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Lee Wylie

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    Loma vs Rigo: The Tactical Overview

    It’s a match many hardcore fight fans never thought would happen, one they scarcely dared to hope for. “Hi-Tech” vs “El Chacal.” Loma vs Rigo. Two supreme ring ...

    On December 1, 2017 / By
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    Happy Birthday, Old Master

    Joe Gans was one of boxing’s first true masters. He pioneered many now common boxing techniques and his crafty ways and unmatched ring intelligence earned him the nickname ...

    On November 25, 2017 / By
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    The Rumble In The Jungle: Busting The Myth

    Ever since Muhammad Ali’s stunning 1974 triumph in Zaire, a simplistic yet popular myth has persisted, that being the so-called “Rope-a-Dope” strategy. Over the years the idea that ...

    On October 30, 2017 / By
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    Andre Ward: Like Water

    With his surprise retirement announcement, pundits are considering anew where Andre Ward stands amongst the best boxers of recent decades. Whatever their conclusions, there’s no arguing the fact ...

    On September 21, 2017 / By
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    Willie Pep: Subtle Sophistication

    Today is the anniversary of the birth of one of boxing’s singular champions, the greatest featherweight of all-time and a true original, Willie Pep. And while he passed ...

    On September 19, 2017 / By
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    Canelo vs Golovkin Stalemate: Lee Wylie’s Take

    Because of Canelo Alvarez’s defensive craft and ring smarts, Golovkin never came close to scoring a knockout, but because of “GGG’s” pace, pressure, and insane durability (is there ...

    On September 17, 2017 / By

Manny Montreal


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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 December 2, 2017 / By
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    The Nightmares Of Emile Griffith

    Ring of Fire: The Emile Griffith Story explores the ramifications of one of the most infamous moments in the history of professional boxing. On March 24, 1962, at ...

    On November 17, 2017 / By
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    Ali: A Life

    The latest biography of Muhammad Ali, surely the most written-about boxer in history, is also the longest, and will be among the best-selling and most-read. Jonathan Eig’s Ali: A ...

    On November 2, 2017 / By
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    Reading the Fights

    At first glance, Reading the Fights is a compendium of insightful essays which alternate between examining the responses boxing evokes and bringing to life stories of its past, thus providing ...

    On October 21, 2017 / By
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    The Long Count

    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 in ...

    On September 22, 2017 / By
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    Gentleman Jim Speaks

    The Roar of the Crowd: The True Tale of the Rise and Fall of a Champion Originally published in 1925, The Roar of the Crowd is an entertaining ...

    On July 23, 2017 / By

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