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Andre Ward
Top of the world
Andre Ward says he beat Sergey Kovalev fair and square — twice. Now, with nothing to prove, he’s considering big fights at heavier weights, with Tony Bellew and even Anthony Joshua in mind
Mullings
Fear Factor
Former Desert Storm veteran and world champ Keith Mullings developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the ring.
Stevenson vs Brito
Chasing Greatness
Olympic silver medallist Shakur Stevenson wants to leave the sport as a legend — like a Sugar Ray
Russell vs Lomachenko
Boxing in the Blood
Gary Russell Jr is a nephew of the great Bob Foster and was raised as a fighter. Beyond unification fights his dream is to avenge his one loss to Vasyl Lomachenko

August 2017

THE FIRST BELL One thing after another led to an erroneous ruling that has since been overturned

PREACHER'S CORNER Looking back to the early days before Ricky Hatton was a "name"

VIEW FROM NEW YORK It's time for Manny Pacquiao to line up a farewell fight in Manila

BIG DADDY BUNCE Is the World Boxing Super Series too good to be true?

JOURNEY'S END Manny Pacquiao has achieved much in a career that began when he was 17 but his loss to Jeff Horn showed the glory days are over. Ron Borges hopes Pacquiao won't make the mistake of lingering too long

LEARNING THE ROPES At just 20, heavyweight Daniel Dubois still has some growing to do, physically and fistically, but he's getting there

PSYCHOLOGICAL WARFARE Mental preparedness enables Ryan Burnett to go into auto-pilot when the time comes to fight

FEAR FACTOR Former Desert Storm veteran and world champ Keith Mullings developed Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in the ring.

CHASING GREATNESS Olympic silver medallist Shakur Stevenson wants to leave the sport as a legend -- like a Sugar Ray

JACOVACCI'S ODYSSEY Congolese-Italian Leone Jacovacci was only the second African-born boxer to win a European title. He adopted personas, faced down fascists in Mussolini's Italy and hid the identity of his Jewish wife and daughter

MONEY TALKS On paper Mayweather vs McGregor is a mismatch, but punters are backing the MMA star to spring an upset

BOXING IN THE BLOOD Gary Russell Jr is a nephew of the great Bob Foster and was raised as a fighter. Beyond unification fights his dream is to avenge his one loss to Vasyl Lomachenko

CALLING THE SHOTS Controversy? What controversy? Andre Ward has moved on from Sergey Kovalev and can plot his future path

BRITISH BEAT Reece Bellotti and Anthony Joshua dreamed of football glory when they were Watford team-mates. Now the unbeaten featherweight seeks to follow AJ as a boxing champ

WORLD IN ACTION Jono Carroll, Andre Ward, Tyron Zeuge, Jeff Horn, Robert Easter, Karo Murat, Brian Carlos Castano, Frank Buglioni, Josh Taylor, Ted Cheeseman, Gary Corcoran

REVIEW Bruno and Lewis: The Boxing Years A dry recap of two famous careers

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS