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By: Kirk Jackson Terence Crawford 32-0 (23 KO’s) became the first male fighter since Bernard Hopkins to become the unified, undisputed champion of a weight division, capturing the WBA and IBF junior welterweight titles as he knocked out the undefeated Julius Indongo in three rounds. Photo Credit: Terence Crawford Facebook…

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By: Kirk Jackson Finally the time has arrived. Fans from all over the world will witness the unified WBC, WBA and WBO middleweight champion Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin 37-0 (33 KO’s) vs. the lineal and Ring Magazine middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 49-1-1 (34 KO’s). Photo Credit: HBO Boxing This…

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By: Sean Crose “We can change.” So says famed former HBO commentator Larry Merchant at the end of Foreman, an intriguing documentary on the life of legendary boxer turned pop culture icon George Foreman, which airs Wednesday night at 8 PM on EPIX. One of the interesting things about Foreman…

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By: Matt O’Brien “I think 2016 should go down as one of the worst years in boxing history, maybe the worst.” – Oscar De La Hoya, October 2016. Photo Credit: HBO Sports The Golden Boy’s sad assessment of the state of boxing almost a year ago may have been somewhat…

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By: Ken Hissner Both Rocky “The Brockton Blockbuster” Marciano and Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. retired after posting a 49-0 record. Mayweather would come back after a 23 month layoff to post his 50th win recently against amateur boxer and current MMA champion Conor McGregor 0-0. Marciano was 42-0 before getting…

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By: Sean Crose Twenty four years old. Five feet, four inches tall. Thirteen wins. Zero Defeats. Zero draws. Eleven knockouts. Two world titles in a career that has run a span of less than five years. Meet Naoya Inoue, the WBO World Super Flyweight Champion from the southern portion of…

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by B.A. Cass On the cover of this year’s April issue of Ring Magazine, there’s a picture of a triumphant Carl Frampton holding up his WBA and IBF belts. April was the “Best of 2016” issue; Frampton got “Fighter of the Year” while “Fight of the Year” went to Francisco…

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By: Greg Houghton Is it just me, or is it starting to get really frustrating continuously hearing about yet another star in combat sports testing positive for performance enhancing drugs? It seems that, sure as the wind blows, we repeatedly hear of yet another pro athlete in combat sports who…

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By Jake Donovan The last time Miguel Cotto fought live on HBO’s flagship station in June ‘15, it turned out to be the 3rd highest-rated fight of the year. Saturday’s ring return for Puerto Rico’s first-ever four division world champion merely produced the third highest-rated boxing telecast of the evening….

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By: Greg Houghton This post is a message to all new boxing fans that found themselves interested in the Mayweather McGregor fight. You are no doubt here and reading this post due to your newfound interest in the sport of boxing through the recent McGregor spectacle. I would just like…

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By Gary Todd Las Vegas- Floyd Mayweather , as expected, took Conor McGregor to school, and gave the Irish plodder , a painful lesson in the sport of boxing. The loud mouthed McGregor could not back up on anything he said in the build up to the fight, and in…

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By Charles Jay This reporter had to take a look around his Facebook news feed today (Sunday) before writing this piece. I don’t know what yours says, but here it’s telling me that, for the most part, those people who felt the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was a complete and…

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