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Boxing Without Boxing: Mike Tyson vs. Pinklon Thomas - 05/30/87

Today’s next big thing doesn’t always pan out by tomorrow. In the waning days of the reign of Larry Holmes, even before Holmes lost his crown to light heavyweight king Michael Spinks, eyes were alread...

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Boxing Without Boxing: The Magnificent Max Baer

It’s as true in boxing as in many other walks of life. Lives lived vibrantly, colorfully, often outlive their active moments in time. Former heavyweight champion Max Baer last stepped into the ring in...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Michael Carbajal vs. Muangchai Kittikasem: 07/29/90

With good reason, 1976 and 1984 take up a lot of the air when people remember the great US Olympic teams. They weren’t the last great teams. While Gold has been sparse since 1988, the 1988 team faced ...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Ring'

Part of the allure is the sound of it all. Leather against flesh and the sound of feet scraping and sliding across the canvas; the voices of anxious cornermen; the snapping of heavy bags and buzzing o...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Michael Spinks vs. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, 07/18/81

Boxing Without Boxing: Michael Spinks vs. Eddie Mustafa Muhammad, 07/18/81

By Cliff Rold - The story of the fabled United States class of 1976 at the Montreal Olympics usually begins with Ray Leonard. It can’t be told without Michael Spinks. Between just those two teammates,...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Hands of Stone

Boxing Without Boxing: Hands of Stone

By Cliff Rold - Given the number of times boxing has made its way to the silver screen, it’s inevitable the portrayals will be a mixed bag. Biographical depictions are particularly tricky. Non-fiction...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Ruben Olivares vs. Zensuke Utagawa: 07/09/74

Mexico has had more than its share of great champions. Even now, thirty years and change after an errant attempt to return one last time in 1988, Ruben Olivares remains one of the nation’s most esteem...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Mayweather Vs. Serrano & Arredondo

Boxing Without Boxing: Mayweather Vs. Serrano & Arredondo

By Cliff Rold - For the second time in 2020, the sports world lost a memorable “Black Mamba.” The boxing world knew their Mamba first. On Tuesday, the sad news of the passing of former lineal Jr. ligh...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Smokestack Lightning - Harry Greb, 1919

It starts with a simple question to a native of Pittsburgh: had they ever heard of Harry Greb? “No, no I’ve never heard of him. Was he better than Joe Louis? He wasn’t better than Joe Louis.” “Yeah, h...

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Boxing Without Boxing: Reviewing Gentleman Jim

Following on the heels of several fight card postponements and cancellations late this week in response to the spread of COVID-19, today it was announced the long awaited World Boxing Super Series fin...

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Will Boxing Follow The NBA?

Will Boxing Follow The NBA?

by Cliff Rold - On the sporting front, the biggest news of the day is the suspension of the NBA season. It follows on the heels of the announcement that the NCAA will conduct March Madness largely to ...

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BoxingScene Championship Stats, Records Update: March 2020

Heavyweight: The first update since November of last year, 2020 brings wholesale changes everywhere but on the lineage line. Anthony Joshua regained all three of the alphabet belts he lost to Andy Rui...

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Adam Kownacki - Fun No Matter Where He Ends Up (And That's Ok)

Adam Kownacki - Fun No Matter Where He Ends Up (And That's Ok)

By Cliff Rold - Watching boxing is supposed to be fun. Everyone isn’t necessarily going to the future of their division, a future great, a legacy carver, or any of the other things that can distract f...

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Roman Gonzalez vs. Kal Yafai: Afterthoughts

The great ones only last so long. We know it from years of watching them come and go. There is no set time table and every run is different. But when it’s over, it’s over. It’s not over yet for Nicara...

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Kal Yafai vs. Roman Gonzalez: Stats & Stakes

An almost certain Hall of Fame career doesn’t happen overnight. Over the course of almost nine years, Roman Gonzalez made his happen with a flair that marked him as special by hardcore fight fans from...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - February 28

One loss against Errol Spence can’t erase years of prior good work. After another lengthy layoff in a career with too many, four-division titlist Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30 KO) returns to the ring against...

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Reigniting Super Fly After a Breather

Reigniting Super Fly After a Breather

By Cliff Rold - Far from the spectacle and riches generated in Las Vegas last weekend, one of boxing’s most satisfying divisions over the last half decade resumes hostilities Saturday in Texas (DAZN, ...

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Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder II: Afterthoughts

ESPN doesn’t have to provide the world an inadvertent drinking game anymore. They did a good job pushing the lineal claim of Tyson Fury between the first two chapters of the Fury-Deontay Wilder rivalr...

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Tyson Fury-Deontay Wilder II: Stats & Stakes

One second. The difference was one second. Tyson Fury, inexplicably behind on one card, well ahead on another and narrowly ahead on the last, had a decision win within reach. He’d survived a ninth rou...

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BoxingScene Television Pick of The Week - February 21

Pick It: TBRB #1 Deontay Wilder vs. #2 Tyson Fury (Saturday, ESPN/Fox PPV, 9 PM EST). What really needs to be said about this heavyweight showdown? Wilder (42-0-1, 41 KO) attempts his eleventh WBC tit...

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