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By: Ken Hissner After Saturday’s quick knockouts on Showtime two of the winners shot their mouths off after destroying lesser opponents and asking for something they may regret in the future. In other words “Watch what you ask for!” Houston’s Jermall Charlo, 27-0 (21) won the interim WBC World Middleweight…

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By: Kirk Jackson Renowned Hip-Hop legend Notorious B.I.G. once posed the question in the form of a song, “What’s Beef?” from his Life After Death album. While the conflict between Gennady ‘Triple G’ Golovkin and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez presents different context and thankfully nothing to the extremes of what unfortunately…

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By: Kirk Jackson Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner aims to secure victory this weekend against fellow former champion Jessie Vargas, in what may be considered a crossroads fight for each fighter. The fight between Broner and Vargas headlines a spectacular ShowTime event, action-packed featuring other boxing stars such as Gervonta Davis,…

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By: Ken Hissner After turning professional with two stoppages in June of 1996 Ran Nakash came to the legendary Blue Horizon in North Philadelphia by legendary matchmaker Don Elbaum. His trainer was Ran Taal. The Jewish Cruiserweight from Haifa, Israel, would return nine more times to the same location. Fourteen…

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By: Kirk Jackson Middleweight champion Gennady ‘Triple G’ Golovkin 37-0-1 (33 KO’s) is stuck between a rock and a hard place; with the recent dilemma stemming from ‘PED fallout’ with his original proposed opponent for Cinco de Mayo weekend, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez 49-1-2 (34 KO’s). With Alvarez dropping out of…

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By: Ken Hissner Kostya Tszyu is a former legendary world champion. In January 28, 1995 he won the vacant IBF World Super Lightweight championship stopping Jake “The Snake” Rodriguez, 26-2-2, in the 6th round. It was his second USA appearance and at the Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort in Miami, FL….

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By: James Risoli What makes a person who they are? What propels and motivates us to do the things we do? More specifically, why do fighters have such a hard time in the twilight of their careers with hanging up their gloves, unable to walk off into the sunset, after…

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By: Greg Houghton Whether you love it, hate it, or feel indifferent towards the current state of the heavyweight division, the unpredictability of the division is such that right now you can’t take your eyes off it. For a good decade, Wladimir Klitschko controlled the division with utter dominance over…

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A man claiming he’s Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguard was reportedly shot early Monday morning in Atlanta. The victim, who at this point remains unidentified, took a bullet to the leg but did not sustain serious injury. According to reports, a party of three vehicles had left a club located on Buford…

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By: Ciaran O’Mahony Boxing fans have been spoiled over the last month with many of the heavyweight division’s biggest names in action, including Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, Joseph Parker, Luis Ortiz, Alexander Povetkin, Dillian Whyte and Lucas Browne. All eyes were on Joshua and Wilder though as they faced major…

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By: Greg Houghton As we once again await a last minute opponent for GGG on May 5th, is it possible that we could never see him in another fight of the magnitude of Canelo vs GGG? I’ve thought for some time that 2018 might be Gennady’s last year in professional…

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