Mayweather v McGregor: On Reflection We are now 9 months on since the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight took place, and we still have no definitive return for McGregor, in either sport. In regards to Mayweather despite rumours, Mayweather is still retired at least in boxing although he teases he will return in MMA, … Continue reading Mayweather v McGregor: On Reflection
A Boxing Memory: Benn v Eubank 1 The recent big domestic punch-up between George Groves and Chris Eubank Jr brings back memories of another all British clash, the classic middleweight scrap from 1990, the first fight between Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank. The NEC in Birmingham played host to one of the most savage fights … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Benn v Eubank 1
Boxing history is littered with stories of what might have been, the story of heavyweight Tommy Morrison is one such tale. Morrison turned pro in 1988 and very quickly built up a long winning record, fighting the usual blend of journeyman and past their prime fighters. The likes of Pinklon Thomas and James Tillis were … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Tommy Morrison
In my opinion, our sport provokes discussion like no other. Be it a discussion on the next up and coming fighter, to the current pound for pound champion or how modern fighters would have faired against champions of yesteryear. Of course we will never be able to answer many of these questions, but one that … Continue reading Lennox Lewis: Top 5 Heavyweight?
On March 1st, 1997 the ring legend Sugar Ray Leonard tried one come back too many when the fists of Hector Camacho told him his time was done. Despite being 40 and 6 years away from the ring since Terry Norris gave him a one-sided beating in Madison Square Garden, Leonard still thought he could … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard v Hector Camacho
The Explosive Rocky Kelly By Melanie Lloyd He was born in Liverpool on 5th January 1963 to an Irish mother and a Caribbean father, and he was christened Hamilton Kelly. When he was six years old he moved to Acton and, during his formative years, fate saw fit to deal him a diabolical hand. He … Continue reading The Explosive Rocky Kelly
A Boxing Memory: Henry Armstrong By Brendan McComish Henry Armstrong (1912-1988) became the first boxer in history to hold world titles in three separate weight classes at the same time. After retiring from boxing, Armstrong became an ordained Baptist minister, working with disadvantaged youth. He also wrote the autobiographical "God, Gloves, and Glory" (1956). Born … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Henry Armstrong