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charlie hoy

London taxi driver Charlie Hoy tells how a move to Miami reignited his ring ambitions
scott fitzgerald

Scott Fitzgerald was weighed down by negative thoughts but a best-selling book helped change him as a man and improve him as a fighter
adam kownacki

Adam ‘Babyface’ Kownacki provides action from the first bell and his punch-output belies a pudgy physique

June 2019

THE FIRST BELL There are times when a no decision can deprive a boxer of what looks like certain victory

PREACHER’S CORNER A short-notice fight isn’t ideal but in certain situations it makes sense to say “yes”

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Sean Gibbons totes a Toy Story puppet as talisman but this veteran fight guy’s no dummy when it comes to deal-making

BIG DADDY BUNCE The fighters always came first with much-loved trainer Oliver Harrison, who has passed away aged 58

ATTACK OF THE INITIALS It’s no longer the sanctioning bodies that stop the biggest fights being made but the various broadcast platforms that tie fighters to exclusive contracts

BALANCING ACT British 130lbs champion Sam Bowen combines boxing with a full-time factory job but double duty hasn’t dimmed his ambition

THE WHEELS KEEP TURNING Dominic Ingle is committed to continuing his father’s legacy despite the disappointment of big-name departures

I’M COMING TO WIN He’s a huge outsider but Tom Schwarz insists he has what it takes to shock Tyson Fury

OBITUARY A tribute to former heavyweight contender Smokin’ Bert Cooper, who has died aged 53

POLE AXE Adam “Babyface” Kownacki provides action from the first bell with a punch output that belies his pudgy physique

BLACK CAB TO LATIN BEAT London taxi driver Charlie Hoy tells how a move to Miami reignited his ring ambitions

NO DEBATE, NO DISPUTE With Daniel Jacobs clearly defeated, Canelo Alvarez has several attractive fights in his immediate future

ALL FOR YOU, MUM Of all the motivational forces that fuelled his world title dream, Charlie Edwards says one stood out above all others

MASTER CONDUCTOR Referee Jack Reiss sees his role as ‘the guy directing the orchestra’ — and he likes to let the fighters play their music

POSITIVE THINKING Scott Fitzgerald was plagued by negative thoughts until he discovered a best-selling book that changed him as a man and improved him as a fighter

BRITISH BEAT Ben Davison is British boxing’s hot new trainer at only 26 but he never stops trying to improve — both himself and his fighters

GREATEST OF HIS ERA A look at the remarkable career of George “Little Chocolate” Dixon, the first undisputed black champion and acclaimed as the finest fighter of his time

WORLD IN ACTION Allen, Cordina, Crawford, Estrada, Lomachenko, Munguia, Roman, Shields, Tinoco, Williams, Wood and more

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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REVIEW Fighter, by Andy Lee, with Niall Kelly