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By: Kirk Jackson It’s fight week and as Aug 26. approaches, we’ll find out how the “Money Fight” between Floyd Mayweather 49-0 (26 KO’s) and Conor McGregor 21-3 (MMA) will play out. Photo Credit: USA Today Much to speculate strategically for each fighter, as McGregor boldly predicts he’ll stop Mayweather…

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By Gary Todd To be honest, I wasn’t going to write anything for this fight. When the hype started, I battled to watch it, but I did, and I thought the whole thing was a disgrace. I said I wouldn’t be watching anymore, but I did. I have been involved…

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By: Sean Crose There was little doubt after Terence Crawford’s monstrously good performance Saturday night in Lincoln, Nebraska that the man had entered contemporary boxing’s stratosphere. Many, including this writer, had given Crawford’s opponent this past weekend, fellow junior welterweight titlist Julius Indongo, a solid chance of besting the Omaha…

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By Charles Jay Let’s suppose Paul Malignaggi’s story is completely straight. He was less than 24 hours off a plane before going into a 12-round sparring session with Conor McGregor. he didn’t have all the time in the world to loosen up. His accommodations were not ideal. He does admit…

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by B.A. Cass One day after school in eighth grade, before the biggest game of the year, my lacrosse team gathered at a teammate’s house. The game wasn’t until five, so we had two hours to kill. We occupied ourselves for a half an hour by wrestling each other in…

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By: Kirk Jackson Salvador “Chava” Sanchez 44-1-1 (32 KO’s) was an amazing fighter accurately fitting the mantra, “A talent gone too soon.” He passed away 35 years ago, yet his influence still permeates throughout the boxing world. On August 12, 1982, Sanchez perished in a collision involving his white 1981…

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By Ken Hissner The last name Smith has many boxers with that name but “Kid Chocolate” has to be right up there with seventy-two, yes 72 boxers have used that name! The most famous was Havana Cuba’s Kid “Bon Bon” Chocolate, 136-10-6 (51), NBA World Super featherweight and NYSAC World…

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By: Sean Crose Terence “Bud” Crawford is a serious force to be reckoned with. The 31-0 junior welterweight titlist can fight orthodox or southpaw, can hit like a mace, and can seemingly adapt to any situation. Those sleeping on Crawford’s opponent this weekend, however, might want to pay attention. For…

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By Ken Hissner This writer has been writing for approximately 10 years. I sometimes say “the only thing more crooked than boxing is politics”. For example we see commissions that are not the most honest favoring certain people over others. By messing with managerial contracts favoring the managers and one…

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By: Matt O’Brien With the recent announcement that Wladimir Klitschko is officially retiring, a page was turned to end an era of heavyweight boxing. And while many would have gladly viewed a return of last April’s gripping contest with Anthony Joshua, few would have predicted a different result. At 41…

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