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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.

February 2019

THE FIRST BELL Mikey Garcia is the underdog against Errol Spence Jr, but ring shockers happen all the time

PREACHER’S CORNER DeGale vs Eubank could turn out to be a good fight, but we shouldn’t have to pay to watch it

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Mighty Mo Hooker has something in common with Mel Gibson’s Mad Max character — entering enemy territory doesn’t faze him

BIG DADDY BUNCE Floyd Mayweather’s pathetic diversion in Japan is just the latest in a long list of ring oddities

WEIGHT OF EXPECTATION Ron Borges explains why Mikey Garcia is attempting something remarkable in ring annals by taking on Errol Spence Jr

MAGIC MIKEY Mikey Garcia believes his fight with Errol Spence Jr will make him pound-for-pound number one

SPENCE VS GARCIA PREVIEW Errol Spence Jr vs Mikey Garcia has echoes of a bygone era

INSIDE OPINION With the new year under way, we sit down with three experts to get their views on the current state of boxing

THE REAL DEAL There were doubters, but Josh Warrington’s win over Carl Frampton puts the Leeds fighter among the elite

FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS OF THE YEAR We pick 2018’s best boxers and bouts from home and abroad in our annual awards

THE BEAST UNCAGED Ivan “The Beast” Baranchyk’s ferocious style fits his moniker perfectly. He even says he’ll fight until the last drop of blood

NO STOPPING HIM NOW Callum Smith has earned the right to be called the world’s best at 168lbs, but unification fights and even a light-heavy title bid could be on the agenda

HANDICAP? WHAT HANDICAP? Joe Hughes was born with his right arm shorter than the left, but that hasn’t stopped him becoming a European champion — and he’s not finished yet

NOT IF BUT WHEN Only eight fights into his pro career, Cardiff’s former amateur star Joe Cordina says he’s certain he’ll join the list of Welsh world champs

STAND BY FOR MANNY VS MAYWEATHER II Manny Pacquiao wants a rematch with Floyd Mayweather after his comfortable win over Adrien Broner — and the chances are it will happen

NOTHING BUT THE BEST Abner Mares explains why he’s only interested in big-time challenges now, starting with Gervonta Davis

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED Cruiser prospect Craig Glover says he shares a trait with mentor Tony Bellew — an unwavering will to win

BRITISH BEAT Tommy Coyle’s perseverance has led to success in and out of the ring and now he hopes to turn his world title dream into reality

WORLD IN ACTION Edwards, Haney, Harrison, Jermall Charlo, Nietes, Plant, Walsh, Whyte, Williams and more

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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REVIEWS The Million Dollar Man: Jack Dempsey by Thomas Brennan and Zora Folley: The Distinguished Life and Mysterious Death of a Gentleman Boxer by Marshall Terrill