Oliver Goldstein is a writer based in London. In recent years, his work has appeared in Boxing News, Boxing Monthly, and Inside HBO Boxing. Oliver has also worked as an Associate Producer for Showtime Boxing. He is currently writing a PhD at Cambridge.
Wherever Nigel Benn went in the 1980s, chaos followed. Five years in the military and eighteen months in Northern Ireland had prepared him poorly for post-institutional life. That he was already angry, confused, powerful, and […]
“The brief, harsh dramas that change the lives of fighters are often enacted in memorably peculiar places,” as Hugh McIlvanney once wrote. So it was for Donald Curry, when a little-known welterweight from South London […]
That Billy Joe Saunders was the enfant terrible of British boxing has been known ever since a suppressed YouTube clip resulted in Saunders being hastily moved on from the amateur ranks to the professional when […]
No contemporary fighter’s manner of self-presentation more obviously repeats the depiction of boxing in popular cinema than the British cruiserweight Tony Bellew. Every account that Bellew gives of his life as a boxer is sodden […]
On a pouring Saturday night in London, Anthony Joshua suffered strife and delivered drama before triumphing at last via seventh-round knockout against Alexander Povetkin at Wembley Stadium. All of Joshua’s bouts since his coming-of-age against […]