October 2019 - Volume 31 number 6

greatest punchers


Who's the greatest heavyweight hitter of all time? Read our in-depth eight-page study, including stats, and decide for yourself
kash farooq


Exciting British bantam champ Kash Farooq says he welcomes pressure ahead of his all-Scottish showdown with Lee McGregor
regis prograis


Regis Prograis has two sides to his personality but it's the "monster" in him that Josh Taylor will face in the WBSS 140lbs final
vasiliy lomachenko


Ukrainian magician Vasiliy Lomachenko returned to London and produced another box of tricks against brave Brit Luke Campbell

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL Charlie Edwards’ decision reversal vs Julio Cesar Martinez strengthens case for instant video replay in the UK

PREACHER’S CORNER How gaining even the smallest advantage can make a difference when preparing a boxer for battle

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Why Mexicutioner Manny Pacquiao should shoot for his final miracle vs Canelo Alvarez

BIG DADDY BUNCE Luke Campbell hung tough with Loma, but Don Cockell’s valiant stand vs Marciano defined bravery

DEMONS OF DOUBT Anthony Joshua has got an immediate return with Andy Ruiz Jr, but is it too soon to expect a different result?

IN SEARCH OF THE GREATEST HEAVYWEIGHT PUNCHER An in-depth study of all heavyweight champs as we try to determine history’s hardest- hitting big man

SECOND TIME AROUND As Joshua and Ruiz prepare to meet again, we look at the most famous heavyweight rematches

IN A GOOD PLACE Former heavyweight contender Gerry Cooney has found contentment after a tough upbringing and an up-and- down career

NOT OVER YET Billy Joe Saunders says his indiscretions are in the past and he can still fulfil his potential

OBITUARY Remembering Jose Napoles, the skilful Cuban who dominated the 147lbs division in the 1970s

PRESSURE POINT British bantam champ Kash Farooq welcomes pressure ahead of his all-Scottish bout against Lee McGregor

‘iT WAS MORE FOR DAD THAN ME’ Joe Calzaghe opens up about father Enzo, including his reaction to his son’s Hall of Fame induction

SPLIT PERSONALITY Regis Prograis has two sides but it’s the “monster” in him that Josh Taylor can expect to face

TOUGHEST TEST — for both A preview of the much anticipated WBSS 140lbs final between Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis

BACK IN BUSINESS His early charge checked, Lewis Ritson says he’ll be bigger and better vs Robbie Davies Jr

BRITISH BEAT Grant Smith gave up a successful business to train boxers full time and is now reaping the benefits

WORLD IN ACTION Buatsi, Cordina, Edwards, Kovalev, Lomachenko, Povetkin, Shishkin, Tanaka and more

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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REVIEW The Whitechapel Whirlwind: The Jack ‘Kid’ Berg Story, by John Harding