Panel: Which is your favourite performance by a British boxer in America and why?


This week’s panellists were asked to pick their favourite win by a British boxer in America

Gary Logan (Coach)

Lloyd Honeyghan retiring Don Curry on September 27, 1986. Lloyd, the undefeated British and European champ, comes in as mandatory for Curry’s undisputed world belts and shakes up both Curry and the bookies (Lloyd was a 6-1 underdog). He skilfully dismantles and pummels boxing’s anointed “pound for pound” king and shocks the boxing world. No overseas Brit win comes close.

Chris Billam-Smith (European cruiserweight champion)

Kell Brook vs. Shawn Porter for me. I remember staying up to watch it and, knowing how tough Shawn Porter was at the time as an undefeated reigning world champion, I knew it would take a disciplined performance to win the belt from the champion. I always loved watching Kell fight.

Ryan Walsh (Former British featherweight champion)

Naseem Hamed vs. Kevin Kelley in my time. The pre-fight build-up was great and the fight itself was an absolute classic; a knockdown-fest with a KO finish at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden. Special mentions to Lloyd Honeyghan knocking out Donald Curry and Lennox Lewis knocking out Mike Tyson. Both were certainly iconic. But, as a former member of the Naz fan club, I’m biased.

Joe Gallagher (Coach)

I remember watching Alan Minter vs. Vito Antuofermo when I was a kid, which was a very solid win. Donald Curry is one of my favourite fighters, so I was gutted to see Lloyd Honeyghan beat him, but what a fantastic performance that was as well. Carl Froch vs. Jermain Taylor was another great fight involving a Brit in America, as was Amir Khan vs. Marcos Maidana and Nigel Benn vs. Iran Barkley, which is probably my favourite of the lot.



Source link

Leave a Comment