ANOTHER eventful weekend culminated with Oscar Valdez stomping all over Miguel Berchelt and saw Josh Kelly lose to David Avanesyan. This weekend, Canelo Alvarez engages in a perceived mismatch against Avni Yildirim. All three bouts, and their differing narratives, are discussed in detail.

Alex Steedman and Matt Christie – after reading Terry Dooley’s Boxing News article – examine the idea of schadenfreude in boxing, which is ‘pleasure derived by someone from another person’s misfortune’. Why all the hate in boxing today?

Frank Bruno’s gallant but unsuccessful bid to take Mike Tyson’s heavyweight crown in February 1989 is remembered in This Week In History and Mark Kram’s superb Ghosts of Manila is the Book Of The Week.

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