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  • Undated:  Lloyd Honeyghan (right) of Jamaica in action during the World Championship Welterweight bout against Don Curry. Honeyghan won the World Title.  Mandatory Credit: Allsport UK /Allsport
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    Sept. 27, 1986: Curry vs Honeyghan

    Just a few weeks ago Britain’s Kell Brook attempted to shake up the sports world by beating undefeated knockout artist Gennady Golovkin. Moving up two weight classes in ...

    On September 28, 2016 / By
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    The Weekend That Was

    On Friday night, ShoBox: The New Generation featured four matches from Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma. In the main event, Radivoje “Hot Rod” Kalajdzic (22-1), making his ...

    On September 26, 2016 / By
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    The Weekend That Was

    In a stunning upset on Saturday, upstart cruiserweight Oleksandr Usyk (10-0, 9 KOs) shocked previously undefeated WBO world champion Krzysztof Glowacki (26-1, 16 KOs) via clear-cut unanimous decision ...

    On September 18, 2016 / By
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    Mark It Four

    Becoming a star in contemporary boxing isn’t the easiest thing to do, and it’s especially difficult when a fighter scales in far below more popular divisions like middleweight ...

    On September 11, 2016 / By
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    Live To Fight Another Day

    Reporting on a Gennady Golovkin fight mostly requires writing about why that fight came to be, with lots of speculation–most of it pointless–about what could possibly come next. ...

    On September 11, 2016 / By
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    Friday Night Winners From

    Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett routed previously undefeated Emmanuel Robles, last night as seen live on CBS Sports. It was the main event of Roy Jones ...

    On September 10, 2016 / By

Lee Wylie

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    Cunning Canelo Too Much For Beefy?

    This weekend we have a match-up which, when you sit back and give it a long, hard look, is nothing short of confounding. In fact, for those who ...

    On September 15, 2016 / By
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    Lee Wylie On Golovkin vs Brook

    Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook: Strategic & Tactical Considerations Kell Brook: Golovkin is renowned for his ability to hit and hurt with either hand, so Brook must utilize enough ...

    On September 8, 2016 / By
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    Vasyl Lomachenko: The Tricks

    Having already gifted us excellent videos on virtually every top technical pugilist in the game today, including Roman Gonzalez, Gennady Golovkin, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez and Floyd ...

    On June 23, 2016 / By
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    Ali: The Fighter

    1. What tactics or skills were most crucial to Muhammad Ali’s boxing success? Distance and Timing: By leaning forward at the waist, Ali could, almost at will, cause ...

    On June 16, 2016 / By
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    Lessons From The Master

    Days ago a video emerged on social media which immediately got the attention of serious “boxingheads” everywhere and brought smiles to the fans of one of boxing’s most ...

    On May 28, 2016 / By
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    Khanelo: Wylie’s Pick

    The Fight City is proud to be the home of esteemed boxing analyst Lee Wylie and as we get set for a most intriguing match-up, Mr. Wylie offers ...

    On May 6, 2016 / By

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Fight City Reviews

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    A Requiem for Iron Mike

    “The only thing we knew was violence in Brownsville, even with people we love.”  — Mike Tyson We cannot escape Mike Tyson. Never boxing’s patron saint but no ...

    On June 29, 2016 / By
  • ZAIRE. Kinshasa. October 30th 1974. World Heavyweight Boxing Championship between American fighters Muhammad ALI and George FOREMAN. On the right: Muhammad ALI, throwing a punch.
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    When We Were Kings

    In honor of the death of boxing’s most transcendent figure, we present a series of articles which look back on the amazing career of Muhammad Ali. From his ...

    On June 11, 2016 / By
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    Facing Ali

    Casualties of a cruel sport. Broken spokes on boxing’s eternal wheel. Archetypes for the noble poor. Or, to cast such reductive generalizing aside, perhaps just men who made a choice. Facing Ali, ...

    On June 9, 2016 / By
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    The Blood Feud

    HBO’s 2008 film Thrilla In Manila is a sports documentary with an agenda; not necessarily a bad thing, but when a bias obscures and twists the truth, then we have ...

    On March 28, 2016 / By
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    The Long Count

    Nearly 90 years have passed since the rematch between Gene Tunney and Jack Dempsey took place on a brisk September evening at Chicago’s Soldier Field in 1927, and ...

    On March 9, 2016 / By
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    Shadow Box

    Even if it had nothing else going for it—something very far from the truth—George Plimpton’s Shadow Box will forever remain a bastion of boxing literature because of the ...

    On February 18, 2016 / By

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