September 2016 - Volume 28 number 5

cleverly

IT’S IN HIS BLOOD

Nathan Cleverly says the passion for boxing still burns within him and that setbacks have made him stronger - and he sees his long-delayed fight with Jürgen Brähmer as a date with destiny
Liam Smith

LAID-BACK LIAM

Liam Smith is unfazed by either the occasion or his superstar opponent as he heads into his bout with Canelo Alvarez
ovill mckenzie

THE BIG ONE

Ovill ‘The Upsetter’ McKenzie gets the biggest fight of his life against Marco Huck and he says he’ll leave it all in the ring
frampton

BIG FIGHT SPOTLIGHT

Carl Frampton didn't just defeat Leo Santa Cruz, he surpassed expectations with a show of great poise and power

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL Fighters shouldn't be allowed to buy time by spitting out their gum shields

PREACHER'S CORNER John Murray deserves to get as much out of boxing in his new role as a trainer as he put into it as a fighter

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Donald Trump is a possible future president of America. Once he was a possible future manager of Mike Tyson

BIG DADDY BUNCE Eubank vs Watson II: 25 years on, let's celebrate a triumph over adversity

MELLOW FELLOW James DeGale admits he made some mistakes when he returned from Beijing 2008 with a gold medal. Now he's matured and enjoying life as a world champ

BRING IT ON BADOU Jack is focused on a collision with James DeGale, a fight that's been on the cards since they both fought at Beijing 2008

WHO AM I TO JUDGE? Judges' scores sometimes leave the observer perplexed, but there's a good chance that a judge and a fan are looking at the same fight in quite a different way

MAGNIFICENT SEVEN Fasten your seatbelts. Home-grown boxers will be taking part in seven world title bouts at home and abroad in an astonishing three-week span. Graham Houston looks at the fights and the possible outcomes

OLDER AND WISER Nathan Cleverly says he's grown as a man and as a fighter in the five years since he was first due to meet Jürgen Brähmer

LAID-BACK LIAM Liam Smith is unfazed by either the occasion or his superstar opponent as he heads into his bout with Canelo Alvarez

FAST TRACKED After just eight professional fights, Charlie Edwards meets a world champion who he thinks is the perfect opponent for him

THE BIG ONE Ovill 'The Upsetter' McKenzie gets the biggest fight of his life against Marco Huck and he says he'll leave it all in the ring

BIG FIGHT SPOTLIGHT Carl Frampton didn't just defeat Leo Santa Cruz, he surpassed expectations with a show of great poise and power

FORGOTTEN FIGHT OF THE CENTURY A titanic struggle between two bare-knuckle icons

BRITISH BEAT Lee Haskins wants big fights and big paydays, but first he must beat Stuart Hall

WORLD IN ACTION Terry Flanagan, Vijender Singh, Liam Williams, Tyrone Nurse, Adonis Stevenson, Antonio Orozco, Andre Ward

REVIEW Orthodox and Southpaw are out on DVD

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS