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Boxing News 15 July 2021

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United Kingdom
Kelsey Publishing Group
51 Issues

in this issue

1 min
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3 min
the simple system

THANKS to each of you who reached out following our new stance on world championships. The response has been hugely positive and is so encouraging. But there has been some confusion among a minority. To be clear, at Boxing News we are not trying to create a rival organisation to any of the sanctioning bodies. Rather, we do not want to be associated with the sanctioning bodies any longer because their policies are nonsensical, untrustworthy and self-serving. One only has to look at how their ratings are compiled; fighters’ representatives will lobby for higher placements at meetings and conventions yet, to us, a fighter’s standing should already be clear from their achievements in the ring. If a sanctioning body needs to be guided by managers or promoters with vested interests then…

3 min
‘it is a crime against boxing’

Former world title challenger BEING a champion used to be something extremely special in boxing. It was a coveted achievement. But when I started seeing boxers who were simply not at world level posing with multiple belts I realised we were headed in a horrible direction. It has been suggested that the more belts there are the better it is for the boxers because of the increased opportunities available to them. I do not subscribe to that idea at all. It’s only a matter of time before the majority of fans figure out that the majority of bouts with titles on the line are not worth paying more money to watch. I think some casual fans see a belt on the line and they assume it means they are going to see a…

2 min
some clarity at long last

I RARELY feel moved to comment on social media or write to Boxing News about anything but I must do so now. I am 25 years old and I have been trying to make sense of boxing’s champions for the past 15 years. It is an ongoing ordeal. But after reading last week’s issue and listening to the podcast, I suddenly feel like a weight has been lifted. I used to despair when I heard about new titles and phoney champions. Now I will simply follow your rankings and discard the rest. I hope that broadcasters and promoters will at least acknowledge your honourable move. But I won’t hold my breath. I know I’m not alone when I say I’m growing increasingly annoyed with my intelligence being constantly insulted by commentators…

2 min
the panel

WHAT CAN OLEKSANDR USYK DO TO BEAT ANTHONY JOSHUA? Micky Helliet Boxing manager Usyk was a brilliant cruiserweight with excellent skills and can use his movement and southpaw style to cause problems for Joshua. I think he probably needs more experience at heavyweight. Joe Gallagher Callum Johnson’s trainer AJ’s improving with his feet, Usyk’s got good feet as well. It’s who can hold their nerve when they go into a shoot out. I do think it’ll be a very technical fight and it’ll be mentally draining. For Usyk to win he’s got to keep Joshua on his toes, on his feet, moving, close the distance and when he gets up close don’t let AJ hold him. Lisa Whiteside Commonwealth Games winner It’s going to be tough with the size difference, Usyk is not a natural heavyweight therefore he will…

2 min
elite encounters

1. TYSON FURY vs ANTHONY JOSHUA Boxing politics and legal disputes have so far prevented this all-British heavyweight megafight from taking place. For the sake of the sport, this is a matchup that simply has to happen. 2. ERROL SPENCE JNR vs TERENCE CRAWFORD These two American welterweights seemingly have it all in their arsenals, so a clash between them would no doubt be as competitive as it would be captivating. It is another contest that must come to fruition. 3. GENNADY GOLOVKIN vs JERMALL CHARLO A middleweight meeting between Golovkin and Charlo would present a fascinating dynamic – that of the veteran warhorse taking on the prime stallion. Would it be a maintaining of the current order or a changing of the guard? 4. ARTUR BETERBIEV vs DMITRY BIVOL Like a few of the fights on…