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Boxing News

09 July 2020

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4 min.
one giant leap

@MattCBoxingNews Editor BOXING returns to Britain this weekend for the first time since March. We must all be thankful for that. It feels like much longer than four months ago when, on the front cover of Boxing News, we ran the sobering headline: SHUT DOWN. We hoped that the sport would bounce back quickly. Some of us expected the break to be a matter of weeks rather than months but the truth was nobody knew the severity of our situation and the truth remains that nobody knows what’s ahead. Only those who operate in the engine room of the sport can truly understand how gruelling the impending comeback has been to bring to fruition. “It’s been difficult, to say the least, because we’re dealing with something that’s changing all the time,” the British Boxing Board…

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 16 and available to download on July 14.…

3 min.
the case for fury-wilder iii

Former Olympic and EBU champ PEOPLE are calling for a fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua yet if he still wants the third fight, Deontay Wilder should be given it and the chance to get his revenge. Say what you like, but he was the WBC champ for a long time, made a lot of defences and he has a great team around him who put a rematch clause in on his behalf. The contract should stand. Wilder has made enough money to ignore offers to step aside and can let the fight happen. The only way around it might be that Deontay and his team step aside, and then Kubrat Pulev does the same, yet we all know what it is like with boxing: you’ve got teams, managers and sanctioning…

2 min.
revenge for ramirez

LAST year, the Top Rank-backed and heavily touted two-time Olympic gold medallist Robeisy Ramirez suffered a shock split decision defeat on his pro debut to Adan Gonzales. Since that loss he has switched trainers and reapplied himself. Last week (July 2), he gained revenge over Gonzales in Las Vegas, dominating him from start to finish and winning via unanimous verdict. Ramirez [below] himself has admitted that he didn’t train properly for his debut and it has been reported before that he was never the most disciplined in Cuba. May this be a lesson to youngsters starting out in the sport that no matter how talented you are as a boxer, if you don’t put the work in you won’t get what you expect. It also highlights the fact that a defeat…

2 min.
the panel

HOW HARD WAS LOCKDOWN AND WHAT CAN BOXING LEARN FROM IT? Joe Gallagher Boxing Trainer You were in a routine and suddenly that was taken away. It was difficult to adapt but then you realise this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to reflect. It was hard for the boxers, particularly not getting paid. But it gave them time to appreciate what they had and realise what life was like without boxing. Ashley Theophane Former British champion I had to turn it into a good thing. I did all the things I never had time to do. I wrote my book, I did some online courses. But with mental health, if I didn’t have anything to do, I would have gone nutty. I would hope that other boxers learned the importance of staying in shape…

2 min.
saul of fame

1. ARTUR BETERBIEV The fighter who would arguably present the most treacherous test for Canelo is this Russian light-heavyweight beast. He is a unified world champion and he boasts a frightening 100 per cent KO ratio. 2. GENNADY GOLOVKIN The Kazakh wrecking ball knows Canelo as well as anyone, having twice shared a ring with him. His rematch loss was debatable, while he looked unfortunate to only receive a draw in the first fight. 3. DMITRY BIVOL Another formidable light-heavy from Russia, he may not pack the power that Beterbiev does, but he punches with considerable force nonetheless. He would provide a stern examination of Canelo’s credentials. 4. CALLUM SMITH A full seven inches taller than Canelo, the sharpshooting Liverpudlian leads the way in the super-middleweight division. His marked physical advantages would fill him with confidence against…