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THE RING Magazine January issue: On sale now

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RING_1JAN15_COVER_FINAL-1The January 2015 issue of THE RING Magazine is on newsstands now. Don’t know where to find a newsstand near you that sells THE RING Magazine? Click here. To subscribe ÔÇö both to the print and digital versions ÔÇö click here. You can also purchase the current issue on that page.

Who are the best fighters in the world?

THE RING 100, one of the most popular features in the magazine, is the focus of the January 2015 issue, which is on newsstands now.



In the annual feature, we rank in order the best 100 boxers in the world and provide synopses of where they stand in their careers. Plus, we include several sidebars to give a more complete overview.

The package was put together this year by diligent contributors and boxing gurus David Greisman, Martin Mulcahey and Anson Wainwright, who exchanged countless thoughts for a number of weeks before settling upon a final list. Greisman did the writing.

Our hope is that THE RING 100 serves as a starting point in any discussion about the best fighters on the planet. 

Among other stories, guest columnist Steve Springer looks back on the life and career of the late Dan Goossen, a longtime promoter who made the boxing business more fun, in Dreams Do Come True. 

Contributor Ron Borges explores in Stay Tuned the ramifications of Canelo Alvarez’s move from Showtime to HBO. ÔǪ

In Points of Contention, contributor Norm Frauenheim writes about the strategy referees use Рor should use Рin deducting points for rules violations. 

And historian Randy Roberts looks back on the tragic story of onetime Muhammad Ali opponent Alejando Lavorante in The Demise of a Contender.

Also in the January issue:

  • In Jabs and Straight Writes, Thomas Hauser writes about ring announcer Michael Buffer’s “recurring anxiety dream.”
  • We go through Roger and Jeff Mayweather to connect Floyd Mayweather Sr. with Floyd Jr. in only eight steps in Advanced Degrees.
  • The great Roberto Duran is the subject of this month’s Best I Faced, by Tom Gray.
  • In Ready to Grumble, David Greisman writes about the talented Gennady Golovkin’s difficulty landing big fights.
  • Bernard Hopkins explains footwork in this month’s installment of Perfect Execution.
  • The Fighter of the Month is Nicholas Walters, whose sensational knockout of Nonito Donaire stamped him as a rising star.
  • Contributor Gareth A Davies writes about the fascinating autobiography of trainer Jimmy Tibbs in Letters from Europe.
  • Doug Fischer gives his take on Golovkin’s future in Best of Dougie’s Mailbag.
  • Talented junior featherweight Jo Jo Diaz is the focus of New Faces this month.
  • In Sweet Science, Scott LaFee writes that doctors can do only so much during fights to determine the extent of brain trauma.
  • In Amateur Boxing, Joseph Santoliquito presents five U.S. fighters who had strong years in 2014.
  • And Thomas Gerbasi caught up with pound-for-pound queen Cecilia Braekhus – the first woman to hold four major belts simultaneously – for his Women’s Boxing column.

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