March 2019 - Volume 30 number 11

dillian whyte

DILLIAN WHYTE

Dillian Whyte is supremely confident he has the beating of Anthony Joshua or Deontay Wilder but says he won't be dictated to in negotiations
yuniel dorticos

YUNIEL DORTICOS

Big-hitting Cuban cruiserweight Yuniel Dorticos says last year's KO defeat at the hands of Murat Gassiev was a learning experience that has made him an even more formidable fighter
lineal champs

LINES OF SUCCESSION

In a confused heavyweight picture, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder hold titles while Tyson Fury is the lineal champion, but as boxing history shows conflicting claims among the sport's big men are nothing new
keith thurman

WORLD IN ACTION

Welterweight champ Keith Thurman had all he could handle in his comeback bout against Josesito Lopez. Read about the fight in this month's World in Action

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL One fears that Anthony Joshua’s big tests could join heavyweight dream fights that never got made

PREACHER’S CORNER Why even elite-level boxers are in peril if the punches start to fly in the first three minutes

VIEW FROM NEW YORK A small tax on fight wagers could be put into a fund to help fallen warriors such as Adonis Stevenson and Gerald McClellan

BIG DADDY BUNCE Some are caring, a few are clueless, but the primary voice in a boxer’s corner can be of paramount importance on fight night

ONLY ONE PLACE TO SETTLE THIS Anthony Joshua claims he’s the leader of the heavyweight pack, but the boxing world is getting frustrated that he hasn’t proved it against Tyson Fury or Deontay Wilder

MASTER OF HIS DESTINY Dillian Whyte is supremely confident he has the beating of Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder, but says he won’t be dictated to in negotiations

LINES OF SUCCESSION In a confused heavyweight picture, Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder hold titles while Tyson Fury is the lineal champ but, as boxing history shows, conflicting claims among boxing’s big men are nothing new

RISE OF THE MACHINE Anthony Fowler is fiercely committed to success and is unapologetic if his confidence comes across as arrogance

TOUGH TESTS WELCOMED Godzilla and Naoya Inoue aren’t Japan’s only monsters — Kosei Tanaka is also out to make a lasting inpact

SILENT EKOW Ekow Essuman doesn’t like to shout about what he can do but means to make some noise in the welterweight division

COMING BACK STRONGER Big-hitting Cuban cruiserweight Yuniel Dorticos says last year’s knockout defeat by Murat Gassiev has made him an even more formidable fighter

SWEET SCIENCE TO SILVER SCREEN Many former boxers have given movies a try, with varying degrees of success. We look at the fascinating history of fighters in films

GAME OF THRONES Liam Williams is the British middleweight champion but making super welter would be no problem if a title chance was offered

DRAMA, DEBATE AND DISAPPOINTMENT With Errol Spence Jr and Mikey Garcia in mind, we look back at 25 years of welterweight pay-per-view superfights

ITALY’S NEW HOPE Unbeaten cruiserweight Fabio Turchi felt like a star when he headlined Matchroom Italy’s first show. Now he’s ready for a big step forward

REVENGE MISSION Conrad Cummings admits Luke Keeler beat him fair and square but says the all-Irish rematch will be a different story

BRITISH BOXING: We’re doing great

Robert Smith offers his thoughts on the sport’s most pressing issues as he marks 10 years as general secretary of the British Boxing Board of Control

BRITISH BEAT Johnny Garton would have been content to reach area title level when he turned pro, but through hard work and self-belief he achieved his dream of becoming British champion

WORLD IN ACTION Thurman, Munguia, Garcia, Cancio, Ware, Richards, Davis and more

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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REVIEWS A tribute to Hugh McIlvanney, who was more than just a great boxing writer. He probed beneath the sport’s surface to find an aspect that spoke to the human condition