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Charlie Edwards signs with Frank Warren

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Notable non-title bouts: Graham Houston recalls risky busine...

The news that featherweight titleholder Shakur Stevenson was lined up for a non-title fight with Raf


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Notable non-title bouts: Graham Houston recalls risky business by Emile Griffith and other champions

The news that featherweight titleholder Shakur Stevenson was lined up for a non-title fight with Rafael Rivera in June reminded me of a time when champions regularly appeared in non-title bouts. Back in the day, champions considered it impo...

Graham Houston Fight Night: Monzon vs Valdes I

In this time of a worldwide boxing shutdown, thoughts tend to drift back to times past, fights seen, champions remembered. Lately I have found myself thinking of Carlos Monzon. It’s possible that Monzon was the greatest middleweight champ...

What boxing can learn from UFC

Dana White’s outfit has shown how combat sports can move forward in these troubling times, writes Graham Houston. I don’t follow MMA, but in the past week I took a look at the UFC’s first two shows in what is now the Covid-19 era. I n...

Anatomy of an upset

Unbeaten records, statistics and so-called form guides don’t always mean a lot when the first bell rings. I’ve always been fascinated by boxing odds. Indeed, I have made a close study of them over the years. Things are very different no...

Les Stevens: ‘Heavyweight with teeth-gritting courage’

In his first column for Boxing Social, IBHOF inductee and former Boxing Monthly/Boxing News Editor Graham Houston pays tribute to the much-admired Les Stevens and remembers his creditable fighting career, which included bouts with Jimmy You...