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Boxing News

02 July 202

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in this issue

3 min.
be brave and move forward

AS BOXING takes its first steps down a long road, plenty of imperfections remain but there is an obvious desire to change for the better. It’s been three months since the sport was plunged into lockdown. Back then, we hoped for a period of reflection where the powerbrokers looked in the mirror. So when the green light to return was switched on, the sport – refreshed and reenergised – would come back stronger while acknowledging where it had gone wrong in the past. There is some evidence of that desired soul searching. Eddie Hearn, one week after Frank Warren announced his plans to return with a series of 50/50 domestic scraps, confirmed his own comeback. He will stage four events on the grounds of Matchroom HQ and they are loaded with quality…

1 min.
time to subscribe

DURING this time of uncertainty we’re keen to ensure all of our readers manage to get their weekly issue. THERE are numerous ways to subscribe, including special offers. WE offer print-subscriptions on a no obligation, monthly pay-as-you-go contract, meaning you can stop the subscription at any time. If it’s just single editions you want, we can do that too. YOU can save 60 per cent on the cover price with a print and online subscription, or a huge 81 per cent if you opt for digital only. FOR more information on all the subscription options, plus our special bookazines, please visit www.shop.kelsey.co.uk or call 01959-543-747. THE next issue will be in shops on July 9 and available to download on July 7.…

3 min.
the original dream fight

DREAM FIGHTS, those that match boxers from different eras, is always a fun conversation to have. And since they can’t take place, opinions can never be proven wrong. In that scenario, everyone becomes an expert. Go on social media and you’ll see thousands of them. They will talk about Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali and argue about the outcome of a fight had they met in their primes. On Boxing News’ channels, it’s the fantasy fight that is unquestionably the most debated. But there was another dream fight that is now scarcely mentioned that once invoked great discussion. It goes to prove that time moves on. Jack Dempsey and Joe Louis were intertwined for decades as not only two of the greatest heavyweight champions in history, but a favorite subject of debate as…

2 min.
rjj recollections

READING the Roy Jones Jnr feature in last week’s edition (June 25) took me back, as I was fortunate enough to be there for his fight against John Ruiz. The weigh-in will always stick in my mind. A scuffle broke out between the trainers, but all the while Roy was calm and relaxed. He even went over to Ruiz to shake his hand and show full respect. Although people may say that it wasn’t the greatest fight, throughout the duration you were on the edge of your seat, wondering if Roy would get caught. All along he played a cautious game, yet when the moments presented themselves he took advantage by sticking in solid blows. It was masterful and although he is never talked about in heavyweight debates, I firmly…

2 min.
the panel

WHO IS THE BEST FIGHTER TO NEVER WIN A WORLD TITLE? Ronald McIntosh Sports commentator Given my love of amateur boxing, I’ll pick Teofilo Stevenson. George Foreman declared he could be world champ in the pros ‘whenever he wanted’. High praise indeed. Of those who boxed pro my pick would be Sam Langford who was denied the opportunity to even fight for a world title and a terror from light to heavyweight. Tris Dixon Author and journalist Herol Graham always springs to mind but so many have come close, like Yaqui Lopez. But fighters like Harry Wills and Charley Burley never had a shot so it’s probably someone who was denied an opportunity altogether. Ron Lewis Boxing journalist Teofilo Stevenson. You can make a case that he would have been the best heavyweight in a glorious 70s era. He…

2 min.
oleksandr the great

1. MURAT GASSIEV (UD 12) In the WBSS final, Usyk put in a masterful performance against the undefeated Gassiev in the Russian’s home nation. The Ukrainian’s victory saw him become the undisputed cruiserweight king. 2. TONY BELLEW (RSF 8) In defence of his undisputed crown, Usyk travelled to the UK to take on an in-form Bellew. The contest was a close one until the southpaw marvel produced a stunning stoppage to end matters in style. 3. MAIRIS BRIEDIS (MD 12) Usyk unified his WBO title with Briedis’ WBC belt by conquering the Latvian on his own turf. Prior to this bout, Briedis had never tasted defeat, but Usyk spoiled his spotless résumé in an enthralling encounter. 4. KRZYSZTOF GLOWACKI (UD 12) Up against Glowacki in the Pole’s native land, Usyk secured his first world championship – the…