December 2019 - Volume 31 number 8

josh taylor 2


Josh Taylor showed true fighting qualities to beat Regis Prograis and win the WBSS super lightweight final — report plus in-depth Taylor interview
terri harper


Terri Harper twice gave up boxing but turned pro and ended up fighting on the same bill as her idol Katie Taylor
italian overview


Spotlight on Italian boxing, which is enjoying a resurgence under the combined direction of Matchroom, OPI Since 82 and DAZN

Issue Contents

THE FIRST BELL Long wait for Canelo vs Kovalev to begin won’t turn fans off boxing

PREACHER’S CORNER Trainers should make it their job to know absolutely everything, particularly how to handle cuts

VIEW FROM NEW YORK YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul drew millions but how many NewGen fans would watch real boxing?

BIG DADDY BUNCE Injury has forced Nicola Adams to retire but the double Olympic champ leaves with an unrivalled legacy

UNLOVED AND UNDERAPPRECIATED Remembering Sonny Liston, whose life and tragic demise are re-examined in a new documentary

THE PAIN WITHIN Josh Taylor dug deep to win his biggest fight but had to contain personal grief during the build-up

SCOTLAND’S FINEST A snapshot of 10 of the best Scottish fighters of all time, with Josh Taylor firmly in the mix

BIG-FIGHT SPOTLIGHT Reliving the night Josh Taylor joined the British greats with his stirring victory over Regis Prograis

NIGHTMARE TO FIGHT Tyrone McCullagh has a style few can solve and is into the last four of MTK’s Golden Contract

KEEPING HOPE ALIVE Chocolatito Gonzalez is looking ahead after sorrow, injury and the loss of his unbeaten record

FULFILLING HER POTENTIAL Terri Harper twice quit boxing but turned pro and landed on the same bill as her idol Katie Taylor

AN EVENING WITH CANELO A Briton watches the late drama of Canelo vs Kovalev in a Mexican bar on the Day of the Dead

APPOINTMENT WITH DESTINY Martin Bowers got the plum job of training Daniel Dubois and believes his charge is going all the way

NO PLACE LIKE HOME Kell Brook is back training at the Ingle Gym and eyeing big fights with Amir Khan and Terence Crawford

ITALIAN OVERVIEW The mission to make Italian boxing relevant again appears to be working, as the main players explain

BRITISH BEAT Lee Eaton works long days but his drive and passion are obvious in his role as MTK Global’s promoter

WORLD IN ACTION Canelo, Cash, Crolla, Inoue, Ritson, Selby and more

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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