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Wallin Wants Deontay Wilder If Fury Rematch Doesn't Materialize

Otto Wallin’s trainer Joey Gamache told him that Teofimo Lopez was going to beat Vasiliy Lomachenko. As Wallin sat in a New York City bar with friends watching his trainer working in Lopez’s corner as...

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Two Years Of Magical Thinking: Lopez's Vision Comes True Against Lomachenko

Two Years Of Magical Thinking: Lopez's Vision Comes True Against Lomachenko

By Corey Erdman - On the week of the biggest fight of his life, Teofimo Lopez fielded a whole lot of questions, ranging from typical tactical queries to deep dives into his relationship with his fathe...

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Lomachenko vs. Lopez: A Dream Match and a Grudge Match Rolled Into One

Lomachenko vs. Lopez: A Dream Match and a Grudge Match Rolled Into One

By Corey Erdman - Try as it might to pass for its former self, a good portion of boxing’s offerings during the global pandemic have been aseptic. Something from the fighters, from the limited audience...

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Isaiah Steen Shares The Spotlight With Brother Charles Conwell

Isaiah Steen Shares The Spotlight With Brother Charles Conwell

By Corey Erdman - At the front of the Soul City Gym’s aerobics class is Isaiah Steen. A striking figure: a tall, muscular man with an archetypical boxer’s build, dreadlocks tucked into a spandex cap, ...

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Ruben Villa Looks To Bring A World Title Back To Salinas

Ruben Villa Looks To Bring A World Title Back To Salinas

By Corey Erdman - One of Ruben Villa IV’s favorite things to do is finishing his afternoon road work by running up a hill in Riverside, California that overlooks the entire city. Up there, he can brea...

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Jaron Ennis Boots In The Door Of Welterweight Title Contention

Jaron Ennis Boots In The Door Of Welterweight Title Contention

By Corey Erdman - Everyone who sees Jaron “Boots” Ennis in the ring knows there’s something special about him. One could debate how high his ceiling is, but there should be universal agreement that he...

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Chris Byrd Fought Chronic Pain And Depression; Now He Wants To Fight At 50

Chris Byrd Fought Chronic Pain And Depression; Now He Wants To Fight At 50

By Corey Erdman - Becoming the heavyweight champion of the world is one of the sporting realm’s crowning achievements. Society at large has long considered holding that title one of the most impressiv...

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Mikael Zewski Wants To Give Quebec Boxing Fans

Mikael Zewski Wants To Give Quebec Boxing Fans "Something To Believe In"

By Corey Erdman - Mikael Zewski has an old Cherokee legend titled Two Wolves saved on the Notes app on his phone. In the tale, a grandfather is teaching his grandson about life, and describes to him a...

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"Boxing Academic" Shishkin Closes In On Super Middleweight Title Fight

By Corey Erdman - When we talk about “home field advantage” in terms of boxing, it’s generally to describe a fighter competing in their home state, maybe even their hometown, and as the A-side on a ca...

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Taylor and Persoon Deliver a FOTY Frontrunner in Thrilling Rematch

Taylor and Persoon Deliver a FOTY Frontrunner in Thrilling Rematch

By Corey Erdman - While the night ended with Alexander Povetkin’s stunning come-from-behind knockout over Dillian Whyte, a clip that is immensely shareable on social media and will in all likelihood e...

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McCaskill Takes The Torch From Braekhus In Historic Victory

McCaskill Takes The Torch From Braekhus In Historic Victory

By Corey Erdman - After defeating Cecilia Braekhus for the undisputed welterweight championship, Jessica McCaskill walked into her opponent’s locker room to give her belts back. It’s long been a boxin...

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Michael Hunter Finds Peace In The Chaos Of The Boxing World

Michael Hunter Finds Peace In The Chaos Of The Boxing World

By Corey Erdman - Michael Hunter is on Instagram live, showing his followers some of his favorite yoga poses, explaining that spinal health is crucial to aging gracefully. It’s startling to see a 6’2”...

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McCaskill Makes The Most Of Extra Time To Prepare For Braekhus

McCaskill Makes The Most Of Extra Time To Prepare For Braekhus

By Corey Erdman - The year 2020 hasn’t been particularly friendly to most people, but Jessica McCaskill is one of the few to enjoy a little bit of good fortune professionally. The unified junior welte...

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Boxing's Past And Present Head To PPV Later This Year

Boxing's Past And Present Head To PPV Later This Year

By Corey Erdman - In the span of one week, boxing fans enjoyed the announcement of more news than over the past five months combined. Subsequently, the sport enjoyed more mainstream media attention th...

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The Boxing World Mourns The Loss Of Travell Mazion

The Boxing World Mourns The Loss Of Travell Mazion

By Corey Erdman - This Friday, Travell Mazion was supposed to have been tuning in to watch his friend Vergil Ortiz make his return to the ring against Samuel Vargas. The two had become close pals over...

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Thailand's 16-Year Old

Thailand's 16-Year Old "Miracle Child" Picks Up Minor WBA Belt

By Corey Erdman - If you were to see Sangarthit Looksaikongdin in the ring without any background or context, you wouldn’t guess that he was 16 years old. Or that he had turned pro at 14 years of age....

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Jerry Forrest On Jarrell Miller's PED Use:

Jerry Forrest On Jarrell Miller's PED Use: "That's Attemped Murder In My Eyes"

By Corey Erdman - Five days out from the biggest fight of his career, Jerry Forrest put on his protective mask, loaded up his vehicle and headed to the beach with his family. He’s a day or two away fr...

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Josue Vargas Finding Momentum Ahead Of ESPN Co-Feature

Josue Vargas Finding Momentum Ahead Of ESPN Co-Feature

By Corey Erdman - Josue Vargas’ career has had plenty of stops and starts over the last five years, but none quite like the ones he’s experienced since March. On March 17, Vargas was slated to fight a...

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Expect The Unexpected During This Strange Era Of Boxing

Expect The Unexpected During This Strange Era Of Boxing

By Corey Erdman - Of all of the notable fighters making their return during the COVID-19 pandemic, Emanuel Navarrete drew the easiest assignment. The reigning WBO super bantamweight champion took part...

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What We Learned From Boxing's First Week Back

What We Learned From Boxing's First Week Back

By Corey Erdman - Although there had been a handful of boxing events globally since the de facto start of lockdown in mid-March, this past week will likely be considered the week that the sport truly ...

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