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On the other side of the world, a young man is waiting for a global pandemic to pass and a fresh day

Charlie Edwards signs with Frank Warren

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Boxing Social Shortlisted for 2020 Campaign Publishing Award

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Fury-Joshua: The trainers’ perspective

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

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Moving on: Frank Buglioni reflects on an exciting career and says, “I’m in a good place.”

One of the biggest boxing clichés is the ex-fighter who can’t let go of the game. They’ve still got it, they believe and have regrets that they want to correct. And, like many clichés, there’s plenty of truth in it. Every boxing wri...

Billy ‘The Preacher’ Graham on Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield, his favourite Fantasy Fights and the tragedy of Muhammad Ali

SOMEONE showed me the clip of Mike Tyson looking fit and sharp on the pads. It warmed my heart to see him looking in shape and happy again after everything he has been through yet it is ludicrous that some sections of the internet started s...

Apinun Khongsong: The Thai puncher with Josh Taylor in his sights

On the other side of the world, a young man is waiting for a global pandemic to pass and a fresh day of destiny.  Apinun Khongsong, the IBF’s No.1 contender at 140lbs, was homing in on a mandatory engagement with unified champion Jos...

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...

Akeem Ennis Brown: Waiting for a break

“You are not telling me this fight is going ahead until I actually see Philip Bowes in the ring. I don’t care if you even see him at the venue or in the changing room or whatever. It’s not definitely on until he’s stood in the ring ...

In deep waters: Andy ‘The Shark’ Vences plots route to the top of the 130lbs division

The locker room is suffocated by the disappointment of an unexpected defeat. It’s not unexpected due to the calibre of opponent, as such, but because of the steely self-belief that has carried the fallen prospect this far and is crushed, ...

Kid Galahad: Featherweight dangerman talks Warrington rivalry and revenge, Hamed influence and more

From the moment Kid Galahad watched ‘Prince’ Naseem Hamed halt Tom ‘Boom Boom’ Johnson, he was transfixed by boxing. Galahad would run into Hamed a few weeks later at the local mosque. Hamed told the starstruck, pre-teen wannabe tha...

Revisiting Fury-Wilder I & II with John Rawling

Badly overweight and battling severe mental demons, any chances of a successful comeback looked remote for Tyson Fury a couple of years ago. Frank Warren took a punt, of course, and the former undisputed heavyweight champion launched a mira...

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...

Dmitry Bivol: Russian maestro talks Beterbiev unification, move to 168lbs, boxing philosophy and more

They say that in boxing closed mouths don’t get fed. Goading a desired opponent into a fight has long been a ploy adopted by those wishing to further their ambitions, and since the birth of social media such provocations have become secon...

Sarah Mahfoud: The fight against Covid-19

“I respect the Coronavirus, but I’m not nervous,” says interim IBF featherweight champion Sarah Mahfoud. The 30-year-old female boxer and trainee nurse is talking about her laudable decision to enrol as part of the temporary healthcar...

Matthew Hatton: The double-edged sword

It’s been over seven years since that long trip home from the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg. The flight seemed to drag for Matthew Hatton (43-7-2, 17 KOs) and his team after suffering one, final defeat at the hand...

Caoimhin Agyarko: Black Thunder on the horizon

Rising prospect Caoimhin ‘Black Thunder’ Agyarko only has two words on his mind. It’s unrelenting, each question and probe inevitably returning to the same topic. World champion. “I want to be the first black Irish pers...

The conveyor belt: Why small hall boxing must survive

I can’t be mithered with arena shows. Post-lockdown I probably won’t attend any, either. It had reached the point where I thought to myself that if I wanted to sit in a row of self-obsessed egomaniacs I should probably just start going ...

Lockdown viewing for boxing fans

As lockdown continues and the wait for significant live boxing rumbles on, Luke G. Williams picks out some of the best boxing-related viewing available on streaming providers… Mr Calzaghe (2015, currently available to Amazon Prime subscri...

The Guru: Kerry Kayes talks about the secret cost of the lockdown, the future of boxing and working the corner

Kerry Kayes is known as ‘The Guru’ in boxing circles. He is too modest to refer to himself using that term, but here, in his debut column for Boxing Social, the man who has worked tirelessly to help others gives his thoughts on all thin...

Banks of Detroit: Champ turned trainer talks Kronk, Klitschko, GGG and more

Johnathon Banks is one of the few fighters in recent years who has made a successful transition from world class boxer to world class trainer. The reason behind this natural progression may be down to his boxing foundations. ...

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...

The Fen Tiger: Dave ‘Boy’ Green talks highlights, Sugar Ray Leonard and the greatest man in his corner

David Robert Green MBE, better known as Dave ‘Boy’ Green, self-admittedly over-achieved during his tenure as a professional boxer. “If I had finished my career as a British champion I would have been over the moon,” was how he expla...

Emilio Sanchez: ‘My time is now’

Between short, bridging spells of nervous laughter, the softly spoken Emilio Sanchez (18-1, 11 KOs) seems surprised. He’s surprised that he’s come this far as a boxer after previously pursuing a mixture of American Football and tra...

‘It never changes’: Josh Taylor’s winning mentality

In a recent episode of the Netflix smash hit ‘The Last Dance’, against a backdrop of Michael Jordan defying physics as he soared to the basket, coach Phil Jackson pointedly remarks upon the Chicago Bulls’ attitude to winning another c...

Assassin’s creed: Larry Holmes discusses his greatness, Ali, Tyson and more

The very best fighters, and even those who aren’t so great, often have a healthy regard for their own ability. It’s a type of radiant self-confidence, which provides a form of protection in the ring just as great as a well-timed slip or...

Call of Moruti: Evergreen Mthalane primed for Martinez unification

As boxers the world over are coming to terms with the uncertainty surrounding where and when their next fight will be, it is an all too familiar situation for IBF flyweight ruler Moruti Mthalane. During his initial reign as a world champion...

In this corner with Russ Anber – reflections on Angelo Dundee

In the first of a new column for Boxing Social, boxing’s master of all trades Russ Anber reflects on his friendship with the late, great Angelo Dundee… Growing up in the 1960s and 70s, it was easy to know about Angelo Dundee because he ...