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    Confidence Game: Can Linares Shock “Hi-Tech”?

    And so Vasyl Lomachenko will once again fight a top-tier opponent when he faces Jorge Linares on Saturday for lightweight supremacy. Linares undoubtedly deserves that status, having scraped ...

    On May 10, 2018 / By
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    The Fight Game Has Changed

    Since inception, the relationship between television and boxing has been bittersweet. Back in the 1950s A. J. Liebling, journalistic star for The New Yorker and boxing writer extraordinaire, ...

    On May 3, 2018 / By
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    Cancelled Fights Are Not Tragic

    Late in March, as it became clear that Canelo Alvarez’s positive test for clenbuterol was going to derail his highly anticipated rematch with Gennady Golovkin, boxing fans on ...

    On April 8, 2018 / By
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    Truly Notorious: Conor Out Of Control

    The ridiculous antics that were once so amusing have finally spiraled completely out of control. Conor McGregor has been busy keeping his name in people’s minds and on ...

    On April 7, 2018 / By
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    Hagler: On His Own Terms

    It remains to this day one of the more controversial fights in boxing history. No, there was no long count. Nor was there the sudden appearance of a ...

    On April 6, 2018 / By
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    Cinco De Mamadas

    “I have not let you down. I respect the sport and I will always be a clean fighter.”    By uttering these words—with a straight, if contrite, face—Saul ...

    On April 5, 2018 / By
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    Canelo vs Golovkin II: Stuck In Limbo

    No one saw this coming. Seriously, who really expected to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to temporarily suspend Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, a man widely regarded as the favored ...

    On March 28, 2018 / By
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    Let’s Stop Pretending

    Sports is about passion. It’s what fills the stands and sells the tickets. I’m from West Virginia, and the University Mountaineers football and basketball games can reduce people ...

    On March 22, 2018 / By
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    Special K Ready To Rebound

    A major theme of recent years in boxing is fan frustration with too many elite fighters taking too few risks. Whether it’s Floyd Mayweather side-stepping a match with ...

    On March 9, 2018 / By

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Lee Wylie

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    Linares vs Lomachenko: The Tactical Overview

    On May 12, WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares defends his championship against boxing phenom Vasyl Lomachenko and while one can argue there are even better, even more tantalizing ...

    On April 24, 2018 / By
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    The Genius Of Sugar Ray Robinson

    It is almost a cliché of sports: Sugar Ray Robinson is, pound-for-pound, the greatest boxer of all-time. While in fact some boxing historians point to Harry Greb and Sam Langford ...

    On April 9, 2018 / By
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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 January 30, 2018 / By
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    The Tao Of Roberto Duran

    Lee Wylie is one of the most insightful analysts in boxing but he’s also a fan and makes no secret of the fact that Roberto Duran is his ...

    On January 20, 2018 / 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 January 17, 2018 / By
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    Diego Corrales: The Boxer

    “Not my usual thing,” wrote Lee Wylie when he posted this video, “but I felt inspired.” Those who are regular viewers of Mr. Wylie’s creations know he is ...

    On January 2, 2018 / By

Manny Montreal

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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 182

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! This week: Congratulations to Vasyl Lomachenko! And Jorge Linares! Beautiful fight! “Hi-Tech” is human after ...

    On May 17, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 181

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! Take a look at Manny’s Patreon page! This week: Congratulations to Donnybrook Boxing Promotions! Sell-out crowd in ...

    On May 9, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 180

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! Take a look at Manny’s Patreon page! This week: Congratulations to Jelena Mrdjenovich! Win number 50! Congrats ...

    On May 2, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 179

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! Take a look at Manny’s Patreon page! This week: Congratulations to Groupe Yvon Michel for another great ...

    On April 25, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 178

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! Don’t forget to take a look at Manny’s Patreon page! This week: Special Service Announcement! Jonathan Di ...

    On April 18, 2018 / By
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    Manny’s Thoughts! No. 177

    Time again for Manny’s Thoughts! Your weekly briefing on combat sports from Manny Montreal! Don’t forget to take a look at Manny’s Patreon page! This week: Big congrats to Eye Of ...

    On April 11, 2018 / By

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