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Manny Pacquiao begins training for Vargas Title fight: By: Matthew N. Becher ​Eight Division world champion Manny Pacquiao has begun training for his November 5th fight against WBO Welterweight champion Jesse Vargas. Pacquiao, who is a current Senator in the Philippines, will be training exclusively in his native country, as…

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Fury Abruptly Announces Retirement By: Sean Crose “Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in,” controversial heavyweight champ Tyson Fury tweeted this morning. “All a pile of shit, I’m the greatest, & I’m also retired, so go suck a d–k, happy days.” And thus, with one charming tweet,…

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A Look At Salido-Miura By: Brandon Bernica ​This past week, a knuckle-loaded slugfest between veterans Orlando Salido and Takashi Miura was finalized for December 17th. Instantly, the boxing world rejoiced at the pairing, familiar with the intensity with which each man fights with. ​Salido (43-13-4), the grizzled veteran from Mexico,…

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Tyson Fury: The Enigma of the Heavyweight Division By: Matthew N. Becher After shocking the boxing world last November, by dethroning the great Wladamir Klitschko and becoming the unified Heavyweight champion of the world, Tyson Fury has been on a downward spiral. Fury was a breath of fresh air to…

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Philly’s Fab Four Turned Professional in 2016 and Are 15-0-1! 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 writers…

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Gatti vs. Gomez: The Thunder’s Last Rumble By: Ron Scarfone In June 2003, Arturo “Thunder” Gatti and “Irish” Micky Ward completed their trilogy of three consecutive fights. Ward won by majority decision in the first fight. Gatti won the second and third fights by unanimous decision. The first and third…

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Weight Classes Matter By: Matthew N. Becher “The Surgeon went up through his gums, His front teeth, moved an eye To one side and then sorted out the fracture” -Dominic Ingle Kell Brook is one of the, if not the, best welterweight fighters in the world. Last month he skipped…

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The Harder They Fall By Kent Wallace with Cindy “Boom Boom” Podgorski So I’m seated at the bar at American Legion Post 92, surrounded by a bunch of guys who have seen some serious combat—most are, after-all; veterans. Artist and sidekick, Cindy “Boom Boom” Podgorski pulls up, orders a Tito,…

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Larry Hazzard, Sr., “You Name It and He Did It in Boxing! By: Ken Hissner Some people serve as boxers, martial artists, referees, judges, commissioners, chairman of officials, school principals, International Boxing Hall of Famers, or even literary authors, and actors. We can go on and on. However, few have…

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Fury Withdraws, but What Next? By: Eric Lunger Last year in late November, Tyson Fury shocked the boxing world by out pointing the long-reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany. It was a strange fight, with Fury taunting the champion, bobbing and jerking with his…

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Sky Sports’ PPV events better than HBO’s? By: Jordan Seward Pay-per-view events are very important to boxing fans because the days of boxing on terrestrial TV are long gone, despite Cyclone promotions’ best efforts. Boxing fans have become reliant on the promotional and production companies getting the PPV events right….

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