Technical difficulties

Shaun Brown
31/07/2016 2:36am

I pay Sky over £1000 a year for their products and services. Television, phone, broadband, Sky Go, Sky Multi-Room, Sky Protect and I do, nine times out of ten, pay for their boxing pay-per-views as well. Last night, on Twitter, I was looking for an answer to a question I posed to the @skysportsboxing account. “Why was the web stream for the u/c pulled?”

August 2016

On sale NOW!

The August 2016 Boxing Monthly includes our 18-page Rio 2016 Olympic preview. In this issue we also have feature interviews with Anthony Fowler, Felix Verdejo, Luis Ortiz, Zolani Tete, Dave Allen and Sean Dodd, and much more. On sale now in stores, by subscription or via app on iTunes or Android.

The Big Question: Santa Cruz vs Frampton - who wins?

Boxing Monthly
30/07/2016 5:40am

It is one of the match-ups of the year. The guile and power of Carl Frampton moving four pounds north to 126lbs to take on the relentless Leo Santa Cruz in Brooklyn, tonight, for the WBA World featherweight title. A fight that doesn't need much selling, one that has a little bit of everything for everyone. It promises much and has the great potential to deliver. But who wins? The Boxing Monthly online team give their predictions.

Bitten off more than he can chew?

James Oddy
30/07/2016 5:33am

It’s been a peculiar 12 months for Belfast’s Carl ‘The Jackal’ Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs). Seemingly on the verge of becoming a true crossover star, appearing on UK terrestrial television, he struggled against Alejandro Gonzalez Jr on his US debut. His much-hyped showdown with long-time rival Scott Quigg, which followed, didn’t provide the fireworks expected either.

The Neutral Corner - Episode 48

Michael Montero & Tifffany Lam
29/07/2016 5:07pm

In this episode of The Neutral Corner, Michael Montero discusses Terence Crawford's dominant victory over Viktor Postol, previews tomorrow's Leo Santa Cruz v Carl Frampton match-up, plus much more.

Into the lion's den

Daniel Armstrong
29/07/2016 4:37pm

Brixton is undeniably rich in culture. The hip but tough portion of South London oozes authenticity and vibrant character that runs through to its boxing fraternity, with the likes of heavyweights Dillian Whyte and Danny Williams, having charmed crowds with their roughness and charisma in equal measure. Tomorrow, another Brixton-trained fighter looking to carry on its tradition of shining ring personas: Chris ‘2Slick’ Kongo.

The Midlands Report - July

James Harte
29/07/2016 8:57am

James Harte rounds-up the news and action from the Midlands boxing scene in July as Craig Cunningham wins a fight of the year contender, Galal Yafai gets ready for Rio, and Frankie Gavin and Sam Eggington look to stay on course for their October derby, plus much more.

Put it in perspective

Glyn Leach
28/07/2016 5:35am

On 16 August 2014, Glyn Leach, Editor of Boxing Monthly passed away at the age of 54. For over 20 years Glyn gave knowledge, wit and honesty in his Editorial column every single month which became loved by BM’s loyal readers. As a tribute to the great man, Boxing Monthly is proud to bring these columns back for you to read again and again on our website. We kick things off with Glyn’s debut column as BM Editor. It was May 1992 and Glyn wanted to talk about George Foreman and Ray Mancini.

The Big Question: Where does Terence Crawford rank in the p4p rankings?

Boxing Monthly
27/07/2016 8:12am

The superlatives are still coming in for Terence Crawford after his wonderful performance on Saturday night against Viktor Postol. Viewed by many as a 50-50 fight, Crawford proved himself to be at a different level to the number two in the super-lightweight division. After a dominant 12 rounds Crawford, now unbeaten in 29 fights, had his hand raised in victory and bagged himself the WBC world title to go along with his WBO strap. With all that being said where does the pride of Omaha rank in the mythical pound-for-pound rankings? The BM online team gave their answer.

Frontline Diary: When Rigondeaux came to Cardiff

Chris Williamson
25/07/2016 5:05am

There's a long and proud history of Welshmen appreciating lighter weight boxers in their capital city. "Peerless" Jim Driscoll was the first ever British featherweight champion, claiming the inaugural title by stopping Jack Roberts in the seventh of a scheduled 15 rounds 110 years ago at the National Sporting Club in London. A Cardiff legend, Driscoll's name is immortalised in the International Boxing Hall of Fame and a statue was erected 20 years ago in the city centre, where Driscoll's likeness stands calm and proudly with his livelihood, his hands, linked behind his back and gently pressed against his boxing shorts.

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.

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.