The Fight City


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    Why The Outrage?

    Just imagine for a second how big this fight would have been a few years ago. Julio Caesar Chavez Jr., son of a Mexican boxing icon, going head-to-head ...

    On January 19, 2017 / By
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    Will Eubank Deliver?

    When Chris Eubank Jr. announced that he would face Renold Quinlan for the meretricious IBO super-middleweight title on February 4, he inadvertently provoked a tidal flow of derision. ...

    On January 17, 2017 / By
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    Hit The Road, Andre

    In November boxing got a rare treat: a showdown between two of the very best fighters in the sport, pound-for-pound. And while Kovalev vs Ward didn’t exactly remind ...

    On January 10, 2017 / By
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    Four Steps To A Rousey Return

    48 seconds was all it took for Ronda Rousey to be reduced to a punching bag by the fists of Amanda Nunes. In just 48 seconds the hard ...

    On January 3, 2017 / By
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    On Quitting

    There’s quitting. And then there’s quitting. After all, this is boxing, the most dangerous of sports. Only a moron would insist that a fighter should never, ever, under ...

    On November 28, 2016 / By
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Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward
11-19-2016 T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas

Sergey Kovalev
Chelyabinsk, Russia 
30-0, 26 KO's
Andre Ward
San Francisco, CA
30-0, 15 KO's
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    Kovalev-Ward Controversy: Good For Boxing?

    The Kovalev vs Ward decision has certainly proved to be controversial. And frankly, that doesn’t surprise me. But what does surprise me is how controversial it’s become. Seriously, when was the last ...

    On November 23, 2016 / By


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    Jack vs DeGale Classic Trumps Floyd’s Foolishness

    Even Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s toxic presence — at ringside, during interviews with Showtime’s Jim Gray, and at the post-fight press conference — couldn’t overshadow the engrossing, punishing majority ...

    On January 16, 2017 / By
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    The Weekend That Was

    Time for a run-down of the weekend’s major boxing results with a little help from our friends at On Friday night, Erislandy Lara (24-2-2) reminded everyone he’s ...

    On January 15, 2017 / By
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    DeGale vs Jack: Who Will Seize The Moment?

    With reports swirling that discussions between the reprehensible Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his boorish copycat Conor McGregor are progressing, boxing, after a thoroughly disappointing 2016, is in desperate ...

    On January 14, 2017 / By
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    2016 Fight Of The Year

    2016 Fight Of The Year Nominations: Carl Frampton W12 Leo Santa Cruz: Healthy contingents of both Irish and Mexican fight fans created a raucous atmosphere as Frampton and ...

    On January 8, 2017 / By
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    2016 Fighter Of The Year

    Fighter of the Year Nominations: Carl Frampton Terence Crawford Manny Pacquiao Roman Gonzalez Joe Smith Jr. Vasyl Lomachenko Winner: Joe Smith Jr.  Plain and simple, no single fighter ...

    On January 8, 2017 / By
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    2016 Knockout Of The Year

    Knockout of the Year Nominations: Julius Indongo KO1 Eduard Troyanovsky Thomas Williams Jr. KO2 Edwin Rodriguez Jason Sosa TKO11 Javier Fortuna Adonis Stevenson KO4 Thomas Williams Jr. Joe ...

    On January 7, 2017 / By

Lee Wylie

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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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    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

Manny Montreal


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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