Back Issues - Volume 30

February 2019

manny pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather after his comfortable victory over Adrien Broner — and the chances are it will happen, says GRAHAM HOUSTON
craig glover

Craig Glover

Cruiserweight prospect Craig Glover tells JOHN A. MacDONALD he shares a trait with his mentor Tony Bellew — an unwavering will to win
ivan baranchyk

Ivan Baranchyk

Ivan "The Beast" Baranchyk agrees that his ferocious style fits his moniker perfectly and tells LUKE G. WILLIAMS he'll fight until the last drop of blood
caleb plant

Caleb Plant

Caleb Plant dedicated his world title victory over Jose Uzcategui to the memory of his late daughter. Read about the fight in February's World in Action.

January 2019

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Canelo Alvarez

Exciting options await Canelo Alvarez, who reached a new plateau in his destruction of Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden
francesco patera

Francesco Patera

Belgian Francesco Patera says mental strength and perfect preparation were key factors in upsetting Lewis Ritson away from home
keith thurman

Keith Thurman

Keith Thurman has seen the welterweight landscape change in his absence but now he's back to reclaim his throne

December 2018

usyk bellew

A NEW BEGINNING

After writing the last chapter in Tony Bellew’s career, Oleksandr Usyk could be a force to be reckoned with at heavyweight
josh warrington

NEXT LEVEL? NO PROBLEM

Josh Warrington knows Carl Frampton presents the most dangerous challenge of his career, but says he's very confident of coming out on top
james degale

UNFORGIVEN

Like a gunfighter seeking to settle old scores, James DeGale says he’s revitalised and ready to prove it against Chris Eubank Jr and old rival George Groves
british fight of the month dec 2018

BRITISH FIGHT OF THE MONTH

Johnny Garton's blood-spattered victory over Gary Corcoran is reported in World in Action

November 2018

fury vs wilder

Fury vs Wilder

Anything could happen when Tyson Fury fights Deontay Wilder but the outcome could hinge on whether the Gypsy King can maintain the mental edge he established on the press tour.
alex saucedo

Alex Saucedo

Comparisons with the late Arturo Gatti are inevitable but Alex Saucedo wants to create his own identity as his world title chance against Maurice Hooker approaches
jason welborn

Jason Welborn

Jason Welborn has suffered debatable losses and personal grief but is now enjoying a new lease of life after his thrilling victories over Tommy Langford
WFM smith vs groves

WFM

Callum Smith's stunning knockout of George Groves to win the WBSS super middleweight final is reported in this month's World in Action

October 2018

canelo

GREAT FIGHT, FAIR DECISION

Opinions vary on who won the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin but, GRAHAM HOUSTON says, it was the younger man who made a vital tactical adjustment in a contest that could have gone either way
charlie edwards

HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE

Defeat against John Riel Casimero behind him, former prodigy Charlie Edwards tells ANDREW HARRISON he doesn’t plan to miss a beat in his renewed world title quest
Josh Taylor

TIMED TO PERFECTION

Josh Taylor sees competing in the WBSS as the logical next step in a fast-tracked career and, as PAUL ZANON discovers, the Tartan Tornado feels he can sweep away whoever stands in his path
WFM

WORLD FIGHT OF THE MONTH

Shawn Porter’s victory over Danny Garcia is reported in October’s World in Action

August 2018

foreman vs moorer

SECOND COMINGS

Tyson Fury is on the comeback trail and can take heart from some encouraging precedents
cunningham salute

KNOCKOUT ILLUSTRATOR

Steve Cunningham’s ‘Why not me?’ philosophy made him a champ. Now he eyes a new career as a comic-book superhero creator
mock vs chudinov

THE POWER OF POSITIVITY

Lolenga Mock has had it tough but won’t countenance a single negative thought
saucedo vs zappa

WORLD IN ACTION

The bloody battle between Alex Saucedo and Lenny Zappavigna is our World fight of the Month

July 2018

isaac

ADOPTIVE SON

Isaac Dogboe is Ghana’s latest champion but he learnt to box as a youngster living in London
mckinney

GOD'S ON MY SIDE

Olympic gold medallist and two-time world champion Kennedy McKinney had a stellar career despite drug issues
matty askin

WHEN YOU BELIEVE

Matty Askin went through a period of low self esteem and poor results, but he came out the other side and feels there’s now a place for him at world level
zeuge

LAST MOHICAN

Tyron Zeuge is Germany’s only world champ but star status is proving elusive

June 2018

conlan

CHANGING PLACES

A year on from his pro debut, Michael Conlan explains why he left Los Angeles to train under Adam Booth in the UK
reece bellotti

FOR MY SON

Now a young father, Reece Bellotti has rethought his fighting style
callum johnson

POWER PROVEN

Callum Johnson finally showed his full potential when stopping Frank Buglioni. He tells why success holds deep meaning

May 2018

pearce

MEMORIAL TO A WARRIOR

Former British heavyweight champion David Pearce is the stuff of legend in his Newport hometown
cheeseman

TIME ON HIS SIDE

Though his advisors counsel patience, world-title dreams are never far from Ted Cheeseman’s thoughts
McDonnell

WORK ETHIC

People laughed when Gavin McDonnell took up boxing but sheer effort paid off and no one’s laughing now
prograis

LEGEND OF THE ROUGAROU

Regis Prograis has one of the more exotic nicknames in boxing, taken from a mythical creature that struck fear into the hearts of Louisiana natives