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Dasmarinas: Following in the footsteps of Pacquiao

Almost 20 years ago, on June 23, 2001, a relatively unknown Manny Pacquiao made his US debut in Las

Guarneros earns repeat win over Frank

In a close one, the workrate and persistence of bustling Mexican Rosendo Hugo Guarneros earned a rep

Wilder: Joshua making excuses, I would knock him out in deva...

Deontay Wilder believes old rival Anthony Joshua is already dreaming up excuses not to fight him. Bu

Sheeraz: Relocating to the US has shown I belong at top leve...

Highly-touted 154-pounder Hamzah Sheeraz says relocating his training camp to the US has proved to h

Tommy Frank: A shot at redemption

In the aftermath of an unexpected defeat, the inquest often begins immediately. There must be an exp

Bradley: Inoue’s power is ‘off the charts’

Two-weight world champion turned boxing analyst Timothy Bradley believes Naoya Inoue possesses rare

Williams: I’m still the best 154-pounder in boxing

Only 18 months ago, Julian Williams was regarded as the premier 154-pounder on the planet. Then, in


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Zhang Zhilei: In deep water

Beijing erupted all over again…   Standing aloft the podium for the second consecutive Olympic Games, Meng Guanliang and Yang Wenjun’s faces were glowing in the reflection of solid gold, like John Travolta’s when slowly prising open...

Adam Lopez: Great expectations

Adam Lopez’s life changed immeasurably just days after he spoke to Boxing Social back in November 2019. We caught up on a Tuesday, with his fight on the undercard of Oscar Valdez’s proposed showdown with Andres Gutierrez the foll...

Boxing united: The fight game revels in Donaire victory

After chopping down reigning WBC champion Nordine Oubaali, newly-crowned Filipino world champion Nonito Donaire roared with a mixture of ecstasy and relief. Most unusually though, almost all of boxing roared with him, celebrating one of a...

Héctor Vinent: The ‘where’ and ‘why’ of Cuba’s champion

At first glance, you wouldn’t want to meet this guy in a dark alleyway, either in Istanbul, Turkey, or Santiago de Cuba. The stern-looking figure almost breaking the lens with a glare taken straight from centre-ring is wearing Adidas and ...

Ahmed Hatim: Finding gold in Grenfell

It was around 7am on the morning of June 14, 2017, when I first read the headlines of Grenfell Tower, still burning, with fighters and friends of mine from the local area staring on in disbelief; painfully unable to make a difference. I had...

Fury-Joshua fallout: Trust and the fork in the road

It’s been a few days since Eddie Hearn’s interview with IFL TV and I’ve decided to let things marinate because, well, when in Rome, right? The Matchroom Boxing kingpin stole headlines when he explained how he’d been “naïve” and...

Javier Martinez: Rare hope in Milwaukee

Being eight-years old on the south side streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, can age a child in dog years.   The colourful murals painted on the building exteriors distract from what’s happening behind some closed, unlocked doors. C...

Lee Beard: The travelling man

‘If you want loyalty then buy a dog,’ read an Instagram post from Shane McGuigan, reproducing an historic phrase famously coined by manager, matchmaker and promoter, Mickey Duff. It followed McGuigan’s abrupt and anything but amic...

Devin Haney: Right about now

To say it’s been a “long time coming” feels disingenuous. Ahead of Devin Haney’s bout with former three-weight world champion, Venezuelan road warrior, Jorge Linares, fans will claim its an overdue litmus test. But that’s box...

Artem Harutyunyan: A test of patience

It’s been a strange week for Olympic bronze medallist, Artem Harutyunyan (9-0, 6 KOs). At time of writing, he’s expecting to face his third opponent of the week, thanks to issues with flights out of Nicaragua (opponent number one) and C...

John Simpson: Talk of the town

“I’ll never say never, and I never announced a retirement. In my head I want to do it, but my body, I don’t know… It’s heartbreaking when you think you’re training for a fight, you’re so looking forward to it and then you ...

Isaac Chilemba: Life, death and boxing

“That is the scariest part of my life,” admits the voice at the other end of a shaky, cross-continental Facebook Messenger call. It was a call intended merely to recap an experienced fighter’s career; to celebrate successes and ponder...

Jaron Ennis: The acid test

Every fighter worth their salt will inevitably face an acid test or navigate their way through a tricky, character-defining crossroads…   It isn’t always when it should be. In fact, in boxing, it’s often too late or deem...

Chris Colbert: The Whole Package

“The only thing I was really missing from that ‘star appeal’ was the teeth – but now I got ‘em! They can’t tell me nothing now, I’m red carpet ready!” jokes Brooklyn’s Chris Colbert (15-0, 6KOs), enjoying one of his own ef...

Khalil Coe: Jersey City tough

‘Another teen shot dead in Jersey City,’ reads the top story when searching for the second-most populous city in New Jersey, with ‘Jersey City man sentenced to six years in Newport mall shooting,’ resting ominously just below it. Bo...

Johana Gomez: Escaping Venezuela

“Here in Venezuela, you don’t live, you just survive…”  A Scottish saltire flashes across the Instagram story of once-lost Cuban fighter, Cristhian Martinez.   Now living in Slovakia, I’d managed to track down t...

Janelson Figueroa: Off the beaten track

Despite the grainy footage and the constant torrent of encouragement yelled at a young prospect known only as ‘Gordo,’ the talent and the frustration of his impromptu sparring partner is on display in equal measure.  The taller man...

Ben McGivern: For myself and for Rab

Despite the wind slapping entire rows of Coatbridge housing and the rain forcing intricate head movement of its own accord, a fighter’s roadwork cannot wait. Spring in Glasgow is very grey this year, with hailstones tormenting the windscr...

Carlos Palomino: Finding Contentment

Sunday starts the same as all the rest for retired world champion and busy, working actor, Carlos Palomino; it starts with hundreds of sit-ups. Age – although frequently downplayed as just a number – has been kind to the Mexican-born fi...

Andreas Katzourakis: To Hellas and back

Andreas Katzourakis (6-0, 5 KOs) is in serious shape. Every edge of his torso is sharp, and his defined abs look painful, chiselled into his skin. This isn’t just an average fighter travelling overseas to make up the numbers or keep moral...

Mike Perez: Chasing activity

Understanding the level of fact-checking used for editing Wikipedia pages forms a large part of honestly constructing a sportsman’s story. Anybody – fan, statistician, or journalist – can edit them, with cult-famous footballers, for e...