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    The True Believer

    Manny Pacquiao dances with boxing like a jilted lover. The twists and turns retain their technical grace, but lack the fluidity and passion as when the love was ...

    On January 15, 2019 / By
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    Jan. 15, 1990: Foreman vs Cooney

    They billed Foreman vs Cooney as “The Preacher and The Puncher,” but it quickly became known as “The Geezers at Caesars,” this unique crossroads battle between two aging ...

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    Jan. 14, 1921: Leonard vs Mitchell II

    It’s a cold night in New York City but Benny Leonard and Richie Mitchell provide more than a little heat with one of the greatest opening rounds in ...

    On January 14, 2019 / By
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    Jan. 14, 1984: Mancini vs Chacon

    Boxing is not an old man’s sport and over the decades there have been plenty of what we might call “passing-the-torch” fights, when age gives way to younger ...

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    Jan. 13, 1976: Hagler vs Watts

    No matter where you place Marvelous Marvin Hagler in a ranking of the best middleweights of all-time, no one can dispute the fact few boxers have dominated a division ...

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    Jan. 12, 1980: Arguello vs Castillo

    It is 1980 and Alexis Arguello is a two-time world champion, already regarded as a future Hall of Famer, if not an all-time great. The Nicaraguan is the ...

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    Top 12 All-Time “Dirtiest” Champs

    A comprehensive roster of boxers who dabbled in the darker arts of ringcraft would rival a catalogue of the soldiers who ringed the walls of Troy, or a ...

    On January 11, 2019 / By
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    Yo, Adrian! Here We Go Again!

    And so I’ve now seen Creed II, the successful sequel to the surprisingly effective and popular 2015 film, Creed. In this second installment, Adonis Creed, son of deceased ...

    On January 10, 2019 / By
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    Jan. 9, 1942: Louis vs Baer II

    It is 1942 and in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, America is at war. As the country enters this new chapter in ...

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    The Fight City Podcast No. 10

    Welcome to another edition of The Fight City podcast, hosted by Alden Chodash who is joined once again by site founder and editor Michael Carbert. This week it’s all about ...

    On January 8, 2019 / By
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    2018 Fighter Of The Year

    Nominations: Vasyl Lomachenko Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk Canelo Alvarez Josh Warrington Winner: Oleksandr Usyk  While all of our nominees had outstanding years and deserve consideration for top honors, ...

    On January 8, 2019 / By
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    2018 Fight Of The Year

    Nominations: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Juan Francisco Estrada Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin II Jarrett Hurd vs Erislandy Lara Dereck Chisora vs Carlos Takam Tyson Fury vs Deontay ...

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    2018 Performance Of The Year

    Nominees: Gennady Golovkin (vs Canelo Alvarez) Josh Warrington (vs Carl Frampton) Deontay Wilder (vs Luis Ortiz) Oleksandr Usyk (vs Murat Gassiev) Tyson Fury (vs Deontay Wilder) Eleider Alvarez (vs Sergey Kovalev) Oscar Valdez ...

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    2018 Knockout Of The Year

    Nominations: Teofimo Lopez KO1 Mason Menard Murat Gassiev KO12 Yuniel Dorticos Dereck Chisora KO8 Carlos Takam Dillian Whyte KO11 Dereck Chisora Vasyl Lomachenko KO10 Jorge Linares Eleider Alvarez ...

    On January 6, 2019 / By
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    2018 Round Of The Year

    Nominees: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Juan Francisco Estrada — Round 12 Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury — Round 12 Murat Gassiev vs Yuniel Dorticos — Round 12 Leonardo Zappavigna ...

    On January 5, 2019 / By

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    Back To Vegas

    This Saturday night, ring legend Manny Pacquiao will hear the opening bell as a pro for the 70th time in his career. He will do so at a ...

    On January 16, 2019 / By
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    The True Believer

    Manny Pacquiao dances with boxing like a jilted lover. The twists and turns retain their technical grace, but lack the fluidity and passion as when the love was ...

    On January 15, 2019 / By
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    Adrien Broner: Behind The Smile

    “The Problem” actually poses very few these days. But in the last five years, Adrien Broner has been the one looking for a solution. A solution to himself. ...

