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Gervonta Davis-Yuriorkis Gamboa: Afterthoughts

Sometimes, a “C+” is good enough. It’s not something one tells their kids when they’re growing up but it’s a truth many have had to sigh and accept. There are great days, good days, and days where the...

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Gervonta Davis-Yuriorkis Gamboa: Stats & Stakes

Boxing is an attraction based sport. The team behind Gervonta Davis is building an attraction. Whether they’re building a great fighter remains to be seen. The seeing, the finding out, is part of the ...

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Holiday Boxing Wishes for 2020

Holiday Boxing Wishes for 2020

By Cliff Rold - Pretend for a moment Santa could bring boxing fans anything they wished for in 2020. Maybe Santa could even name one commissioner for a day. With a new year, new decade, dawning, the p...

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Moruti Mthalane-Akira Yaegashi: Stats & Stakes

Age is one of the most imprecise ways to judge a boxer. Some fighters, even great fighters, have seen their peak come and go before their 20s are far along. Others may not be their best selves until t...

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Tony Harrison-Jermell Charlo: Stats & Stakes

No one can say it hasn’t been built well. Give Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo credit. They’ve turned an interesting but not exactly blazing first fight with a debatable decision into a rematch with ...

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Rosales-Martinez: The Weekend's Unsung Gem

Rosales-Martinez: The Weekend's Unsung Gem

By Cliff Rold - The easiest fight to get excited about this weekend is Saturday’s main event on Fox. Tony Harrison and Jermell Charlo was a close, controversial battle the first time with a surprising...

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Lopez Shines, Crawford Grinds: Weekend Afterthoughts

A star is born. Or, at least, arrives. Another (unofficially) got off the deck and scored his seventh straight knockout across two weight classes. Overall, it was a good night for boxing on ESPN as fa...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - December 13

Pick It: TBRB #3 Terence Crawford vs. #10 Egidijus Kavaliauskas (Saturday, ESPN, 9 PM EST). Crawford (35-0, 26 KO) attempts his third defense of the WBO welterweight belt on Saturday. Kavaliauskas (21...

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Saturday's Real Main Event and The Future at Lightweight

Saturday's Real Main Event and The Future at Lightweight

By Cliff Rold - It was easy for a long time to wonder if the 135 lb. division could ever get to what seemed the needed final elimination showdown between Vasyl Lomachenko and Mikey Garcia. For a slive...

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Anthony Joshua-Andy Ruiz II: Afterthoughts

2019 ends as it began. Sort of. The heavyweight division resumed its previous three-headed status quo on Saturday night in Saudi Arabia. Anthony Joshua, using his jab, his feet, and a remarkable shift...

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Andy Ruiz-Anthony Joshua II: Stats & Stakes

Each man will enter the ring assuming an identity new to them. For Andy Ruiz, for the first time he will enter the ring as “the reigning.” Half a year has passed since he shocked the boxing world with...

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BoxingScene.com's Television Pick of The Week - December 6

It’s the last ‘biggest’ fight of the year, literally. Three heavyweight belts, and maybe the balance of power in the division, are on the line in Saudi Arabia. Ruiz (33-1, 22 KO) makes his first defen...

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Anthony Joshua - What Happens If It Happens Again?

Anthony Joshua - What Happens If It Happens Again?

By Cliff Rold - If he never won another fight, Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21 KO) would be able to say he had a career most fighters could only dream of. In 2012, he won Olympic gold at super heavyweight at...

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John Riel Casimero-Zolani Tete: Afterthoughts

Watching footage of both men’s last few fights before Saturday, Zolani Tete looked quicker, more active in letting his hands go, and capable of keeping the fight at a pace and distance he could contro...

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Zolani Tete-John Riel Casimero: Stats & Stakes

Among those options will be unification for the winner of this Saturday affair (ESPN+, 2 PM EST) between a pair of men who have won major titles in two divisions apiece. Casimero has won four in a row...

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Tete-Casimero: An Unpredictable Holiday Gift

Tete-Casimero: An Unpredictable Holiday Gift

By Cliff Rold - First there was a rematch. Soon there will be another. Rightfully, much of the boxing world is focused on the heavyweight division. WBC titlist Deontay Wilder scored another sensationa...

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Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Afterthoughts

As far as power goes, it’s undeniable at this point. Deontay Wilder is part of their fraternity when it comes to hitting the showers early. In his last four fights, it would be hard to fill up one han...

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Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Stats & Stakes

We are one fight from Deontay Wilder-Tyson Fury II. We also might be one fight away from Luis Ortiz-Deontay Wilder III. Could we actually be two fights from Luis Ortiz-Andy Ruiz? The table is set for ...

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BoxingScene's Television Pick of The Week - November 22

Arguably the best heavyweight fight of 2018 gets a sequel this Saturday and it’s a night where the pay-per-view card looks fan friendly before the main event. Deontay Wilder (41-0-1, 40 KO) is must-se...

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Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Best Laid Plans

Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz II: Best Laid Plans

By Clliff Rold - 2019 started with a fairly clear heavyweight picture. There were three guys. There was everyone else. Anthony Joshua, Deontay Wilder, and Tyson Fury set apart from their peers. Rank t...

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