Michael Rosenthal

THE RING Magazine June issue: At a glance


It’s Floyd Mayweather Jr. time again. The world’s No. 1 boxer takes on Robert Guerrero on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Thus, THE RING Magazine this month brings you an in-depth, 22-page package previewing the fight, including stories on Mayweather, Guerrero and how RingTV.com Editor Doug Fischer believes the fight will unfold.

The magazine is on newsstands now.

In The Early Years, regular contributor Norm Frauenheim looks back at Mayweather’s formative period in Grand Rapids, Mich., during which he displayed unearthly talent in amateur competition and a very sensitive side.

Contributor Mike Coppinger talked to five of Mayweather’s opponents, who told him in Fighting Mayweather what it’s like to be in the ring with the boxing master and provided other insight into his strengths and vulnerabilities.

In Boxing’s Latest David, a confident Guerrero told regular contributor Ron Borges that he sees the fight as a classic David-and-Goliath matchup and he expects exactly the same outcome as the biblical story.

And, in Head to Head, Fischer breaks down the fight as only he can in 20 key categories. He also predicts who he believes will win and why.

Also in the June 2013 issue, regular contributor Bernard Fernandez writes in In His Father’s Image that announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr. – who enters the International Boxing Hall of Fame in June – followed in his famous dad’s footsteps but is his own man.

In Footloose!, contributor Bart Barry caught up to Victor Ortiz to get the former titleholder’s thoughts on competing in “Dancing with the Stars.”

Contributing Editor Brian Harty and Fischer write in The Alchemy of Boxing that styles really do make fights. For example, they explain in depth how Style A might match up perfectly with Style B but not with Style C.

In Yet Another Dawn, Frauenheim looks back on ageless Bernard Hopkins’ history-making victory over Tavoris Cloud.

U.K. correspondent Gareth A Davies explains in Prizefighter how the one-day tournaments have become popular in Great Britain.

Davies also writes in his column, Letters from Europe, that a war is being waged between rival promoters Frank Warren and Barry Hearn. Also, check out Davies’ monthly U.K. Top 10 pound-for-pound list.

Elsewhere in the issue:

  • Former heavyweight contender Earnie Shavers, known for his punching power, is the subject of this month’s Best I’ve Faced, in which he reveals to THE RING his best opponents in 10 key categories.
  • In Ready to Grumble, columnist David Greisman marvels at Bernard Hopkins’ continues success.
  • InSix Pack, our fitness column, new columnist Scott LaFee writes that Mixed Martial Arts might appear to be more violent than boxing but the latter sport is the more dangerous of the two.
  • Outside the Ropes, writtenby Contributing Editor Brian Harty, includes a look at HBO’s decision to sever ties with Golden Boy Promotions and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s fine for testing positive for marijuana.


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