FROM THE GROUND UP
CREDIT belongs to everyone who steps through the ropes, however, I had little interest in the recent fight between KSI and Logan Paul. This being said, these two individuals are clearly very good at their primary trade as YouTubers. Now that the dust has settled and the conclusions and their future in the sport, if any, are being debated, how about this for a suggestion…
If, as these two gentlemen state, they intend to continue in the sport of boxing as fighters, they should revoke their professional licences, join their nearest amateur club and spend a few years learning their trade. I’m sure any amateur club would welcome them as a member – the potential publicity and revenue their involvement would generate could quite possibly secure the club’s long-term future.
The wider benefits would be the attention drawn to grassroots boxing – helping to grow the sport from the ground up.
BUNCE IS BACK
I WAS so pleased to read that Steve Bunce is back contributing to Boxing News. I’ve been a fan of Steve’s slant on the noble art for many years. It’s awesome that he’s now part of the BN squad again.
I also want to congratulate Eric Armit on being nominated for the International Boxing Hall of Fame. My great friend, Harold Lederman, used to rave about Eric. I had the honour of meeting Eric with Harold in the 1990s. I remember his stance on boxing was based on fairness and safety. Eric is a class act and the Hall of Fame would benefit from his inclusion.
FOLLOWING the recent fights between Josh Taylor and Regis Prograis and Naoya Inoue and Nonito Donaire, superlatives have been doled out with more frequency than boxing organisations hand out belts. That’s largely because those amazing fights were a product of the fantastic format of the World Boxing Super Series. With the Golden Contract tournament also in progression, we should applaud promoters like the Sauerlands and MTK for ensuring boxing fans see the best versus the best, just like in any other sport.
More of the same, please!
A GREAT TRIBUTE
THE new 110 Years of Boxing News special issue is truly a great tribute to the sport. The presentation is superb throughout, as is the historical content. All of the articles are brilliant.