Latest World and British Ratings (May 2015)

Colin Harris
01/05/2015 10:38am

Boxing Monthly’s World and British rankings for May 2015 are explained by Colin Harris, our in-house ratings statistician. Movers this month include Andy Lee who is now No.4 in our world middleweight rankings. Trainer, fighter, manager and promoter queries are welcome.

The Mayweather legacy

Callum Rudge
30/04/2015 10:18am

“No one can ever brainwash me to make me believe that Sugar Ray Robinson and Muhammad Ali were better than me. No one could ever brainwash me and tell me that. But one thing I will do - I'm going to take my hat off to them and respect those guys because those are the guys who paved the way for me to be where I'm at today.” - Floyd Mayweather Jr.

These words caused uproar and consternation in the boxing world and I understand why they did. Muhammad Ali was more than a boxer; he was a social icon, a man who was almost bigger than boxing. Robinson was both majestic and brutal at the same time, immeasurable skills in the ring and a pioneer outside, but is Mayweather stating he’s had the greater career or made a bigger impact? Or is he just saying he thinks he’s the best boxer. ‘The Best Ever’, in fact. 

Boxing & YouTube: An exploration

Andrew Harrison
28/04/2015 5:43am

On an overcast, unremarkable spring evening in 2005, Toledo-based PayPal employees Chad Hurley, Steve Chen and Jawed Karim committed 19 seconds of video footage to their newly created website. It featured Karim and Yakov Lapitsky - an Assistant Professor at the state university - lolling beside the elephant enclosure at San Diego Zoo. Perfunctory, banal, had hatched. Later that year, the trio opened Pandora’s Box and the world got busy uploading.  

Jamie Moore on Marbella shooting, punditry and physics!

Terry Dooley
28/04/2015 4:50am

Maybe, just maybe, Jamie Moore's experience of rising from the canvas and recovering from big shots saved his life when a masked gunman fired five bullets at his legs in Estepona, Marbella back in August. Two landed; one fractured his right hip and the other went through his left thigh, tearing through muscle and flesh in the process. As Moore lay there bleeding, he tried to avoid slipping into what Muhammad Ali called the “Black lights” of unconsciousness. Failing to beat a count in boxing is one thing, but, should he have lost consciousness that night, the successful pundit and trainer would have died.

Inside Mayweather-Pacquiao II

28/04/2015 12:01am

The second episode of Showtime's intimate four-part documentary series chronicling the life of perennial pound-for-pound No.1 Floyd Mayweather as he nears his collision course with Filipino rival Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand on 2nd May - with the whole world watching.