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fury vs wilder
Fury vs Wilder
Anything could happen when Tyson Fury fights Deontay Wilder but the outcome could hinge on whether the Gypsy King can maintain the mental edge he established on the press tour.
alex saucedo
Alex Saucedo
Comparisons with the late Arturo Gatti are inevitable but Alex Saucedo wants to create his own identity as his world title chance against Maurice Hooker approaches
jason welborn
Jason Welborn
Jason Welborn has suffered debatable losses and personal grief but is now enjoying a new lease of life after his thrilling victories over Tommy Langford
WFM smith vs groves
Callum Smith's stunning knockout of George Groves to win the WBSS super middleweight final is reported in this month's World in Action

November 2018

THE FIRST BELL The passing of "bad boy" Graciano Rocchigiani, who got into scrapes outside the ring but won two world titles and featured in some of Germany´s biggest fights

PREACHER´S CORNER Tony Bellew, who challenges Oleksandr Usyk this month, did not have a great physique as an amateur heavyweight but his talent shone through

VIEW FROM NEW YORK The missteps that have knocked cable giant HBO out of boxing, including its failure to sign top US fighters

BIG DADDY BUNCE A tribute to Enzo Calzaghe, who ignored the doubters and took Joe to the heights in what might have been boxing´s greatest father-son team

THE ULTIMATE TEST Tony Bellew faces a daunting task against cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk but it´s a fight that makes perfect sense for the British underdog

A DIFFERENT KIND OF FIGHT Badou Jack is known for his courage inside the ring but he´s showing a big heart outside it by helping underprivileged children

MASTER GENIUS? Tunde Ajayi´s training methods have been derided but he´s convinced his sole pupil Anthony Yarde will be a world champion

A NEW DIMENSION Shawn Porter is known for being aggressive but he´s now boxing smarter and getting hit less, attributes he showed in his win over Danny Garcia

SKILL VS POWER Industry experts pick a winner in the big heavyweight title showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, with plenty of support for the lineal champ

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED Anything could happen when Wilder fights Fury but the outcome might depend on whether the Gypsy King can maintain the psychological dominance he established on the press tour

TOUGHING IT OUT Anthony Joshua didn´t have it easy against Alexander Povetkin but once again AJ showed he can come through when things aren´t going his way

A FAMILY AFFAIR Kazuto Ioka´s uncle was a champion in two weight divisions but the Japanese super flyweight has gone one better and doesn´t plan to stop there

RISE AGAIN Martin J Ward suffered an upset defeat to James Tennyson in his last fight but he has come back from adversity before and says he´ll do it again

LOCAL HERO Jose Ramirez has revived boxing in his home territory of Fresno, California and remains committed to fighting for the Hispanic farming community

DARK DAYS ARE OVER Jason Welborn suffered debatable losses and personal grief but has fought back to find a new lease of life after his thrilling wins over Tommy Langford

ACTION STATIONS Alex Saucedo has attracted comparisons with the late Arturo Gatti but says he wants to establish his own identity as his world title chance approaches

BRITISH BEAT After a pro career of unfulfilled promise, Frankie Gavin is adamant he has more to offer as he prepares to challenge Spanish puncher Kerman Lejarraga in Bilbao

WORLD IN ACTION Adams, Beterbiev, Campbell, Catterall, Relikh, Roman, Smith and more

REVIEW The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee by Paul D. Gibson

RATINGS British and world fighters ranked

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