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    Superman On The Sidelines

    Boxing’s current landscape, which emphasizes branding and marketing over logical, compelling match-ups, is littered with vilified champions. Danny Garcia’s recent string of dangerously overmatched foes ahead of a ...

    On December 2, 2016 / By
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    Another Mismatch Superfight?

    An unsettling trend which has emerged in the world of boxing in 2016 is the mismatch superfight, and with news that WBC cruiserweight champion Tony Bellew will move up ...

    On December 1, 2016 / By
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    Nov. 30, 1979: Benitez vs Leonard

    Perhaps few people at the time realized it, but the title match between Wilfred “Radar” Benitez and Sugar Ray Leonard at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas constituted an extremely ...

    On November 30, 2016 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 106

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! This week: from the aftermath of the Kovalev vs Ward hangover, to high hopes being dashed with a disheartening showing from “Axe Man” ...

    On November 29, 2016 / By
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    Nov. 30, 1956: Patterson vs Moore

    In decades past, when undisputed heavyweight champions were the norm and not the exception, they inevitably created a great vacuum of power upon retiring. It was a mad scramble ...

    On November 29, 2016 / By
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    On Quitting

    There’s quitting. And then there’s quitting. After all, this is boxing, the most dangerous of sports. Only a moron would insist that a fighter should never, ever, under ...

    On November 28, 2016 / By
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    Fight Report: Lomachenko vs Walters

    The Event It was one of the most anticipated matches of the year, ostensibly a battle between two of the very best in the sport. Vasyl Lomachenko is ...

    On November 27, 2016 / By
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    The Duran vs De Jesus Rivalry

    Duran vs De Jesus: A Rivalry In Three Chapters  Prologue The story of boxing is the story of rivalries. And rivalries themselves are stories. During the contentious years ...

    On November 26, 2016 / By
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    Lomachenko vs Walters: The Picks

    Lomachenko vs Walters. Two of the very best in the world at 130 pounds, both facing their biggest challenge and most dangerous opponent yet. And it’s going down ...

    On November 25, 2016 / By

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    On Quitting

    There’s quitting. And then there’s quitting. After all, this is boxing, the most dangerous of sports. Only a moron would insist that a fighter should never, ever, under ...

    On November 28, 2016 / By
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Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward
11-19-2016 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Sergey Kovalev
Chelyabinsk, Russia 
30-0, 26 KO's
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San Francisco, CA
30-0, 15 KO's
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    Kovalev-Ward Controversy: Good For Boxing?

    The Kovalev vs Ward decision has certainly proved to be controversial. And frankly, that doesn’t surprise me. But what does surprise me is how controversial it’s become. Seriously, when was the last ...

    On November 23, 2016 / By
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    The Rematch Needs To Happen Next

    Ali vs Frazier. Robinson vs LaMotta. Pep vs Saddler. Barrera vs Morales. Pacquiao vs Marquez. Every great rivalry in boxing history has led to legendary battles and pushed both ...

    On November 21, 2016 / By
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    Who Is Ducking Who?

    As former super middleweight ruler Andre Ward gets ready for Saturday’s challenge against WBA/WBO/IBF light-heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, a phoney war between his camp and that of another ...

    On November 17, 2016 / By
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    Why Manny Doesn’t Matter Anymore

    In 2009, Manny Pacquiao was a global superstar, a legend, a hero and, according to Time Magazine, “The Great Hope,” something larger than boxing. He had upset Oscar ...

    On November 4, 2016 / By
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    PBC Is Back: Early Picks

    When it comes to boxing on Showtime and the Premier Boxing Champions network, we know who’s in charge, right? It’s Uncle Al! The reclusive, camera-shy operator with so ...

    On October 28, 2016 / By

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    Lee Wylie On Kovalev vs Ward

    Lee Wylie remains one of the most respected analysts in boxing and The Fight City is proud to be the home of his outstanding work. This coming Saturday, ...

    On November 13, 2016 / By
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    Kovalev vs Ward: Beyond A Punch

    In one month, a major clash and maybe the best match of the year, goes down in Vegas. It’s a showdown between two of the best in the ...

    On October 17, 2016 / By
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    Switching Stances With Marvin Hagler

    As we conclude our Four Kings series, we appreciate anew how each of the four champions — Duran, Leonard, Hearns and Hagler — were multi-faceted talents, but perhaps ...

    On September 24, 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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    Dec. 5th, 1947: Louis vs Walcott I

    Bad decisions. Robberies. Ridiculous scorecards. Maybe nothing sickens a fight fan more than the judges rendering a final verdict which makes a mockery of a hard-fought contest. Sadly, ...

    On December 5, 2016 / By
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    Gomez vs Pintor

    On this date back in 1982, Wilfredo Gomez and Lupe Pintor helped write another thrilling chapter in the long saga of glorious violence that is the boxing rivalry ...

    On December 3, 2016 / By
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    Nov. 30, 1979: Benitez vs Leonard

    Perhaps few people at the time realized it, but the title match between Wilfred “Radar” Benitez and Sugar Ray Leonard at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas constituted an extremely ...

    On November 30, 2016 / By
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    Nov. 30, 1956: Patterson vs Moore

    In decades past, when undisputed heavyweight champions were the norm and not the exception, they inevitably created a great vacuum of power upon retiring. It was a mad scramble ...

    On November 29, 2016 / By
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    The Duran vs De Jesus Rivalry

    Duran vs De Jesus: A Rivalry In Three Chapters  Prologue The story of boxing is the story of rivalries. And rivalries themselves are stories. During the contentious years ...

    On November 26, 2016 / By
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    Nov. 18, 1970: Frazier vs Foster

    When former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier died in 2011 it came as a shock to the boxing world. After all, he was a mere 67 years of age ...

    On November 21, 2016 / By

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    Requiem For A Heavyweight

    In its visual style and heady narrative, Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) resembles few other films of its genre and ranks among the greatest boxing movies of all ...

    On November 15, 2016 / By
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    The Good Son

    The 1980s remain perhaps the most successful decade in boxing’s history, a rare time when the sport was highly popular and widely accepted as mainstream entertainment. Champions such ...

    On November 11, 2016 / By
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    The Mysterious Champion

    Few champions have ever inspired as much public ambivalence, mistrust, and scorn as Sonny Liston. The frequently violent events of a life spent underneath the bright lights of ...

    On October 24, 2016 / By
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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
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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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