But it was mixed fortunes for 'The Golden Boy' Oscar De La Hoya
Nick Bond's passion for boxing exploded in May 1994 with a copy of The Ring's ‘Greatest fighters of all-time, division-by-division issue. After a brief spell as an amateur boxer with Epsom and Ewell ABC he joined Boxing News in 2001 on a design work experience placement. This snowballed and Nick became Art Editor in 2003. He is also responsible for the Boxing News social media footprint which he started in 2006 with a modest MySpace page and has grown to a following of 3m+ across the major platforms.
Sugar Ray Leonard crossed paths with Floyd Mayweather Snr early on in the great Sugarman's career