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Hey, Frank, Not So Fast With That Canelo Over GGG Prediction

I have a few counter-points to the points he made in that piece, and I believe they are at least as valid as those that led to his conclusion that Canelo is a semi-lock to emerge victorious on Sept. 15 at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile

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Requiem for a Heavyweight: The ‘Fighting Bob’ Martin Story

The boxer — once a promising prospect — is petrified as the world of the prize ring is the only world that he has ever known.

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Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion

Canelo vs. Golovkin II becomes the biggest fight of the year. And unless it comes out that Canelo was using performance enhancing drugs the first time they met, I can’t see my thoughts changing.

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Don Elbaum in Wyoming

The next chapter in Wyoming’s experiment with bare-knuckle boxing unfolds tomorrow, June 23, in Gillette (pop. 32,000). Eight bouts are scheduled in the central pavilion of a complex whose chief annual event is a high school rodeo competition. The fights will be livestreamed on the FITE TV app. The price is $9.99. Bare-knuckle boxing is n...

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Hey, Frank, Not So Fast With That Canelo Over GGG Prediction

Everyone loves a spirited debate, and I suppose I am no different. But although I tend to agree with my TSS colleague Frank Lotierzo’s well-thought-out analyses of most upcoming fights, his reasoning for “Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion,” posted on this site on Monday, is at least somewhat flawed in my o...

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Requiem for a Heavyweight: The ‘Fighting Bob’ Martin Story

In Rod Serling’s “Requiem for a Heavyweight,” a washed-up boxer is told that he must quit the sport immediately as he risks going blind, or worse, if he has one more hard fight. The boxer -- once a promising prospect -- is petrified as the world of the prize ring is the only world that he has ever known. The washed-up boxer Harlan “...

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Why I Believe Canelo Triumphing over GGG is a Foregone Conclusion

In slightly less than three months the most anticipated fight of 2018 will be taking place. Yes, with Joshua vs. Wilder not happening this year (and it won’t) Canelo vs. Golovkin II becomes the biggest fight of the year. And unless it comes out that Canelo was using performance enhancing drugs the first time they met, I can't see my thoughts...

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The Avila Perspective, Chapter 2: GGG, Danny Roman and More

LOS ANGELES-Can pugilistic bliss be attained by Gennady “GGG” Golovkin post-Canelo? It’s a question that was rendered to Mexican style prizefighter Golovkin before various media on Monday at the Palm Restaurant. Golovkin received a trinket from one of the other boxing publications and a variety of questions on Monday. It’s follow...

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3 Punch Combo: Looking Ahead to the IBHOF Class of 2019 and More

THREE PUNCH COMBO: The International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, NY recently hosted its annual induction ceremony. Each year, three boxers are inducted in the modern category which comprises boxers who had their last bout no earlier than 1989 and have been retired for at least five years. The three inducted in 2018 in this category were ...

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Top Flyweights Clash in Ukraine: Dalakian Slaughters Thaiyen

You know there’s money involved when the promoters have flown Michael Buffer in, but in fairness Artem Dalakian, born in Azerbaijan and now fighting out of Ukraine, 16-0 with eleven knockouts going in, is a flyweight deserving of some pomp and ceremony. His opponent tonight was the Thai Sirichai Thaiyen, at twenty-seven years of age the youn...

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Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

When applied to boxing, the term "Old School" has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked our respondents which boxer of the modern era -- active or retired – struck them as most Old School, limiting the choice to just one. Here are their picks. As always, the respondents are listed alphabetically. MATT ANDRZEJEWSKI...

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Fast Results from Frisco, Texas: Spence Demolishes Ocampo

It didn’t take long for Errol Spence Jr. to expose Carlos Ocampo as an unworthy title challenger. In a ring pitched in the indoor practice facility of the Dallas Cowboys, not quite 40 miles from Spence’s current home in the Dallas suburb of DeSoto, Spence (24-0, 21 KOs) successfully defended his IBF welterweight title on Showtime with a fi...

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Ten Intriguing Heavyweight Prospects

Is there anything in boxing more exciting than the next Mike Tyson? Right now, the United Kingdom’s heavyweight division is alive with exciting possibilities, but the following list is not a British list. Heavyweight is where the blurring of the lines laid down by nationalism become the most unsure. Jack Johnson was beloved by the French....