Bravo Bernard! BM pays tribute to Hopkins

Boxing Monthly
16/12/2016 2:45pm

As the 51-year-old Bernard Hopkins faces his 67th and final professional bout against Joe Smith Jr, Boxing Monthly online pays tribute to 'the Alien' with a variety of articles and features relating to the middleweight and light heavyweight great.

Jubb beats Hopkins by more than a whisker

Luke G. Williams
16/12/2016 11:50am

Although Bernard Hopkins holds the record for being boxing’s oldest world champion, the oldest boxer to ever participate in a sanctioned bout is harder to determine ... One contender is William Jubb, who was an incredible 92 when he fought for the 'Whiskerweight Championship'...

Hopkins looks to be 'special' one last time

Mark E. Ortega
15/12/2016 4:17pm

Mark E. Ortega reports from Inglewood, California as 51-year-old boxing legend Bernard Hopkins takes to the dais for the final time in his professional boxing career and delivers an inspirational message ahead of his showdown with Joe Smith Jr on Saturday.

Inside the WBC ratings meeting

Rian Scalia
15/12/2016 1:12pm

Rian Scalia has a 'ringside seat' for Boxing Monthly at the WBC ratings meeting at the sanctioning body's annual convention in Hollywood, Florida, as promoters and handlers argue the case for their boxers to advance up the rankings ...

From the archives: Hopkins through the years ...

Luke G. Williams
14/12/2016 12:52pm

As the 51-year-old Bernard Hopkins prepares to hang up his gloves after Saturday's contest against Joe Smith Jr, Luke G. Williams takes a stroll down memory lane and examines six of B-Hop's many appearances in Boxing Monthly ...

Life begins at 40 ... or even 50 ...

Luke G. Williams
14/12/2016 8:53am

As Bernard Hopkins’ incredible career finally draws to a close, Luke G. Williams takes a stroll through boxing history to examine boxers who shone past their 40th or even 50th birthdays …

Movers and shakers gather in Florida

Rian Scalia
13/12/2016 8:46am

Rian Scalia reports for Boxing Monthly from the WBC's annual convention in Hollywood, Florida as boxers, promoters, officials and other movers and shakers gather and a tribute is paid to Muhammad Ali ...

The Irish Eye

Kane Clarke
13/12/2016 7:35am


Kane Clarke rounds up November's action from the Emerald Isle, the busiest month for boxing in the Emerald Isle for quite some time, including the return of televised action from the Titanic Exhibition Centre ...

From the archives: The safest bets

Mark E. Ortega
13/12/2016 6:00am

Back in Boxing Monthly in February 2014, Mark E. Ortega selected Birmingham's Kal Yafai as a prospect to watch in his 'The Safest Bets' feature. On Saturday, Yafai fulfilled this prediction by defeating Panama's Luis Concepcion to life the WBA super flyweight title ...

A great weekend for the noble art

Luke G. Williams
12/12/2016 1:37am

Everywhere you looked at the weekend there were performances and boxing matches to admire. Luke G. Williams reflects on two days in which boxing answered its critics in the most eloquent and thrilling way imaginable.

Scorecard: Parker vs Ruiz

Luke G. Williams
10/12/2016 3:25pm

To the delight of New Zealand, Joseph Parker has become the first boxer born in the country to win a portion of the heavyweight championship, eking out a narrow points decision after twelve intriguing rounds against Mexican-American Andy Ruiz in Auckland.