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Boxing News 22 July 2021

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the winning formula

@MattCBoxingNews Editor WITHOUT wishing to labour the point we’ve been making in recent weeks, but instead to make it abundantly clear, matching the best against the best all but guarantees a terrific contest. More importantly, if we’re looking at the long-term retention of fans and the creation of new ones, best versus best exhibits the sport exactly as it should be exhibited. It’s also important to point out, after perhaps appearing overly negative in recent weeks in regard to the state of the sport, that we’ve had three male world championship fights in 2021 between two of the three top fighters in certain weight classes. All three bouts are leading the way in the Fight of the Year stakes. That the very simple best versus best formula works deserves to be championed. Those fights…

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‘there is still a lot of work to do’

WHAT you see with Joe Joyce on television and read in interviews is exactly what he’s like in real life. He doesn’t get flustered when he’s in the ring with heavyweights who are trying to knock him out so he most certainly doesn’t get flustered by anything that happens outside of the ring. Nonetheless, it hasn’t been an easy eight months since he knocked out Daniel Dubois. The narrative going into that fight was the winner would get a shot at the vacant WBO title against Oleksandr Usyk but then Tyson Fury-Anthony Joshua fell through and we’re no further along with that. We’re being told that if Joe beats Carlos Takam this weekend he’ll be in line to face the Joshua-Usyk winner. But will that really happen? Probably not. We know…

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the right decision

I’M writing in to congratulate Boxing News on its decision to recognise the Transnational Boxing Rankings ahead of any sanctioning body rankings. This is a brave decision, but the right one. By focusing on one non-biased set of rankings, and by ignoring the many variations of ‘world’ titles awarded by the sanctioning bodies, it’ll make it easier for fans to follow the sport. Any match in another sport featuring an authentic world No. 4 against an authentic world No. 9 (to use the example of the upcoming Kid Galahad-Jazza Dickens fight) would, and should, attract attention, prestige and the right remuneration for the athletes involved. I sincerely hope that your actions are followed by other outlets and that they lead to a wider range of reforms in the governance of…

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who are you tipping to win gold at the olympic games?

Lewis Richardson GB Boxing have a special team in Tokyo. I believe any one of them could medal, but if I had to pick one to win gold it would be Pat McCormack. What a story it would be for Frazer Clarke though. Oleksandr Khyzhniak and the Russia’s Albert Batyrgaziev are my other tips for gold. But come on Team GB! Tony Jeffries I think the McCormack brothers are some of the most talented fighters GB has seen in a long time and have got a great chance of gold, as well as big Frazer Clarke. Charlie Sims Pat McCormack, Frazer Clarke and Peter McGrail. All have been outstanding through qualifiers and major tournaments in the build up. I can see Ben Whittaker has the talent and Galal Yafai has the experience to knock on…

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award winners

1. DICK McTAGGART (1956) Regarded by many as Britain’s best-ever amateur boxer, McTaggart had to overcome the stiffest of competition to claim the Val Barker Trophy, as the legendary Laszlo Papp was one of his fellow gold medal winners. 2. NINO BENVENUTI (1960) After being presented with the Val Barker Trophy, Italian idol Benvenuti went on to carve out a Hall of Fame career as a professional. One of the boxers that he pipped to the award was a certain Cassius Clay. 3. TEOFILO STEVENSON (1972) Arguably the greatest amateur boxer of all time, Cuban colossus Stevenson secured a hat-trick of Olympic golds from 1972 to 1980. During the Games in which he won the Val Barker Trophy, he stopped all of his opponents. 4. HOWARD DAVIS JNR (1976) A member of a star-studded US team, Davis…