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January 2018
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BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN
Our annual round-up of the pithiest quotes of the year returns. Also, seasonal favourites such as The Inquest (boxing insiders’ round table), fighters to watch in 2018 and a bumper crossword
percy jones
FORGOTTEN CHAMPION
Percy Jones laid claim to the world flyweight title even before his great fellow-Welshman, Jimmy Wilde
jerry izenberg and muhammad ali
WALKING WITH GIANTS
Jerry Izenberg is one of those old-school fight scribes who’s been everywhere, seen everything and knows everybody
joe gallagher

Joe Gallagher says he’ll give himself another five years tops before walking away from training — but in the meantime he sees further world championship success ahead

January 2018

THE FIRST BELL How cancelled fights have thwarted the plans of Boxing Monthly editors from Tyson vs Holyfield in 1991 to the present day

PREACHER'S CORNER Pad work must simulate the challenges in an actual fight. It needs to be tough -- on the fighter and trainer

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Larry Holmes, just turned 68 and forever loyal to his roots, is a champion in every sense of the word

BIG DADDY BUNCE Aspiring pros would be well served to watch video of some brave British defeats to help them realise how tough the fight game can be

ONES TO WATCH New stars are rising and we pick 10 British and 10 overseas fighters likely to make strides in 2018

THE NEW YEAR inquest As we head into 2018, trainer Joe Gallagher, manager Matthew Macklin and promoter Frank Warren answer questions posed by editor Graham Houston

IN SEARCH OF A LEGACY Chris Eubank Jr has moved out from under his father's shadow and is focusing on career goals of his own

YEAR OF THE PIG After a strong start to 2017 Joe Pigford was inactive, so he's determined to start the new year with a bang

FORGOTTEN CHAMPION Percy Jones laid claim to the world flyweight title even before his great fellow-Welshman, Jimmy Wilde

WALKING WITH GIANTS Jerry Izenberg is one of those old-school fight scribes who's been everywhere, seen everything and knows everybody

BIG MOUTH STRIKES AGAIN A selection of the best quotes from the year in boxing

XMAS XWORD Test your boxing knowledge and puzzling skills. This year's brain teaser is themed on the light-heavyweight division.

LIVING THE DREAM All Josh Wale wanted was to become British champion. It's been a struggle, but he achieved his ambition and now Wale is hoping to scale new heights

BRITISH BEAT Joe Gallagher says he'll give himself another five years tops before walking away from training -- but in the meantime he sees further world championship success ahead

WORLD IN ACTION Josh Taylor, Josh Leather, Liam Smith, Carl Frampton, Jerwin Ancajas, Julian Williams, Manuel Charr, Tomasz Adamek, Zolani Tete, Sergey Kovalev

REVIEW Ali: A Life, by Jonathan Eig

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS