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How Mixed-up Are the Heavyweight Champions? By: Ken Hissner Wladimir “Dr. Steelhammer” Klitschko, 64-4 (53), of the UKR, lost for the first time in eleven years, to Tyson Fury, 25-0 (18), in November of 2015 losing his three titles. Fury retired in 2016 making all the titles vacant. Klitschko for…

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Kell Brook And Amir Khan May Meet In Ring By: Sean Crose Surprise, surprise, welterweight Amir Khan finally seems interested in getting in the ring with countryman and fellow welterweight Kell Brook. The IBF world titlist of the division, Brook has long wanted a fight with Khan, but the former…

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Three Tales from Joe “Shannon” Schabacker! By: Ken Hissner This former Olympic alternate back in the early 20’s had more than half a dozen tales but let’s hear about three of them. Shannon had a professional trainer named Jack Blackburn. Yes, the trainer of Joe “The Brown Bomber” Louis. Shannon…

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Why Carl Frampton Is Not My Fighter Of The Year By: Sean Crose Okay, first things first – there’s something a bit misleading about the title of this article. The truth is that I don’t have a FIGHTER OF THE YEAR, per se. Indeed, you won’t find me listing the…

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Dillian Whyte Flags a Possible Next Opponent and Signals WBC Title Ambitions By: G.E. Simons Dillian Whyte has confirmed his interest in facing former WBC world champion Bermane Stiverne, in what could provide a final eliminator for the right to challenge current WBC heavyweight title holder Deontay Wilder. Whyte’s options…

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Why Do So Many Show Disrespect for GGG? By: Ken Hissner This writer had a GGG NO. 1 shirt made up and it’s almost like I had something against Floyd Mayweather, Jr., the way so many walk away from me in disgust. First thing out of their mouths is “he…

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Philly’s Fab Four Turned Professional in 2016 and Are 23-0-1! By: Ken Hissner This was to be the year that five Philly boxers were to go to the Olympic in Brazil!The best looking prospect to come out of Philly since 1984 Olympic Gold Medalist Meldrick Taylor in this writer’s opinion…

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Playing Favorites – The WBO Shows Its Love For Canelo Alvarez By: Sean Crose The World Boxing Organization’s middleweight champ, Billy Joe Saunders, may not be happy about it, but the sanctioning body has named one Canelo Alvarez as his mandatory opponent. That means Saunders is going to have to…

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The Five Fights I Want to See in 2017 By: Eric Lunger As New Year’s Day approaches, boxing fans can look back on the year that has been, and cast a longing eye towards the year to come. Here, in descending order are the top five fights I’d like to…

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Pacquiao Remains Dominant In 2016 By: Sean Crose An interesting article appeared in this publication the other day wherein Matthew N. Becher ran through a list of top candidates for 2016s Fighter of the Year. All candidates were worthy, but I won’t focus here on which one I felt was…

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Best 10 Boxing Fights of 2016 By: Jordan Seward With the new year approaching it’s time to reflect on the best boxing action of 2016, so in no particular order…. Orlando Salido vs Francisco Vargas The two Mexicans treated us to a classic right up to the final bell for…

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The Carto Legacy in Philadelphia Lives on with Christian Carto! By: Ken Hissner It all started with unbeaten 20 year-old Philly bantamweight Christian Carto’s Uncle Joe Carto in April of 1932. He was 3-0-1 boxing in Philadelphia. When he branched out to Pottsville, PA and Brooklyn, NY, he suffered back…

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Will Wladimir Klitschko Reclaim Heavyweight Dominance? By: Sean Crose I remember talking to a co-worker of mine a long time ago about a dream heavyweight superfight between the current division powerhouse, Lennox Lewis, and a European up and comer named Wladimir Klitschko. The Ukrainian, was, like Lewis, a super-sized heavyweight….

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