Get your copy of the Irish Boxing Review 2012 - out now

In this latest edition of the Irish Boxing Review, author and BoxRec News correspondent Steve Wellings revisits the Irish Boxing Awards which is swiftly moving into its fourth year and still offering deserved recognition to the worthy achievers that collect the cut glass trophies on offer for outstanding achievement.

Steve also meets the matchmakers entrusted with the unenviable task of putting together a fight card; delves into the minds of the creative talents behind the boxing photographs and quality images that regularly appear online and in magazines; and takes a brief look at the growing influence of the intriguing World Series of Boxing tournament.
After catching up with the Irish boxing fraternity online, the author finishes by hearing from some of the better known boxing personalities who write, chat and debate the noble art on a regular basis - including BoxRec News Editor, Ian McNeilly.
Steve later offers a selection of concise reviews of the year including all of the results that mattered from the world of boxing and there are complete lists of active Irish boxers' fight records as supplied by Gerry Callan.
Sandwiched in between is the timeline of events, a selection of previews, reviews and fight articles that guide you step-by- step through all of the big talking points.
This indispensable volume covers all the big fights and major fighters involved, including Paul McCloskey, Matthew Macklin, Andy Lee, Carl Frampton, Willie Casey, Stephen Ormond, Tyson Fury, Martin Rogan, Brian Magee, and much more.
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Features

Simon Barclay speaks to BoxRec News from Klitschko's Champ Camp

Heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko is preparing to face Australian Alex Leapai on 26th April and as usual he has chosen the familiar surroundings of the Austrian Alps. Just hours after winning his professional debut at the Copper Box in London, 24-year old Corby cruiserweight Simon Barclay was on a plane to join up with him in what the Ukrainian calls 'Champ Camp'.

Fight Reports

Brentwood’s ‘Smokin’ Joe Mullender (6-1) got back on track with a close points win over Peckham’s Diego Burton (4-4-1) over ten rounds at the York Hall on Saturday. It was a belter of a fight on a slightly smaller than usual Goodwin bill, partly due to 'Flash' Ashley Sexton not making weight again (more on this later) and 'Big Dog' AJ Carter’s opponent, who reportedly turned up with Evo-Stick holding his mooey in place.