Back Issues - Volume 24

April 2013

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DO I LOOK BOTHERED?

Martin Murray is up against it when he challenges Martinez in front of 50,000 Maravilla fans in an Argentinean football stadium - and he couldn't be happier
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GATTI AND THE HALL OF FAME

The deceased hardcore icon known as Thunder is due to be inducted into the IBHOF in June, but there are some who dispute his validity as a candidate. Find out why
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CAN FURY RIDE HIS LUCK?

The 6ft 9ins Traveller gets to make his U.S. debut live on terrestrial network NBC in a world title eliminator against a virtual cruiserweight!

March 2013

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NO STRINGS ATTACHED

Graham Houston previews a genuine unification fight between champs Ricky Burns and the fighter they call "The Puppet", Miguel Vazquez
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BROTHERS IN ARMS

Ian McNeilly has a quiet word with the four fighting Smith brothers, about making history and, in private, about each other! Bit of an eye-opener...
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SCARY POWER

Andre Ward is the most talented fighter in the 168lbs division, Carl Froch is the toughest, but the biggest one-punch hitter is Adonis Stevenson

February 2013

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WHAT'S SO SPECIAL ABOUT BRONER?

While previewing Adrien Broner’s defence of his WBC lightweight title against the rugged former WBA light welterweight champ, Welshman Gavin Rees, we take a close look at the man who has the natural talent and showmanship to become a superstar.
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AWARDS OF 2012

Find out which fighters and fights, in Britain and overseas, were chosen as the best of 2012 and which were also rated as worthy of recognition.
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TERRIBLE IN NAME ONLY

We meet ‘Terrible’ Tim Witherspoon, a man who may be best remembered for destroying Frank Bruno. He was a two time world champ and a major player on the heavyweight stage, which he graced for almost 25 years.

January 2013

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FIT AND READY

Kell Brook believes he has discovered the key to the door, now all the unbeaten Special One has to do is use it against world champ Devon Alexander this month
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MACHO TIME IS OVER

Does Hector Camacho deserve to be remembered as a fighter or as a freakshow who died as a result of being shot in a drug-related incident?
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THE INQUEST 2012

BM staffers discuss major issues of the year gone by and give their thoughts on The Year In Boxing 2013

December 2012

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AS TOUGH A MAN AS EVER LIVED

Graham Houston recalls the dramatic career of recently deceased Carmen Basilio, the former world welter and middleweight champ who history will remember as one of the true iron men in the toughest game of all
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WHAT

And can yet another change of trainer put things right? Ian McNeilly talks to the former world champion and some of the coaches who have tried to find answers on the eve of Khan’s return to the ring against Carlos Molina
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BEAT THE CLOCK

Manny Pacquiao says he wants to become the fighter he was in 2006 again as his fourth fight with Marquez approaches. Ron Borges isn’t sure he can

November 2012

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RICKY HATTON COMEBACK SPECIAL

The Hitman returns to the ring this month but reveals the full horror of his retirement in an astonishing interview with Steve Lillis PLUS Terry Dooley presents trainer Lee Beard’s opinions on what went wrong in the disastrous Pacquiao training camp PLUS Graham Houston’s preview of Hatton’s fight against Senchenko
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IS THAT SUCH A GOOD IDEA?

BM presents the cases of 10 of boxing’s former greats who have returned to the ring to give it one more try — sometimes it works, but more often than not it doesn’t
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AN APPRAISAL OF A LEGEND

Michael Marley and friends discuss the career of Emanuel Steward, trainer of Hearns, Lewis, Klitschko, Hamed, McClellan and many more

October 2012

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SOMEONE WILL PAY

David Price tells Steve Lillis he feels frustrated and let down, but he’s battling through it and intends to take it out on Audley Harrison this month
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BIG FIGHT SPOTLIGHT

Graham Houston on the memorable battle between Martinez and Chavez Jr that has to see a rematch, plus Matthew Macklin in destructive form
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FLIRTING WITH DISASTER

Eric Raskin asks an age-old question: Why on earth would a fighter risk everything in a tune-up match when he has a big fight lined up?

September 2012

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A RISK WORTH TAKING

Graham Houston previews young lion Chavez Jr’s showdown with middleweight kingpin Martinez
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THE WEIGHT OF EXPECTATION

Adrien Broner is just the latest big name not to bother making the weight — read about some others
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THE GREATEST GAMES

Britain has never had such an impressive medal haul, but what does the future hold? Chris McKenna and Steve Lillis analyse London 2012

August 2012

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LISTON: THE FORGOTTEN CAREER

He lost to Ali and then he disappeared for a few years until he died, right? Wrong. Michael Marley on the run of fights that almost got the Ugly Bear a title shot at Joe Frazier
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TAKING THE DEVIL OUT OF TASMANIA

Daniel Geale tells Peter Fogarty that he’s happy to fight Sturm in Germany and take another belt belt back to Australia
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DRUGS IN BOXING 2

When Ron Borges wrote his first investigation into PED abuse in boxing last Xmas, little did he know that within months there would be an explosion of abuse that proves Floyd Mayweather 100% correct

July 2012

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INVASION FORCE

In depth look at the world’s leading amateurs who will be coming to London for the Olympic boxing tournament this month, plus interview with GB star to be Anthony Joshua. By Chris McKenna
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OMG!

Graham Houston turns the Big Fight Spotlight on Timothy Bradley’s shocking victory over Manny Pacquiao, a decision that defied the belief of the vast majority
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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BARRY THE ARAB?

Readers might know the super bantamweight star as Kid Galahad, but Ian McNeilly reveals his early memories of the youngster at Ingle’s gym

June 2012

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A BIG TEST

Ireland’s Andy Lee is set to challenge enormous middleweight champion Chavez Jr in a hostile environment
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PACMAN UNDER PRESSURE

Mayweather still performs at the highest level, can Pacman follow suit? Preview by Graham Houston
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SECRETS OF THE EAST

Introducing some of the many great Asian champions of today who are not called Manny Pacquiao

May 2012

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THE MYSTERIOUS MR HAYMON

Ron Borges investigates the most powerful man in boxing — even if you don’t know his name and face
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ASHLEY THEOPHANE

British champ gives blow by blow account of time training with the champion of champions
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THEY WERE GREAT AT 168

Britain has a fine record of churning out world class super middles, but how do they compare to each other? Find out in BM’s official Top 10