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. 

Anthony Crolla: One in a million

Terry Dooley
27/04/2015 11:30am

Firemen are often held up as exemplars of bravery, the men who rush into a burning building when everyone else is running out of it. Boxers are the same, they walk to the ring with their trainer, team and friends, but, once the first bell goes, everyone else steps out of the ring and they step forward to forge their own fate. This instinctive bravery probably explains why Manchester’s Anthony Crolla gave chase after two would-be burglars triggered the alarm at his neighbour’s house on 16th December. 


Boxing Monthly hits the web

Colin Harris
27/04/2015 3:10am

A new dawn breaks in April 2015.  As the world around us changes and evolves, as the planet spins and the clocks tick, we find the Boxing Monthly website having a renovation makeover of which even Kevin McCloud might be proud. During a very emotional period in BM history, and like almost every funeral, Glyn Leach’s shocking departure brought old faces together, all united in grief to pay their respects.

Postol ready to deliver

Mark Butcher
27/04/2015 1:00am

Viktor Postol has been biding his time. The WBC’s No.1 contender at 140lbs has been waiting patiently in the shadows for his shot at unbeaten champion Danny Garcia ever since earning the mandatory position with an impressive 11th round knockout of dangerous Selcuk Aydin in May 2014. Ukraine may be torn by conflict and civil unrest, but Postol’s achievements have provided a measure of solace for his fellow countrymen. Postol, 31, harks from the same elite amateur system that produced the likes of Vasyl Lomachenko and the Klitschko brothers. It is little wonder that WBC title-holder Garcia has been in no rush to fulfill his mandatory obligation against the skillful Ukrainian.

Mauricio Sulaiman: The Green Lives on

Mark Butcher
25/04/2015 9:00pm

The iconic green and gold WBC championship belt is forever associated with boxing’s elite fighters. Legends like Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran and Julio Cesar Chavez have all worn that unmistakable leather strap around their waists on their path to greatness and, for so many fighters, the WBC belt still remains ‘the’ title to win. Mark Butcher spoke to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman about his vision for the future in our September 2014 issue.