The Greatest: 1942-2016

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    Quebec City Shootout

    Tomorrow night Premier Boxing Champions returns on Spike TV with a card co-staged by Groupe Yvon Michel, the event billed as “Shootout” by the promoters because of the ...

    On July 28, 2016 / By
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    Mikey Garcia

    On Saturday night, Mikey Garcia will finally get back to doing what he does best when he answers the bell for the first time in some 30 months. ...

    On July 28, 2016 / By
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    Tapales Tames Thai Champion

    The Philippines has its fourth world boxing champion today as Marlon ‘The Nightmare’ Tapales defeated Thai champion Pungluang Sor Singyu by way of eleventh round knockout in a ...

    On July 27, 2016 / By
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    Crawford vs Postol: The Fight City Picks

    Saturday night in Las Vegas, 28-year-old Terence Crawford and 32-year-old Viktor Postol will headline what could become a memorable PPV show at the top of the junior welterweight division. Bud ...

    On July 22, 2016 / By
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    The Middleweight Mess

    In February of last year The Fight City staffers engaged in a no-holds-barred conversation about the sorry state of the middleweight ranks. The division in which such names as Sugar Ray ...

    On July 14, 2016 / By
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    Kovalev Less Than Convincing

    In a tougher-than-expected defence of his WBA, IBF and WBO light-heavyweight titles, Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev unanimously out-pointed Malawi-born challenger Isaac Chilemba on his home-turf in Ekaterinburg, Russia. Although ...

    On July 12, 2016 / By

Lee Wylie

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    Vasyl Lomachenko: The Tricks

    Having already gifted us excellent videos on virtually every top technical pugilist in the game today, including Roman Gonzalez, Gennady Golovkin, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Andre Ward, Canelo Alvarez and Floyd ...

    On June 23, 2016 / By
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    Ali: The Fighter

    1. What tactics or skills were most crucial to Muhammad Ali’s boxing success? Distance and Timing: By leaning forward at the waist, Ali could, almost at will, cause ...

    On June 16, 2016 / By
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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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Fight City Reviews

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    A Requiem for Iron Mike

    “The only thing we knew was violence in Brownsville, even with people we love.”  — Mike Tyson We cannot escape Mike Tyson. Never boxing’s patron saint but no ...

    On June 29, 2016 / By
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    When We Were Kings

    In honor of the death of boxing’s most transcendent figure, we present a series of articles which look back on the amazing career of Muhammad Ali. From his ...

    On June 11, 2016 / 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 June 9, 2016 / By
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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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