Richmond tribute unveiled at Tom Cribb pub

Boxing Monthly
29/08/2015 11:19am

A permanent memorial to pioneering black boxer Bill Richmond (1763-1829) was unveiled by Earl George Percy at the Tom Cribb pub in Panton Street, London, on Wednesday. A plaque consisting of a portrait of Richmond and a summary of his amazing life and career now adorns the wall of the historic pub owned by Shepherd Neame brewery in recognition of Richmond’s position in history as the first black sportsman to achieve international fame and significance.

September 2015

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In September 2015's Boxing Monthly, we talk to WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee and undefeated No.1 challenger Billy Joe Saunders as they prepare for their highly anticipated showdown in Manchester on October 10. We meet five-weight champion Nonito Donaire who is still hungry for further glories and honing in on a showdown with WBA 122lbs title-holder Scott Quigg. A jam-packed issue also includes in-depth features on Nick Blackwell, Sam Eggington, Chris Pyatt, Jamie Conlan, Tommy Langford, surprising southpaws, fighter legacies and much, much more.

Santa Cruz-Mares breakdown

Jessi Jackalope
28/08/2015 10:12pm

Jessi Jackalope analyses the intriguing 126lbs showdown between California rivals Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares that takes place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday. Can former three-weight champ Mares take the "0" of Santa Cruz?

Daley pursues Kalenga, another title shot

Shawn Smith
28/08/2015 9:06pm

On Saturday night, boxing returns to the Hershey Centre in Mississauga, Ontario, as United Promotions puts on another event headlined by locally ranked cruiserweight Denton Daley. Canadian Daley fought for the interim WBA world cruiserweight title in November 2014, losing via 12th round TKO to Youri Kalenga. “This is a fight [Daley] has to win if he wants that Kalenga rematch or another world title shot,” said United Promotions president Tyler Buxton. “He’s in the rankings to get that shot but he has to prove he can bounce back and make a statement.”

Mosley-Mayorga II prediction

Jessi Jackalope
28/08/2015 12:03am

After a controversial promotion which has frequently touched the bizarre, Jessi Jackalope weighs up the Shane Mosley vs Ricardo Mayorga rematch at the Forum in Inglewood, California, on 29 August. Mosley knocked out Mayorga in the 12th round of their first fight back in September 2008.

Leo Santa Cruz interview

Michael Montero & Tiffany Lam
27/08/2015 12:40pm

Michael Montero caught up with Leo Santa Cruz at the media workouts for his eagerly-anticipated fight with California rival Abner Mares, which airs live as a "PBC on ESPN" special on Saturday 29 August from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. You can also view Montero's breakdown and prediction for the fight here.

The 10 greatest ever Boxing Monthly covers

Andrew Harrison
27/08/2015 2:40am

Andrew Harrison counts down the 10 greatest ever covers in Boxing Monthly's proud 26-year history. From Hopkins to Hamed to the heavyweights and more. We rewind the last quarter of the century to remember the moments that mattered as the pages turned in boxing history. Every cover is a poignant snapshot in the chronology of the sport we love and evokes the highs and lows, rises and falls of a generation of fighters great and good. Harrison describes young cover star Hamed as "visibly seething with the ambition that would eventually consume him – which served as most people’s initial handshake with a mercurial nineteen-year-old who would help to define the 90s. Chris Bevan’s pic personified the enfant terrible of British boxing: the leopard-skin shorts; the ‘I told you so’ glower and the first hint of a sneer flickering across his lips. Timeless."

Steel works for Spelman

Shaun Brown
26/08/2015 12:38pm

Steelworker Dec Spelman (4-0, 2 KOs), a light-heavyweight novice hailing from the industrial environs of Scunthorpe, found the gym in his early teens as an ideal place to get fit and nothing else. But before that ‘Kid Nytro’ dabbled in something that wasn’t quite football or rugby.

Cotto - Canelo LA press conference highlights

Michael Montero & Tiffany Lam
25/08/2015 5:32pm

Coverage of the kick-off press conference announcing the middleweight super-fight between Miguel Cotto and Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, which takes place on 21 November in Las Vegas. Michael Montero and Tiffany Lam were on the scene to experience a great fan atmosphere.

The Big Question: Is Deontay Wilder the fourth best heavyweight in the world?

Boxing Monthly
25/08/2015 10:40am

Is Deontay Wilder the fourth best heavyweight in the world? With his reluctance to face serious challengers since outpointing a far smaller Bermane Stiverne - where does WBC champion Wilder rank among boxing's giants? Should we consider Klitschko, Povetkin and possibly Fury as superior big men? Wilder's struggle with the lightly-regarded Eric Molina and another ‘gimme’ defence against unknown Frenchman Johann Duhaupas suggest the charismatic Wilder may be more hype than hope....

 

Leo Santa Cruz - Abner Mares prediction

Michael Montero & Tiffany Lam
25/08/2015 10:03am

Michael Montero predicts the exciting featherweight match between Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares, which airs live on 29 August  via "PBC on ESPN" from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles. Montero breaks down the entire bout in 60 seconds as part of his "Montero's Monday Minute" series.

Jamie Conlan: From West Belfast to Marbella

Danny Winterbottom
24/08/2015 9:09am

From the 1956 Olympic gold medallist Freddie Gilroy to WBC bantamweight world champion Wayne McCullough and more recently Carl Frampton, the fighting mad city of Belfast, Northern Ireland, has produced its fair share of fistic marvels. Jamie Conlan, an unbeaten super-flyweight and the current WBO Inter-Continental champion, hails from the streets of West Belfast where almost every young lad in the area is a wannabe footballer or fighter and the man known as the ‘Mexican’ hopes to one day emulate his boxing heroes. “Belfast loves boxing,” explained Conlan, 28, to Boxing Monthly. “If you ask 10 lads from West Belfast ‘have you ever boxed?’ at least eight or nine will say ‘Yes’, it’s something we grew up doing. You either played football or boxed or, if you were like me, you did both."