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By Jackie Kallen Watching the Adonis Stevenson fight last night reminded me of a light heavyweight champ that I knew back in the late ’70s. He was Matt Franklin back then and he was a hell of a fighter. Soon after I met him, he changed his named to Matthew…

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By Jackie Kallen Who says that boxing is a young man’s sport? The retirement age for fighters seems to be getting older and older. The senior statesme of the sport continue along, taking on the youngsters and fighting well into their forties. This weekend is the perfect example. photo: Chris…

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By Jackie Kallen First off, I have to admit to the Boxinginsider.com readers that I was wrong about this fight. It was far more exciting than I ever thought it would be. Like many others, I was expecting another ho-hum, one-sided Mayweather romp. It was a much different animal than…

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By Jackie Kallen Fans are buzzing about the Mayweather undercard Saturday night. It looks like the supporting fights have the potential of exceeding the main event in excitement and viability. The co-main, featuring Amir Khan versus Luis Collazo is an intriguing one. Both men have losses on their record (3…

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By Jackie Kallen Damn I wish I was going to be in Carson, CA this coming weekend for the fights at the StubHub Center. Two of my favorites (Keith Thurman and Lucas Matthysse) are fighting for belts as is undefeated Omar Figueroa. Even the undercard is exciting with unbeatens like…

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By Jackie Kallen I doubt that there are many boxing fans alive that don’t love Manny Pacquaio. He’s cute, he’s funny, he’s gracious to fans, he has won titles in an amazing eight weight divisions and he is humble. Watching him on Jimmy Kimmel’s show the other night must have…

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By Jackie Kallen Defensive end Ray Edwards is not the first NFL player to try his hand at boxing. At 6’5″, 268 pounds, 29 years old, and with a 5-0 record as a pro–he is on his way to fulfilling his dream–the heavyweight championship of the world. He’s not the…

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By Jackie Kallen The latest reports on TMZ.com claim that Floyd Mayweather suspected two of his employees of stealing jewelry from him and he had them kidnapped and nearly beaten to death. In our country you are assumed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. So…

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Editors Note: This fight is now in jeopardy due to legal issues surrounding Carlos Molina. By Jackie Kallen They grow everything bigger and better in Texas. Including boxers. Take a look at 6′ tall Light Middleweight Jermall Charlo. The 25-year old, undefeated prospect stands tall above most of his division….

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By Jackie Kallen It has been said that Adrien Broner looks up to Floyd Mayweather jr. as a big brother figure and idolizes the champ. The 24 year-old Cincinnati native has been striving from Day One to be a carbon copy of 37 year-old “Money” Mayweather. He praises his role…

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By Jackie Kallen Last September boxing fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth when Julio Chavez, jr. was awarded a controversial win over Bryan Vera.The fight was close and many fans felt that Vera got robbed. To add to their displeasure, Chavez failed to make the 168…

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By Jackie Kallen According to Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather screwed him without even kissing him first. A big no-no. Why did Mayweather ask the public to select an opponent then ignore what they picked? Why give a man images of a huge payday then take it away? It may sound…

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By Jackie Kallen As much as US boxing fans are holding their breath for an American to top the heap in the heavyweight division, one of the most compelling contenders is actually from the UK. Despite that fact, a lot of fans see Tyson Fury as the man to possibly…

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