What was the cover of the first Boxing News you ever bought?

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Fray Bentos
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What was the cover of the first Boxing News you ever bought?

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For me - 1987 - Tony Sibson stopping Brian Anderson for the British middleweight title - I forgot the headline but it was of Sibson watching on as Anderson falls to the canvas to take a count.

What about you?
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Cant remember but I can remember just reading monthly boxing mags and thinking it was weird there was also a weekly one as it seemed like overkill. When I did eventually buy a copy, that was it and I've never missed it since (and the monthlies have all gone)
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Lloyd Honeyghan losing against Marlon Starling or Jorge Vaca .. definetly of Honeyghan losing.
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June 1987
"A Shabby Shambles"
Frank Bruno v Chuck Gardner
Price was 65 pence
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nobleart1978 wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 11:32 June 1987
"A Shabby Shambles"
Frank Bruno v Chuck Gardner
Price was 65 pence
that will be in this lot for sale, £24m in a bound cover too.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/magazines-pe ... 6879392/bd
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SeanBrennan
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I wonder if Boxing News would ever digitise their archives. Be a large undertaking but would be happy to pay a bit extra as part of membership to access it. Would be an excellent resource for boxing historians too.
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nobleart1978 wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 11:32 June 1987
"A Shabby Shambles"
Frank Bruno v Chuck Gardner
Price was 65 pence
This one is now for sale for £3.99, ironically the same price as the current BN https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372645890803
Coco
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I might be wrong but Lewis beating Ruddock rings a bell, I think just under a pound.
My dad always got them but I reckon that's the first one I bought
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Mine was around the time of Honeyghan-Curry. For the posters talking about archives, you can now pick up BNs very cheaply on the leading auction website - if 1967 to 1972 is your bag, I have just listed a load of duplicates I have cleared out, having sorted my collection, including a couple of complete years, and am selling them cheaply just to clear the space, so have a look if you are interested.
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olij999 wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 14:33 Mine was around the time of Honeyghan-Curry. For the posters talking about archives, you can now pick up BNs very cheaply on the leading auction website - if 1967 to 1972 is your bag, I have just listed a load of duplicates I have cleared out, having sorted my collection, including a couple of complete years, and am selling them cheaply just to clear the space, so have a look if you are interested.
excellent can you post the link please? or DM it. thank you
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The only trouble is where to keep them all especially if you have hundreds of them. They are way overpriced on ebay now sadly.

If they could do a digital archive from issue 1 in 1909 that would be ace. I would pay a subscription for that cos it would be a great resource historically.
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this is my favourite thread, love seeing the old covers and the discussion on it.
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SeanBrennan wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 12:08
nobleart1978 wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 11:32 June 1987
"A Shabby Shambles"
Frank Bruno v Chuck Gardner
Price was 65 pence
that will be in this lot for sale, £24m in a bound cover too.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/magazines-pe ... 6879392/bd
Crikey I saw £24m - I had to look at that!!
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stujones wrote: 27 Feb 2024, 09:30
SeanBrennan wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 12:08
nobleart1978 wrote: 25 Feb 2024, 11:32 June 1987
"A Shabby Shambles"
Frank Bruno v Chuck Gardner
Price was 65 pence
that will be in this lot for sale, £24m in a bound cover too.

https://www.abebooks.co.uk/magazines-pe ... 6879392/bd
Crikey I saw £24m - I had to look at that!!
hahaha my silly typo!
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Got a feeling the first one I bought was the 'Spice Boys' cover - Ryan Rhodes, Prince Naseem and Robin Reid I think. Really enjoyed reading BN back then.
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sweetmagee wrote: 28 Feb 2024, 16:07 Got a feeling the first one I bought was the 'Spice Boys' cover - Ryan Rhodes, Prince Naseem and Robin Reid I think. Really enjoyed reading BN back then.
that was a proper domestic golden era.
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I used to read it and the American mags in the 80s but never bought it. I think the first one I bought was 91, Bruno on the cover. Probably before his post Tyson comeback?
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orbtastic wrote: 29 Feb 2024, 05:29 I used to read it and the American mags in the 80s but never bought it. I think the first one I bought was 91, Bruno on the cover. Probably before his post Tyson comeback?
was it this one? https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&url=htt ... AdAAAAABAE
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this week's edition just landed through my letterbox, some excellent articles in it. Bunce's article about the WBF belt is interesting. And an interview with Eggington is good.
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