February 2020 - Volume 31 number 10

hosea burton

Hosea Burton

Hosea Burton's career was stagnating before he joined MTK Global's Golden Contract tournament, but now the only way is up
khalid yafai

Khalid Yafai

Undefeated with five world title defences, Khalid Yafai now wants superfights and gets one when he meets Chocolatito Gonzalez
teofimo lopez

Teofimo Lopez

Exciting new lightweight champ Teofimo Lopez promises to knock Vasiliy Lomachenko off his pound-for-pound perch if they meet

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL For those who prefer to see fighters go out on their shield, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s sudden surrender didn’t look good

PREACHER’S CORNER Tyson Fury may have changed trainers for the Deontay Wilder rematch but there’s not much anyone can teach him

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Tributes to globetrotter Saoul Mamby — who fought in 15 countries — and cruiser champ Carlos De Leon

BIG DADDY BUNCE Legendary ref Larry O’Connell, who has died aged 81, took unfair criticism for his judging of Lewis-Holyfield I

FURY’S DILEMMA Tyson Fury wants to KO Deontay Wilder but his ambition only increases his chances of defeat in their return fight

IT’S TYSON, BUT WITH A CAVEAT A majority of experts polled favour Fury against Wilder but there are concerns over that vaunted right hand

KING OF CHARISMA Tyson Fury, now a superstar in America but still as much a puzzle outside the ring as in it, talks to Boxing Monthly

WILDER: THE BIG MISCONCEPTION The Bronze Bomber is boxing’s biggest puncher but trainer Jay Deas sees skills that few others appreciate

INSIDE VIEWS Josh Warrington, Tony Bellew and Ricky Hatton give their opinions on the state of the game in 2020 and beyond

BOXING MONTHLY AWARDS In our annual nod to the best fights and fighters of the year, we pick our standouts from 2019

GOLDEN SALVATION Hosea Burton is back from the boxing wilderness and flying in MTK Global’s Golden Contract tournament

STATUS INTACT Craig Richards predicts big things ahead despite being held to a surprise draw last time out

NOTHING BUT THE BEST Khalid Yafai has flown under the radar but he means for that to change, starting against Chocolatito Gonzalez

TARGETING LOMA Brash young lightweight champ Teofimo Lopez promises to humble the pound-for-pound king if they fight this year

BRITISH BEAT Tyrone McKenna had acting options but hopes his performances in the ring will put his name up in lights

WORLD IN ACTION burton, Charlo, Dubois, Murata, Pascal, Riakporhe, Williams and more

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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REVIEWS Berserk: The Shocking Life and Death of Edwin Valero, by Don Stradley; The Ghost of Johnny Tapia, by Paul Zanon with Teresa Tapia