He was fighting for titles when I was a kid – he’s been around the game for a while so you’ve got to respect his opinion. He’s boxing on 25th February on a dinner show, nice and relaxed, no pressure of selling tickets or anything like that. I have to hold him back and monitor his runs so he doesn’t peak too early. I’ve got it taped on my Sky box at home and I’ve watched it to round three so far. Tony Sims and John will be firmly on promoter Eddie Hearn’s case to match-up him with some of the biggest names in the division. I can see Lee Froch attempting to be the “Angel Garcia” in the Froch camp. I would stick him in with Eddie Chambers or Alexander Ustinov, I want to see someone try to have a real go at Joshua. To be fair she’s only a baby so she won’t know what it is this year. Firstly, I want to give a special mention to Kugan Cassius and James Helder of IFLTV; their coverage on Monday was nothing short of sensational. “It’s a great opportunity for me. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. With the possibility of Heiland as an opponent,  are you at the point where you don’t care who you get as long as it’s top 10 in a governing body? I want to unify this division before I move up, so it all happens on the 31st at Wembley.”. Yeah, firstly Gennady Golovkin is an ideal of mine, watching it and seeing Golovkin beat him was great. Tony – thanks for your time and I’ll catch up with you soon. The 6ft 1 light heavyweight has demonstrated exceptional power and has knocked out all but one of his opponents. If he wins, then Kell (Brook) wins also on December 6th they can both fight each other soon. Let’s have it. Joshua participated in an open-workout Monday in his hometown of Watford and spoke to Skysports about facing the likes of David Price, Dereck Chisora and David Haye: “I work hard. He has 10 first round KO's. Both have had world-class sparring in the lead up to this fight and with two noisy fan base’s supporting them; I’m confident the fight will live up to expectations. The atmosphere will be great. Talks have allegedly begun between Matchroom and advisors of Miguel Vazquez with a view to him fighting Mitchell on the Froch Groves under card for the Lightweight IBF World Title. Tags Andy Lee, Boxing, John Ryder, Kell Brook, Matchroom Boxing, Skysports Boxing, Tony Sims Comments Leave a comment @PeterJSims1 “A champion is a contender that never gave up” The 23-year-old is still regularly recognised following his spell on The Only Way is Essex, but Sims has been busily pursuing a career in boxing management since leaving the hit reality TV show.
One thing he does as he’s a puncher is load-up on shots, secondly we discovered that he holds his breath and no one has ever told him any different. But it’s a great fight and there is no reason why Ryder can’t win the fight, but it’s definitely a 50/50 fight. “He surrounds himself with good talented people like Amir Khan and Andre Ward, is trained by a good trainer in Virgil Hunter so I’m up against it but training camp has gone great. "Eddie is a good friend of mine," said Sims.

John – 2015: The Year of The Gorilla. He doesn’t care about getting beat, he’s like a Mexican in a way as he just wants a scrap and he has nothing to lose but his pride. There is no excuses for the outcome of the fight. Kell Brook has been playing the waiting game before compulsory negotiations begin with Shawn Porter for his long-overdue IBF Welterweight fight. Firstly from your perspective, how has the year been for you when you reflect back? To be honest with you and no disrespect to those guys, but at English level they do make for great fights. The 23 yr old sensation landed a whopping 295 of the 513 punches he threw, an astounding 58 percent. Kevin “Mighty” Mitchell (37-2: 27KO’s) faces Maduma (16-0:10KO’s) in an IBF final eliminator on Saturday night. Been hard with there not being a big occasion for me but come January 31st there will be one – which I’m looking forward to. That division (Light-Welter) is really good domestically; you’ve got John Wayne Hibbert here, Tyrone Nurse, Willie Limond, Chris Jenkins, Tommy Martin; it’s a really good division especially in London. In the end the outcome was a good one and I got the win. "I wasn't bad technically but I didn't like the training," Sims laughed. "It’s one step at a time and I have a long way to go.”, When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. The American of Puerto Rican descent was again over-looked as an opponent for Floyd Mayweather Jnr recently. I expect nothing less than a KO which will serve as an early birthday present for Joshua – he turns 25 next week. I’m in there to win this fight, I’m not in there to take shots to give shots. In Puerto Rico this Saturday, Danny Garcia makes his return to ring against Mauricio Herrera. With your stable now larger, I bet you’ve got some funny stories from the boys in camp? In addition, we have Kevin Mitchell and Kell Brook competing in tune-up fights before they have title tilts in the summer. Listen – people are always going to criticise, if I do something fantastic there will be knockers. I couldn’t believe it. What do I do – do I take a step back to fight for the British with the aim to win that outright which is four defences which could cost me 2 yrs and I’m 28/29 or do I keep taking steps forward in world rankings? You’ve got to realise he was Super-Feather before and you will see him making it easy with the dietician.
As I've got older, I've really got a lot of respect for the sport and how hard these athletes have to train.". It's definitely one of the hardest jobs I've done.

