July 2016 - Volume 28 number 3

The July 2016 Boxing Monthly includes our 19-page tribute to 'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali, including a debut column from Michael Marley. In this issue we also have feature interviews with Anthony Crolla, Luke Blackledge, Tony Bellew, Stuart Hall, Josh Taylor and Frank Buglioni. Graham Houston casts the big fight spotlight on world title wins for Tony Bellew and Ricky Burns, and much more. On sale now in stores, by subscription or via app on iTunes or Android.

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL David Haye's comeback KOs were aimed at appealing to the public rather than the boxing aficionanado

PREACHER'S CORNER As spectacular as his career was, what Ali stood for as a man made the biggest impression on me.

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Michael Marley's memories of being in the Ali 'entourage'

BIG DADDY BUNCE Reports of professionals boxing in Rio have been greatly exaggerated

WILL OF IRON Anthony Crolla has consistently overcome setbacks.  Now he means to show he's No. 1 at 135lbs by beating Jorge Linares

BORN FIGHTER Luke Blackledge's street-fighting ways got him into some serious trouble, before he found salvation in boxing

WHY ALI WAS THE GREATEST From his great victories in the ring to his opposition to oppression, Ali transcended boxing like no other

ALI IN EXILE Although Ali lost three and a half years of his boxing prime for his stand against induction into the US armed forces, it was this time of tribulation that shaped him as a man.

MAGIC MOMENTS Our panel of boxing insiders explain what Ali meant to them

FOREVER YOUNG Ali wasn't just a great champion, he was an innovator who changed boxing

PULLOUT POSTER The iconic image of Ali standing over Liston

BIG FIGHT SPOTLIGHT Analysing the victories by Tony Bellew and Ricky Burns that added to Britain's world championship haul

BLUE BLOOD For true-blue Evertonian Tony Bellew, winning the world title at Goodison Park was an unsurpassable moment

THE PARTYING'S OVER Boxing gave Stuart Hall a sense of purpose after wild living in Ibiza. Now he aims to become a two-time world champ

TORNADO WARNING Scot Josh Taylor plans to storm through the British super lightweight division. He can't wait to challenge for the title

BRITISH BEAT Frank Buglioni switches trainers and manager in a move to light-heavy

REVIEW Blood Brothers. Examining the relationship between Ali and Malcolm X

WORLD IN ACTION Catterall, Nurse, Parker, Vargas, Molina, Smith, Lomachenko and more