The Monday LunchBox

The Latino Legends The sport of boxing has been blessed with great fighters from almost all continents of the world, from Manny Pacquiao (Asia) to Jeff Fenech (Australasia) and onto Azumah Nelson (Africa). Great fighters, but also national icons of that continents sporting history.   However, no continent has provided more great champions than the …

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 Monday LunchBox

Back in 2017 premier and oldest British fight publication Boxing News produced a special edition magazine titled ‘100 Greatest British Boxers’. Being the professionals they are, the staff of the paper deliberated long and hard over their election of the top hundred and then opened it up to wider scrutiny and challenge. This is an …

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

When a fighter just knows.. On Saturday night in Manchester, England former WBA world super-bantamweight champion Scott Quigg just knew. He knew from the fourth round onwards, like Barry McGuigan knew against Jim McDonnell, like Lloyd Honeyghan knew when being pushed around the ring by a young brash Adrian Dodson and like Ricky Hatton knew …

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 …