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A Weekend to Remember at Atlantic City’s Boxing Hall of Fame! By:Ken Hissner Coming to Atlantic City the weekend of May 26, 27 and 28 is a weekend to remember among boxing royality as the 2017 Atlantic City inductees will be inducted into their Hall of Fame. The Claridge a…

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Is Floyd Mayweather Jr. going ALL IN with Gervonta Davis? By: Matthew N. Becher ​Ever since the beginning of boxing the future stars of the sport are always compared to their counterparts of the past. Who is the next Sugar Ray Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Mike Tyson, etc., etc. It is…

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The Adaptable Terence Crawford By: Sean Crose Terence “Bud” Crawford is in a real fight this weekend (at least on paper) when he takes on Felix Diaz before HBO cameras at Madison Square Garden in a bout Home Box Office will air live Saturday night. Diaz is a talented enough…

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Jaron “Boots” Ennis Wins Eleventh Straight in Thirteen Months! By: Ken Hissner Philadelphia’s best prospect since Meldrick Taylor who was the 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist, Jaron “Boots” Ennis, 11-0 (9), won his 11th fight in 13 months of boxing. He comes from a fighting family with brothers Farah who was…

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Is Joshua-Klitschko II On The Way? By: Sean Crose Last month, fight fans were treated to what was arguably the best heavyweight title fight in the past two decades. For Anthony Joshua gained heavyweight supremacy by besting aging icon Wladimir Klitschko in a terrific back and forth battle that had…

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Why is Terence Crawford Getting No love For His Next Fight? By: Matthew N. Becher ​We can all agree, Terence “Bud” Crawford (30-0 21KO) is one of the best fighters on the planet right now. He is a two division lineal champ, with impressive wins against the likes of Ricky…

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Philadelphia’s Unbeaten Little Big Men Christian Carto & Manny Folly! By: Ken Hissner Philadelphia had a WBA World Bantamweight champion back in the early 80’s named “Joltin” Jeff Chandler, 33-2-2 (18). In November of 1980 he stopped Julian Solis, 21-0, for the WBA bantamweight title. He was the first American…

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Who Was the Best P4P “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker or Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr? By: Ken Hissner This writer has met “Sugar” Ray Leonard several times, Aaron “The Hawk” once and Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker once. I never met Floyd “Money” Mayweather. All…

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Louis-Conn II: A Heavyweight Title Fight Comes To Television By: Sean Crose For those who don’t know, Joe Louis was one of the greatest heavyweight champions of all time. What’s more, he was one of the greatest boxers of all time. Believe it or not, these are facts that few…

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​Rigondeaux returns to face Flores on Ward vs. Kovalev Undercard ​By: Eric Lunger ​ ​While the boxing world has been abuzz this week over the looming heavyweight clash between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko, news broke in the super bantamweight division as Main Events announced that Guillermo Rigondeaux will face…

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Canelo and Julio’s Choreographed Debacle By: Ronald Neal Goldman If you’ve attentively followed the sweet science as long as I, you would know something just wasn’t right in Canelo Alverez’s ridiculously easy shut out of Julio Cesar Chavez in their 12 round non-title bout. In what should have been an…

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The Financial Factor: Canelo vs. Triple G By: Kirk Jackson Now that we finally have the fight boxing fans have craved over the last year or so, there’s much to discuss leading up to the event featuring Gennady “Triple G” Golovkin 37-0 (33 KO’s) and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez 49-1-1(34 KO’s)….

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Canelo-Chavez: Why We Thought Junior Had a Chance By: Sean Crose What was it that led so many of us – myself certainly included – to believe Julio Caesar Chavez Junior would make a good showing last Saturday evening against Saul Canelo Alvarez in Vegas? Junior had proven himself to…

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