The Big Question: Burns v Di Rocco, Bellew v Makabu - who wins?

Boxing Monthly
27/05/2016 10:02am

This weekend sees two world title fights take place in the UK. Tomorrow night Ricky Burns bids to become Scotland's first ever three-weight world champion when he takes on Italy's Michele Di Rocco for the WBA World super-lightweight title in Glasgow. Twenty-four hours later and attention turns to Goodison Park, the home of Tony Bellew's beloved Everton Football Club. The British cruiserweight aims to win his first ever world title when he squares off against the dangerous and hard hitting Ilunga Makabu for the WBC World cruiserweight title. The Boxing Monthly online team gave us their thoughts on how they see both fights going.

The Big Question: Should top overseas boxers beware ‘UK judging’?

Boxing Monthly
19/04/2016 7:15pm

Should top overseas boxers be wary of fighting in the UK given recent scorecards (and in light of the landslide verdicts in competitive fights involving Josh Warrington and Stuart Hall in Leeds at the weekend)? The Boxing Monthly online team give their verdict.

The Big Question: Frampton-Quigg - who will be victorious?

Boxing Monthly
22/02/2016 11:49am

This Saturday night will witness the eagerly anticipated 122lbs unification showdown between long-time rivals Carl Frampton and Scott Quigg – in a battle of unbeaten world title holders at Manchester Arena. Our ‘Big Question’ this week asks – who wins? Boxing Monthly's online team give their (almost) unanimous verdict.


The Big Question: Deontay Wilder and David Haye - Fact or Faked?

Boxing Monthly
16/01/2016 9:32am

Two of heavyweight boxing’s most hyped fighters are back in action this weekend, but will untested WBC champion Deontay Wilder and comebacking David Haye prove the real deal in 2016 or are they merely charismatic chancers? Can Haye become a legitimate threat again after years of inactivity? Is Wilder nothing more than a pretender to Tyson Fury’s heavyweight throne? Boxing Monthly's online team give their verdict in this week's 'Big Question’.

The Big Question: Lee vs Saunders - who wins?

Boxing Monthly
17/12/2015 11:15am

This Saturday finally sees the long-awaited confrontation between exciting WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee and undefeated No.1 contender Billy Joe Saunders. Our ‘Big Question’ this week is a simple one – who wins? Boxing Monthly's online team give their verdict.


The Big Question: Can underdogs Whyte and O’Sullivan upset the odds?

Boxing Monthly
11/12/2015 10:54am

This Saturday’s multi-title show at the O2 Arena is headlined by two fights sparked by lively, social media rivalry. Yet a glance at the bookies’ odds suggest the outcomes of both bouts are a foregone conclusion. Can Dillian Whyte (15-2 outsider) and/or Spike O’Sullivan (4-1 against) pull off the big upset? Or will rising stars Joshua and Eubank Jr shine as expected? Boxing Monthly's online team give their verdict in this week's 'Big Question’.

The Big Question: Klitschko v Fury - who wins?

Shaun Brown
28/11/2015 11:22am

Batman's cape has gone and Wlad has been Wlad. The talking is done. Mouths shut, time for a fight. Later tonight Wladimir Klitschko, the world heavyweight king, will take part in his 68th professional contest and look to show once more that Tyson Fury is nothing but another pretender who talked a good game but ultimately fell short when it mattered most.

The Big Question: Cotto or Canelo?

Boxing Monthly
14/11/2015 11:13am

This week’s Big Question is a simple query on the lips of every boxing fan. ‘Cotto or Canelo - who wins and why?’ Boxing Monthly's online team give their verdict ahead of WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto’s highly anticipated showdown against Mexican superstar Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on 21 November.

The Big Question: Is it time for the WBA to be derecognised?

Boxing Monthly
03/11/2015 12:29pm

The WBA's pursuit of a sanctioning fee seems to be spiralling out of control. On the back of its bizarre decision to recognise two interim 160lbs champs within a fortnight and claim 43 'world champions' on its website (unable to keep pace with its belt distribution the sanctioning body overlooked Luis Ortiz and Alfonso Blanco) - is it time to derecognise the WBA? Even SkyBet now refuses to take bets on a fighter winning a WBA 'world' title due to the organisation’s farcical number of ‘world champions’. The sanctioning body subsequently added insult to injury by demoting 'WBA Super' 122lbs champ Gulliermo Rigondeaux for inactivity while still recognising Andre Ward who has not defended his 168lbs belt in two years (in which time Rigondeaux defended three times). Last week 95% of those polled by BM agreed it was time to ‘stop the madness’ and derecognise the WBA. Now Boxing Monthly's online team give their verdict in this week's 'Big Question’.

The Big Question: Is Chris Eubank Jr the real deal?

Boxing Monthly
25/10/2015 3:35pm

Is Chris Eubank Jr the real deal? Highly respected trainer Adam Booth believes his fighter can be a great world champion while 'English' aka Chris Eubank Sr feels his son can mix it with Gennady Golovkin. Social media detractors claim Spike O'Sullivan knocks Eubank Jr spark out on 12 December. What's the truth? Is Eubank Jr a P4P hope or merely a father's hype? Boxing Monthly's online team give their verdict in this week's 'Big Question’.

The Big Question: Who can stop Gonzalez and Golovkin?

Boxing Monthly
20/10/2015 12:07pm

After their brutally efficient performances at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night, who can stop pound-for-pound monsters Roman Gonzalez and Gennady Golovkin? Boxing Monthly's online team give their verdict in this week's 'Big Question'.