February 2018 - Volume 29 number 10

BJS

ONWARD AND UPWARD

Billy Joe Saunders moved to Sheffield to work with Dominic Ingle and his success in 2017 made him our British Fighter of the Year
Truax

UNLIKELY CHAMPION

Caleb Truax didn’t have a world title in mind when he turned pro. His original objective was simply to fight to win
Srisaket

RAGS TO RICHES

Srisaket Sor Rungvisai fought his way out of extreme poverty
Toweel

Superb South African Willie Toweel was a stylist with a quick and damaging left jab

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL A first-round defeat is often misleading when assessing a fighter's prowess

PREACHER'S CORNER We ask enough of fighters as it is, without expecting them to perform at less than 100 per cent

VIEW FROM NEW YORK The salacious story of Oscar Bonavena, shot dead at 33

BIG DADDY BUNCE Ken Buchanan, Britain's oldest living world champion, never quite got the credit for an almost magical life in boxing

YEAR OF HOPE In America boxing has dropped down the sporting pecking order. Whisper it softly, but things might be on the up

DREAM BIG Ray Mancini set his sights higher than employment in Youngstown's steel mills but although he won the world title that eluded his father, his career was clouded by tragedy

UNLIKELY CHAMPION Caleb Truax didn't have a world title in mind when he turned pro. His original objective was simply to fight to win

DOING IT FOR MYSELF Kell Brook is starting afresh after two defeats but doesn't lack drive

SPIKE IN FORTUNE Spike O'Sullivan gambled on himself and won. He turned down an initial offer from Golden Boy to prove he was worth more

THERE WILL BE DRAMA George Groves is at the top of his form but Chris Eubank Jr is a rising force. We ask the experts who'll win and why

STUDY IN CONTRASTS­ Big fight preview -- Groves and Eubank Jr's opposing styles promise a compelling WBSS semi-final

RAGS TO RICHES Srisaket Sor Rungvisai fought his way out of extreme poverty

LITTLE GIANTS The super flyweight division is suddenly red-hot and Srisaket vs Juan Francisco Estrada has all the ingredients to be a classic

FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS OF THE YEAR Boxing Monthly's choice of the best from 2017

OBITUARY Superb South African Willie Toweel was a stylist with a quick and damaging left jab

BRITISH BEAT Billy Joe Saunders entered the new year with a new attitude -- now he wants the Golovkin vs Canelo rematch winner

WORLD IN ACTION Lee Selby, Sadam Ali, Anthony Yarde, Conor Benn, Katie Taylor, Caleb Truax, Jeff Horn, Billy Joe Saunders and more

REVIEW Into the Woods: The Story of a British Boxing Cult Hero By Clinton Woods & Mark Turley

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS