Kirkland Laing: ‘The Impossible One’

Kirkland Laing: 'The Impossible One' When the discussion starts over who was the best British boxer never to win a world title, two names often form the majority of any such discussion. Herol 'Bomber' Graham despite numerous attempts on the world stage never did manage to win the big one. Arguably those chances came too … Continue reading Kirkland Laing: ‘The Impossible One’

THIS JUST IN: MUHAMMAD ALI’S HERNIA KILLED SONNY LISTON!

THIS JUST IN: MUHAMMAD ALI'S HERNIA KILLED SONNY LISTON! by Paul Gallender BOSTON, MA - Friday, November 13, 1964  In three days, Muhammad Ali and Sonny Liston would meet at a time when their physical and mental conditions were as closely aligned as they would ever be. The much older Liston was in the best … Continue reading THIS JUST IN: MUHAMMAD ALI’S HERNIA KILLED SONNY LISTON!

Wilder vs Fury: Two Fights, One Champion

Wilder vs Fury: Two Fights, One Champion  Badly overweight, battling severe mental demons, any thoughts of a successful boxing comeback looked remote at best for Tyson Fury. Frank Warren took a punt, and Fury miraculously launched an unlikely return. Two fights in, and the evidence proved inconclusive in terms of recapturing former glories. But the … Continue reading Wilder vs Fury: Two Fights, One Champion

Mayweather vs McGregor: A Union Of Mutual Convenience

Mayweather vs McGregor: A Union Of Mutual Convenience In August 2017 two worlds formed a union of mutual convenience. Conor McGregor the biggest star the world of MMA has ever seen, crossed the great divide and entered a new domain to challenge Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. When it was first talked about, it … Continue reading Mayweather vs McGregor: A Union Of Mutual Convenience

Holmes vs Ali: An Uncomfortable Night In Vegas

Holmes vs Ali: An Uncomfortable Night In Vegas Timing is everything in boxing. Taking a fight at the wrong time can have devastating long-lasting consequences on a career. Equally, it can have tragic life-changing implications, you have to know when to let go. Larry Holmes had the unenviable task of having to follow Muhammad Ali … Continue reading Holmes vs Ali: An Uncomfortable Night In Vegas

Jamie Moore vs Ryan Rhodes: Pride, Heart & Respect

Jamie Moore vs Ryan Rhodes: Pride, Heart & Respect  In 2009 two boxers temporarily put their friendship aside. Jamie Moore entered that Bolton ring the betting favourite and on the verge of a world title. Moore was defending his European light-middleweight title, but the title seemed a minor irrelevance, much more was on the line. The … Continue reading Jamie Moore vs Ryan Rhodes: Pride, Heart & Respect

Donald Curry: A Shooting Star Who Showed More Than A Few Glimpses Of Greatness

Donald Curry: A Shooting Star Who Showed More Than A Few Glimpses Of Greatness At one time Donald Curry looked set for superstar status, an almost perfect fighting machine that was blessed with everything he needed. The heir apparent to Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler in his sights, Curry appeared to have it all, … Continue reading Donald Curry: A Shooting Star Who Showed More Than A Few Glimpses Of Greatness

Lewis vs Ruddock: The Night Everything Changed

Lewis vs Ruddock: The Night Everything Changed The modern era is one of dominance for British heavyweights. Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua hold all the heavyweight belts, and several other domestic heavyweights are waiting in the wings to challenge for the richest prize in the sport. The American domination of the heavyweight ranks is a … Continue reading Lewis vs Ruddock: The Night Everything Changed