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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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Boxing Heads Down The Bumpy Road Back To Business

Boxing Heads Down The Bumpy Road Back To Business

By Corey Erdman - This past weekend showed the polar opposites of strategies boxing promoters will take when it comes to COVID-19. In Las Vegas, days before Top Rank’s mid-pandemic return on ESPN, Mik...

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Fredrickson: I'm 100% Prepared, I'm 100% Focused on Alex Saucedo

Sonny Fredrickson has been a man of routine throughout his career. Under normal circumstances, he would train at the Glass City Boxing Gym in Toledo with his trainer Lamar Wright, he might spar Robert...

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Canada's Boxing Gyms Are Carefully Weighing How To Reopen

Canada's Boxing Gyms Are Carefully Weighing How To Reopen

By Corey Erdman - The effects that COVID-19 has had on the sport of boxing have been most visible in the professional game. Fights have been cancelled, income has been lost and the momentum of many pr...

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The Mythology Of Mike Tyson Never Ceases To Amaze

The Mythology Of Mike Tyson Never Ceases To Amaze

By Corey Erdman - Fifteen years after he last fought, and upwards of thirty years after he was last considered the best heavyweight in the world, Mike Tyson still has some people convinced that he can...

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Joseph Parker Is The Breakout Star Of Boxing's Hiatus

Joseph Parker Is The Breakout Star Of Boxing's Hiatus

By Corey Erdman - There isn’t a whole lot boxers can do to enhance their careers during lockdown. For most fighters, a day probably looks something like this: Wake up, go for a socially distanced run,...

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Local Rivalry Fights Will Be Key To Relaunching The Boxing Economy

Local Rivalry Fights Will Be Key To Relaunching The Boxing Economy

By Corey Erdman - The ongoing global pandemic has forced everyone to get comfortable with being at home. For some, that’s meant taking up a new hobby, trying new recipes or binging a new series. For b...

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Events In Nicaragua and South Korea Offer Glimpse Into Boxing's Future

Events In Nicaragua and South Korea Offer Glimpse Into Boxing's Future

By Corey Erdman - For hardcore boxing fans, this past Saturday felt as close to normal as a day has felt in quite some time. By 10:00 PM ET, boxing writers and enthusiasts on everyone’s timeline were ...

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Merchandise Sales Can Help Boxers During These Difficult Times

Merchandise Sales Can Help Boxers During These Difficult Times

By Corey Erdman - On Saturday, March 14, Murphys Boxing was scheduled to host its fifth annual St. Patrick’s Day boxing card at the House of Blues in Boston. Perhaps more than any other time of year, ...

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How Quickly Should Boxers Get Back In The Ring Post-Social Distancing?

How Quickly Should Boxers Get Back In The Ring Post-Social Distancing?

By Corey Erdman - TORONTO, ON—The week of March 12, Samuel Vargas was beginning to put the final touches on his preparation for one of the biggest fights of his career. Three weeks out from a clash wi...

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Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler - Boxing Classic Turns 33

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Marvin Hagler - Boxing Classic Turns 33

By Corey Erdman - Boxing fans worldwide are hunkered down for the foreseeable future, likely watching more old fights than they ever have before. Not that one ever needs an excuse to go back and watch...

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Japan’s Rookie Of The Year Tournament Postponed Due To COVID-19

Live boxing was expected to return this week in Japan, with the first round of the East Japan Rookie of the Year tournament scheduled for April 5, however, according to a report by Asianboxing.info, t...

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Live Boxing Returns In Japan; Boxing Companies Elsewhere Dip Into Their Archives

Live Boxing Returns In Japan; Boxing Companies Elsewhere Dip Into Their Archives

By Corey Erdman - Less than three weeks after we mourned the stoppage of boxing events nearly universally, live boxing returns on April 5 in Japan. The legendary Japanese Rookie Of The Year tournament...

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America's Boxing Gyms Fight To Survive During COVID-19 Pandemic

America's Boxing Gyms Fight To Survive During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Corey Erdman - TOLEDO, OH—Junction Avenue in Toledo looks like many low-income neighborhoods in America. Faded white houses built in the 1940s, some with plywood boards covering their front doors, ...

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Boxing Should Throw In The Towel During The Age Of Coronavirus

Boxing Should Throw In The Towel During The Age Of Coronavirus

By Corey Erdman - When ShoBox: The New Generation went to air on Friday night, the scene of a quiet Minnesota casino ballroom hosting a boxing event in the middle of a global pandemic kind of didn’t f...

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Kownacki's Iron Chin Finally Cracks Against Helenius

Kownacki's Iron Chin Finally Cracks Against Helenius

By Corey Erdman - There’s a reason Adam Kownacki has performed at Barclays Center almost as many times as Jay-Z. Yes, he has legions of Polish fans who buy tickets to his fights, but not every high-le...

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Chocolatito Finds His Old Self Again In Texas

Chocolatito Finds His Old Self Again In Texas

By Corey Erdman - FRISCO, TX - Forty eight hours before fight day, Roman Gonzalez is asked how he believes he will defeat Kal Yafai, in tactical terms. Gonzalez slings his left arm back behind his cha...

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