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Lee Wylie

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    The Way of the Hunter

    Gennady Golovkin is a relentless hunter gunning for the kill. And as 2015 draws to a close, it is impossible to deny that GGG’s grip on the middleweight ...

    On December 27, 2015 / By
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    Subtle Sophistication

    In recent years the term “greatest defensive fighter of all-time” has been thrown around a fair bit by various commentators and it is invariably attached to one name, ...

    On December 3, 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 ...

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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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    Sanchez vs Lopez I

    Danny “Little Red” Lopez had won the WBC version of the featherweight crown in 1976 and no one begrudged him the title. This was because Lopez, contrary to ...

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    Feb. 1, 1965: Patterson vs Chuvalo

    The popularity of pugislim has waxed and waned over the decades, but the 1950s saw a new source of anxiety emerge for the boxing biz: television. With boxing ...

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    Gatti vs Leija

    As 2005 started, Arturo Gatti‘s star was once again on the rise. He had previously earned the title of “Blood and Guts Warrior” after enduring 30 rounds of ...

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    Jan. 28, 1974: Ali vs Frazier II

    Their first historic confrontation in 1971 took a significant toll on both Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali. Months of build-up and intense media pressure were topped off by a ...

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    Jan. 24, 1982: Pedroza vs Laporte

    Few champions have ever won as many world title matches as Panama’s Eusebio Pedroza and yet the prolific featherweight’s career is defined more by who he didn’t fight ...

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    Jan. 22, 1988: Tyson vs Holmes

    Throughout his career, Larry Holmes had been underestimated. When he started working his way up the heavyweight ranks while also working as a sparring partner for Joe Frazier and Muhammad ...

    On January 23, 2016 / By

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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