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    #MayPac One Year Later

    “Well, that happened.” That was my friend’s reaction to ‘the biggest fight in boxing history.’ The statement, made moments after the final bell, unintentionally but very concisely reflected ...

    On May 4, 2016 / By
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    Cut Ortiz Some Slack

    So yeah, Victor Ortiz took another beatdown on Saturday, this time at the hands of old foe Andre Berto. It was a brief, brutal and impressive affair with ...

    On May 3, 2016 / By
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Media Workout The Theater
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    A Futile Waiting Game

    “You don’t want the fight, I understand, you’re 100% a businessman. But I wait, I’ve been waiting… let’s go fight.” –Gennady Golovkin No matter the circumstances surrounding Gennady ...

    On April 22, 2016 / By
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    #PacNelo Is Coming

    “Boxing is a business” is the phrase fighters, promoters, managers, and even fight fans use to justify about 85% of the matches that we get to see on ...

    On April 15, 2016 / By
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    A Question Of Character

    “It’s the mark of a great fighter when he has character plus skill. Because a fighter with character and skill will often rise and beat a better fighter…Character ...

    On April 6, 2016 / By
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    Adrien Broner: It’s Over

    “You never could shoot, not from the very beginning.” “And you were all mouth.” I found this bit of dialogue from the end of “Butch Cassidy and The ...

    On April 2, 2016 / By


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    Canelo vs Khan: Not A Superfight

    When Amir Khan’s bout with  Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was announced, the reaction among the world’s fight media was, almost universally, one of welcome surprise. Few had anticipated a ...

    On May 5, 2016 / By
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    Anselmo Moreno Shines

    The Roberto Duran Arena in Panama City, Panama played host to a bantamweight showdown between two of the division’s finest fighters Saturday night as local favourite and former ...

    On May 2, 2016 / By
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    The Weekend That Was

    It was a busy weekend in the fight game with major cards on both Friday and Saturday night and several action-packed scraps. When the smoke cleared there were ...

    On May 2, 2016 / By
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    Top Men: Connor’s Take

    This week Patrick Connor flies solo on Top Men Boxing Radio with plenty to reflect upon and discuss. Last weekend’s HBO double-header merits some attention. Gennady Golovkin, who humbled ...

    On April 29, 2016 / By
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    Dynamic Duo: GGG & Gonzalez Triumph

    One day we may actually find out what happens when Gennady Golovkin’s chin gets tested, or when someone can manage to avoid constantly walking into his punches. Dominic ...

    On April 24, 2016 / By
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    UFC 197: The Return of Bones Jones

    After a long 2015 that featured a hit and run accident, being stripped of his UFC title, testing positive for cocaine and altercations with the Albuquerque Police Department, Jon ...

    On April 23, 2016 / By

Lee Wylie

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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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    Lee Wylie On Frampton vs Quigg

    While the match is not nearly as momentous on this side of the Atlantic, the fact remains that for serious boxing fans, Carl Frampton vs Scott Quigg is ...

    On February 26, 2016 / By
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    Joe Louis: Mechanical Wonder

    “He sails in, crashes his blows to the body and head, gives the opposition little chance to get set for a counter-attack and wards off blows with the ...

    On February 20, 2016 / By
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    Question & Answer With Lee Wylie (No. 3)

    Suffering from uncertainty about your lead shoulder feint? Having trouble with your distance management or footwork? Are concerns about how best to parry a right lead keeping you ...

    On February 9, 2016 / By
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    The Way of the Hunter

    Gennady Golovkin is a relentless hunter gunning for the kill. And as 2015 draws to a close, it is impossible to deny that GGG’s grip on the middleweight ...

    On December 27, 2015 / By

Manny Montreal

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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 75

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! Coming to you from the rooftop in Washington, D.C.! Manny reflects on Lucian Bute vs ...

    On May 4, 2016 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 74

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! Congrats to the P4P best in the world Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, who put on a performance ...

    On April 26, 2016 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 73

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! Congrats to Shakeel Phinn, Heather Hardy, and Victory MMA! What’s happening on! This week’s TV schedule rundown! United ...

    On April 18, 2016 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 72

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! Congrats to Anthony Joshua and Manny Pacquiao. What’s happening on! Shakeel Phinn in Toronto! Club de ...

    On April 12, 2016 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 71

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! We have a new ” The One!” Gervonta “TANK” Davis! Broner is what Broner does! What’s happening in ...

    On April 5, 2016 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 70

    Welcome back to Manny’s Thoughts! Boxing, MMA, thoughts and news from Manny Montreal! This week: Bizier vs Brook, Ward vs Barrera and Eubank vs Blackwell aftermath! My message to ...

    On March 29, 2016 / By


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, 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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    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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    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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