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Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez: Whoever is Next, is Next By: Francisco Martinez Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez the hot trailblazing southpaw, Top Rank promotions signee, Mexican import who hails from Sinaloa, Mazatlan and current 168lbs WBO world champion aims for unifications in his division coming off of hand surgery and wants to waste…

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The Prince of Mexico: Carlos Cuadras By: Francisco Martinez Coming off a controversial unanimous decision loss to Nicaraguan Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras is looking to avenge that loss most in attendance would say was much more closer than that of the official judges scorecards would indicate. Some would argue Cuadras…

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Don’t Call It a Comeback: Yusef Mack beats up Internet Troll By: Matthew N. Becher ​Over the weekend, former Light Heavyweight title challenger, Yusef Mack (31-8-2 17KO), was in the news for attacking a man at a Philadelphia barbershop. The man, Hector Echevarria, is a social media “Troll” who repeatedly…

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OPENING BELL: 10/25/33 “MARTY FELDMAN” CLOSING BELL: 2/14/17 By: Ken Hissner Former amateur, professional boxer and trainer Martin “The Hammer of Thor” Feldman, passed away on Valentine’s Day February 14th, 2017 at the age of 83. He was born and fought as an amateur in Paterson, NJ, compiling a 28-1…

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“Prince” Charles Williams IBF Light Heavyweight Champion! By: Ken Hissner “Prince” Charles Williams turned professional in 1978 dropping his first bout before going 8-0-2. He would suffer his first loss to future IBF cruiserweight champion Jeff Lampkin, 12-0, fighting for the OH state light heavyweight title. Two fights later Williams…

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Haye Haye, My My (into the Comeback) By G.E. Simons David Haye’s return to competitive boxing continues on 4th March with a ‘Heavyweight Feature Attraction’ against the WBC Cruiserweight world champion Tony Bellew, which will be broadcast live from London’s O2 Arena via SKY Box Office in the UK. Haye…

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Eugene “Mean Gene” Hill Moving Toward USBA Title Bout! By: Ken Hissner Eugene “Mean Gene” Hill, 34-1 (22), out of Dickinson, TX, is the No. 5 ranked USBA heavyweight. His manager is well known Bob Spagnola. The USBA title is vacant with No. 1 contender Gerald “El Gallo Negro” Washinton,…

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The Day Jack Johnson Punched Through The Color Line By: Sean Crose If I were to be asked which fighters would still be remembered in a hundred years from now, the list would be rather small indeed. That’s no knock on boxing. I’m sure the same rings true for most…

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When a 4-0 Boxer Defeats a 91-2 Boxer it Makes News! By: Ken Hissner Azizbek Abdugofurov 5-0 (4), of UZB, retained his WBC Asian Boxing Council title February 10th at the Far East Square, in Singapore defeating Sirimongkhon Iamthuam, then 91-3, of Thailand, over twelve rounds it makes news! Iamthuam…

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Kell Brook Serves the Haters Some Humble Pie By: Matt O’Brien Boxing is a tough sport, and boxing fans are a hard bunch to please. Opinions dished out from die-hard behind-the-keyboard fans are usually harsh, though often these criticisms are eminently fair and promote the better values and traditions of…

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