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luke campbell
Luke Campbell
is in deep against Vasiliy Lomachenko but says it's his destiny to dethrone the pound-for-pound master
shannon courtenay
Shannon Courtenay
has already transformed her life through boxing and continues to fight adversity as a fledgling pro
gabriel flores
Gabriel Flores
has been through a lot for a 19-year-old but local pride and the memory of his late mother are driving him on
daniel dubois
Daniel Dubois
came of age in winning the much-hyped clash of British heavyweight prospects against Nathan Gorman

August 2019

THE FIRST BELL As if there wasn’t enough confusion, the WBC has created more absurdity by naming Canelo Alvarez its “franchise” champion

PREACHER’S CORNER Naseem Hamed’s style and showmanship played a major part in changing the make-up of British big-fight crowds

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Raising a glass to Jimmy Glenn, the 89-year-old owner of the fabled bar where boxing scribes head during New York fight weeks

BIG DADDY BUNCE After the storm that threatened to knock boxing out of the next Olympic Games, a plan is now in place for Tokyo 2020

FACING THE MATRIX Luke Campbell has solid credentials but his second world title chance has come against a boxing sorcerer in Vasiliy Lomachenko

IT’S ON THE CARDS Destiny is an overused word in boxing but Luke Campbell believes it’s his to upset most people’s pound-for-pound supremo

SO NEAR, SO FAR... Billy Hardy reflects on a colourful career that brought three world title challenges and so nearly victory in one of them

SO HARD IT WAS EASY Hall of Fame inductee Donald Curry talks about his ups and downs and reveals that he isn’t done with boxing just yet

THE RIGHT CHEMISTRY Buddy McGirt reveals his philosophy as an elite trainer as the former two-weight champ enters the Hall of Fame

IN THE GROOVE Vergil Ortiz was taught rhythm as a child and now uses it to beat his opponents, including a KO of durable Mauricio Herrera

REVVED UP AND READY Josh Taylor watches superbike racing when he’s not fighting and reckons he’ll overtake Regis Prograis in their WBSS final

BACK HOME AND THINKING BIG Alex Dilmaghani enhanced his ring knowledge overseas. Now he’s eager to push forward in the UK

OLD HEAD, YOUNG SHOULDERS Gabriel Flores has been through a lot for a 19-year-old but local pride and the memory of his mother are driving him to the top

STAYING STRONG Shannon Courtenay has already triumphed in transforming her life through boxing and continues to overcome adversity as a fledgling pro

BRIGHT NEW BEGINNING Now a full-time fighter and injury-free, Luke Keeler believes his bout against Luis Arias will move him closer to a world title shot

INTO THE LIGHT Tommy Philbin talks about his continuing fight against depression after returning from nearly a year out of the ring

BRITISH BEAT Carl Frampton says he’s far from finished as a new US promotional deal propels him towards another major fight

WORLD IN ACTION Benn, Briedis, Cheeseman, Dubois, Fury, Joyce, Warrington and more

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REVIEW Guardian of the Streets: My Story James Cook with Melanie Lloyd