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We Yanks are always on the lookout for the next great American fighter. We might’ve found him in the person of Terence Crawford.
The Nebraskan, a fierce, complete fighter, has dazzled fans by dominating one opponent after another on his rapid rise through the lightweight division and now at 140 pounds. As a result, he has climbed onto THE RING pound-for-pound list and others.
Crawford also gives back. He recently traveled to Africa with an aid organization to help struggling people there and pledged to do more.
In Champion of the World, our September 2015 cover story, contributor Ron Borges writes about Crawford’s ascension and also his charitable efforts.
An excerpt: “What Crawford saw in Africa were people like himself, striving for success against long odds yet grateful for what little they had. Before he returned to Omaha they had a few more things than they expected. They had everything Terence Crawford had brought with him but the clothes on his back.”
In our co-feature, if you will, we present the popular annual feature State of the Game.
In the 22-page package, contributor David Greisman, with input from Martin Mulcahey and Anson Wainwright, provides a detailed division-by-division look at the sport.
Each division is broken down into three parts – The Stars, The Depth and The Future – as well as a list of superlatives, including Best Puncher, Best Boxer, etc. Also part of the package are sidebars in which we reveal which countries have the most titleholders, rank the divisions in terms of quality and depth, and list the longest-reigning titleholders. ÔÇª
Among other stories, contributor Bernard Fernandez reports on this year’s International Boxing Hall of Fame Weekend.
The headline is The Magic Weekend because of the remarkable atmosphere and warmth in Canastota, New York. Among the inductees: Riddick Bowe, Naseem Hamed and Ray Mancini. ÔÇª
And, in Who was Ali Raymi?, THE RING Managing Editor Brian Harty explores the fascinating – and tragic – life of the mysterious Yemeni boxer.
Also in the September issue:
- In Jabs and Straight Writes, Thomas Hauser asks the question, “Should Boxing Adopt a ‘Drawbreaker’ round?“
- We connect two Hall of Fame heavyweights from New York – Gene Tunney and Riddick Bowe – in only nine steps in Advanced Degrees.
- Former heavyweight champ Lennox Lewis is the subject of this month’s Best I Faced, by Tom Gray.
- In Ready to Grumble, David Greisman writes that Miguel Cotto’s resurgence isn’t necessarily what it appears to be.
- Bernard Hopkins explains pad work in this month’s installment of Perfect Execution.
- The Fighter of the Month is Roman Gonzalez, who needed only two rounds to stop capable veteran Edgar Sosa in May.
- Contributor Gareth A Davies writes in Letters from Europe about the large number of British fighters who are making serious noise.
- Doug Fischer gave Miguel Cotto high grades for his demolition of Daniel Geale in Best of Dougie’s Mailbag.
- Diego De La Hoya, the cousin of Oscar De La Hoya, is the focus of New Faces this month.
- And, in Women’s Boxing, Thomas Gerbasi states the case that Mikaela Mayer has the ability to shake up women’s boxing. She only needs the opportunity.