The Punching Picasso

James Oddy
24/07/2016 10:23am

Today sees one of the most intriguing English title fights for some time. Ricky Hatton managed stylist Anthony Upton (12-1, 4 KOs) travels to Chase Leisure centre to take on Luke Paddock (14-1, 1 KO) for the super lightweight crown. Upton was kind enough to speak to Boxing Monthly a few days ago whilst engaging in an evening run, barely pausing for breath and clearly relishing the showdown.

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The Big Question: Crawford vs Postol - who wins?

Boxing Monthly
23/07/2016 10:56am

It doesn't get much better than this. The two top fighters in the super-lightweight division putting it all on the line to determine who is the man. Terence Crawford leaves behind the comforts of fighting at home in Nebraska, hoping to shine in the bright lights of Las Vegas against the efficient and dangerous Viktor Postol. Two unbeaten men, two world titles on the line... something has got to give. The Boxing Monthly online team give their predictions on what looks a fascinating match-up.

Who will be king?

Callum Rudge
23/07/2016 9:45am

Something of a rarity tonight when two undefeated world champions fight to not only unify the super-lightweight division (WBC & WBO), but also crown a new lineal champion at the weight. Terence Crawford and Viktor Postol (both 28-0) meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas in a fight which is being screened on HBO pay-per-view in America and Boxnation in the UK. While British fans will be happy to have another top fight on B, U.S fans and press are scratching their heads at this being on PPV.

The Neutral Corner - Episode 47

Michael Montero & Tiffany Lam
22/07/2016 3:03pm

In this episode of The Neutral Corner, Michael Montero discusses fake fighter "callouts", Adrien Broner going to jail, Deontay Wilder's latest win and previews Terence Crawford v Viktor Postol.

Below The Belt - Episode 6

Below The Belt
22/07/2016 8:02am

Welcome to Episode 6 of Below The Belt. In this episode, the BTB team discuss GGG v Brook, Anthony Joshua's latest performance, pros in the Olympics, the UK's world champions and what what entrance music we would have if we were boxers! All of that and more. 

Moss Side - Creating futures through boxing

Paul Zanon
21/07/2016 2:29pm

On 10 July, Boxing Monthly was kindly invited to Moss Side Fire Station Boxing Club’s annual awards presentations. The awards were hosted by former amateur GB No.2 Nigel Travis, who’s also been known to act and put out fires (for about 25 years), on the side. BM was fortunate enough to be able to steal a few words in advance of the presentations, with his father, former Team GB boxing coach, Kelvyn Travis. The man who had previously been in the corner for the likes of 2000 Olympic super heavyweight gold medallist Audley Harrison, had this to say about the awards, his son and the impact of the boxing club.

Unfinished business?

Luke G. Williams
20/07/2016 10:36am

Before his April arrest for an alleged probation violation, former top heavyweight contender Ike Ibeabuchi spoke to Boxing Monthly’s Luke G. Williams about his comeback ambitions after over 16 years in prison. With the outcome of his latest legal troubles still pending, Ibeabuchi’s future may be uncertain, but he remains one of the most fascinating and controversial figures in the sport of boxing.

The waiting game

Shaun Brown
18/07/2016 11:05am

Jack Catterall fancies a trip to Leeds. On 30 July to be precise, to take in the British light-welterweight title fight between Tyrone Nurse and Tommy Coyle. Coyle’s name has been memorably associated with the fringes of the lightweight division over the years, thanks to fights against Derry Mathews, Daniel Brizuela and the all-Hull clash with Luke Campbell. The former Central Area and IBF International lightweight belt holder now gets his first crack at a Lonsdale belt, but at 140lbs. 

No avoiding Corcoran

John A. MacDonald
16/07/2016 7:07am

The word you will most often hear associated with Frank Warren’s show at the Ice Arena, Cardiff, tonight, is “avoided”. This is not to say that the paying public have chosen to stay away – a very healthy crowd is expected to turn up for what is a very strong card. The term instead applies to Guillermo Rigondeaux, the Cuban maestro who has a habit of making everything look effortless.

The quiet man making big noises

Daniel Armstrong
16/07/2016 7:06am

Terry Flanagan has never been much of a talker. The Manchester southpaw’s laconic, unassuming manner dictates that he let his fists speak for him rather than embrace the limelight as centre stage. But the fighter nicknamed ‘Turbo’ believes that tonight at the Ice Arena in Cardiff, where he makes the third defence of his WBO lightweight title against South African veteran Mzonke Fana, he can count on something else to make more than enough noise for him: his army of travelling fans.

The Neutral Corner - Episode 46

Michael Montero & Tiffany Lam
15/07/2016 5:55pm

In this episode of The Neutral Corner, Michael Montero discusses Golovkin-Brook, Pac-Broner, Kovalev's latest win and Deontay Wilder's next world title defence.