The Friday Faceup

On Saturday night (22nd) big time boxing returns at the Matchroom ‘Square Garden’ in Brentwood, Essex. The last few weeks of ‘Fight Camp’ events have seen the post-COVID return behind closed doors at the venue, with some cracking contests between male and female domestic fighters. However, Saturday sees the first recognised men’s event of world …

The Monday LunchBox

Boxing is back ! Friday night’s Queensberry Promotions show broadcast live on BT Sport was a resounding success. The strictest hygiene measures, social distancing and, to cap it all off some great performances and fights. Top of the bill saw Brad Foster 13-0-2 (5 KO’s) gain a Lonsdale belt outright in defence of his British …

The Monday LockDown

Mental Health Awareness Hello readers, you will note that the regular Monday LunchBox has been temporarily retitled the ‘LockDown’ given the unfamiliar and difficult times we continue to find ourselves in. We are all largely aware of the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives, those sadly affected directly by losses in their families, and …

The Monday LunchBox

The Four Hombres In recent weeks the focus has rightly been on the ‘Four Kings’ of Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Thomas Hearns and Roberto Duran and the fortieth anniversary of their intertwined bouts which dominated the 1980’s. However, at the beginning of the decade four boxing legends from the Hispanic community were operating …

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 …