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 comeback 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 defy … 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
Matthew Hatton often fought his career in the shadow of his older brother Ricky, but he was in his own right a very decent operator himself, which gets lost in comparison of his brothers’ achievements, not helped by having many fights on the undercard of Ricky’s big nights. Boxing on the undercard of shows headlined … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Matthew Hatton
A Boxing Memory: Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu Ricky Hatton was 38-0 and the WBU light welterweight champion, but he was growing frustrated with his career, he wanted the big fights. The WBU was lightly regarded in world terms, certainly in comparison with the likes of the WBC, WBA and the IBF, who were the … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Ricky Hatton v Kostya Tszyu
A Boxing Memory: Hagler vs Leonard On April 6th, 1987, I had finished work and made my way to the local train station. A couple of stops later I was in Manchester. I soon found an Indian restaurant and sat there as a naïve 19-year-old intrigued that on a Monday night at just after … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Hagler vs Leonard