Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are 35 and 33, respectively. Their reigns as the driving forces in boxing are nearing their conclusion.
Who will carry the sport when they’re gone? THE RING Magazine gives a peek into the future in its Novemeber issue.
Doug Fischer, Editor of RingTV.com, provides in Next Generation five possible replacements for Mayweather and Pacquiao, based on ability, marketability and possible road blocks. Fischer grades each fighter in each category. And he provides five more fighters to watch.
Ron Borges writes in Superstar Power? that Adrien Broner appears to have all the tools necessary to become a major star in the U.S. and beyond but that only time will tell if he could rule the sport.
Also in this month’s issue, Norm Frauenheim questions in Is Boxing Next? whether the sport could become the target of lawsuits as a result of concussions, an issue with which the NFL is grappling.
In our look back at the London Olympics, Frauenheim asks What went wrong? with the men’s boxing team, which failed to win a single medal, and celebrates America’s Golden Girl Claressa Shields.
Gavins Evans explains in Home Cooking that the success of the home country’s boxing program was the product of concrete steps taken years earlier. And, in Letters from Europe, columnist Gareth A Davies writes that the women boxers were a smashing success in their Olympic debut.
Don Stradley writes in Fighters and Footlights that Mike Tyson is hardly the first boxer to gravitate to the theater stage. He takes a look back at boxers-turned-thesbians Terry McGovern, John L. Sullivan, May Baer, Sugar Ray Robinson and even Muhammad Ali, among others.
Bernard Fernandez writes in A Well Laid Trap? that Danny Garcia’s father and trainer Angel Garcia might’ve lured Amir Khan into fighting Garcia’s fight with his trash talk.
In A New Perspective, written by RING Editor Michael Rosenthal, retired referee Joe Cortez has come up with a novel – and simple – way to improve judging: elevate the chairs in which the judges sit to improve their view of the action.
Thomas Hauser reviews Mark Kriegel’s excellent book The Good Son, The Life of Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, which reveals the true Mancini.
Evans writes in Time to Rebuild – Again that Amir Khan must start over after his stunning knockout loss to Danny Garcia.
And Stradley asks in Looking Ahead whether disappointing Audley Harrison will be a threat to David Price on Oct. 13 in Liverpool, England.
Elsewhere in the issue:
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