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    The Return Of The Heavyweights

    Check it out: I’m genuinely excited for this Saturday’s heavyweight championship fight. Been a long time since I could utter or type those words with conviction. Truth be ...

    On November 24, 2015 / By
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    Rigondeaux Returns

    If boxing were an organism, talent would be the marrow strengthening its bones. Beneath the pageantry, in a place untouched by politics and careerism, a firm structure exists without which boxing ...

    On November 20, 2015 / By
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    The Tragedy of Boxers With CID

    Ring rust is real. Three long years is what John L. Sullivan waited between fights; Jack Dempsey did the same. Neither heavyweight returned from the long, dry spell ...

    On November 15, 2015 / By
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    Going All-In: Bradley vs Rios

    Timothy Bradley and Brandon Rios are, by almost any measure, highly successful pugilists. They know seven-figure paydays and what it feels like to fight in glitzy venues in ...

    On November 7, 2015 / By
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    Lomachenko’s Muse

    What is art? And how do we evaluate it? Great minds through the centuries have pondered these questions, brooding over the subjective nature of aesthetic judgment. Must art ...

    On November 5, 2015 / By
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    The Sugar Shane We Want To Remember

    Against all logic and the pleas of serious boxing fans everywhere, future Hall of Famer and former all-around good guy “Sugar” Shane Mosley refuses to retire. The latest ...

    On November 1, 2015 / By


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    Cotto vs Canelo: Lee Wylie’s Pick

    The Fight City is proud to be the home of Lee Wylie and as part of our special coverage in advance of an historic clash of champions, Cotto ...

    On November 17, 2015 / By
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    Beyond a Punch: Cotto vs Canelo

    There’s more to boxing than meets the eye and there’s more to Cotto vs Canelo than just another exciting Puerto Rico vs Mexico showdown. This is without question ...

    On November 13, 2015 / By
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    Floyd Mayweather: Best Of A Generation

    Whether or not he deserves consideration as “TBE,” when all is said and done Floyd Mayweather Jr. remains one of the most talented and skilled defensive boxers the ...

    On October 28, 2015 / By
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    The Art of Moving

    As you may have heard during the HBO broadcast last night, Jim Lampley is a Lee Wylie fan (and who isn’t?). While extolling the ring skills of Roman ...

    On October 18, 2015 / By
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    Eddie Futch: Deposing The Greatest

    Joe Frazier might never have been such a potent aggressive force without the guidance of master trainer Eddie Futch. Futch’s keen eye and strategic thinking were instrumental in ...

    On October 3, 2015 / By
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    The Way of the Hunter

    Gennady Golovkin is a relentless hunter gunning for the kill. In his latest video, analyst Lee Wylie shows you exactly how the best middleweight in the world tracks ...

    On September 26, 2015 / By

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Fight City Reviews

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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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    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 September 3, 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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    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 August 7, 2015 / By
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    Cut Time

    In Cut Time: An Education at the Fights, Carlo Rotella expounds deeply on a thesis boxing fans have heard before; namely, that the fight game serves as a ...

    On July 5, 2015 / By

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