The Irish Eye

Kane Clarke
31/08/2016 9:48am

In the first of a new regular column on the Irish boxing scene, Kane Clarke rounds up a turbulent month, in which controversy at the Rio Olympics dominated the news agenda …

Gonzalez steps up

Danny Winterbottom
30/08/2016 1:32pm

Roman Gonzalez is stepping up from his position as the world's dominant flyweight to take on unbeaten WBC 115lbs champion Carlos Cuadras and in doing so is attempting to earn a place in the history books, by winning a title at a fourth different weight

Wallin relishing Sweden’s boxing renaissance

Luke G. Williams
29/08/2016 3:05pm

Rising Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin (15-0, 11 KOs) returns to action on home soil in Stockholm on 10 September on the undercard of the domestic super-fight between Mikaela Laurén and Klara Svensson. Boxing Monthly checked in with the Sundsvall southpaw ahead of his latest challenge and found him delighting in the sport’s rebirth in his native country …


Nick Halling
26/08/2016 4:49pm

Anthony Crolla exceeded expectations to become a champ and, he tells NICK HALLING, he’s sure he’ll beat the talented Jorge Linares

Born fighter

Terry Dooley
22/08/2016 2:19pm

Luke Blackledge’s street-fighting ways got him into some serious trouble. Boxing, he tells  Terry Dooley, was his salvation

Tornado warning

Shaun Brown
13/08/2016 3:40pm

A Tornado from Scotland - backed by a Cyclone from Ireland - is looking to tear a hole through the British light-welterweight division. Josh Taylor (6-0, 6 KOs), nicknamed “The Tartan Tornado”, has had only six pro bouts (all wins inside two rounds) but the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and his team at Cyclone Promotions are looking to surge ahead in the next 12 months, with titles in mind and a second Cyclone promotion in Scotland planned.

Laurell targets medal glory

Luke G. Williams
12/08/2016 8:21am

Now that the height of summer is upon us, the attention of the boxing world is inevitably turning to the Rio Olympics. Sweden’s record at previous Olympics is better than you might think – consisting of 11 boxing medals in the history of the modern Games, although no Swedish boxer has ever won gold (the country’s current tally is five bronze and six silver).  At Rio the country’s medal hopes will rest solely on the experienced shoulders of 36-year-old female boxer Anna Laurell, the only Swede to have qualified for the Olympics.

Marcos Maidana: Six of his best

Mark E. Ortega
10/08/2016 9:13am

On Tuesday, Argentinian former titlist Marcos Maidana announced his resignation from the ring after compiling a 35-5 ledger with an astonishing 31 victories coming by way of knockout. "After a long time out of the rings and after giving it a lot of thinking since my last fight, I've decided to hang up the gloves for good,” Maidana announced via his Facebook account. “Only through a great physical and mental effort can you mix in the ring with the best of the world if winning is your goal. And I always wanted to win. Today I do not feel motivated enough, do not have the fire inside me to intend to climb those mountains again. That is why I announce my retirement."

Olympics 2016: Women's boxing special

John Evans
09/08/2016 1:45pm

Women’s boxing won it’s hardest fight at the 2012 Olympics: The fight for acceptance. Initially viewed as something of a novelty by those unacquainted with the sport, the competition debuted at London 2012 and turned out to be one of the great success stories of the Games.