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YOUR chance to own a replica edition of the very first Boxing News – the oldest boxing magazine in the world – which was first available on September 11, 1909. Entitled Boxing (It would be 30 years before ‘News’ was added), this fascinating 24-page document serves as one of the finest pieces of boxing history available.
The mission statement is telling and highlights a philosophy that remains to this day: “Boxing is not offered to its public with an apology,” wrote editor John Murray. “We claim it is wanted, and wanted badly.
“It will stand for good, clean sport. Its success or failure is in the hands of those who believe in sport of that character. Our energies will be devoted to giving the best paper that time, thought and money can devise. It’s up to you, reader, to ‘help a good thing along’.”
Within the 24 pages are reports and opinion from the time, including the impending comeback of James J. Jeffries to challenge Jack Johnson where we criticise the racism that was already tainting the African American’s reign as world heavyweight champion.
You also will find cartoons and photographs, alongside fascinating adverts of the time, and a testimony from former world heavyweight king, James J. Corbett, who wrote: “I have just been handed an advance copy of Boxing and I must say I am delighted with it. I must, however, disagree with that part of the Editorial Ideas in which you say that this first issue is not as good as future ones will be. If they are to be better than this, then – gee whiz! – they will be good.”
Don’t miss out on your chance to own a very special piece of boxing history.
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BOXING NEWS, the world’s oldest boxing magazine, has compiled an extensive guide to the heavyweight division, ranking the greatest fighters in history from 100 down to 1.
Alongside the 100 bios of the ranked fighters are rare photographs from our extensive archives. Also included within the 164 pages are exclusive interviews, both old and new, with the entrants to provide a fascinating commentary – told in real time and reflectively – on the most dramatic of all sporting landscapes.
Lennox Lewis tells us exactly how he beat Mike Tyson. Mike Tyson talks about his troubled upbringing. Tony Tucker reveals how losing to Tyson triggered a chronic drug habit. Foreman discusses squeezing into his 70’s boxing shorts 20 years later. We uncover an interview with Jack Johnson from 1910. Another from Joe Louis, in a nightclub in Newcastle-upon-Tyne no less, from 1965. Evander Holyfield discusses the heartache he endured when forced to retire. Riddick Bowe responds to accusations that he underachieved. James J. Corbett talks us through beating up John L. Sullivan in 1892. Michael Moorer explains why he thought he was such a ‘badass’. And you’ll be hard pressed to find a better tribute to Muhammad Ali than the one that appears on these pages.
100 Greatest Heavyweight Boxers is the ultimate celebration of heavyweight boxing from the multi-award-winning Boxing News.
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In this issue: – DeGALE vs EUBANK – We speak in depth to both fighters and predict the winner –
Published: 11th September 1909
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- Chris Eubank Sr ‘petrified’ for son in James DeGale fight!
- James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr betting preview
- On This Day: Miguel Cotto and Kelly Pavlik rebound after defeats
- Jarrell Miller has made a big mistake, warns Joe Joyce
- Billy Joe Saunders breaks down James DeGale vs Chris Eubank Jr
- Boxing News at Five: ‘Big Baby’ Miller has seen Fury with a donkey, Crolla gets Lomachenko fight in April
- Marvin Hagler calls for one champion per weight division
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