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Who is Jeff Horn? Manny Pacquiao’s Next Opponent By: Matthew N. Becher ​Earlier this week it was reported that Manny Pacquiao signed his part of the contract to defend his WBO welterweight title on July 2nd against undefeated prospect Jeff Horn, of Australia. Very little is known of Horn in…

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WBC Minimumweight Champion Chayaphon Moosri goes 46-0! By: Ken Hissner Too many times the Thailand boxers have built up records and WBC Minimumweight champion Chayaphon Moosri at 46-0 (17), is no exception. In Moosri’s third bout he won the vacant WBC Youth title fighting an opponent who was 0-1 in…

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Is Vasyl Lomachenko the Smartest Fighter since Mayweather? By: Eric Lunger Andre Berto, the former WBC and IBF welterweight champ, gave a fascinating interview recently on FightHype.com, in which he broke down why Floyd Mayweather was so difficult to create offense against.  “He thinks defense first, while all of us…

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Is HBO Even Worth It Any More? By: Sean Crose Is HBO even worth it anymore? That’s a question many a boxing fan seems to be – or at least should be – asking these days. In this era, where the pay cable network runs fewer and fewer fights outside…

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Who is the pound-for-pound ruler: April 2017 Edition: Who’s Number One? By: Kirk Jackson Who is the best fighter pound-for-pound as we close the chapter on the first quarter of the calendar year? With Roman Gonzalez 46-1 (38 KO’s) recently falling albeit in controversial fashion, this leaves an opportunity for…

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How Many Wars Does Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez Have Left In Him? By: Sean Crose Chocolatito looks to be returning. The WBC has ordered former junior bantamweight champ Roman Gonzalez to face Srisaket Sor Rungvisai, the man who beat him this past March, in a rematch for the title strap. Gonzalez-Sor…

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Pacquiao signs to fight Jeff Horn this summer By: Matthew N. Becher ​It has been a wild couple of months trying to keep up with who and where WBO welterweight champion, Manny Pacquiao would be fighting next, but today he signed on the dotted line, to take on his mandatory…

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A Case of Revenge or the Same Result? Ward vs. Kovalev II By: Kirk Jackson In a bout titled “NO EXCUSES,” Andre Ward 31-0 (15 KO’s) defends his light heavyweight titles against the man who previously reigned over the division with iron fists – Sergey Kovalev 30-1-1 (26 KO’s). After…

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Mayweather-McGregor If It Happen’s It Must Be an Exhibition! By: Ken Hissner On March 20, 2016 the former 3 division world champion Roy Jones, Jr., 63-9 (46), was permitted to fight Vyron “Cannon” Phillips who was making his debut as an opponent. Phillips had 6 amateur bouts. Phillips was 33…

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Promoter Lou DiBella Unloads On Modern Boxing By: Sean Crose WARNING: Blue language ahead. Promoter Lou DiBella is a man who’s known to tell it like it is. And he certainly told it like he felt it was when he sat down to talk with Chris Mannix about the sweet…

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The Night Joe Louis Became An Icon By: Sean Crose Joe Louis is a pleasure to watch. Unlike many fighters who might be considered “Old Time,” there’s nothing archaic about Louis when one sees him go through an opponent. Styles may have indeed advanced – or diminished, depending upon how…

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Jaron “Boots” Ennis Seeking Tenth Win in Eleven Months Friday! By: Ken Hissner Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 9-0 (8), the hottest prospect out of Philadelphia since the 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor will be headlining at the 2300 Arena in South Philadelphia Friday on a Victory Boxing Promotions show. Ennis…

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Carlos Balderas: King, Me By: Francisco Martinez 2016 U.S. Olympian Carlos Balderas is set to debut April 9th in Los Angeles, California a few hours away from his hometown of Santa Maria who he has become a poster boy for. On this April 9th which lands on a Sunday not…

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