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In this corner with Russ Anber: Reflecting on Chisora-Parker and Conlan-Baluta

Boxing Social columnist Russ Anber reflects on a busy weekend in the UK, giving his insider view on the performances of Mick Conlan and Dereck Chisora last weekend and revealing why he turned down the chance to work Natasha Jonas’ corner ...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Back in the UK with Buddy, Chisora and Conlan

In his latest column, Russ Anber reflects on his working relationship and friendship with Buddy McGirt, who he will join in the corner this weekend for Dereck Chisora’s showdown with Joseph Parker … I’m pretty pumped and excited t...

In this corner with Russ Anber: The inside view on Beterbiev-Deines

In his latest column, Russ Anber reflects on a trip to Moscow for Artur Beterbiev’s return to the ring and life 12 months after the start of the pandemic… I’m writing this column in Istanbul airport as I wait to board a connecting...

In this corner with Russ Anber: The inside view on Canelo-Smith

In his final Boxing Social column of 2020, Russ Anber reflects on Callum Smith’s loss to Canelo Álvarez in San Antonio at the weekend … Canelo is Red Gold! Let me start off by saying how truly honoured I was to have been in Ca...

In this corner with Russ Anber: How Smith can shock Canelo

As Russ Anber prepares to work in Callum Smith’s corner against Canelo Alvarez this weekend, the Boxing Social columnist explains how ‘Mundo’ can shock the boxing world… Remember the Alamo! It’s been quite a journey for me working...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Reflections on Tyson vs Jones Jr

Russ Anber gives the view from the Roy Jones corner on ‘Superman’’s showdown with “Iron” Mike Tyson, including the full story behind Jones’ gloves which paid tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant… I tell you what –...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Ready for Tyson

In his latest column Russ Anber looks ahead to working in Roy Jones’ corner for this weekend’s much discussed showdown with Mike Tyson in Los Angeles … I don’t think you can ever really get used to the lockdowns and the quaranti...

In this corner with Russ Anber: The inside view on Usyk-Chisora

In his latest column for Boxing Social, Team Usyk’s Russ Anber gives his inside view of the Ukrainian’s heavyweight triumph over a dogged Dereck Chisora at the weekend. The Matchroom Bubble I had a great time in London in the We...

Russ Anber’s Usyk vs Chisora diary: Chisora is a real test

In his last diary before this Saturday’s clash between Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora, Team Usyk’s Russ Anber says that the Londoner will prove the first test of the Ukrainian’s heavyweight credentials. I know that Usyk...

Russ Anber’s Usyk vs Chisora diary: My seven fights with Usyk

Ahead of this weekend’s heavyweight showdown between Oleksandr Usyk and Dereck Chisora, Russ Anber talks Boxing Social through the seven fights he has been in the Ukrainian’s corner… Thabiso Mchunu, December 2016, WKO9. As I expla...

Russ Anber’s Usyk vs Chisora diary: Remembering Usyk vs Hunter

Four days before he takes his place in Oleksandr Usyk’s corner in his bout with Dereck Chisora, Russ Anber recalls the time he served as lead trainer for the gifted Ukrainian against the dangerous Michael Hunter, and also discusses the he...

Russ Anber’s Usyk vs Chisora diary: Arrival at the Wembley ‘Bubble’

As he prepares to take his place in Oleksandr Usyk’s corner for his showdown with Dereck Chisora, Russ Anber gives Boxing Social the inside story of his association with the Ukrainian superstar… After a couple of weeks in Las Vegas I...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Reflections on Lomachenko-Lopez

In his latest column for Boxing Social, Team Lomachenko cornerman Russ Anber gives his insight and analysis of Vasiliy Lomachenko’s defeat against Teofimo Lopez… The Aftermath: A few days on and I’m still heartbroken and in a state of...

Russ Anber’s Las Vegas Diary: My 11 fights with Team Lomachenko

Ahead of this weekend’s massive lightweight showdown between Vasiliy Lomachenko and Teofimo Lopez, Russ Anber talks Boxing Social through the 11 fights he has spent in the corner of the Ukrainian maestro… Gamalier Rodriguez, May 2015, W...

Russ Anber’s Las Vegas Diary: Boxing’s finest pool players

As Russ Anber sits and waits in the Top Rank Bubble for Lomachenko vs Lopez, he reflects on the pool playing skills of Roy Jones, Abel Sanchez and Liam Smith, as well as his favourite places to eat in Las Vegas… Since the late 80s, early ...

Russ Anber’s Las Vegas Diary: The greatness of Lomachenko

As Russ Anber prepares for his 12th fight in Vasiliy Lomachenko’s corner, he reflects on his journey with the Ukrainian so far, and what makes Loma great… People often ask me how I came to work with Vasiliy Lomachenko. It’s a story I ...

Russ Anber’s Las Vegas Diary: Alimkhanuly is a world champion in waiting

In the third instalment of his October diaries from Las Vegas, boxing insider and king of the handwraps Russ Anber discusses blue chip middleweight prospect Janibek Alimkhanuly after another explosive performance from the Kazakh at the...

Russ Anber’s Las Vegas Diary: Sin City Memories

In the second of a regular series of October diaries from Las Vegas, Russ Anber recalls his first impressions of boxing’s fight capital (aka ‘Sin City’) and how he grew to appreciate its charm beyond the gaudy lights of th...

Russ Anber’s Las Vegas Diary: Entering the Bubble

In the first of a regular series of October diaries from Las Vegas, Russ Anber looks ahead to a busy month and reflects on his past experiences in the fight capital of the world. Today Russ writes about getting back in the swing of boxing a...

In this corner with Russ Anber: Working in the Top Rank boxing ‘bubble’

In his latest column for Boxing Social, boxing’s master of all trades Russ Anber shares his reflections on working in the Top Rank ‘bubble’ with Eleider Alvarez and pays tribute to Ukrainian maestro Vasiliy Lomachenko. I could...

In this corner with Russ Anber: An insider’s view of Tyson vs Jones Jr.

In his latest column for Boxing Social, boxing’s master of all trades Russ Anber reflects on his friendship with Roy Jones Jr., and reveals that he has been asked to be part of Jones’ team for his September 12 showdown with ‘Iron&...