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by B.A. Cass Yesterday, my colleague here at boxinginsider.com, claimed that the sport of boxing needs Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to defeat Gennady Golovkin. The argument goes like this: Now that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has retired, the boxing world needs someone who can attract a large fan base and secure big…

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By: Sean Crose There’s little doubt that middleweights Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin appear – on paper at least – to be essentially evenly matched. Canelo has improved by leaps and bounds since losing to Floyd Mayweather four years ago this month. Furthermore, Brooklyn’s Daniel Jacobs proved last winter that,…

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By: Brian Strahan Mexico, has its own California. Baja California. A feral peninsula, encompassed by the Pacific Ocean to its west, and the Sea of Cortez to its east. At its tip, bordering that other California, lies Tijuana. A city known in the past as much for its pull of…

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By Jaime C. Feal To many casual observers and fans, Saturday night’s superfight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin represents a thoroughly even match up. Two fighters in their prime with fantastic records, both champions, ready to throw down and entertain all at the T-Mobile Arena in Las…

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By: Sean Crose Gennady Golovkin is a long way from Kazakhstan. The 35 year old product of the former Soviet Union is now in Las Vegas for the biggest fight of the year (so long as you don’t count a certain novelty bout between an all-time great and an Irish…

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by B.A. Cass The fight between Francisco Vargas and Orlando Salido, which seemed to be just about everyone’s pick for 2016 fight of the year, was certainly a good fight. But thirty seconds into Round One and the two men were already in their first clinch, something that turned into…

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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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