For the First Time in a Long Time, the Fans are the Winners

At a time in combat sports where the opinion of the paying customer is often an afterthought, November 2nd looks like a day of redemption; a day in which both ends of the spectrum can rejoice – whether you fit into the rather cringe-labelled category of ‘hardcore’ or casual’. Nate Diaz v Jorge Masvidal has been confirmed to headline UFC242 at Madison Square Garden and Canelo Alvarez looks set to step up to light heavyweight and challenge ‘Krusher’ Sergey Kovalev.

Joshua vs Povetkin: The Overlooked Russian Invasion That Isn't Being Overlooked

Oscar Wilde once told us "There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about and that's not being talked about". Those wishing to test this sentiment could do worse than to consult Eddie Hearn and Anthony Joshua this week. For, although the wheels of the Sky Sports PPV machine are fully in motion and the AJ hype train is on track to pull into the station Saturday night packed full of passengers, the train is a little more muted than usual.

Groves, Eubank and the Mythical Galaxy of Spar Wars

Here it is. Hold tight ladies and gents because we're approaching the climax of the crescendo that has been building ever since George Groves sunk in the shuddering body shot that eliminated Jamie Cox from the World Boxing Super Series and in turn, set up a mouth-watering clash with Chris Eubank Jr.

The Smashes: Horn v Corcoran

Whilst England’s cricketers aren’t putting up much of a fight this winter Down Under, one Englishman is promising to take the fight to an Australian this Wednesday evening in a World Championship bout that is flying under the radar back in his native home.

GGG vs Canelo: The fight that sold itself

In case you missed it, it’s fight week. The biggest fight of the year, perhaps decade depending on who you listen to, is upon us. The boxing aficionados at the LAD Bible are even declaring it ‘The Real Fight’ in the wake of the recent May-Mac saga and considering they sold that fight as the fourth instalment of Gatti-Ward we must be in for something special. Indeed, while it may appear to be the snobbish talk of a boxing ‘purist’, Gennady Golovkin vs Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez represents the antithesis of Mayweather-McGregor; a fillet steak to a Big Mac, the Soprano’s against TOWIE and ultimately a genuine 50/50 fight that will see the victor establish supremacy over the boxing landscape.

Levels to This: An Overview of the Boxing Landscape

In a time when Mayweather-McGregor seems to excite and rile in almost equal measure, it’s worth setting the scene of the boxing landscape that this circus act is entering into. ‘Boxing is booming’ and ‘there’s levels to this’ are two of the most popular clichés of current times and here we will take a (somewhat skewed) look at both claims.

Money May, Mystic Mac, Two Girls and One Drinking Utensil

I’m afraid you read the title correctly. The generation that gave you the viral video has outdone itself and produced its own Frankenstein’s monster; Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor, the two biggest pound-for-pound stars in their respective fields, meeting in a boxing ring - an environment in which one is a future hall of famer and one is a debutant.

Josh Taylor v Ohara Davies: Setting an Example

Ohara Davies will travel to Glasgow to face British super-lightweight rival Josh Taylor on July 8th after months of back and forth on Twitter and other various social media between the two teams. ‘Two Tanks’ Ohara Davies currently holds a record of 15-0 with 12KOs to his name, and in the opposing corner Josh Taylor heads into the contest with a record of 9-0 with 8KOs.

Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather is the Circus Act That Nobody Should Pay to See, But We All Will

What began as a ridiculous rumour has now become almost a certainty – Conor McGregor will face Floyd Mayweather in a traditional boxing match. There will be no combination of rules, the two men will face off, likely in Las Vegas, in a standard boxing ring and Floyd Mayweather will be given the platform to do what he does best one more time. This is a circus act that none of us should buy, but it’s highly likely that we all will.