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

A Boxing Memory: Mayweather Stops McGregor in 10 Rounds 

A Boxing Memory: Mayweather Stops McGregor in 10 Rounds  The task was always going to be way too much for Conor McGregor, even a softer faded Floyd Mayweather had far too many skills for the UFC star. The 10th round stoppage saved McGregor from absorbing anymore unnecessary punches, his night was done, his chance of … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Mayweather Stops McGregor in 10 Rounds 

A Boxing Memory: Oliver McCall vs Frank Bruno

A Boxing Memory: Oliver McCall vs Frank Bruno My first ever boxing memory was in 1976, Muhammad Ali defending his world heavyweight title against the Yorkshire born Richard Dunn. Ali would win the fight in 5 one-sided rounds, a love affair was born. The memory fades over the years, and Ali would again be in … Continue reading A Boxing Memory: Oliver McCall vs Frank Bruno

Mayweather vs McGregor: On Reflection

Mayweather vs McGregor: On Reflection We are now two years removed since the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor fight took place. My opinion hasn't changed one bit, it shouldn't have got sanctioned, but as ever money talked, as it always does. Since the fight McGregor has been in the headlines largely for unsavoury reasons, his … Continue reading Mayweather vs McGregor: On Reflection

A Boxing Memory: Benn v Eubank 1

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

A Boxing Memory: Tommy Morrison

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

A Boxing Memory: Sugar Ray Leonard v Hector Camacho

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