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    On Canelo, Golovkin, Marinating, And Other Mamadas

    “Como decimos en Mexico, vamos a dejarnos de mamadas” –Canelo Alvarez In Spanish, mamada is a noun derived from the verb mamar, which literally means ‘to suckle’. Being ...

    On May 26, 2016 / By
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    Superfight For Kell Brook?

    Back in August of 2014, following an ugly contest marred by excessive clinching and frequent rabbit punches, Kell Brook supplanted Shawn Porter as IBF welterweight champion. The unbeaten underdog ...

    On May 18, 2016 / By
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    What Now, Canelo?

    The trick seems to have worked. Or has it? Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan, boxing’s version of an effects-laden summer film created by marketing analysts, appears to have done ...

    On May 16, 2016 / By
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    Sugar Ray Leonard Is A Coward & A Bum

    In the 1980s, seven wise, unseen men sat in judgement of boxing. Their names, as far as we know, were Tony, Wes, Ike, Tim, Travis, Ernie and Rodrigo. ...

    On May 9, 2016 / By
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    A Question No One Asked

    Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan meet tonight at the Strip’s brand new T-Mobile Arena for a contest that on the surface looks like a can’t miss Vegas extravaganza. ...

    On May 7, 2016 / By
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    #MayPac One Year Later

    “Well, that happened.” That was my friend’s reaction to ‘the biggest fight in boxing history.’ The statement, made moments after the final bell, unintentionally but very concisely reflected ...

    On May 4, 2016 / By


Lee Wylie

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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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    Lee Wylie Q&A (No. 4)

    Suffering from uncertainty about your lead shoulder feint? Having trouble with your distance management or footwork? Are tactical concerns regarding your favorite fighter keeping you up at night? ...

    On April 20, 2016 / By
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    Pacquiao vs Bradley: A Tactical Overview

    While it’s fair to say that the boxing world is not exactly on fire regarding next Saturday’s rubber match between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, what is also ...

    On March 29, 2016 / By
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    Lee Wylie On Frampton vs Quigg

    While the match is not nearly as momentous on this side of the Atlantic, the fact remains that for serious boxing fans, Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg is ...

    On February 26, 2016 / By
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    Joe Louis: Mechanical Wonder

    “He sails in, crashes his blows to the body and head, gives the opposition little chance to get set for a counter-attack and wards off blows with the ...

    On February 20, 2016 / By

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Fight City Reviews

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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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    Fist of the Reich

    Max Schmeling was the first German-born world heavyweight champion and the only boxer to defeat Joe Louis in “The Brown Bomber’s” prime. A sporting hero to the German people, he risked ...

    On November 10, 2015 / By
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    One Night In Vegas

    It was inevitable that somewhere in ESPN’s acclaimed 30 for 30 series there would be a film on Mike Tyson. But instead of a conventional documentary on Tyson’s life, which ...

    On September 1, 2015 / By
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    Sun Kil Moon: “Salvador Sanchez”

    In Salvador Sanchez, singer-songwriter Mark Kozelek walks amongst men who died before their time. Such deaths are tragic almost by definition, but in the case of the young ...

    On August 17, 2015 / By

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