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Joshua-Fury Edges Closer
EDDIE HEARN believes the deal that will bring Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury together in May or June will be finalised within the next four weeks. Once the contracts between the parties are signed, the not so small matter of the venue will then be res
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Nicky Booth: 1980-2021
THE troubled life of Nicky Booth, the former British and Commonwealth bantamweight champion, came to an end last week (January 13). He was 40 years old. Former manager Mike Shinfield broke the news on Facebook. He said Booth died of “liver problems a
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Hard Times
“I WAS born in Calcutta, my mum’s Indian, my dad’s English. So I came over when I was one. I lived in Ecclesfield all my childhood life. I live on the outskirts of Rotherham right now but I’ve been here since I was one-year-old. Growing up was quite
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Time To Subscribe
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Truth And Lies
Examining the best and worst of the sport’s weekly coverage FOR boxing, 2021 could be off to an encouraging start. We appear to be edging ever closer to a historic fight between Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, as promoters from both sides have express
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Fighting Family
Boxing historian IN November last year, Watford referee Bob Williams was officiating at Wembley Arena on a bill topped by Conor Benn. Bob handled two of the five contests – a six and an eight-rounder – and acted as a judge for the other three. One of
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Hall Of Famer
SOMETIMES the boxing gods get things right. This June, Dr. Margaret Goodman, a pioneering ring physician who has earned widespread respect throughout the boxing community, will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. Goodman was born
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Boxing Bouquet
Regarded as one of the greatest defensive boxers of all time, Whitaker was a tremendous technician who claimed world titles at lightweight through to super-welterweight, as well as winning Olympic gold. A former world light-heavyweight champion, the
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Maiden Defence
Previewing the best upcoming fights around the world The star ratings indicate how well the writer believes the fighters match up, the fight(s) ’ contextual significance, and how good the fight(s) will be MAIN EVENT UNDERCARD MICHAEL CONLAN expects t
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The Opening Bell…
IN this week’s show, available on Wednesday (January 20) we talk to Frank Warren about his battle with coronavirus and his 2021 plans. There is a bonus episode this week, too. You can hear a special, and barely heard, Muhammad Ali interview from 1972
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Lessons Must Be Learned
AMATEUR boxer Ed Bilbey died in 2017. An inquest ruled his intense training and rapid weight loss by dehydration combined with an undiagnosed heart condition led to his death. Bilbey collapsed in the ring shortly after competing for an East Midlands
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‘We Need To Keep The Story Going’
JOSH WARRINGTON, Josh Kelly, Lawrence Okolie and Conor Benn are the headline attractions on Matchroom’s upcoming UK schedule, with the Alexander Povetkin-Dillian Whyte rematch looking likely to be staged outside of Britain. After a rise in coronaviru
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Behind/the Lens
WITH over 160 of his pictures having adorned the front cover of Sports Illustrated, and more than 40 having graced the cover of Time, Neil Leifer is what you would call photography royalty. And there is one subject in particular that the 78-year-old
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‘I Am Not Getting Any Younger’
Middleweight contender PEOPLE always ask me when I’m coming back to England but I can’t until the lockdowns have been loosened. Right now, out here in America, I am free. I don’t get homesick. I was in America as a kid, at high school, training to be
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They Will Be Missed
simonoldtimers@googlemail.com EBA correspondent ONE casualty of the coronavirus has been that some EBAs haven’t been able to produce their newsletters – at least, not every month. So I was very pleased recently to receive one from Manchester EBA – on
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Amateur Scene
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ESTABLISHED 1909 BOXING NEWS Kelsey Media, The Granary, Downs Court, Yalding Hill, Yalding, Maidstone, Kent, ME18 6AL EDITOR Matt Christie ART EDITOR & SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER Nick Bond ONLINE EDITOR John Dennen ASSISTANT EDITOR Paul Wheeler SENIOR WRIT
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Mountain To Climb
@BigDaddyBunce Voice of boxing TN the summer of 1995 Nigel Benn ran up a mountain in Tenerife daily to prepare for one fight and forget another. It was, trust me, a form of punishment. He wanted to forget the night he had beaten Gerald McClellan in F
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Brian Rose
When and why you started boxing: I started boxing when I was nine years old. I was a bit mischievous, so my dad decided to take me to the gym. Favourite all-time fighter: Oscar De La Hoya is my favourite. I named my son after him. Best fight you’ve s
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Autograph Memories
I ENJOYED reading Steve Bunce’s piece in last week’s issue of Boxing News (January 14). I agree with him that you can’t beat a good autograph. It reminded me of being at York Hall with my young son and asking Paul “Scrap Iron” Ryan for his smudge for
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This Week In history
January 27, 1954; Orange Bowl, Miami, FL ARCHIE MOORE had already retained his world light-heavyweight title against Joey Maxim, the man he took it from in 1952. Ahead of their third bout, Moore struggled to make the 175lbs weight limit and when news
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The Superfight Narrative
DARKNESS was Ray Leonard’s light during his years away from boxing. Denied the stage he had illuminated as his sport’s most celestial exponent in the immediate aftermath of Muhammad Ali’s sad decline and exit, he descended into an abyss. “I discovere
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Boxing On The Box
Former BN editor Tris Dixon’s weekly deep dive into the lives of boxers and industry figures never disappoints. His recent chat with Barry Hearn was one of the best; Hearn’s memories of working with Chris Eubank and Herbie Hide, in particular, are fa
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The Management
TONY BELLEW had firmly slammed the door shut on boxing, or so he thought. His unsuccessful attempt at overthrowing Oleksandr Uysk’s cruiserweight presidency in November 2018 ensured that a professional career that began tucked away on an Amir Khan un
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Early Retirement
RYAN FILLINGHAM, the 94-bout veteran who reached the Elite final in 2013 and was there or thereabouts every year since, has announced his retirement. Because of injuries and Covid-19, it is around two years since he boxed and Fillingham has decided t
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The Descent Of The Krusher
@MattCBoxingNews Editor SERGEY KOVALEV was once deemed the most dangerous man in boxing. Back then, when at the peak of his destructive powers, such a tag was a compliment. His ability to break his opponents with skill and menace left many seasoned o
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The Panel
Former WBO champion If it still goes ahead, then Gonzalez vs Estrada is just a superb fight. But out of the domestic schedule Avanesyan vs Kelly is intriguing as it’s a huge step up for Kelly. Though Cacace v Woodstock looks the barnstormer of the bu
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Ending On A High
Reporters’ star ratings for main events and undercards are based on in-ring entertainment, competitiveness and whether overall expectation was met TOKYO, JAPAN DECEMBER 31 MAIN EVENT UNDERCARD THE year ended with Japanese prodigy Kosei Tanaka having
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The Kid Can Fight
Ryan Garcia (135lbs), 21-0 (18), w ko 7 Luke Campbell (135lbs), 20-4 (16); Felix Alvarado (107 1/4lbs), 36-2 (31), w rsf 10 DeeJay Kriel (107 1/4lbs), 16-2-1 (8); Roger Gutierrez (129 1/2lbs), 25-3-1 (20), w pts 12 Rene Alvarado (129 1/4lbs), 32-9 (2
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