December 2017 - Volume 29 number 8

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SUPER HERO

Vasyl Lomachenko’s gifts are so unique he seems not quite human
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DIAMOND IN THE DIRT

Zelfa Barrett believes an early lack of exposure obscured his potential, but now the future glitters with promise
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TARGETING THE TOP

Rejuvenated at super middleweight, John Ryder is aiming for a crack at Tyron Zeuge’s WBA title after producing the most impressive performance of his career against Patrick Nielsen
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IN THE SPOTLIGHT

How Tony Yoka is dealing with the pressure of being a French sporting superstar while starting out on his pro career

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL Why Britain doesn't need to bring in neutral referees

PREACHER'S CORNER Making weight can drain a fighter of his spark. Moving up makes sense even if it means facing naturally bigger men

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Panama Lewis has done his time. He deserves a second chance

BIG DADDY BUNCE AJ's fourth defence brings to mind 51 years of British heavyweights in world title fights and their mixed fortunes

JUST MAKE THE FIGHT! If the promoters can't agree a Joshua vs Wilder fight, the boxers themselves should insist the bout gets made

IN THE SPOTLIGHT How Tony Yoka is dealing with the pressure of being a French sporting superstar while starting out on his pro career

SUPER HERO Vasyl Lomachenko's gifts are so unique he seems not quite human

DIAMOND IN THE DIRT Zelfa Barrett believes an early lack of exposure obscured his potential, but now the future glitters with promise

TARGETING THE TOP Rejuvenated at super middleweight, John Ryder is aiming for a crack at Tyron Zeuge's WBA title after producing the most impressive performance of his career against Patrick Nielsen

SERIAL THRILLER Kalle Sauerland, the promoter behind the WBSS Super Series, says the tournament is a global success and here to stay

LOUD AND PROUD Tony Bellew says he'll get under David Haye's skin just as he did before -- and this time force him into retirement

TWILIGHT ZONE­ David Haye acknowledges he has no more than two or three fights left in him, but he aims to go out in a blaze of glory

EXPERT POLL Our panel of industry insiders wonders if Tony Bellew can repeat his against-the-odds win over David Haye in The Rematch

'WHAT IF' factor Previewing the fight that should tell us if Tony Bellew would have won if David Haye hadn't got injured. Plus a preview of Billy Joe Saunders' defence against David Lemieux

BRITISH BEAT Lee Selby potentially has two huge stadium fights lined up in Britain -- but looking ahead his goal is to return to the American market for champion vs champion bouts

WORLD IN ACTION George Groves, Joe Joyce, Ryan Burnett, Josh Warrington, Maciej Sulecki, Ryota Murata, Juergen Braehmer, Kal Yafai, Anthony Joshua, Agit Kabayel, Deontay Wilder

REVIEW Sweet Fighting Man: Ring of Truth

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