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By: Ken Hissner Muhammad “I Am the Greatest” Ali was the most colorful athlete this writer has ever seen. In person he was one of the funniest person’s I have ever met. He should be in anyone’s top five greatest heavyweights (third in mine). He brought back fifteen American hostages…

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by B.A. Cass I woke up on Sunday feeling the weight of Rigondeaux’s loss in a way I hadn’t anticipated, a feeling that stuck with me all day. Although I was rooting for him, I had prepared myself for the possibility that Rigondeaux would lose. After all, I told myself,…

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​By: Eric Lunger ​Last night in the Theatre of Madison Square Garden, the world’s two most decorated amateur boxers met in an historic clash: two two-time Olympic gold medalists clashed in the professional boxing ring for the WBO World super featherweight title. Vasyl Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs), the brilliant and…

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By: Ken Hissner Former WBC, WBA, IBF and WBO Super lightweight champion Terrence “Hunter/Bud” Crawford, 32-0 (23), announced he is moving up to the welterweight division. This is a division packed with talent. How will he effect this division? Keith “One Time” Thurman, 28-0 (22), of Clearwater, FL, holds both…

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By: Ken Hissner Two of the greatest amateur boxers in the history of amateur boxing will meet December 9th at the Madison Square Garden Theater in New York City. WBO World Super featherweight champion from the Ukraine Vasyl “High-Tech” Lomachenko, 9-1 (7), defends his title against the WBA & WBO…

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By: Kirk Jackson It’s a great time to be a boxing fan as we steadily approach a legendary fantasy match-up, comprised of elite pound-for-pound talent featuring the likes of Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (17-0, 11 KOs, 1 NC) and Vasyl “Hi-Tech” Lomachenko (9-1, 7 KOs). To quote active boxing legend…

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By: Kirk Jackson Sadam Ali 26-1 (14 KO’s) secured victory as the underdog co-staring in Miguel Cotto’s farewell fight, capturing his first world title and scoring redemption after suffering defeat to Jessie Vargas 27-2 (10 KO’s)in an attempt for the vacant WBO welterweight title a year prior. While the spotlight…

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By: Oliver McManus Boxing in Britain is burgeoning at the present moment with no less than eight world champions ranging from featherweight all the way up to Anthony Joshua’s two heavyweight straps – but it’s not all about those at the top, there’s a plethora of young talent looking to…

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By: Jacob Tanswell Almost instantly, after Anthony Joshua’s last win on October the 28th, Joseph Parker has been seen as the next chapter in Joshua’s career; a chance to pick up the third heavyweight title out the four main governing bodies that are up for grabs. Ever since then, there…

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By: Kirk Jackson Although technically from Providence, RI, Miguel Cotto represented the nation of Puerto Rico at the sport of boxing with pristine dignity and grace. It just so happens another one of boxing’s greatest fighters joins the list of former pugilists entering the retirement home this year. A star…

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​ By: Eric Lunger ​In early April 2013, it looked like things were finally going well for the supremely talented Guillermo Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the finest products of the vaunted Cuban boxing program. He had a solid three-year contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank…

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By Bryanna Fissori Heavyweight Champ Anthony Joshua has caught the attention of UFC President Dana White, who has been making waves in the boxing industry with announcement that the UFC will be entering the boxing ring under the name “Zuffa Boxing.” Following his April 29, 2017 knockout of Wladimir Klirschko,…

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By: Eric Lunger Miguel Cotto, a man of few words and larger-than-life deeds in the ring, retired from boxing this weekend. At age 37, Cotto dropped a unanimous decision to Saddam Ali in a tough and hard-hitting bout, bowing out on arguably the sport’s greatest stage, Madison Square Garden in…

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by B.A. Cass In August, Oscar De La Hoya took to Twitter to voice his thoughts on the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. As a man of principle, De La Hoya was disgusted. He felt Mayweather was degrading the sport of boxing. Many boxing fans agreed. How is it then that…

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By: Ken Hissner It’s rumored Floyd “Money” Mayweather and MMA’s Conor McGregor may have a rematch though it’s questionable if McGregor will try boxing again. Since both had big paydays that could change. Mayweather may know that Chayaphon Moonsri, of Thailand just improved his record to 49-0 this past weekend…

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