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By: Ben Sutherland It took Jimmy Williams less than 4 rounds to decisively come through the biggest test of his burgeoning boxing career. A powerful Williams’ right hand sent Issouf Kinda crashing to the canvas, definitively ending the fight. Kinda who has been in the ring with the likes of…

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By: Ken Hissner IBHOF Promoter J Russell Peltz continues his tradition of Philly fighters fighting one another at the 2300 Arena in South Philly Friday night. In the Main Event he features Super welterweights Isaiah Wise against Fred Jenkins, Jr. There are 10 bouts scheduled with BAM Boxing’s Brittany Rogers…

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By Jake Donovan Chief among the list of goals for Nonito Donaire’s ring return was quickly working his way towards another world title shot. His first fight back takes a significant step forward in making that happen. The former four division champion from Northern California by way of Philippines is…

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By: Ken Hissner This writer refused an invitation to watch Mayweather – McGregor on PPV. Since I heard so many various opinions late, Saturday night I raced through it. A rematch would never sell after this “sleeper!” Round after round it all looked the same. How an MMA fighter can…

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By: Benny Henderson Former WBA Super welterweight champion, Austin Trout 30-3 (17 KO’s) is eyeing yet another crack at a world title, when he steps in with the reigning undefeated IBF light middleweight champ, Jarrett Hurd 20-0 (14 KO’s). The two are scheduled to clash October 14th In Brooklyn, on…

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By Jake Donovan Srisaket Sor Rungvisai and Roman ‘Chocolatito’ Gonzalez remain on course to make weight ahead of their highly anticipated HBO-televised rematch which takes place September 9 at the famed StubHub Center in Carson, California. As the WBC super flyweight title is at stake, both boxers have been required…

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By Jake Donovan With his win over Julius Indongo in their 140-pound unification clash two weeks ago, Terence Crawford became just the third boxer in history to simultaneously own all four titles in one weight division. The unbeaten two-division world champion from Omaha, Neb. made history just 12 days later,…

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By: Sean Crose In what has proven to be a stellar year for the sport of boxing, many fans of the sweet science were hoping Manny Pacquiao would help wrap things up in style via a November rematch with Jeff Horn, who bested Pacquiao by extremely controversial decision last summer….

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By: Benny Henderson The Montgomery brothers were raised on boxing, all three, Maliek, Mikhail and Michael were decorated amateurs. With a combined record of 419-44, and countless awards and trophies, all three have decided to take the plunge as a professional in the bang for your buck sport. Both, Maliek,…

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By: Sean Crose “It’s special for me,” Gennady “GGG” Golovkin said during a Wednesday conference call to promote his middleweight title showdown against Canelo Alvarez on September 16th. “It’s huge.” Indeed, his fight with Alvarez will be enormous, the biggest boxing event this side of Floyd and Conor. And team…

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By: Ken Hissner They were closer than brothers and until this day are still best friends. South Philly’s Buster Drayton would get his title fight at age 32 defeating Carlos Santos for the vacant IBF light middleweight title in June of 1986. He was co-managed by Ivan Cohen and Gary…

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By: Ken Hissner This writer remembers back in the early 70’s when in “Smokin” Joe Frazier’s Gym seeing this boxer that Eddie Goodman managed named “The Big E” Eddie Duncan. Duncan was boastful and was a tall light heavyweight with processed hair. Recently not wanting his name revealed a PA…

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By: Sean Crose Perhaps lost in all the mania surrounding the Floyd-Conor weekend was the huge news that ESPN has announced a major deal with Bob Arum’s Top Rank Promotions. Arum, one of boxing’s most prominent promoters (perhaps the single most prominent one) is now letting his stable of boxers…

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