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Ali Holmes
The last hurrah
Why do they do it? Ron Borges ponders the question of why so many great fighters continue well past their prime
Lou Duva
Lou Duva tribute
The fight-game legend who started at the grassroots level and built a boxing dynasty has sadly died
Fury
Enter Hughie
With Tyson Fury currently sidelined, his heavyweight cousin steps into the breach to fight WBO champion Joseph Parker
eaktawan
Viking Raid
Thai Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking is setting out to plunder the IBF flyweight title from Donnie Nietes on the Filipino’s home ground

April 2017

THE FIRST BELL The referee's job is a tricky one, especially when decisions aren't clear cut

PREACHER'S CORNER People are writing off Klitschko too quickly -- experience matters

VIEW FROM NEW YORK Carlos Zarate vs Alfonso Zamora was the ultimate all-Mexico fight

BIG DADDY BUNCE Why going unbeaten isn't necessary to a fighter's development

THE LAST HURRAH Why do they do it? Ron Borges ponders the question of why so many great fighters continue well past their prime

OBITUARY Fight-game legend Lou Duva and former middleweight champion Rodrigo Valdes

CINCO DE MAYO Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, son of Mexico's all-time great, meets current superstar Canelo Alvarez on the nation's patriotic holiday

BIG FIGHT SPOTLIGHT Bellew vs Haye was an incident-packed fight, but one that left many unanswered questions

ENTER HUGHIE With Tyson Fury currently sidelined, his heavyweight cousin steps into the breach to fight WBO champion Joseph Parker

KEEPING IT REAL Anthony Joshua is just focused on boxing, ignoring fame and fortune

THIS IS THE ONE Wladimir Klitschko is looking forward to getting into the ring with Anthony Joshua -- he sees this as his "signature" fight

EXPERT POLL Our panel of industry insiders pick the winner of Joshua vs Klitschko

WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE 90,000 people will gather at Wembley anticipating an explosive contest. Graham Houston shares their excitement

RELUCTANT SUPERSTAR Andre Ward talks about fame, being his own man and the influences that have shaped his life and career

VIKING RAID Thai Eaktawan BTU Ruaviking is setting out to plunder the IBF flyweight title from Donnie Nietes on the Filipino's home ground

THE DANCING COSSACK Oleksandr Usyk's dance moves are good fun but the Ukrainian star is all business when it comes to career goals

BRITISH BEAT Tommy Langford steps up to face "Mini Mike Tyson", Avtandil Khurtsidze

WORLD IN ACTION Adrien Broner, Craig Poxton, Deontay Wilder, Rey Vargas, Keith Thurman, David Lemieux, Jamie Conlan

REVIEW Battling Nelson, the Durable Dane

BRITISH AND WORLD RATINGS