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By: Kirk Jackson The main argument Conor McGregor, UFC President Dana White, UFC’s legion of hardcore, biased followers, advocate is McGregor’s overall physical strength, youth, size and punching power. Essentially claiming these physical tools automatically dwarf anything the older, smaller, Floyd Mayweather can muster. Their barbaric approach and sentiments suggest…

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Who knocked out Conor McGregor in training? By: Matthew N. Becher ​The boxing and mixed martial arts worlds are clamoring to find out more information on an apparent rumor that has been going around in which former Jr. Welterweight and welterweight world champion, Jesse Vargas, stated that McGregor has been…

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Omar Figueroa has a Face That Lies by B.A. Cass In December of 2012, Golden Boy Promotions called up Omar Figueroa Jr.’s dad to say they had a fight for his son. After his dad got off the phone, he came up to Figueroa Jr. and said, “Guess what?” He…

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Mayweather-McGregor Press Tour Turns Ugly In Brooklyn By: Sean Crose Nice guy MMA journalist Ariel Helwani said it “felt hostile and uncomfortable.” ESPNs Dan Rafael called it “utterly crass and not very entertaining unless you like hearing Floyd and Conor spend a half hour cursing.” Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole tweeted…

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Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor and the Magic of Mass Amnesia By: Ivan G. Goldman If you try to make sense of Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor as an athletic contest you’re probably expecting too much. But if you accept it for what it is — an enormously lucrative entertainment –…

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Second Mayweather-McGregor Press Conference Thrills Target Audience By: Sean Crose Well…at least Conor’s fans were happy. Wednesday’s press conference for the Mayweather-McGregor novelty boxing match was loaded with screaming, swearing and the thunderous approval of thousands of live fans. I have to be honest, I found it tiring. People loved…

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The Troubles with CompuBox By: Matt O’Brien Boxing is a notoriously difficult sport to score. Although the brief a fighter must follow is simple enough – hit and hurt your opponent more than he does you – deciding who completes this task more successfully can be a complicated affair. Witness…

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Deception from Down Under; A Conspiracy Theorist’s Guide By: Kirk Jackson Here we go again… Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao 59-7-2 (38 KO’s) apparently attracts controversy; this time in the form of losing another disputed decision – to relatively unknown, teacher/boxer Jeff “The Hornet” Horn 17-0-1 (11 KO’s). To be fair, Pacquiao…

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Boxing Writers Bury Pac Man After He Was Robbed Down Under By: Ken Hissner WBO welterweight champion Manny “Pac Man” Pacquaio won at least 8 rounds if not 9 rounds Saturday night down under in Australia over “club fighter” Jeff Horn who is from Australia. The American referee Mark Nelson…

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If You’ll Take the Win Then You Have to Take the Loss By Coach Bruce Babashan I have been training professional and amateur boxers for many years. In totality my fighters have competed in thousands of fights at nearly every level in the sport at one time or another. My…

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So Much For Boxing Being Dead: Pacquiao-Horn A Ratings Hit By: Sean Crose What’s in a name? If that name is Manny Pacquiao, almost four and a half million sets of eyeballs. ESPNs broadcast of the Manny Pacquiao-Jeff Horn welterweight title fight in Australia peaked at 4.4 million viewers on…

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