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By: Greg Houghton Is it just me, or is it starting to get really frustrating continuously hearing about yet another star in combat sports testing positive for performance enhancing drugs? It seems that, sure as the wind blows, we repeatedly hear of yet another pro athlete in combat sports who…

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By Jake Donovan The last time Miguel Cotto fought live on HBO’s flagship station in June ‘15, it turned out to be the 3rd highest-rated fight of the year. Saturday’s ring return for Puerto Rico’s first-ever four division world champion merely produced the third highest-rated boxing telecast of the evening….

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By: Greg Houghton This post is a message to all new boxing fans that found themselves interested in the Mayweather McGregor fight. You are no doubt here and reading this post due to your newfound interest in the sport of boxing through the recent McGregor spectacle. I would just like…

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By Gary Todd Las Vegas- Floyd Mayweather , as expected, took Conor McGregor to school, and gave the Irish plodder , a painful lesson in the sport of boxing. The loud mouthed McGregor could not back up on anything he said in the build up to the fight, and in…

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By Charles Jay This reporter had to take a look around his Facebook news feed today (Sunday) before writing this piece. I don’t know what yours says, but here it’s telling me that, for the most part, those people who felt the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight was a complete and…

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By: Kirk Jackson The epic cross-over mash of combat sports is finally over and the dust settled. As cold reality sets in for dejected fans of mixed martial arts, there’s a million ways to interpret what transpired. Photo Credit: USA Today Most of the build-up was based on a series…

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By Bryanna Fissori The sport of Mixed Martial Arts as a whole had little to lose putting its poster boy up against arguably the most familiar face in boxing for this generation. McGregor the MMA fighter was coming into this bout with literally no professional boxing experience against boxing’s undefeated…

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By: Sean Crose By the end of the ninth round of the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor novelty bout on Saturday night, it was clear that UFC superstar McGregor was beaten up. Floyd was landing shot after shot on the man. Furthermore, the Irishman looked exhausted. One of McGregor’s weaknesses in the…

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By Charles Jay Back in December 1993, there was a one-night 16-man heavyweight tournament taking place at what was then Casino Magic in Mississippi. One of the competitors who was signed into the field was a guy named Joe Savage, who was billed as “the bare knuckle champion of Great…

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By: Kirk Jackson The lifestyle is flashy. Luxurious cars, custom suits, jewelry, large houses, big pay days and plenty of trash talk. Are we describing Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor? Photo Credit: USA Today It’s evident McGregor emulated the Mayweather blueprint; following the golden path to riches and is now…

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By Jake Donovan The plan all along was for the legendary Miguel Cotto to call it a career by the end of 2017. The only question was finding the perfect starting point to launch such a farewell tour. Six months and one failed attempt later, the former four-division world champion…

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By Bryanna Fissori It is common knowledge that boxing makes significantly more money than MMA. If that has not been made clear to anyone, then they have no idea what the upcoming Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather fight is even about. Show Me the Money What is less on the…

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By Kirk Jackson Some spectators suggest Conor McGregor is going to have to borrow magic from leprechauns or rely on the luck enchanted four leaf clovers if he has any shot of defeating Floyd Mayweather Aug. 26. The lucky charms may not be necessary however. The brash Irishman talks a…

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