The Showtime commentators summed the upper-cut by stating that Canelo could have held a press conference to announce he was going to throw that punch as he had that much time. Gennady Golovkin, Miguel Cotto – who ever wants it! First up is Joshua (5-0: 5KO’s) who faces Matt Legg (7-2: 3KO’s) in a 6 round Heavyweight contest. "I don't think my dad really wanted me to do it, personally. The 2012 Olympic super-heavyweight champ knows he has much to learn - because trainer Tony Sims tells him every day. During his stint in front of the camera, Sims maintained his enthusiasm for the sport, and his TOWIE colleagues have also taken a keen interest. Just watched you sparring two different guys this morning, you look in great shape. You look at (Robert) Stieglitz and Ryder, Stieglitz is a former world champion and Ryder lost for the British. It’s been going brilliantly. Kell wanted to hurt me and take my head off! It might seem far-fetched now, you spoke about Golovkin being an idol of yours, what would it mean to one day share the ring with him? These WBC Silver’s and International’s are all well and good but he wants the domestic titles – the British or Commonwealth belts. And apparently they still do. The hardest challenge now is who to match him with. Jimmy Cooper is the other fighter you have and he’s got a busy start to 2015. It is definitely an easier fight than facing Mayweather. Does Chloe Sims have a brother? I’m a fighter and believe I can beat anyone. I was sat a few metres from the corner where Darth Vader was hemmed in, every thud of Joshua’s punches made you wince. I almost grew a beard for the first time in my life queuing online to get my tickets. I said to Tony: “Alfred Angulo has moved up to Middleweight Tone, why don’t you get Eddie to call him out?!”. “When I started out training, I had a few club-fighters. It’s difficult to say that as Kevin Johnson has been the distance with Klitschko, Fury and Chisora – he is a clever fighter who survives the rounds. Anthony Joshua says his trainer keeps telling him he’s “rubbish”. More important than the opponent is the chance to box on the biggest spectacle in British boxing history, something Joshua cites as bigger than the Olympics. @_John_Ryder_ Exclusive Interview by Paul Ready, @PeterJSims1 “A champion is a contender that never gave up”, @_John_Ryder_ interview by Paul Ready #CapitalPunishment, Tony Sims on Joshua, Ryder, Mitchell & Burns by Paul Ready, @EddieHearn on Ryder, Boylan v Goodjohn, Bellew Cleverly 2, Brook v Khan, Mitchell, @_John_Ryder_ Interview.. #MomentOfTruth by Paul Ready. The 26 yr old has not faced so far what you would consider stern test and this Saturday will be his first one. The British heavyweight hope may be an Olympic champion and unbeaten as a professional, but trainer Tony Sims is not impressed by his golden CV. They are going about their business and I’m going about mine. El Tornado (10-3: 4 KO’s) will be hoping it is 2nd time lucky in his quest for the English Light Welter title. Having lost to Australian Michael Katsidis and now stable-mate Ricky Burns, some would argue that this is Mitchell’s last chance to realise a boy-hood dream of becoming world champion. The 27 yr old looked relaxed as he shuffled along to the music in-between rounds – he sensed Brunker couldn’t live with him. He’d rather come out of a fight battered and bruised than come out victorious by running away. Although I felt Macklin was getting outboxed a bit, he caught and didn’t really recover. Kevin reads a fight really well – he’s got a great boxing brain on him. We will be streaming Tuesday's media workout plus Ohara Davies v Zoltan Szabo and Craig 'Spider' Richards v Richard Horton at York Hall live from 5pm at skysports.com/joshua. I’m not 100% sure how that bit would work actually. In my opinion the kid is an absolute talent and go beyond domestic level – he has such fast hands, unbelievable power. "I didn't look at it in too much depth when I first started. See how he copes, I’ll be able to tell by looking at him if he’s struggled or not, we’ll play it by ear. Firstly I’m disappointed for Ryder (18-1: 10 KO’s) that due to circumstances beyond his control he isn’t facing Sergey Khomistky on Saturday. Such a different chapter of my life to where I am now. Name: Tony Sims Hometown: United Kingdom Promoter: Record Biography. Joshua said: “The only thing I listen to about my prospects is what my coach tells me, and he tells me I’m rubbish and that I’ve a lot to work on. That is a great ranking. Tony Sims (born October 14, 1985) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the … Mitchell is living the life of an elite athlete now, taking his nutrition and boxing much more seriously.

He’s going to drop back down to Lightweight. Unless you’ve been marooned on an Island in the middle of the no-where, it has been virtually impossible to escape the media coverage of the rematch. “You can expect the best of me. The full card for Saturday is listed below: Tony Bellew v Valery Brudov Then we had to wait – Wadi had a fight at York Hall in-between. Aussie Brunker (27-0: 15 KO’s) is here to grasp that mandatory position for himself and prove Selby is a hype job.

I think we would have gone through the best opponents we can get at that stage of his career. I think everyone realises that there is a lot of money to be made, they both would like the fight to happen. John thanks for your time and we’ll speak soon no doubt. Ben has taken Tyler’s nickname of “The Log” as he’s thick as a plank. John is ranked number ten in the WBO now – so he is a top ten fighter in the world. He's become one of the go-to coaches in British boxing, working with the likes of Anthony Joshua, Darren Barker, Kevin Mitchell, Conor Benn, Ted Cheeseman, Lee Purdy and many more. We’ll take whatever Eddie can provide us with really. Yeah I don’t really care which route. ', "But when people know the story and how it all links together, it does work out.". He had that fight with Billy Joe Saunders who some people believe he won – other believe Ryder won. Find out more about cookies I think certain criticism was a bit harsh at the time.