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By: Marley Malenfant In my old man’s gym hangs a framed picture of Marvin “Marvelous” Hagler with the black and blue trunks, the trunks he wore in the fight against Sugar Ray Leonard 30 years ago. Anytime I visit his gym and look at that picture, I think of my…

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By: Ken Hissner This writer’s favorite boxer today is none other than Gennady “GGG” Golovkin who holds the WBA, WBC, IBF and IBO titles in the middleweight division. He just came off of a disputed draw with former super welterweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and there is talk of a…

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by Johnny Walker It seemed apparent following world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s recent TKO win over long-time reigning former champion Wladimir Klitschko, that the other member of the famous boxing siblings who dominated the division for over a decade, Vitali Klitschko, still had some passionate bloodlust in his soul for…

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By: Ken Hissner At the end of this article this writer will talk about the three boxers in Philadelphia who hold the future of Philly boxing in their hands! For some time Philadelphia writers, trainers, boxers and promoters have said Philadelphia is the “boxing capitol of the world!” Currently Philadelphia…

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By: Ben Sutherland Adalaide Byrd’s recent 118-110 scorecard at the Canelo v Golovkin fight was seemingly outrageous. It left many out there, including myself, pondering the legitimacy of the whole thing. More fuel was added to the fire at last weekend’s heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker and Hughie Fury…

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by B.A. Cass Luis Ortiz made a visit on Friday night to the Baptist Hospital of Miami—not as a patient, though. He was there, along with his management team, to get documentation. According to his trainer, German Caicedo, Ortiz had been previously admitted to the emergency room for high blood…

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By: Kirk Jackson MISSION ACCOMPLISHED ✌🏽https://t.co/FTBBwubLsd pic.twitter.com/dtQppu8pAZ — Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) September 21, 2017 Indeed he did it, shocking the world once more, Andre “Son of God” Ward 32-0 (16 KO’s) retired from the sport of boxing Sept 21. 2017. On the phone with ESPN’s “First Take” last Thursday,…

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By Johnny Walker Is the boxing world ready for another member of the Fury clan holding a world championship belt around his waist? The last time such an event occured was in 2015 when Tyson Fury–cousin of Hughie, who fights WBO heavyweight champion at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK,…

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By: Sean Crose Legendary middleweight champion Jake LaMotta has died, leaving a long and memorable legacy upon exiting this world at 95 years of age. Growing up tough in the Bronx (his father reportedly forced him to fight other children so the family could have extra income) LaMotta grew to…

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By: Brian Von Wolfe Let’s forget about Mrs. Byrd’s alleged “bad night” and unfortunate 118-110 scorecard for a moment. The highly unfavorable outcome is done and dusted. The more intriguing topic is what it all means for Gennady Golovkin, the man better known as Triple G. As the scorecards were…

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By: Kirk Jackson Well we did not witness the “Drama Show” many fans expected this weekend, with the higly anticipated bout featuring the long reigning alphabet middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin and the Lineal champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. Photo Credit: USA Today It’s time to sort out the drama…

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