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​Joseph Parker to Defend his WBO Belt against Hughie Fury in April ​By: Eric Lunger ​WBO Heavyweight champion Joseph Parker (22-0, 18 KO’s) of New Zealand will make his first title defense against Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KO’s) of the UK, it was announced Friday. Duco Events of New Zealand…

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Did A Boxing Match Give Birth To Pop Culture? By: Sean Crose After having been regarded as heavyweight champion of the world for about a full decade, John L Sullivan was still the man to beat in 1892. While it was true the guy hadn’t had a major fight for…

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Mayweather, McGregor, Money By: Kirk Jackson It seems it’s more than just a hypothetical, more than just what if? This is more than fantasy talk now. Boxing meets MMA. The polarizing, retired,boxing legend Floyd Mayweather vs. the budding, active, mixed martial arts superstar Conor McGregor. It appears there has been…

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Are Boxing Fans Sending A Message To HBO? By: Sean Crose HBO, long known as the biggest powerhouse in televised boxing, took a hit this past weekend when it’s terrific Vargas-Berchelt card was bested in the ratings by rival Showtime’s Frampton-Santa Cruz II card. To the casual eye, this may…

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The “New” Ray Robinson Wants to Fight WBC Champ Danny Garcia”! By: Ken Hissner The “New” Ray Robinson, 21-2 (10), of Philadelphia has to wait for the outcome of the March 4th showdown between WBC welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia, 33-0, and WBA champion Keith Thurman, 27-0, unification fight before…

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McMayweather Inc. – The clash of the content providers inches closer and closer By G.E. Simons A cross-over combat sports encounter between MMA’s premier champion Conor McGregor and boxing’s ‘retired’ star attraction Floyd Mayweather, continues to evolve from whimsical ‘what if’ rumour to clickbaity content provision, to public relations lever…

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Gerald Washington Gets A Crack At Deontay Wilder By: Sean Crose “Right now we don’t deserve the heavyweight title,” Gerald Washington said to me a while back. “It’s not easy to be the champion. You have to live right and work hard.” Now, several years later, Washington is apparently ready…

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Is Mayweather vs McGregor Another Barnum & Bailey Show? By: Ken Hissner Roy Jones, Jr., 64-9 (46) had a contest and in March of 2016 the winner of the contest would fight Roy. Vyron “The Cannon” Phillips was the winner. The only boxing background he had was 6 amateur bouts….

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Santa Cruz Plays It Smart In Victory Over Frampton by John Freund On Saturday night at the MGM in Las Vegas, before a crowd of 10,085 in attendance, Leo Santa Cruz did exactly what he didn’t do in his first meeting with Carl Frampton – exploited his long reach to…

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Sixty One Rounds Of Combat: Jackson Versus Corbett By: Sean Crose Heavyweight champion John L Sullivan was racist. Or afraid. Or perhaps both. Whatever the reason, the famous (or notorious) Boston Strong Boy refused to trade punches with a black fighter. Thus, the infamous “color line” was drawn. Black fighters…

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Joshua v. Klitschko set to pack 90K into Wembley Stadium By: Matthew N. Becher ​Carl Froch is going to have to come up with a better saying than “I knocked out George Groves in front of 80,000 fans at Wembley Stadium”, because a new record is soon to be set…

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Mayweather-McGregor: The Money Grab The Public Demand By: Sean Crose The public is going to get what it wants. And what it wants is a novelty act. Indeed, what it wants is for Floyd Mayweather to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match. And so it’s probably going to happen….

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What’s the Definition of Toughness and Courage? CHUVALO! By: Ken Hissner How can you think of Canadian boxing without mentioning George Chuvalo? From 1956 through 1978 he had 93 fights without landing on the canvas once! That was after fighting the best fighters of his time with names like Floyd…

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Is The Featherweight Division The Best In Boxing? by John Freund Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz just weighed in for their upcoming bout tomorrow night at MGM’s Grand Arena in Las Vegas. Both fighters matched the 126-pound weight limit, and both looked determined as they met face-to-face for the…

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