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Conlan vs Nelson
AND THE WINNER IS
The epic battle between Jamie Conlan and Anthony Nelson took the number one spot as the domestic fight of 2016. Boxing Monthly’s best fights and fighters from Britain and around the world are announced
Coldwell Bellew
MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
Dave Coldwell achieved his ambition in taking Tony Bellew to a world title, but he still has a long to-do list
Woods vs Johnson
OUT OF THE WOODS
Despite achieving world championship glory, Clinton Woods admits it was years before he took his boxing seriously
Michael Conlan
ONWARDS AND UPWARDS
Michael Conlan has set the bar high for his pro career - he hopes to become Ireland’s greatest fighter

February 2017

THE FIRST BELL Allowing Alexander Povetkin to fight after failing a drugs test was a mistake

PREACHER'S CORNER Nicholas Walters quitting against Vasyl Lomachenko was wrong

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Joe Smith didn't read the script, but we'll remember B-Hop at his best

BIG DADDY BUNCE Imagine that. Some very strange fights have been mooted over the years

FIGHTS AND FIGHTERS OF THE YEAR Rounding up 2016, picking the boxers who made the biggest impact and the best fights

DEMOLITION MAN David Haye isn't taking Tony Bellew lightly, but says the only doubt about the fight's outcome is how long his opponent is going to remain standing

RISK TAKER Tony Bellew knows he's facing danger against David Haye, but he's ready to get hit harder than at any time in his life and battle back. He doubts Haye has the same mindset

INSIDERS' VERDICTS Our panel of experts assess Tony Bellew's chances of upsetting the odds

RHETORIC MEETS REALITY David Haye says he'll win in four, Tony Bellew vows to make his rival quit. Graham Houston previews a fight that promises excitement -- while it lasts

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED Dave Coldwell achieved his ambition in taking Tony Bellew to a world title, but he still has a long to-do list

OUT OF THE WOODS Despite achieving world championship glory, Clinton Woods admits it was years before he took his boxing seriously

THE BOY DONE GOOD Boy Jones Jr had a tough but happy upbringing. Now when he fights, it's for his family as much as for himself

ONWARDS AND UPWARDS Michael Conlan has set the bar high for his pro career -- he hopes to become Ireland's greatest fighter

TRUE BELIEVER New WBA super flyweight champion Kal Yafai believes he will beat the best

BIG RISK, BIG REWARD In meeting each other, Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia are risking their titles in a bid to grab welterweight glory

BRITISH BEAT Jamie Conlan's win-at-all-costs mentality was learnt long ago from his father

WORLD IN ACTION Billy Joe Saunders, Frank Buglioni, Murat Gassiev, Callum Smith, Joe Smith Jr, Kal Yafai, Dillian Whyte, Kosei Tanaka

REVIEW The Murder of Sonny Liston.

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS