Boxing photographer Ed Mulholland, best known for his lengthy work with HBO, has captured one of the photos of the year.
It’s so good, that WBN decided to feature it, even though it’s from the UFC.
At UFC 230 recently, Julio Arce engaged in a brutal battle with Sheymon Moraes. Arce lost out via a decision as both men ended the war covered in claret.
The Arce picture, shot for ESPN, has been greeted with an unbelievable response.
In one sole photograph, Mulholland fully encapsulates what it is to be a fighter.
Mulholland, who now works with DAZN and Matchroom Boxing USA ahead of HBO’s removal from boxing, surely must be in line for an award with this picture.
Covering major events like Canelo v Golovkin I & II, plus Jacobs v Derevyanchenko, Mulholland already has a top reputation in the sport.
Below are just a few more examples of Ed’s fine work in 2017 and 2018.
In one of the most exciting fights of the year, Tony Bellew puts it all on the line as he prepares to take on P4P and newly signed DAZN star Oleksandr Usyk at the Manchester Arena.
The latter’s profile has risen significantly since winning the WBSS season and unifying the cruiserweight division. In doing so, Usyk was the first boxer to hold the WBC, IBF, WBA, WBO and Ring Magazine world titles. Bellew returns to the 200lbs limit for the first time since defeating IIunga Makubu in his hometown at Goodison Park for the WBC World Cruiserweight Title.
Bellew will once again relish his role as the underdog and can rewrite history once again.
Also on the bill, Anthony Crolla faces Daud Yordan. Whilst Ricky Burns battles ex-British title holder Scott Cardle and Dave Allen features.
World Boxing Super Series
Mairis Briedis v Noel Mikaelian. Plus Krzysztof Glowacki v Maxim Vlasov takes place at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago to determine two semi-finalists.
Heavyweight star Jarrell Miller continues his rapid rise against Bogan Dinu. Claressa Shields defends her IBF, WBA and WBC World Middleweight titles against Hannah Rankin.
Brandon ‘Bam Bam’ Rios comes home in an all-Mexican clash in a huge night of action at the Kansas Star Arena and Casino in Mulvane, Kansas, on November 17, live on DAZN.
A stacked card in support of the World championship battles sees a homecoming for Rios in an all-Mexican showdown with Ramon Alvarez, the older brother of Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
A crunch battle at Middleweight sees Luis Arias and Gabriel Rosado clash. There’s more local flavor on the card in the shape of exciting young Wichita star Nico Hernandez. The 22 year old Team USA 2016 Olympic bronze medalist laces them up for the sixth time in the paid ranks, with four of his five wins to date coming inside the distance.