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    “I’m The Real Rocky!”

    Everyone knows who Rocky Balboa is, but who is the true Rocky, the real-life Rocky? Tim Witherspoon, a former heavyweight champion who, like the mythical Rocky, hails from ...

    On February 9, 2016 / By
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    The Sandman Visits The Fight City

    “A good foundation lasts forever.” These were the closing words of Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Jorge Santiago, aka “The Sandman,” after he gathered the participants of yesterday’s seminar for ...

    On February 7, 2016 / By
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    Dawn Of A New Era

    Boxing is a cyclical sport. No matter how dominant, fearsome or skilled a reigning champion may seem at the height of his powers, sooner or later, the old ...

    On February 5, 2016 / By
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    Kovalev Dominates Pascal

    In a repeat of their 2015 bout, Sergey Kovalev scored a seventh round TKO over Jean Pascal in dominant fashion. Kovalev’s promise was to punish Pascal for his pre-fight ...

    On January 31, 2016 / By
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    Lederman On Kovalev vs Pascal 2

    For boxing fans around the world, long-time judge Harold Lederman is a household name. He began working as a boxing judge way back in 1967 and has officiated ...

    On January 30, 2016 / By
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    No Emergence: Garcia Defeats Guerrero

    Danny Garcia knows this story already. So does boxing, for that matter. Fans again walk away from one of Garcia’s fights underwhelmed, while he walks away with another ...

    On January 24, 2016 / By

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    Feb. 11, 1990: Douglas vs Tyson

    26 years ago today, it happened: Douglas vs Tyson. The biggest upset in boxing history. Every fan knows the narrative. In 1990, the undefeated Mike Tyson appeared indomitable, ...

    On February 11, 2016 / By
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    February 7, 1882: Sullivan vs Ryan

    At the dawn of pugilism’s gloved era, championship claims were difficult to prove or sustain absent reliable record-keeping and a means to ensure prizefights could happen without police interference. ...

    On February 8, 2016 / 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 ...

    On February 2, 2016 / By
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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 ...

    On February 1, 2016 / By
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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 ...

    On January 28, 2016 / By
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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 ...

    On January 27, 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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