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Takuma Inoue Returns Against Keita Kurihara; Wants To Join Naoya As World Champ

Takuma Inoue Returns Against Keita Kurihara; Wants To Join Naoya As World Champ

By Corey Erdman - Back in 2015, it looked as though there was another outlier coming from the Inoue family. Takuma, the younger brother of Naoya, had blazed his way through the first six opponents of ...

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Ryan Garcia Enjoys His Latest Viral Moment In KOing Luke Campbell

Ryan Garcia Enjoys His Latest Viral Moment In KOing Luke Campbell

By Corey Erdman - When Ryan Garcia hit the canvas for the first time in his life in the second round against Luke Campbell, for a moment it seemed like he would be going from social media superstar to...

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Tanaka And Ioka Look To Provide The New Year's Eve Fireworks

Tanaka And Ioka Look To Provide The New Year's Eve Fireworks

By Corey Erdman - Nothing illustrates the disconnect between the North American boxing community and the Japanese boxing scene better than the lack of discussion about the New Year's bout between Kazu...

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Canelo Alvarez Casually Takes The Super Middleweight Title From Callum Smith

Canelo Alvarez Casually Takes The Super Middleweight Title From Callum Smith

By Corey Erdman - Canelo Alvarez’s private jet touched down at Million Air, a luxury airport on the outskirts of San Antonio, and the boxing superstar emerged wearing designer floral print pajamas and...

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Anthony Joshua KOs Pulev With The Weight Of A Fury Bout On His Shoulders

Anthony Joshua KOs Pulev With The Weight Of A Fury Bout On His Shoulders

By Corey Erdman - After knocking out Kubrat Pulev to retain his bundle of heavyweight titles on Saturday, Anthony Joshua was more interested in wishing the crowd of 1,000 fans inside the Wembley Arena...

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Joshua Once Helped Klitschko Prepare For Pulev, Now He Must Fight Pulev Himself

Joshua Once Helped Klitschko Prepare For Pulev, Now He Must Fight Pulev Himself

By Corey Erdman - In the summer of 2014, Anthony Joshua was still a young professional, having just defeated Matt Skelton to improve his record to 7-0. The world he’d entered in the paid ranks after c...

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Moloney Opens Up On Nevada Replay Controversy, Trilogy With Franco

Moloney Opens Up On Nevada Replay Controversy, Trilogy With Franco

By Corey Erdman - Andrew Moloney remembers the exact punch that closed the eye of Joshua Franco. He can recall the feeling of his hand in his glove and the sight of Franco’s eye gradually puffing up. ...

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Nate Robinson Finds His True Self In The Ring Against Jake Paul

Nate Robinson Finds His True Self In The Ring Against Jake Paul

By Corey Erdman - On its surface, the upcoming boxing match between Jake Paul and Nate Robinson would appear to be nothing more than a high-priced publicity stunt. The fight serves as the chief suppor...

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O'Shaquie Foster Finally Gets His Big Chance Against Miguel Roman

O'Shaquie Foster Finally Gets His Big Chance Against Miguel Roman

By Corey Erdman - Around this time three years ago, O’Shaquie Foster was sitting in the communal area of an Orange County, Texas jail watching Terence Crawford fight Julius Indongo for the unified 140...

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BKFC Prez To Boxers: "If You Want To Make The Money You Deserve, Come To Bareknuckle"

While pro boxing has adapted to the times in many respects, creating COVID-free bubbles and running shows in studios and empty venues all over the world, many fighters are still left unemployed, or at...

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"Strength Of Schedule" Is The Only Knock Against Terence Crawford

By Corey Erdman - Terence Crawford is one of two men who is called the pound for pound best fighter on the planet by anybody these days. The consensus top dog amongst outlets and observers is Canelo A...

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Usyk's Second Heavyweight Win Produces More Questions Than Answers

Usyk's Second Heavyweight Win Produces More Questions Than Answers

By Corey Erdman - Derek Chisora arrived at the weigh-in for his bout against Oleksandr Usyk dressed like The Joker, albeit a giant, musclebound version of the normally spindly Batman villain. In the B...

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With Canelo In Limbo, Munguia Borrows The Mexican Torch And Eyes GGG

With Canelo In Limbo, Munguia Borrows The Mexican Torch And Eyes GGG

By Corey Erdman - A lot has been asked of Jaime Munguia in a short period of time. The 24-year old became a professional boxer eight years ago, still a teenager, and within five years was already a wo...

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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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