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Is the War Class Returning to Form?

Is the War Class Returning to Form?

By Cliff Rold - The enduring incarnation of the Jr. Featherweight division has only been around since the mid-1970s. Damn if it hasn’t made its mark in the years since. Great talent comes and goes thr...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - January 20

After a strong close to 2020, followed by a hot start to 2021, boxing basically took a couple weeks off. It’s back in the States with a solid card this weekend. For all the teeth gnashing right now ab...

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Reckless Youth - Unleash The Lightweights

Reckless Youth - Unleash The Lightweights

By Cliff Rold - Ray Leonard was 23. Wilfred Benitez was 21. Erik Morales was 22. Marco Antonio Barrera was 26. Roman Gonzalez was 25. Juan Francisco Estrada was 22. Their fights marked not just memora...

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BoxingScene Awards 2020: The Best of The Rest - Trainer, Round, Comeback, More

BoxingScene Awards 2020: The Best of The Rest - Trainer, Round, Comeback, More

By Cliff Rold - Throughout the week, BoxingScene has provided readers their choices for the annual boxing Oscars (or Emmys, or Golden Globes, or Nickelodeon Kids or whatever trophies one most anticipa...

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Closing Out 2020: BoxingScene P4P Update

With the final update of the year, Saul Alvarez held on to the top spot and surely strengthened his claim with a one-sided bashing of super middleweight Callum Smith. Alvarez is 7-0-1 officially in hi...

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Canelo Extends His Lead: BoxingScene Competition Index December 2020 Update

After an awkward year that started strong and full of promise, the recovery of boxing in the second half of COVID-ravaged 2020 often showed boxing’s best face. Fans didn’t get everything they wanted, ...

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Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell: Stats and Stakes

Ryan Garcia-Luke Campbell: Stats and Stakes

By Cliff Rold - Everyone has the same questions when they start. The questions grow louder for those who garner fans sooner. Ryan Garcia’s social media following was there before he had what anyone wo...

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Kazuto Ioka-Kosei Tanaka: Stats & Stakes

By Cliff Rold - New Year’s Eve has loomed large in the careers of both Kazuto Ioka and Kosei Tanaka. Ioka is making his ninth start on the date, posting a mark of 7-1 so far. Tanaka is making his four...

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Kazuto Ioka-Kosei Tanaka: 2020 Has One to Go

Kazuto Ioka-Kosei Tanaka: 2020 Has One to Go

By Cliff Rold - It’s easy to feel like the boxing year is over in the United States. FS1 will have intriguing Cuban prospect David Morrell continuing his rapid ascent at super middleweight and the ret...

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Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith: Afterthoughts

There can come points in the careers of boxing’s biggest stars where one realizes they’re seeing them at the next level of their game, the moment where they have become the best version of who they wi...

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BoxingScene Championship Stats, Records Update: December 2020

Heavyweight: Anthony Joshua added the first defense of his second run as a three-belted titlist but, more importantly, his knockout of Kubrat Pulev clears the way for a showdown with history’s king. I...

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Canelo Alvarez-Callum Smith: Stats & Stakes

After a long year where it looked like boxing’s biggest cash cow since the retirement of Floyd Mayweather might not make it into the ring, Saul Alvarez picks up where he left off. He’s fighting one of...

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A One Off or a New Approach for DAZN?

Once a week, a search through the cable channel guide insures anything with boxing in the title not already set for DVR gets, well, set. Last Sunday, the guide scrub found something unexpected. The ch...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - December 16

Pick It: TBRB #1 Callum Smith vs. Middleweight Champion Saul Alvarez (Saturday, DAZN, 10 PM EST) - The return of arguably the biggest star in boxing is an easy pick of the week. That it matches the 30...

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Anthony Joshua-Kubrat Pulev: Stats & Stakes

Anthony Joshua, easily one of a handful of the biggest boxing stars in the world, hasn’t been that champion at heavyweight yet. He may be just a fight away from getting the chance. Tyson Fury, the man...

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Who is Anthony Joshua From Here On Out?

There was plenty to take note of about Anthony Joshua’s rematch, revenge victory over Andy Ruiz in 2019. For the now 31-year old Joshua (23-1, 21 KO), there was his willingness to just win and correct...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - December 9

Pick It: TBRB #1 Anthony Joshua vs. #8 Kubrat Pulev (Saturday, DAZN, 5 PM EST) - One of the sports biggest gate attractions makes his COVID-era debut as three-belted 31-year old heavyweight titlist An...

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Errol Spence-Danny Garcia: Afterthoughts

It had to be seen to find out. Coming off his auto accident in 2019, would Errol Spence still be Errol Spence? After twelve rounds, we had an answer. It may not have been his career best outing but it...

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Errol Spence-Danny Garcia: Stats & Stakes

One could call it a victory for this fight to be happening at all. Just over a year ago, riding high on a gritty unification victory over Shawn Porter, welterweight Errol Spence made a bad decision. S...

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Martin Murray - So Close, Yet So Far

Martin Murray - So Close, Yet So Far

By Cliff Rold - In recent years, one name on the Hall of Fame ballot always jumps out as the ultimate almost guy. The name is Rocky Lockridge. The late Lockridge won a couple alphabet straps and had a...

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