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Castro Cast A Long Shadow Over Boxing By: Sean Crose Cuban strong man Fidel Castro died this weekend. Some are undoubtedly saddened, others – many others – joyous. Me? Well, truth be told, I’m no expert on Cuban history. I know that the government Castro overthrew was far from good…

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Why I’m Thankful for Boxing By: Brandon Bernica ​Last Saturday’s highly controversial decision between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev left boxing in an all-too familiar place. We witnessed another great fight tainted by the subjective scores of three ringside judges. Hardcore fans decried the outcome and casual fans confirmed their…

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Nicholas Walters Shocks The World…But Not In A Good Way By: Sean Crose I think it’s safe to say no one expected Saturday’s WBO super featherweight title fight between Vasyl Lomachenko (6-1) and Nicholas Walters (26-0-1) to end the way it did. Oh, most assumed Lomachenko would achieve the victory,…

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Walters says “No Mas”, as Lomachenko retains Title By: Matthew N. Becher In Bob Arums 2,000th promoted fight, Top Rank Boxing presented a highly anticipated World Title fight on HBO Boxing After Dark, live from The Cosmopalitan in Las Vegas. The champion Vasyl Lomachenko(6-1 4ko) defended his WBO Super Featherweight…

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Just How Good Is Vasyl Lomachenko? By: Sean Crose People are saying Ukrainian wunderkind Vasyl Lomachenko might end up being the greatest athlete to ever lace up a pair of gloves. I say we’re living in an age of hyperbole, an age where people are literally considered evil simply for…

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Mike Tyson – In The Blink Of An Eye By: Sean Crose It was November 22nd, 1986 – the Saturday night before Thanksgiving week. I was in the car, on my way to a party in Wilbraham, Massachusetts when I heard the news. Mike Tyson, a kid not much older…

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Expectations Building to a Crescendo for Parker vs. Ruiz, Jr. By: Eric Lunger​ ​On December 10th at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand, Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KO’s) will step into the ring for the biggest fight of his young career. With the WBO world championship at stake, Parker…

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After Capturing Light Heavyweight Titles, What is Next for Andre Ward? By: Kirk Jackson Saturday, November 19, 2016 featured the pairing of top pound for pound fighters in arguably the most important boxing match-up of the year, with Andre Ward 31-0 (15 KO’s) emerging victorious over Sergey Kovalev 30-1-1 (26…

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Kovalev-Ward: Aftermath Of A Controversial Decision By: Sean Crose Okay, so Andre Ward defeated Sergey Kovalev in one hell of a boxing match on Saturday and now at least half of boxing fandom is up in arms. Truth be told, this is no surprise. For the fight, which was between…

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Style Analysis Sugar Ray Leonard v.s. Marvin Hagler By: Sean Kim The flow of Ray Leonard’s footwork in the face of a highly disciplined power puncher such as Hagler was the perfect instrument for achieving a dominant performance. What Leonard was able to employ brilliantly was a series of flurries…

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The Greatest Wife: Exclusive Interview with Khalilah Ali By: Ron Scarfone There are only two people still alive who know Muhammad Ali best and were a significant part of his life when he was in his prime. One of the two people is Dr. Ferdie Pacheco. The other person is…

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