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The 2018 Southpaw Jab Awards

It’s been a fantastic year of boxing, 2018. Particularly in Britain, the sport continues to go from strength to strength. Champions were made, lost, and cemented. Big and small hall saw some fantastic battles by brave combatants, some stunning knockouts, and some moments of sheer madness. Here, some of the …

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Ryder Meets Sirotkin in WBA Final Eliminator: Preview

A brief departure from the football stadium super-fights and billion-dollar TV deals, this well-balanced card at the Copper Box Arena in London is nevertheless a worthy instalment in the Matchroom boxing calendar, filled with domestic talent in competitive match ups. Main Event – John Ryder vs Andrey Sirotkin John Ryder …

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Why Do We Do This?

York Hall, Bethnal Green. Summer. It’s uncomfortably hot. I’m sitting ringside towards the end of a sweltering 6 hour, 15-fight card, watching another something-and-0 prospect ping shots into the guard of another 80-something fight veteran, and there’s hardly anyone here. The slap of leather on skin echoes around the near-empty, …

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You Think The Big 4 Are Weird? The Mad World Of Governing Bodies

The question of “who is world champion” has no simple answer, and that has never been truer than today. Including the Big Four (The WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO) there are no fewer than 25 separate governing bodies, nearly all of which have “International”, “Global”, “Universal” or “World” in their …

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Meta-Boxing: A Strange New World

The bizarre boxing contest between YouTube stars KSI and Logan Paul recently has left everyone, whether invested in the debacle or not, with more questions than answers. In a literal sense, the majority draw verdict provoked heated discussions of whether there would be a rematch, or if the judging was …

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Swinging For The Fences

Sometimes, a boxer’s best chance at winning a fight isn’t by boxing. When faced with an opponent who is clearly superior in the martial art itself, who will effortlessly slip every jab, every hook, every uppercut and then return the same shots with stinging accuracy; when an opponent is younger, …

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