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SIZEABLE RISK
Oleksandr Usyk is off and running in the heavyweight division but much bigger tests lay ahead
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MESSAGE OF HOPE
Erik Skoglund’s career was ended by a serious brain injury but now he’s recovered and feeling positive
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PIECES IN A PUZZLE
Five-page poll on Joshua-Ruiz rematch shows the trade split over the outcome in Saudi Arabia

November 2019

THE FIRST BELL Nigel Benn’s return after 23 years in retirement is ringing alarm bells in the boxing industry

PREACHER’S CORNER Boxers will always lie to themselves but it’s over once they complete a full career cycle

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Early signs of Gerald McClellan’s tragic fate were spotted two years before his life-changing injury

BIG DADDY BUNCE Neil Allen and Ken Jones were old-school boxing writers who plied their trade in a forgotten time

SIZEABLE RISK Oleksandr Usyk is off and running in the heavyweight division but much bigger tests lay ahead

UNBREAKABLE Inner steel drove Julian Williams to the top but he says his win over Jarrett Hurd is just the start

NEVER BACK DOWN Dan Azeez was schooled in his first spar but hard work and a fearless approach have paid off

CHANGE FOR THE BETTER Scott Quigg has adopted a new attitude to boxing as he continues to rebuild under Freddie Roach

MESSAGE OF HOPE Erik Skoglund’s career was ended by a serious brain injury but now he’s recovered and feeling positive

TOUGHER THE BETTER Chantelle Cameron is growing in confidence and eyeing a domestic dust-up with Katie Taylor

STRATEGIC IMPERATIVE Anthony Joshua must box a disciplined fight if he is to gain revenge over Andy Ruiz Jr

PIECES IN A PUZZLE Five-page poll on Joshua-Ruiz rematch shows the trade split over the outcome in Saudi Arabia

BROTHERLY LOVE Rahman Ali recounts some of the highs and lows of his late brother’s legendary career

OVERCOMING OBSTACLES Mark Magsayo idolised Manny Pacquiao growing up and now wants a world title of his own

GOING STRONG AT 43 Emiliano Marsili knows he has no time to lose but dreams of a shot at Vasiliy Lomachenko

FILLING IN THE GAP Mitchell Smith is preparing to fight on an unlicensed show while he awaits clearance to resume as a pro

WORLD IN ACTION Adams, Angulo, Golovkin, Harris, Sharp, Spence, Warrington and more

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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REVIEW The Rumble in the Jungle: Muhammad Ali and George Foreman on the Global Stage, by Lewis A. Erenberg