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​ By: Eric Lunger ​In early April 2013, it looked like things were finally going well for the supremely talented Guillermo Rigondeaux, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and one of the finest products of the vaunted Cuban boxing program. He had a solid three-year contract with Bob Arum’s Top Rank…

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By Bryanna Fissori Heavyweight Champ Anthony Joshua has caught the attention of UFC President Dana White, who has been making waves in the boxing industry with announcement that the UFC will be entering the boxing ring under the name “Zuffa Boxing.” Following his April 29, 2017 knockout of Wladimir Klirschko,…

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By: Eric Lunger Miguel Cotto, a man of few words and larger-than-life deeds in the ring, retired from boxing this weekend. At age 37, Cotto dropped a unanimous decision to Saddam Ali in a tough and hard-hitting bout, bowing out on arguably the sport’s greatest stage, Madison Square Garden in…

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by B.A. Cass In August, Oscar De La Hoya took to Twitter to voice his thoughts on the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. As a man of principle, De La Hoya was disgusted. He felt Mayweather was degrading the sport of boxing. Many boxing fans agreed. How is it then that…

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By: Ken Hissner It’s rumored Floyd “Money” Mayweather and MMA’s Conor McGregor may have a rematch though it’s questionable if McGregor will try boxing again. Since both had big paydays that could change. Mayweather may know that Chayaphon Moonsri, of Thailand just improved his record to 49-0 this past weekend…

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By: Sean Crose Back in 2014, the New York Post wrote that Roc Nation Sports’ “lack of media access has given it an air of mystery.” Former featherweight Daniel “Twitch” Franco certainly finds Roc Nation Sports mysterious. After receiving a serious brain injury during a June bout against Jose Haro…

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By: Ken Hissner This writer started searching all sports most colorful athletes and they stood out at other sporting events when they showed up. It’s no secret a boxing writer would think it was a boxer is it? Baseball had the New York Yankee’s Babe Ruth the man who pointed…

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By: Kirk Jackson Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev 31-2-1 (27 KO’s) certainly looked confident after securing victory for the first time since July of 2016, recapturing the WBO light heavyweight championship in the process. Scoring a 2nd round knock-out over Vyacheslav “Lion heart” Shabranskyy 19-2 (16 KO’s), Kovalev aims to conquer the…

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by Bryanna Fissori Three months into retirement Floyd Mayweather Jr. is reportedly still training “like a maniac” and in fighting shape. His recent training video, recorded in his Las Vegas gym has inspired rumors of a comeback and potential rematch with his most recent opponent, Conor McGregor. The Money Given…

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By: Sean Crose Manny Pacquiao – or someone working for Manny Pacquiao – called out Conor McGregor on Pac Man’s Twitter page Thursday. Why? The answer’s pretty simple. McGregor comes across to an accomplished boxer like a cross between a punching bag and an ATM machine. With millions upon millions…

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By: Jacob Tanswell At one time, not so long ago, he was viewed as the the most feared boxer in the game, Sergey “the Krusher” Kovalev is now firmly at a crossroads in his boxing life. On November 25th, he has an opportunity to get back to winning ways,regaining the…

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​By: Eric Lunger ​It’s been quite a year in boxing, giving fans and commentators a great deal to be thankful for. So, as we pause for the holiday and enjoy some down time with family and friends, here is my top five list — in no particular order — of…

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By: John Tsoi Following the fascinating heavyweight showdown between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko this past April, everyone is looking forward to the next blockbuster match that will hopefully happen in 2018 – Joshua vs. Wilder. Many have Joshua as the early favorite against the American, with some even claiming…

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By: Ken Hissner There have been some great boxers that have continued boxing too long such as Muhammad Ali. Was it money or more stardom or just what that causes boxers to continue when they are no longer the boxer they once were? In Ali’s case he was 29-0 when…

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