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    Soft Landing: Klitschko Falls to Tyson Fury

    Tyson Fury is the new heavyweight champion of the world. This is not a fictional sentence, perhaps the lede in some speculative article imagining a post-Klitschko boxing future. ...

    On November 28, 2015 / By
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    Not A Lie If You Believe It

    In September Tyson Fury showed up late to a press conference with Wladimir Klitschko dressed as Batman. After circling the room to awkward laughs, he then scuffled with someone ...

    On November 26, 2015 / By
  • DUESSELDORF, GERMANY - NOVEMBER 24:  Tyson Fury jokes next to Wladimir Klitschko as they have their stare off during a press conference at Rheinterassen on November 24, 2015 in Duesseldorf, Germany.  (Photo by Dennis Grombkowski/Bongarts/Getty Images) ***BESTPIX***
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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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    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

Manny Montreal

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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 54

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! This week: All hail the King: Tyson Fury dethrones Wlad! Tyson Cave wins new title! ...

    On November 30, 2015 / By
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    Expect The Unexpected

    Boxing, it is said, is “the theater of the unexpected,” but this statement naturally applies more to some fights than others. In the case of this Saturday’s clash ...

    On November 26, 2015 / By
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    The Crow Speaks!

    This week David Loiseau talks with Manny Montreal about the Rousey vs Holm fallout, his suggestions and ideas about training and coaching, and the future for Rousey’s MMA ...

    On November 24, 2015 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 53

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! This week: Big fight in Sorel! Shakeel Phinn vs Guillaume Coudé! Congrats to Shakeel! Thoughts ...

    On November 23, 2015 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No.52

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! This week: End of the Rousey Revolution! Holly Holm shocks the combat sports world! Big ...

    On November 16, 2015 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 51

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! This week: Congratulations to the EOTTM Team, Ambition Boxing Club and Teddy Atlas !Big fights ...

    On November 9, 2015 / 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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