December 2016 - Volume 28 number 8

riakporhe

New Beginning

Richard Riakporhe turned his back on south London street life when he found boxing. Now he’s a cruiserweight prospect who has even been likened to Deontay Wilder.
pacquiao celebration

Big Fight Spotlight

Manny Pacquiao’s dominant win over Jessie Vargas opens up the possibility of a Mayweather rematch
johnson

Dedicated to Dad

Double Commonwealth champion Callum Johnson feels he owes it to his late father Paul’s memory to keep moving forward and win more titles
thompson vs rocchigiani

No Surrender

Former cruiserweight champ Carl Thompson never knew when he was beaten

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL Chinny? Perhaps we should think twice before calling a fighter fragile

PREACHER'S CORNER You can't beat local rivalry for bringing out the best in fighters

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Mock it if you must, but Shannon Briggs vs Lucas Browne will be fun

BIG DADDY BUNCE You might get to see a hidden gem in 'down the bill' bouts

B-HOP'S FINAL CHAPTER Bernard Hopkins is determined to go out in the manner that characterised his career -- doing things his way. That means winning

BIG FIGHT SPOTLIGHT Manny Pacquiao's dominant win over Jessie Vargas opens up the possibility of a Mayweather rematch

TRUE TO HIS ROOTS JoJo Diaz trains with his father and shares a gym with local youngsters while building a formidable record

BALANCING ACT Why Eric Molina might be just the opponent Anthony Joshua needs before facing the heavyweight elite next year

DEDICATED TO DAD Double Commonwealth champion Callum Johnson feels he owes it to his late father Paul's memory to keep moving forward and win more titles

MAN ON A MISSION Richard Riakporhe, the cruiserweight prospect, has a message for young people facing the same pressures he did

NO SURRENDER Former cruiserweight champ Carl Thompson never knew when he was beaten

AT ODDS WITH REALITY Boxing history has given us many fights where betting odds presented a distorted picture

WHERE BOXING OFFERS HOPE The boxing gym in the grim slum of Kibera, in Kenya, offers a chance to build towards a better life

BATTLING BACK Iran Barkley hit hard times, but training wannabe boxers has helped in giving him back a sense of purpose

OBITUARY Former British heavyweight champ Jack Bodell had an awkward style, but he could fight

BRITISH BEAT Hughie Fury means business. He's No. 5 in the WBO heavyweight ratings and his team is targeting a title fight in 2017

WORLD IN ACTION Ryan Burnett, Luke Campbell, Sam Eggington, Tony Bellew, Craig Cunningham, Jessie Magdaleno, Tyron Zeuge

REVIEW I am Duran. Great champ tells all

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS