birmingham isnt noted for producing great heavyweights, but heres my list of the citys top 10.


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This week in court – A roof repairs conman, a killer who fled boxing match and gun and drugs ring 

4 Aug 18

We name and shame the criminals who have appeared in court in the past week…


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Have-a-go heroes give chase to wrestle teen mugger to the ground 

23 Jul 18

Hulking Thai boxer Paul Sutherland sat on the teen until police arrived…


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Rowley Regis middleweight Tyler Denny ready for English title tune-up 

20 Jul 18

TYLER Denny’s tune-up for an English middleweight title shot would have been for the belt itself if he’d had his way.


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Love Island’s Birmingham boxer hunk Idris dumped with Kieran as Alexandra chooses Alex George 

14 Jul 18

Idris, Kieran and Alex had been vying for Alexandra’s attention…


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Yafai targets American domination after successful Stateside debut 

12 Jul 18

Andi Purewal spoke with Brum boxer Yafai after his first win in the States…


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Love Island’s Birmingham boxer Idris to battle with Kieran for Kaz 

9 Jul 18

Both have said they like the look of Kaz, who is currently in a romance with Josh Denzel…


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Who is Idris Virgo? Birmingham boxer becomes new Love Island contestant 

9 Jul 18

Both have said they like the look of Kaz, who is currently in a romance with Josh Denzel…


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Celebrated Lyndon boxing club facing eviction will not be forced out until new home found 

21 Jun 18

A LONG-SERVING Lyndon boxing club facing eviction has been assured by Solihull council it will not be forced out until it has found a new home.


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Bartley Green boxer Kane Baker to perform on major bill topped by Tyson Fury 

8 Jun 18

Kane Baker has made the unlikely transition from self-styled armchair boxing nut to participant.


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“The best is yet to come,” vows Rowley Regis middleweight champion Jason Welborn 

7 Jun 18

JASON Welborn has reflected on what he describes as the best week of his life when he lifted the British Middleweight title, celebrated his birthday and married his long-term partner inside a hectic seven days.


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30 Under 30: Brummie boxer Galal Yafai inspired by his brothers to take Commonwealth Games gold 

21 May 18

30 Under 30 finalist Galal Yafai stays close to his roots as he continues his to bid to secure Olympic gold in Tokyo…


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Reagan Asbury memorial football match at Oak Park today 

13 May 18

There’s a very special football match today (Sunday 13th May 2018) at Walsall Wood’s Oak Park ground in memory of Pelsall lad Reagan Asbury who tragically lost his life following disorder after a boxing match event at Walsall Town Hall last …


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Jason Welborn defeats Tommy Langford to win British Middleweight title 

5 May 18

ROWLEY Regis’ Jason Welborn shocked Tommy Langford to win the British Middleweight title.


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Kick-Ass! Competition Success For UoB Kickboxers- Part 3 

3 May 18

Sport writer Kieren Williams reports on the UoB Kickboxing Team’s latest competition successes in a four-part special for Redbrick Sport, in Part 3, he rounds up some impressive performances for the Middleweight Women The post Kick-Ass! Competition…


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Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom gives birth to baby girl – and this is what they’ve named her 

24 Apr 18

Bolton boxer Amir – who has family ties to Birmingham – announced the adorable news on his Instagram…


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Roy Jones Jr hits town 

13 Apr 18

Legendary boxing world champion to appear in Birmingham.


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Long-serving Lyndon boxing club appeals to councillors to ‘ensure club’s survival’ 

11 Apr 18

A LONG-SERVING boxing club in Lyndon has appealed to councillors for support ‘in ensuring the club’s survival’ as it faces eviction.


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Meet the Brummie boxer who runs his own sweetshop by day 

10 Apr 18

Birmingham boxer’s knockout day job is working in the family sweet shop…


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Coronation Street fans repulsed as David Platt batters Gary Windass in boxing match 

9 Apr 18

David (Jack P Shepherd) has been struggling to cope after he was raped by Josh Tucker (Ryan Clayton…


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Tommy Langford to defend British middleweight title against Jason Welborn 

5 Apr 18

The intriguing clash, which sees Birmingham-based Langfords textbook skills pitted against the relentless pressure of Welborn, takes place at Walsall Town Hall on Friday, May 4.


