November 2016 - Volume 28 number 7

LaMotta

You couldn’t make it up

Fighters like Jake LaMotta (Raging Bull) have long been the subject of movies. We take a look at some fighters whose larger-than-life stories would make good subjects for a boxing film
Vinny Paz Contents

Sympathy for the devil

Vinny Paz’s story has been turned into a movie. The ‘Pazmanian Devil’ says the scriptwriters had to tone down parts of it to make it seem more believable
Jim Jeffries Jack Johnson

Upsets that weren’t

In times past a well-informed gambler could have made a killing on some of history’s biggest fights
Nathan Cleverly

Big Fight Spotlight

Nathan Cleverly, Anthony Crolla and Liam Smith had mixed fortunes but all three gave it everything they had

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL Tyson Fury is a young man. If he conquers his demons, his career isn’t over

PREACHER’S CORNER Mike Towell died doing what he was best at — boxing

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Gary Shaw warns that boxing’s first duty is to entertain its fans

BIG DADDY BUNCE March 1977 was a great month with some truly memorable fights

A STAR NEEDS TO SHINE Premier Boxing Champions’ Al Haymon doesn’t seem to understand that for a fighter to develop genuine starpower the boxer needs to be in the public’s eye

REAL TO REEL Boxers’ stories have inspired great films. We offer Hollywood some suggestions for future fighter biopics

SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL Vinny Paz’s story has been turned into a movie. The ‘Pazmanian Devil’ says the scriptwriters had to tone down parts of it to make it seem more believable

NO CHALLENGE TOO GREAT Sergey Kovalev doesn’t consider Andre Ward to be that big a threat

TAKING THE HARD ROAD Seemingly on course for greatness, Andre Ward is answering those who doubted his desire by taking on the stiffest challenge he could face, Sergey Kovalev

IT’S FIFTY-FIFTY Graham Houston previews Ward vs Kovalev, a high-quality fight that’s almost too close to call

SWEDISH MIRACLE After being banned for more than 35 years, professional boxing in Sweden is beginning to boom

UPSETS THAT WEREN’T In times past a well-informed gambler could have made a killing on some of history’s biggest fights

BIG FIGHT SPOTLIGHT Nathan Cleverly, Anthony Crolla and Liam Smith had mixed fortunes but all three gave it everything they had

PHOENIX RISING After taking a break, Kerry Kayes is back in boxing — because he loves it

OBITUARY Aaron Pryor’s action-packed career included an epic win over the great Alexis Arguello

BRITISH BEAT After losing his unbeaten record Scott Quigg is moving forward and setting his sights on the big featherweight names

WORLD IN ACTION Hozumi Hasegawa, Jack Arnfield, Callum Johnson, Joseph Parker, Ricky Burns, Scott Cardle, Dillian Whyte, Liam Walsh

REVIEW The curious case of Gypsy Jem Mace

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS