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Jarrett “Swift” Hurd’s First Title Defense is a Serious Challenge By Eric Lunger There is a perception in boxing today that too many fighters, when they finally reach that goal of grabbing their first belt, spend too much time resting on their laurels, maybe trying to maximize their earning power…

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Ward, Kovalev Conference Calls Showcase Differences In Character By: Sean Crose Kovalev: “I hate him.” Ward: “He’s a good fighter.” Kovalev: “He didn’t deserve this belt.” Ward: “It doesn’t take a close decision to get criticism.” Kovalev: “I want to punish him.” Andre Ward. Sergey Kovalev. Two men. Two highly…

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Why Jeffries Came Back for Johnson & Marciano Didn’t for Johansson! By: Ken Hissner James J “The Boilermaker” Jeffries was considered one of the all-time great heavyweight champions when he retired after defeating Jack Munroe in 2 rounds in August of 1904. His record was 19-0-2 (16). When Jack “The…

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Sergey Kovalev Vows to Punish Andre Ward in Search for Revenge By: Francisco Martinez 6 months removed from his first fight with Andre Ward, Sergey Kovalev prepares to step into the ring with Ward once again and revenge has been the only thing on his mind since. After what he…

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Mikey Garcia Prepares To Enter Boxing’s Elite Realm By: Sean Crose Now that Adrien Broner and Mikey Garcia are set to fight at 140 lbs this summer, expect a whole ton of talk about whether or not Broner will rise to the occasion. I’ve no doubt I’ll be engaging in…

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When Will A Losing Record Boxer Know When He Should Retire? By: Ken Hissner The UK’s 36 year old Kristian Laight is now 12-248-8 but only stopped 5 times. He is third on this writers 100 Club losers list in total defeats only behind Reggie Strickland 66-276-17 and Peter Buckley…

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“Hammering” Hank Lundy & Jaron “Boots” Ennis in Philly Friday! By: Ken Hissner Lightweight “Hammering” Hank Lundy, 27-6-1 (13), returns to Philadelphia for the first time since 2009. Also on the card is Philly’s welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 11-0 (9), the best looking prospect in Philadelphia since 1984 Olympian Meldrick…

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Why Mayweather-McGregor Will (In All Likelihood) Be A Dud By: Sean Crose So, you’re a person who loves “big events.” You know, things like the Super Bowl and presidential debates. You’re not really into things like football and politics, but you still really dig the excitement of “the big moment.”…

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“I’ll Fight Louis Ortiz” Says Amir “Hardcore” Mansour! By: Ken Hissner This writer recently did an article calling 38 year old Louis “King Kong” Ortiz, 27-0 (23), the most feared heavyweight in the world. I had also said that at one time about 44 year old Amir “Hardcore” Mansour, 23-2-1…

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Is this the end of the road for Kell Brook? By: Kirk Jackson Errol Spence 22-0 (19 KO’s) emerged victorious as the newly crowned IBF welterweight champion over the weekend, dethroning Kell Brook 36-2 (25 KO’s) and solidifying his claim as one of the top fighters in the stacked welterweight…

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Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Celebration a Big Success! By: Ken Hissner Ray McCline’s idea of creating the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame was a big success over the weekend. Especially on Sunday night with 24 inductee’s before a large crowd at the Claridge Hotel in Atlantic City!…

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Kell Brook Is Neither A Wimp, Nor A Coward By: Sean Crose It was inevitable, I suppose. After getting severely hurt by Gennady Golovkin last fall, then getting severely hurt again by Errol Spence Jr on Saturday, British welterweight Kell Brook is receiving heat for going down on one knee…

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