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Coronation Street: David Platt beats Gary Windass into bloody pulp during charity boxing match in front of rapist Josh 

3 Apr 18

David clearly sees the fight as a way of getting rid of some pent-up anger…


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Applied Behavioural Analysis Request 

29 Mar 18

Request sent to Birmingham City Council by Dr Syed on 29 March 2018 .


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Jason Welborn set for British title clash with Tommy Langford 

29 Mar 18

ROWLEY Regis fighter Jason Welborn is set to clash with Tommy Langford for the British middleweight title in May.


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Boxing: Jenman achieved Mission Impossible against Birmingham middleweight Andrew Robinson 

29 Mar 18

Jenman seemed set to be mauled by DAnimal but came close to performing a miracle.


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Long-serving Solihull boxing club seeks council’s help to prevent closure 

23 Mar 18

A LONG-SERVING Lyndon boxing club could be forced to close its doors after discovering it is being evicted from its premises of 51 years.


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KSI Wins Youtube Boxing Showdown 

14 Mar 18

Sport Editor Alex Alton looks at the Weller vs KSI boxing match and the relationship that Youtube has with sport The post KSI Wins Youtube Boxing Showdown appeared first on Redbrick .


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Family of Charlotte Teeling ‘broken’ after body found in Kingstanding house 

4 Mar 18

Boxer Frankie Gavin among those paying tribute to family of Charlotte Teeling as murder investigation launched…


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Tributes to boxer Scott Westgarth who died after winning fight 

27 Feb 18

Birmingham boxer Curtis Woodhouse was also on the bill…


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Tributes pour in for boxer Scott Westgarth who died after winning fight 

26 Feb 18

Birmingham boxer Curtis Woodhouse was also on the bill…


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Tributes pour in for boxer Scott Westgarth who died after winning fight 

26 Feb 18

Birmingham boxer Curtis Woodhouse was also on the bill…


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Boxing: Tommy Langford hopes to have last laugh in stand-up 

16 Feb 18

Tommy Langford hopes to at last give fellow Baggies fans something to cheer when he puts his British middleweight title on the line against Blackpools Jack Arnfield.


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Nine-year-old Tamworth entrepreneur who earned up to £13k a year selling eggs closes business after it became a “chore” 

14 Feb 18

Junior Wyatt has decided to focus on his dream of becoming a professional boxer…


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Top 10 middleweight boxers of all time according to our boxing expert 

14 Feb 18

Boxing expert Mike Lockley picks his legends from the golden past of pugilism…


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George Groves wants lifetime bans for boxers who fail drugs tests 

11 Feb 18

British Olympian Muhammad Ali received a two-year ban on Tuesday having tested positive for anabolic steroid Trenbolone…


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Women’s Boxing Club a big hit with the mayor of Hounslow 

8 Feb 18

Award-winning city centre female fight outfit, the Womens Boxing Club, certainly has friends in high places.


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Frankie Gavin v Bethuel Ushona in Now or Never fight at Genting Arena – how to get tickets 

7 Feb 18

Birmingham boxer Frankie Gavin is set for his biggest ever challenge as he takes on Bethuel Ushona in World Welterweight Championship…


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Amir Khan’s wife Faryal Makhdoom reveals what really caused the Anthony Joshua row 

7 Feb 18

The shocking social media meltdown sparked accusations from Bolton boxer Khan – who has family ties to Birmingham – that Faryal was cheating with Anthony Joshua…


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Irish boxing legend coming to Birmingham 

6 Feb 18

A chance to spend the evening with Barry McGuigan.


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Boxing: Craig Cunningham’s clash with Andrew Robinson rescheduled 

1 Feb 18

THE much-anticipated middleweight battle between Oldbury’s Craig Cunningham and Redditch’s Andrew Robinson has been rescheduled.


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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin set for rematch 

30 Jan 18

The middleweight stars fought a hugely controversial draw in their first meeting last September…


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Kal Yafai anticipates big 2018 and could puts plans on America trip on hold 

29 Jan 18

The Brummie boxer has big plans for this year…


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Billy Joe Saunders to make fourth defence of WBO middleweight title against Martin Murray 

21 Jan 18

Saunders delivered a standout display in a wide points victory over David Lemieux in the Canadian’s hometown last month…


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Kell Brook will have Amir Khan on his mind during ring return 

21 Jan 18

Brook lost his IBF welterweight title to American Errol Spence last year…







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