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    Henry Armstrong: Calculated Chaos

    When Henry Armstrong invaded the featherweight division and assumed its pinnacle before going on to seize the crowns of the lightweight and welterweight divisions, professional boxing operated quite ...

    On December 12, 2018 / By
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    Ali vs Foreman: 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. In the decades since that great ...

    On October 31, 2018 / By
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    Terence Crawford: The Complete Boxer

    These days, when conversation among boxing fans turns to the question of who is currently the best practitioner of “The Sweet Science,” pound-for-pound, any number of names could ...

    On October 19, 2018 / By
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    Joe Louis: Mechanical Wonder

    “I could have struggled up once more, but when I get executed, people are going to have to pay more than twenty-five dollars a seat to watch it.”  ...

    On September 25, 2018 / By
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    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, 2018 / By
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    Canelo vs Golovkin II: The Tactical Overview

    It seemed to take forever for Gennady Golovkin and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to finally get in the ring and try to settle the question of who was the ...

    On August 24, 2018 / By

Manny Montreal

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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 208

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! This week: It’s the Final Episode! Manny not too excited by Usyk vs Joshua! Hoping Usyk ...

    On November 17, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 207

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! This week: Congratulations to Jonathan Di Bella! Canada’s best kick-boxer! Congrats to Jessica Camara! What’s going ...

    On November 9, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 206

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! This week:  Congratulations to Heather Hardy! Manny hoping for a Hardy vs Jelena Mrdjenovich showdown! Marie-Eve Dicaire ...

    On November 2, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 205

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! This week: Congratulations to Tevin Farmer! Congrats to Groupe Yvon Michel for an excellent show at ...

    On October 26, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 204

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! This week:  Congratulations are due! Congrats to “Bud” Crawford! Congrats to Eye Of The Tiger on ...

    On October 18, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 203

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! This week:  Congratulations are due! Congrats to Artur Beterbiev! Tested but terrifying! Congrats also to Batyr ...

    On October 12, 2018 / 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 November 26, 2018 / By
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    The Gods Of War

    One of the best parts about being a boxing fan is the vitality of the sport’s history and the spirited debates and discussions that arise from it. The ...

    On November 17, 2018 / By
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    When We Were Kings

    More than two decades ago, one of the finest boxing documentaries ever made was finally released. The Academy Award-winning When We Were Kings details Muhammad Ali’s 1974 fight with ...

    On October 24, 2018 / 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 October 13, 2018 / By
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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 October 2, 2018 / 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, 2018 / By

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