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Lee Wylie

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    Canelo The Killer

    It’s been almost two weeks since Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev met in a ring in Las Vegas in what fight fans had hoped would be ...

    On November 19, 2019 / By
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    Canelo vs Kovalev: The Tactical Overview

    All boxing matches are, to some degree or other, worthy of study in terms of strategy and tactics. Of course the more capable and sophisticated the pugilists, the ...

    On October 28, 2019 / 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, 2019 / By
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    Napoles and Louis: Practical Precision

    Technically sound footwork in boxing is about moving just enough to accomplish a purpose. And two of the best at this balletic art of balance and precision were ...

    On September 11, 2019 / By
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    ALI ’66

    After he had won the heavyweight championship of the world a record third time and announced his retirement (which proved a hiatus lasting little more than a year), ...

    On August 26, 2019 / By
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    Benny Leonard: Ring General

    Some while back, Lee Wylie offered another of his excellent analysis videos, this one a tribute to the one-and-only Benny Leonard. But like the artist he is, Wylie ...

    On July 30, 2019 / By


Fight City Reviews

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    The Boxing Kings

    It’s one of life’s most interesting ironies that prizefighting–a brutal, often exploitative, enterprise baptized as “the red light district of sports” by the late Jimmy Cannon–is the most ...

    On November 20, 2019 / By
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    The Story Of The Cincinnati Cobra

    Like anyone who identifies as something of a boxing diehard, I’m familiar with the name Ezzard Charles. However, if pressed I could not tell you much more than ...

    On October 10, 2019 / By
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    Golden Gloves

    In grainy black and white, half-naked boys and young men form a line in a Montreal gymnasium. They’re lean and fit, registration cards tucked into snug white briefs ...

    On October 2, 2019 / By
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    The Long Count

    Nine decades 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, 2019 / By
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    Interview With Todd Snyder

    An amateur boxer prowling the stands in desperation, looking for a last-second opponent. Silver Gloves competitions filled with anxious fighting novices. “Tough Man” contests brimming with fighters long ...

    On September 20, 2019 / 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 August 24, 2019 / By

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