Martin Theobald

Boxing Journalist

Martin Theobald's articles

Gareth A Davies: "Boxing is primal and fascinating"

For more than 30 years, boxing journalist Gareth A Davies has covered the toughest of sports. Facing down Deontay Wilder, partying shirtless with Tyson Fury, the man has done it all

Adam Azim: "I'm a calm guy. But also angry!"

Adam Azim is headlining shows at only 20 years old. We speak to the most exciting young fighter in British boxing about ADHD, Amir Khan and more

Joe Joyce: "I get the lightsabers out occasionally"

Heavyweight contender Joe Joyce is a boxer like no other. He shares his love of martial arts, his world title ambitions and his relationship with his boxing rivals in this exclusive interview

Amir Khan: "I always wanted to retire at the age of 29"

Ahead of his hugely anticipated grudge match with Kell Brook, the great Amir Khan stops by to discuss his remarkable career – from winning an Olympic medal as a teenage to challenging for another world title

Kalle Sauerland: "Kubrat Pulev came back with 200 tequila shots"

One of the most popular promoters in world boxing, Kalle Sauerland talks meetings with Meat Loaf, pioneering tournaments and his best-ever night out

Shane McGuigan: "A lot can go wrong three hours before a fight"

For the latest in our series of boxing innovators, we speak to one of the best young trainers in the game – Shane McGuigan. Get inside one of the sharpest minds in boxing

"I've been knocking on the door for 15 years!" Todd DuBoef on Top Rank's UK takeover

For the latest in our series of boxing innovators, we sit down with president of Top Rank Todd DuBoef to discuss Bob Arum, Sky Sports and much more

"Our strategy is going to work." Joe Markowski on how DAZN will revolutionise British boxing

The recently announced broadcasting deal between Matchroom Boxing and global-streaming giant DAZN looks set to change the landscape of British boxing. DAZN's young EVP Joe Markowski explains why the future has arrived

Sam Jones: "It's very difficult to impress Joe Joyce"

The latest guest on our Boxing Innovators podcast, Sam Jones is spearheading a new generation of British managers making their mark on the sport. We spoke to Jones about his life and his career to date

Anthony Ogogo: "I never reached my Mount Olympus"

Olympic bronze medalist Anthony Ogogo discusses his traumatic Olympic Games, his struggles with injury and his career reinvention in the latest of our Boxing Innovators series. This is a good 'un

Frank Warren: "I lost a lot of money on my first licensed boxing show"

For the second of our Boxing Innovators series, Hall of Fame promotor Frank Warren relives four decades at the forefront of British boxing – from staging unlicensed shows to his biggest mistake as a promotor...

Jake Paul: "Boxing needs change and there's nothing wrong with that"

Boxing Innovators is a series of audio interviews with people who approach the sport in their own unique way. Who better to kickoff the series than YouTuber turned pro-boxer Jake Paul?

Small hall boxing: three fighters to watch

Small hall boxing is the spit and sawdust of the sport, where the stars are accessible to the fans, and the raw emotion is heightened by proximity and often partisan crowds. We've picked three fighters making their mark on the small hall scene...

Reasons to be cheerful about British boxing

Yes, British boxing has its problems, from PPVs to PEDs – but there are plenty of reasons to be optimistic. Exciting young talents, major platforms such as Sky Sports and BT Sport, and two promoters in Eddie Hearn and Frank Warren who have successfully taken the sport mainstream

Manny Pacquiao and the suspension of disbelief

Last weekend, Manny Pacquaio outpointed Keith Thurman to win the WBA super-welterweight title. The 40-year-old Filipino is unquestionably one of the greatest boxers ever – yet why do questions still hang over his career?

DeGale vs Eubank Jr: a fight to salvage a legacy

Long-term rivals James DeGale and Chris Eubank Jr finally meet in the ring this Saturday night. However there's more at stake than bragging rights – this fight offers a final chance for both men to shape their legacies

London Fight Diary: five of the best boxing shows in the capital

Boxing in the UK is thriving – and London is naturally at the forefront of the movement. Over the coming weeks the capital will host a number of thrilling fight cards. Here are five shows you really should try and make

Heavyweight headache – has Anthony Joshua lost the fans?

Failure to secure a mega-fight with Deontay Wilder or Tyson Fury has damaged the Anthony Joshua brand in the eyes of many fans. As AJ prepares to makes his US debut against the unbeaten Jarrell Miller, we examine how the heavyweight champion reached this impasse – and where Joshua goes next...