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Female Boxers in America Still Fight For Respect By: Ron Scarfone The photo for this article was originally published by Bain News Service at least a century ago. It depicts the Bennett Sisters who performed a kind of entertainment known as vaudeville. Vaudeville shows during this time period featured a…

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Boxing’s Endorsement Problem By: Brandon Bernica Last Saturday, the sport of boxing presented its latest offering to the mainstream public – a fight between Manny Pacquiao and Jessie Vargas. The macro diagnosis of the event is that Pacquiao won a convincing decision absent of much fanfare, with fans still reeling…

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Super Fight 2016: Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward, “Pound-for-Pound” By: Matt O’Brien On November 19th at the 20,000-seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, two of boxing’s most highly rated fighters meet in a battle for the WBA, WBO and IBF light-heavyweight world championships. While the bout has not quite…

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PBC Card in Philadelphia had its Ups and Downs By Eric Lunger I happened to attend the Danny Garcia vs. Samuel Vargas PBC event Saturday night in Philadelphia. The experience was a pleasure all around, except, unfortunately, for the main event. I’ll get to that in a moment, but first…

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Why Kovalev-Ward Is Pay Per View Worthy By: Sean Crose First things first – Andre Ward is talented. Very talented. Supremely talented. Here is one the best combat sports athletes in the world. Just how renowned is the man called “Son of God”? Well, renowned bad boy and MMA bad…

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Barbara Buttrick’s Scrapbook: Emile Griffith vs. Benny Paret By: Ron Scarfone Barbara Buttrick is currently the Women’s International Boxing Federation (WIBF) President. Buttrick formed the WIBF in 1993 and it is the oldest sanctioning body for women’s boxing that is still in existence. Buttrick was known as “The Mighty Atom…

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Robert Guerrero “My Actions Will Speak Louder Than My Words!” By: Benny Henderson Former world champion, Robert Guerrero 33-5-1 (18 KO’s) has been in the bang for your buck sport for fifteen years. In that time he has fought some of the biggest names in the boxing world, earned multiple…

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Ortiz-Scott Redefines What A Bad Fight Is By: Sean Crose As I sit here at five PM on a Saturday afternoon in Connecticut – the blue hour – I honestly can’t believe the sheer terror that is the fight before me on the television. Indeed, the Luis Ortiz-Malik Scott heavyweight…

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WBC Favors Mexican Boxers in Female Flyweight Tournament By: Ron Scarfone The World Boxing Council (WBC) flyweight tournament in women’s boxing began in October. It was supposed to settle the debate as to who is the best female flyweight boxer in the world. Instead, it has created more questions than…

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Kell Brook To Remain At Welterweight. Errol Spence Awaits By: Sean Crose There are those, of course, who are most certainly not fans of one Kell Brook. Indeed, they say the IBF welterweight champion had too many soft touches after besting the exciting Shawn Porter back in California in 2014….

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Time for the Pacman to Call it a Day By: Matt O’Brien Following a short-lived “retirement” from boxing, Manny Pacquiao returned to action on Saturday night and reclaimed a portion of the welterweight title for the third time. Once again the Pacman demonstrated that he is levels above the vast…

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Philly Has Fights Friday and on Saturday with Danny Swift” Garcia! By: Ken Hissner It’s going to be a blockbuster week-end in Philadelphia Friday and Saturday. Friday at the 2300 Arena in South Philly has five of the top young talents in the country. On Saturday unbeaten WBC welterweight champion…

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Style Analysis: Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah By: Sean Kim The confrontation between Amir Khan and Zab Judah was a showcase of Khan’s masterful boxing skills and perhaps one of his most flawless performances to date. What he was able to accomplish against a highly talented fighter in Zab Judah…

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