View Full Version : The Ring Magazine, Nov. 2011


lexelterrible
10-28-2011, 03:57 PM
The final REAL issue of The Ring Magazine before those clowns at GBP took over.

59 JPEG screenshots...
Hardcore boxing fans, enjoy.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=I3JTIN91

Kid McCoy
10-28-2011, 04:10 PM
The Ring was the pits a long time before Golden Boy bought it.

lexelterrible
10-28-2011, 04:12 PM
The Ring was the pits a long time before Golden Boy bought it.

If you thought it was bad before, check out the recent edition.

El Pistolero
10-28-2011, 04:15 PM
It sucks, I read it at WH Smith whilst browsing

Kid McCoy
10-28-2011, 04:47 PM
It sucks, I read it at WH Smith whilst browsing

You mean it was actually being sold somewhere? It's been ages since I even saw a Ring Magazine in the shops.

Scott9945
10-28-2011, 05:08 PM
You mean it was actually being sold somewhere? It's been ages since I even saw a Ring Magazine in the shops.

Except for some hardcore fans and nostalgic writers, that magazine hasn't been relevant for years. No matter how hard they try and shove it down our throats.

The_Demon
10-28-2011, 07:12 PM
You mean it was actually being sold somewhere? It's been ages since I even saw a Ring Magazine in the shops.

Its in all the shops around here,i often browse through it,usually get a laugh

ИATAS
10-28-2011, 08:45 PM
Except for some hardcore fans and nostalgic writers, that magazine hasn't been relevant for years. No matter how hard they try and shove it down our throats.

why the angry tone? What other boxing magazines are there to read?

At least it's something. I haven't read the latest, but I always find something interesting in there and they always profile an old school fighter which I learn something new.

Mannie Phresh
10-28-2011, 08:48 PM
why the angry tone? What other boxing magazines are there to read?

At least it's something. I've read the latest, but I always find something interesting in there and they always profile an old school fighter which I learn something new.

i love it and they arent that gbp biased pac is still number 1

Harry Balls
10-28-2011, 09:20 PM
ring magazine is played out. Whats the point with a news heavy monthly magazine nowadays? They should focus on articles, interviews and analysis.

Oh well. Thanks for sharing, I'll catch a glimpse.

Scott9945
10-28-2011, 09:33 PM
why the angry tone? What other boxing magazines are there to read?

At least it's something. I haven't read the latest, but I always find something interesting in there and they always profile an old school fighter which I learn something new.

I don't have a problem with the magazine, just the people who get sanctimonious about its virtue. Actually I'm sorry to see the newspaper/magazine business face such a grim future. The alphabet groups are all crap, but the truth is that fighters, promoters, and TV networks care much more about them than the precious "Ring belt". Anyway you look at it, it's a publication that is owned by boxing promoters. Any hint of impartial judgement vanished last week when they chose to keep the title on a fighter who was just TKO'd in a fight. If that fighter wasn't an executive of the company who owns the magazine, maybe it wouldn't look so bad. Or maybe they would have just waited for the state commission to make a final ruling, as is customary.

But like I said, I don't have a problem with fans enjoying what the magazine now offers.

IronDanHamza
10-28-2011, 11:10 PM
It sucks, I read it at WH Smith whilst browsing

:lol1: :lol1:

I do the exact same thing.

JAB5239
10-29-2011, 06:08 AM
I don't have a problem with the magazine, just the people who get sanctimonious about its virtue. Actually I'm sorry to see the newspaper/magazine business face such a grim future. The alphabet groups are all crap, but the truth is that fighters, promoters, and TV networks care much more about them than the precious "Ring belt". Anyway you look at it, it's a publication that is owned by boxing promoters. Any hint of impartial judgement vanished last week when they chose to keep the title on a fighter who was just TKO'd in a fight. If that fighter wasn't an executive of the company who owns the magazine, maybe it wouldn't look so bad. Or maybe they would have just waited for the state commission to make a final ruling, as is customary.

But like I said, I don't have a problem with fans enjoying what the magazine now offers.

Unfortunately I have to agree. I've always been a staunch supporter of their rankings, but right is right. I think they're better the the ABC's, but right is right. Boxing is in a dismal state of chaos with all the BS and alphabet soup,

SCtrojansbaby
10-29-2011, 09:21 AM
I thought Doug Fischer was taking over as editor, how could that possible be a bad thing?. As far as rankings are concerned what does it matter who owns the company?

Scott9945
10-29-2011, 11:02 AM
I thought Doug Fischer was taking over as editor, how could that possible be a bad thing?. As far as rankings are concerned what does it matter who owns the company?

I like Doug Fischer and Michael Rosenthal. But you really can't understand the conflict of a magazines rating overseen by a boxing promotional company? You don't think they want to see their talent get preferential treatment?

SCtrojansbaby
10-29-2011, 11:08 AM
I like Doug Fischer and Michael Rosenthal. But you really can't understand the conflict of a magazines rating overseen by a boxing promotional company? You don't think they want to see their talent get preferential treatment?

As far as coverage sure but I am pretty sure its still going to be a group of writers who do the rankings.