    On January 3, 2019 / By
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    The Myth of the Charlo Brothers

    This past Saturday the Charlo brothers boasted massive reputations, certainly among the highest and most respected in the sport today. Both unbeaten champions, born one minute apart from one ...

    On December 24, 2018 / By
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    Fury Only Played The Fool

    (Before I get to the matter at hand, something infinitely more important need be said: A shout-out to the wife and family of Adonis Stevenson. As in no ...

    On December 17, 2018 / By
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    Five Myths About Judging

    In the aftermath of the controversial draw verdict for Saturday’s huge heavyweight showdown, attention has once again turned to the ancient question of how boxing matches are scored ...

    On December 6, 2018 / By
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    Adonis Stevenson: How Did It Happen?

    The long and controversial reign of WBC and lineal light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson ended in brutal fashion Saturday, after an onslaught of punches from decorated Ukrainian contender ...

    On December 4, 2018 / By
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    Five Reasons Why “The Gypsy King” Will Win

    Almost three years to the day since he defeated Wladimir Klitschko for the WBA, WBO, IBF and lineal heavyweight titles, Tyson Fury steps through the ropes tonight to ...

    On December 1, 2018 / By
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    Double Standards

    Adonis Stevenson has been a world boxing champion since June of 2013 but during that time, instead of establishing recognition as one of the best belt-holders of recent ...

    On November 27, 2018 / By

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    The Fight City Podcast No. 10

    Welcome to another edition of The Fight City podcast, hosted by Alden Chodash who is joined once again by site founder and editor Michael Carbert. This week it’s all about ...

    On January 8, 2019 / By
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    2018 Fighter Of The Year

    Nominations: Vasyl Lomachenko Tyson Fury Oleksandr Usyk Canelo Alvarez Josh Warrington Winner: Oleksandr Usyk  While all of our nominees had outstanding years and deserve consideration for top honors, ...

    On January 8, 2019 / By
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    2018 Fight Of The Year

    Nominations: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Juan Francisco Estrada Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin II Jarrett Hurd vs Erislandy Lara Dereck Chisora vs Carlos Takam Tyson Fury vs Deontay ...

    On January 7, 2019 / By
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    2018 Performance Of The Year

    Nominees: Gennady Golovkin (vs Canelo Alvarez) Josh Warrington (vs Carl Frampton) Deontay Wilder (vs Luis Ortiz) Oleksandr Usyk (vs Murat Gassiev) Tyson Fury (vs Deontay Wilder) Eleider Alvarez (vs Sergey Kovalev) Oscar Valdez ...

    On January 7, 2019 / By
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    2018 Knockout Of The Year

    Nominations: Teofimo Lopez KO1 Mason Menard Murat Gassiev KO12 Yuniel Dorticos Dereck Chisora KO8 Carlos Takam Dillian Whyte KO11 Dereck Chisora Vasyl Lomachenko KO10 Jorge Linares Eleider Alvarez ...

    On January 6, 2019 / By
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    2018 Round Of The Year

    Nominees: Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Juan Francisco Estrada — Round 12 Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury — Round 12 Murat Gassiev vs Yuniel Dorticos — Round 12 Leonardo Zappavigna ...

    On January 5, 2019 / By
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    2018 Upset Of The Year

    Nominations: Rob Brant W12 Ryota Murata Maurice Hooker W12 Terry Flanagan Tony Harrison W12 Jermell Charlo Josh Warrington W12 Lee Selby Eleider Alvarez KO7 Sergey Kovalev Winner: Tony Harrison ...

    On January 5, 2019 / By
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    2018: The Nominations

    In many ways, 2018 picked up where 2017 left off with its share of excellent match-ups, unification fights, and a heaping helping of action-packed, crowd-pleasing battles. But perhaps ...

    On January 4, 2019 / By
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    McCluskey’s Dozen: 30 Years Of Talent

    Talent is an almost indefinable quality. You can spot it in a prodigious young athlete but it’s difficult to define precisely what it is. It can manifest itself ...

    On December 31, 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 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

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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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