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Monte Barrett: Not all ‘drug cheats’ are drug…

<!----><!---->BECAUSE failed performance-enhancing drug tests are these days more common than lacklustre pay-per-view events, even the blissfully ignorant struggle to believe the world’s best boxers are clean. It’s certainly a problem, the drug issue. However,…

At home with Otto Wallin

<!----><!---->TO the random observer, Otto Wallin probably cuts the profile of a certain male urban-dweller. You know the type: tall, rugged, and handsome, in his late twenties, blonde with pale blue eyes. The kind who…

On This Day: Puerto Rican great Carlos Ortiz…

<!----><!---->PUERTO RICO of course has its reputation as a fine fighting island. Carlos Ortiz was at the vanguard of boxers who forged that reputation in the ring. The son of Puerto Rican parents, Ortiz grew…

Sunny Edwards and Brad Foster look to break…

<!----><!---->QUEENSBERRY Promotions launch their new season at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Saturday night (September 14) when Brad Foster makes a voluntary defence of his British super-bantamweight title against Lucien Reid. It’s been…

Calum French left in limbo

<!----><!---->When you first heard they might get rid of lightweight [merging 60kgs and 64kgs to make a 63kgs weight division in the Olympic], what was your reaction, given it’s a historic weight class?To be honest,…

The new World championships

<!----><!---->THE 2019 AIBA men’s World championships are set to begin in Ekaterinburg, Russia, running from September 8-21. Given the upheaval in amateur boxing, with AIBA, the world governing body, being stripped of the right to…

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Devin Haney gets his big chance

<!----><!----> Mario Serrano/Devin Haney Promotions <!----><!---->WHEN Eddie Hearn took his Matchroom promotional operation to the USA, he understandably tried to sign up local talent to interest American fans. While he has so far not been…