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Dylan Price: Making my bones in boxing

Known for its successful, talent-laden boxing history, Philadelphia breeds its fighters tough. The I

Jorge Capetillo reveals classy Tyson Fury gesture

Cutman Jorge Capetillo has disclosed that WBC heavyweight king Tyson Fury has generously provided fi

Whyte announces surprising split with trainer Tibbs

Rarely out of the news, WBC ‘interim’ heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte has confirmed he has sp

Zepeda breezes past Castaneda, Lopez stuns Vences

Super-lightweight contender Jose ‘Chon’ Zepeda continued his march to a third world title shot w

Recovered Herring defends against Oquendo on July 14

WBO super-featherweight champion Jamel Herring has recovered from a recent bout of Covid-19 and will

Thanderz on the horizon for Harper

WBC interim super-featherweight champion Katharina Thanderz of Norway will be watching closely when

Saunders explains Canelo decision, targets Andrade

WBO super-middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders has explained the reasons for his withdrawal from

Garcia agrees to Campbell clash

Ryan Garcia has chosen the path of most resistance by agreeing to face Luke Campbell in a fight for

A long history of draws

Debatable draws are nothing new. IBHOF inductee Graham Houston reflects on stalemates from the 15-ro

Features

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 ...

Ian Darke: Memories of Holmes-Ali

Timing is everything in boxing. Taking a fight at the wrong time can have devastating, long-lasting consequences on a career. Equally, it can have tragic life-changing implications – you have to know when to let go. Larry Holmes had t...

Hard Rock Life: Hasim Rahman recalls Lewis glory night and memorable career

It’s scarcely believable that it is almost 20 years since a thunderbolt of a right hand from Hasim ‘The Rock’ Rahman separated reigning world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis from his senses in Carnival City, South Afric...

Smokin’ Joe: Inside ‘The life of Joe Frazier’

If you’ve visited the boxing section of a bookshop over the past few years, you’ll have noticed the plethora of books devoted to Muhammad Ali. Understandable, perhaps, but there’s also been a need for a closer look at his greatest riv...

The best pound-for-pound fighter in the UK revealed

In boxing, arguments rage over pretty much anything you can imagine outside of the ring. One long-running bone of contention centres on the mythical pound-for-pound ratings where boxing aficionados try in vain to rank the number one fighter...

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...

Deon Nicholson: On the right path

Listening to the deep, Southern drawl, you would be forgiven for thinking that former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder had picked up the phone. Instead, fellow Tuscaloosa native Deon ‘The Equalizer’ Nicholson (13-0, 12 KOs) spoke...

From Brownsville to the world, Andre Rozier talks his past, present and future in boxing

Andre Rozier’s Team Havoc has established itself at the forefront of professional boxing for close to two decades, with the Brooklyn-born trainer having guided eight different fighters from their amateur days to world title glory. With th...

Cello Renda: “There’s always a way.”

The evening’s main event wasn’t supposed to be this good. Sure, both men were battling for a belt they’d treat as their own world title, but York Hall shook unexpectedly. The balcony boomed as it gazed down upon a former Premier Leagu...

Glenn McCrory – “Pundit…”

British boxing has had some brilliant commentary teams in recent decades. For instance, ITV’s Reg Gutteridge and Jim Watt. Then you had the one-two of Ian Darke and Glenn McCrory when Sky Sports was on the rise, with the ever-present Watt...

Sweet Memories – ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley Reflects On A Hall Of Fame Career

Sugar ‘Shane’ Mosley is content in the knowledge that he proved his pugilistic greatness, although – as he explains to Boxing Social’s Luke G. Williams – he does have one regret… The greatness of ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley is beyo...

Only 50-50 fights planned in MTK return, says Eaton

The British Boxing Board of Control confirmed last week that it hopes professional boxing will be in a position to recommence in July. Due to the current global pandemic, the BBBofC envisages that the sport will take place behind closed doo...

The Power And The Glory – The 10 Greatest Mexican Boxers In History

Mexico and boxing are joined at the hip. Perhaps no other nation embodies the fight game than Estados Unidos Mexicanos, the uncompromising spirit of this battling nation is captured in its fighting men. From fearless brawlers to razor-shar...

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...

EXCLUSIVE: Jordan Thompson – “Boxing: The Most Honest Conversation”

The crowd holds their breath in silence as another burst of fast-twitch muscle fibre results in a thumping connection. This is what they’ve come to see: the veins of their chosen athletes’ calves pulsing, shorts creased as they co...

EXCLUSIVE: Glenn McCrory – “Fighter…”

WHEN Boxing Social caught up with Glenn McCrory (30-8-1, 12 KOs) the former IBF cruiserweight champion of the world was knocking up a chicken curry. Hopefully he turned the fire off from under it as the 55-year-old was in a garrulous mo...

EXCLUSIVE: Rendall Munroe – “Still here; Still punching…”

The phone rings out, unanswered for a second time. Nothing. Fighters aren’t known for their timekeeping or their reliability, but when packing up, resigned to try my luck another day, an incoming call then flashes across the screen. The ...

Ian Darke: Hagler v Hearns – “35 Years On…”

On April 15th 1985, in a temporary arena built on the tennis courts of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, two fighters gave us everything and a little bit more. One came for redemption, the other for greatness. They met head on, in the most dr...

Márquez–Vázquez – “Mexican Warfare…”

Boxing is a dangerous business. There’s no escaping that.  The appeal of the sport to people, besides that danger, is myriad. The skill, the athleticism, the excitement, the feeling of being part of an event. They all appeal, all in diff...

EXCLUSIVE: Liam Smith – “If Brook loses to me, where does he go?”

Liam Smith is happy eating crisps and binge-watching Netflix at the moment –– but he insists he’ll be ready when the call comes. The former WBO super-welterweight champion was last in action in December in Arizona before being ringsid...

EXCLUSIVE: George Foreman – “A Man; A Fighter…”

Everything was still. Everything except the panicked, adrenalin-charged chest of the young criminal, struggling to reduce its trembling, staring up at the foundation of a stranger’s home. The teenager had covered himself in dirt, des...

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Hennessy Jr – “The Inevitable Journey…”

“I’ve been told I will have a minimum of five fights this year, which is very active considering we are already in March and I haven’t had a fight yet. I’m looking forward to getting back out there.” When Michael Hennessy Jr utter...