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Articles by author: Tris Dixon(25 results)

Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem

Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem

By Tris Dixon - THE electors at the International Boxing Hall of Fame are this month faced with the type of headache they have not become accustomed to of late. In recent years the ballot has containe...Read More

Staying Positive: Burns, Crolla, Downes and LaMotta

Staying Positive: Burns, Crolla, Downes and LaMotta

By Tris Dixon - Nice guys don’t always finish last, but neither do the bad guys. Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns shared 12 quality rounds in Manchester on Saturday, in a bout that will be remembered fo...Read More

Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz and a Heavyweight Drug Issue

Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz and a Heavyweight Drug Issue

By Tris Dixon - ONE wonders if, at this rate, there will be any heavyweights left. The list of drug cheats or those who have even posted positive tests is long, and it is growing longer. This week, Lu...Read More

Golovkin-Canelo and The Predictable Controversy

Golovkin-Canelo and The Predictable Controversy

By Tris Dixon - IN the end we got what we wanted but we had to take it with one hand while accepting what we least desired with the other. Gennady Golovkin-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was riveting rather th...Read More

Golovkin vs. Canelo and a Big-Money Drama Show

Golovkin vs. Canelo and a Big-Money Drama Show

By Tris Dixon - IN two weeks time we will have the answers. There may be a new star on top of the pay-per-view throne. There may be a Fight of the Year contender in the bank. Thirty-two years on, we m...Read More

Anthony Joshua and Terence Crawford: Sanctioned Champions

Anthony Joshua and Terence Crawford: Sanctioned Champions

By Tris Dixon - It used to be winning a world title that was the hardest thing to achieve. Now it is hanging on to them. Of course, case in point is Terence Crawford, the world's premier junior-welter...Read More

Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate'

Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate'

By Tris Dixon - TIME and again in the sport you hear the twenty-first century boxing phrase of a fight being left to ‘marinate’. The word choice is something Noble Art fans have rightly become wary an...Read More

Illusions of Grandeur: Malignaggi, McGregor and Mayweather

Illusions of Grandeur: Malignaggi, McGregor and Mayweather

By Tris Dixon - IT was author Arthur Koestler who once said that nothing is sadder than the death of an illusion. The illusions we have been presented with in the last 24 hours are a couple of brief c...Read More

Wladimir Klitschko Gets The Timing Right

Wladimir Klitschko Gets The Timing Right

By Tris Dixon - THERE was a period when only a connoisseur of this sport would want to watch a Wladimir Klitschko fight. He was always big business in the Ukraine and Germany, but that did not spread ...Read More

Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor

Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor

By Tris Dixon - AUGUST 26 hangs over boxing like an angry storm cloud. The occasional bolt of Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor lightning will hit the headlines from now until fight week and then the ra...Read More

Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story

Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story

By Tris Dixon - MUHAMMAD ALI and Mike Tyson have historically jostled for position. Classic boxing fans will always point to ‘The Greatest’ as the shining example of what a fighter should look like, s...Read More

Lee Selby Drops, Decisions Barros To Retain IBF World Title

IBF super-bantamweight champion Lee Selby lost his mother, Frankie, just four days ago. He promised that he would be “focused” and “professional” in the lead up, and he was exactly that, winning on th...Read More

Martin J. Ward Captures Commonwealth Belt, Defeats Cacace

Martin J Ward added the vacant Commonwealth super-featherweight title to the Lonsdale Belt he won outright with a narrow win over Belfast’s Anthony Cacace at the SSE Arena in Wembley. There was little...Read More

Syrowatka Gets Off The Deck for Dramatic Stoppage of Davies

Poland’s Michal Syrowatka climbed off the floor in round nine to score a dramatic 12th round stoppage win over WBA No. 4 Robbie Davies Jnr. Davies lost for the first time as a pro, and tough Syrowatka...Read More

Kid Galahad Stops Jose Cayetano To Capture IBF Regional Title

Sheffield’s Kid Galahad improved to 23-0 and captured the vacant IBF Inter-Continental featherweight title with a solid win over Mexico’s experienced Jose Cayetano Cayetano, who two contests ago lost ...Read More

World Boxing Super Series: Sit Back and Enjoy The Ride

World Boxing Super Series: Sit Back and Enjoy The Ride

By Tris Dixon - IT’S been a while since there was something new and utterly breath-taking in boxing. You might point to the emergence of a special young talent, TV networks working together, promoters...Read More

Manny Pacquiao - Nothing To Prove, Not Much To Lose

Manny Pacquiao - Nothing To Prove, Not Much To Lose

By Tris Dixon - “Life’s greatest liberty is having nothing left to prove.” Or so the saying goes. Manny Pacquiao might show something but ultimately he will prove little if he does as expected and def...Read More

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: That's Boxing

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: That's Boxing

By Tris Dixon - SOMETHINGS in life just do not make sense. The same applies in boxing. The same applies in business. Yet sometimes things that do not make sense are the most obvious and necessary. Fl...Read More

Who Can Handle

Who Can Handle "The Truth" After Brook-Spence?

By Tris Dixon - It turns out that it is not just Lieutenant Daniel Kaffee, played by Tom Cruise in A Few Good Men, who can’t handle the truth. Kell Brook can’t either. The former IBF welterweight worl...Read More

Something Special: Kell Brook and Errol Spence

Something Special: Kell Brook and Errol Spence

By Tris Dixon - This time two weeks from now another English football stadium will have emptied and stories for the next decade and beyond will start to be retold. Will Kell Brook be able to pick up f...Read More

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