A Boxing Memory: Joshua vs Ruiz 1

A Boxing Memory: Joshua vs Ruiz 1 It was supposed to be the big American launch, the bright lights of New York, the iconic theatre of pugilist history. In the Garden he came to grow a reputation, a supposed formality very quickly turned into a nightmare. The expected turned into the unexpected, Anthony Joshua left … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Joshua vs Ruiz 1

A Boxing Memory: Benn vs Eubank 1

A Boxing Memory: Benn vs Eubank 1 We have seen many great fights in a British ring. Boxing News has recently meticulously gone through them all and ranked them in order of their perceived greatness. Such lists are of course, highly subjective, one man's preference is another's disdain. Despite many worthy contenders for the honour, … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Benn vs Eubank 1

Special Fight: Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns

Special Fight: Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns By Sina Latif There has been numerous great fights in history. Extraordinarily significant fights like Joe Louis vs Max Schmeling II and Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier I. Captivatingly exciting fights like Micky Ward vs Arturo Gatti I and Jose Luis Castillo vs Diego Corrales I. However, … Continue reading Special Fight: Sugar Ray Leonard vs Thomas Hearns

Holmes vs Ali: Boxing’s Night Of Shame

Holmes vs Ali: Boxing’s Night Of Shame Muhammad Ali had a career of pulling off miracles inside a boxing ring. Not only wasn't he expected to beat Sonny Liston and George Foreman, but there were also genuine fears for his health in those historic fights. Ali had shocked the world before, but even he couldn't … Continue reading Holmes vs Ali: Boxing’s Night Of Shame

Jimmy Wilde: The Ghost With A Hammer In His Hand

Jimmy Wilde: The Ghost With A Hammer In His Hand By Garry White Arguably, Jimmy Wilde (132-3-1), the first proper flyweight champion of the world, possessed the greatest and most descriptive nickname in ring history. At a time when it wasn’t always fashionable for British fighters to adopt ring monikers, Wilde was known as the … Continue reading Jimmy Wilde: The Ghost With A Hammer In His Hand

Spinks vs Ali 2: The Third Coming

Spinks vs Ali 2: The Third Coming Appearances can be deceiving and things most certainly can look very different from the way they really are. They can also give you a distorted picture, something isn't quite what you see. In February 1978 we saw a little of that distortion. The incredible career of 'The Greatest' … Continue reading Spinks vs Ali 2: The Third Coming

Hagler vs Hearns: ‘The War For Respect & Acceptance

Hagler vs Hearns: The War For Respect & Acceptance   It took Marvelous Marvin Hagler eight years to win the world middleweight title, even longer for people to realise, accept just how good he was. But one fight changed everything. Sugar Ray Leonard wasn't present in that Las Vegas ring in 1985, but in many ways … Continue reading Hagler vs Hearns: ‘The War For Respect & Acceptance

Big Frank, A Cyclone & Other Fighters Who Defined My Youth

Big Frank, A Cyclone & Other Fighters Who Defined My Youth Boxing in some way shape or form has seemingly always been there, passively at the start, at other times obsessively so. Even when my age was still in single digits, boxing was present in even that embryonic period in my life. Muhammad Ali bouncing … Continue reading Big Frank, A Cyclone & Other Fighters Who Defined My Youth

A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard

A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard There is no doubt that Sugar Ray Leonard outstayed his welcome. Like many before and since, Leonard couldn't accept his day in the sun was over. The retirements and subsequent comebacks became tiresome and his last few fights did nothing for his legacy or indeed his reputation. We didn't … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard

A Boxing Memory: Larry Holmes

Larry Holmes: One of the Greats Muhammad Ali is widely considered the greatest heavyweight boxing has ever seen, and with good reason. The fighter that followed him, is in my opinion the one that would have pushed him the closest, if you judge their prime years side by side. Like Ali, Larry Holmes had his … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Larry Holmes