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THE TIMELESS TRILOGY: Ali-Frazier

Regarded as one of the finest sporting rivalries in history, what the late, legendary duo of Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier left in the ring over three legs will remain eternally glorious. From ‘The Fight of the Century’ to ̵...

EXCLUSIVE: Sam Cox – “Heart, Grit and Much More to Give…”

Behind the scenes at a packed, vibrant York Hall, fighters are milling about, smashing pads or lightly jogging on the spot. Weeks, and often months of preparation have led to this moment, fighting at one of the sport’s historic venues...

EXCLUSIVE: Scott Quigg – No Stone Unturned

THE Greater Manchester market town of Bury — initially named Buri, an early form of the word borough — was given its name because a stronghold grew around an ancient marketplace during the Roman occupation of what we now know as the Uni...

Waking up from the American Dream

The eye-catching sparkle, thrown up from yet another diamond-encrusted Audemars Piguet or a jewelled, limited edition Rolex screams ‘success’ at the top of its lungs. It’s been a status-symbol for decades, the ridiculous ...

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Garner – “The Peak Piranha…”

Ryan Garner has started his professional career and has hit the headlines on a few occasions. The unbeaten fighter from Southampton has a record of 9-0 and has been highly touted as one of Britain’s best prospects. Garner is signed to an...

EXCLUSIVE: Jack Massey – “One Smack On Track…”

“The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away” it was once proclaimed in a holy book. Outside of Christianity, boxing’s pagan god’s can be relied upon to do something similar, without remorse or benevolence. As a citizen of America...

BRITS ABROAD: Top Five Overseas Victories

There’s little more pleasure in sport than seeing your compatriot travel to an opponent’s back yard and capture that elusive World title. From stunning, against-the-odds upsets to jaw-dropping knockouts, we look at five of the ...

EXCLUSIVE: Lyon Woodstock – “A Lion Reborn…”

A common convention long-held in boxing was that a defeat is the end. Promoters, trainers and fighters went to great lengths to preserve the mighty ‘0’ when, for some, it was a sign that a fighter has not been through and overcome genui...

5 Team GB Olympic Hopefuls To Keep An Eye On

With Europe’s Olympic Qualifiers firmly underway behind closed doors in London, a handful of Britain’s top talent sit only one step away from booking their ticket to compete at Tokyo 2020. Here’s five boxers under the GB banner who lo...

EXCLUSIVE: Rachel Charles – “Surviving Boxing…”

The sun shining over both Chelmsley Wood’s rough council estate in Birmingham, England and the glossy city of Calabasas, Los Angeles is shared. It’s intensity varies, burning brighter on American soil as it bounces off the windo...

EXCLUSIVE: Zach Parker – “Fighting Blood…”

“I didn’t really pay attention to anyone, to be fair,” opened unbeaten super-middleweight, Zach Parker (18-0, 12KOs), when asked about the fallout from his controversial British title triumph, sixteen months ago. “E...

EXCLUSIVE: Savannah Marshall – “The Sound of Silence…”

Cycling through all four of Hartlepool’s seasons in one day, the young daughter of a foster carer and a roofer found familiarity in Hartlepool’s fully-funded Headland boxing gym. Occupying her evenings after school and filling t...

Yafai-Chocolatito: “The Battle of Forgotten Men…”

This weekend, a British-Yemeni champion faces his toughest test in the form of a Nicaraguan cult, boxing icon. It’s a fight that’s long-overdue, between men that have often been linked. Kal Yafai (26-0, 15KOs) has yet to make th...

Wilder v Fury: The Changing Tide

The shoulder-shimmying and the kiss blown across the ring may have seemed arrogant to some, but for Deontay Wilder, those gestures allowed him to breathe a sigh of relief. He trotted backwards, eyes as wide as my own scorecard tallied again...

Faces of Fury

Tyson Fury (29-0-1, 20 KO’s) fight weeks are always a whirlwind of words, proclamations, often outlandish, and face offs that are either intense or completely surreal. Throw WBC heavyweight holder Deontay Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KOs), himself ...

EXCLUSIVE: John Docherty – “Win or Bust…”

“If I lose, what am I going to do next? I don’t know nothing else,” Super middleweight prospect John Docherty (7-0, 5KOs) told Boxing Social, as he prepared for his first outing of an important new year. “I don’t have anyt...

EXCLUSIVE: Czarina McCoy – “The Bright Lights…”

Beyond the dark, solid door of another unnamed facility, basking in the unbending Las Vegas heat, finely tuned athletes were somersaulting and dragging their bodies through the mill. A warehouse in Sin City is so much more than just a wareh...

EXCLUSIVE: Wilfredo Mendez – “From The Streets of Trujillo…”

There were more bodies than beds, cramped into the one-bedroom apartment in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Bent like a little contortionist, the youngest of the struggling Mendez family wrestled with the searing heat during his attempts to sle...

EXCLUSIVE: David Adeleye – “Life: Bigger Than Boxing…”

The large, gloomy shadow cast over North Kensington serves as a painful reminder of the trauma that blazed above its less affluent, yet highly-populated streets over two years ago. The derelict remains of Grenfell Tower are a symbol, as muc...

EXCLUSIVE: Vincent Feigenbutz – “This Dog Can Bite…”

It was just over four years ago, in the Baden-Arena, Offenburg, when Italian super-middleweight Giovanni De Carolis slipped out of the side door with a briefcase he’d collected at the venue. The decision was disputed by the German fan...

Five All-British Fights We Need To See In 2020

As the curtain closes on an eventful 2019, British boxing fans will be hoping that 2020 will be an auspicious year for the sport in the UK context. Even if many British fighters aren’t able to make waves at world level, there are stil...

Five Brits In Line For A World Title Shot in 2020

As several of British boxing’s finest talents closed out the year by jockeying for position among the globe’s elite, a spate of familiar-faced top-tier title challengers are set to emerge in the coming months. Here’s five Brits who ar...

EXCLUSIVE: Riddick Bowe – “Still a Dawg…”

“We will persist until we succeed. There’s no other option. There’s no second ending or Plan B, is there? We’re gonna get back in the ring or die trying, am I right, partner? You can quote us on that.” Boxing i...

EXCLUSIVE: Robbie Regan – “Battles After Boxing…”

As the rain tiptoes down the windows of a traditional Welsh pub, two men are discussing boxing greats of years gone by. It’s not intrusive, that spattering; standard for early Spring. As it marks time – warning those tucked safe...