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    Fearless & Focused

    Whenever a replacement opponent is needed for a significant fight, fans and pundits are usually left grasping for narratives to justify the selection and imbue what’s regarded as a ...

    On February 23, 2017 / By
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    The Calm Before The Storm

    From the outside looking in, it would appear to be a do-or-die type situation for Lucian Bute, one of great urgency and tension, if not outright panic. After ...

    On February 22, 2017 / By
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    The Weekend That Was

    Some notable matches went down this past weekend, so let’s do our usual wrap-up of the major boxing action. First up, Ryan “The Real Deal” Ford journeyed to ...

    On February 19, 2017 / By
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    The Super Middleweight Super Six

    Since being established by the major sanctioning bodies in the mid-80s, the super middleweight division has produced some classic contests. I was fortunate to grow into an avid ...

    On February 13, 2017 / By
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    The Dragon Is Rising

    Two-time Canadian welterweight champion Steve ‘The Dragon’ Claggett is a hot item coming off a banner year in 2016. The all-action Calgary, Alberta, native seized the spotlight with ...

    On February 6, 2017 / By
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    On The Cusp Of A Breakthrough

    The shadow cast by boxing’s heavyweights has long loomed over the sadly dismissed cruiserweight division, much to the detriment of boxing fans eager to see fighters with intriguing combinations ...

    On February 2, 2017 / By

Lee Wylie

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    Salvador Sanchez: Counterpunch

    “I’m convinced that Salvador Sanchez was the best Mexican fighter of all time. Even better than Julio Cesar Chavez.”    — Wilfredo Gomez “He consistently showed the understanding ...

    On February 12, 2017 / By
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    Lee Wylie On Kovalev vs Ward

    Lee Wylie remains one of the most respected analysts in boxing and The Fight City is proud to be the home of his outstanding work. This coming Saturday, ...

    On November 13, 2016 / By
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    Kovalev vs Ward: Beyond A Punch

    In one month, a major clash and maybe the best match of the year, goes down in Vegas. It’s a showdown between two of the best in the ...

    On October 17, 2016 / By
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    Switching Stances With Marvin Hagler

    As we conclude our Four Kings series, we appreciate anew how each of the four champions — Duran, Leonard, Hearns and Hagler — were multi-faceted talents, but perhaps ...

    On September 24, 2016 / By
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    Lee Wylie On Golovkin vs Brook

    Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook: Strategic & Tactical Considerations Kell Brook: Golovkin is renowned for his ability to hit and hurt with either hand, so Brook must utilize enough ...

    On September 8, 2016 / By
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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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Fight City Reviews

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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, as happens here, ...

    On January 4, 2017 / By
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    The Edge of Fat City

    Like humanity, the world of boxing consists largely of losers. Perhaps the most self-defeating kind of loser is one who fails to take responsibility for his failures, instead ...

    On December 30, 2016 / By
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    The Sweet Science

    One of the obvious realizations upon re-reading A.J. Liebling’s The Sweet Science is that while much has changed in the sport over the last 60 years, other things ...

    On December 6, 2016 / By
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    Requiem For A Heavyweight

    In its visual style and heady narrative, Requiem for a Heavyweight (1962) resembles few other films of its genre and ranks among the greatest boxing movies of all ...

    On November 15, 2016 / By
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    The Good Son

    The 1980s remain perhaps the most successful decade in boxing’s history, a rare time when the sport was highly popular and widely accepted as mainstream entertainment. Champions such ...

    On November 11, 2016 / By
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    The Mysterious Champion

    Few champions have ever inspired as much public ambivalence, mistrust, and scorn as Sonny Liston. The frequently violent events of a life spent underneath the bright lights of ...

    On October 24, 2016 / By

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