The SuperFight

Tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada it is the thirty-third anniversary of ‘The SuperFight’ between ‘Marvelous’ Marvin Hagler and ‘Sugar’ Ray Leonard.  The encounter marked my entry into covering big time boxing as a young freelancer and also the zenith of what George Kimball on the cover of his definitive 2008 bestseller Four Kings rightly referred […]

The Friday Faceup

On a day of unprecedented sporting cancellations in light of the Coronavirus outbreak it was refreshing to look ahead to when times will hopefully be safer and more certain. In a respectful press conference in Central London lunchtime today Matchroom Boxing and K2 Promotions announced the contest between top five ‘pound for pounder’ Olexandr Usyk […]

The Monday LunchBox

‘Chocolatito’ back on top A virtuoso performance from Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez ripped the WBA world super-flyweight title from Britain’s Khalid Yafai in Frisco, Texas at the weekend. The Nicaraguan three-weight world champion and future ‘hall of famer’ dominated from the opening bell and eventually stopped the brave champion with a stunning right hook 29 secs […]