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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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Chocolatito on Kal Yafai: It's Going To Be One Hell of a Fight

Chocolatito on Kal Yafai: It's Going To Be One Hell of a Fight

By Corey Erdman - Roman Gonzalez is tucked in the back corner of a café in a strip mall in Anaheim, and he looks like he needs another coffee. Reporters have flocked to the star du jour, Devin Haney, ...

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Rigondeaux’s Underappreciated Quest Continues At Bantamweight

Rigondeaux’s Underappreciated Quest Continues At Bantamweight

by Corey Erdman - Guillermo Rigondeaux had a decision to make between the first and second rounds. Would he choose to fight forehead to forehead with Liborio Solis, inviting the heavy-handed brawler t...

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Custio Clayton Ready To Introduce Himself To The American Audience

Custio Clayton Ready To Introduce Himself To The American Audience

By Corey Erdman - Custio Clayton is not unlike a lot of boxers in the world whose talent exceeds his level of recognition. Across the planet, there are fighters grinding away in their respective gyms ...

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What's The Best Plan Of Action For Jaime Munguia?

What's The Best Plan Of Action For Jaime Munguia?

By Corey Erdman - On Saturday night, Jaime Munguia made a move his body sorely needed for him to make as the former world champion moved up to 160 pounds. After years of sitting in saunas and hot bath...

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Boxing Attempts To Grow Its Reach By Entering New Markets

Boxing Attempts To Grow Its Reach By Entering New Markets

By Corey Erdman - There are many boxing trends we’d probably all prefer be left behind in 2019: Major sanctioning bodies adding more world titles, networks’ inability to cooperate with one another and...

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The Future Of Boxing Is In Good Hands With Lopez And Ortiz

The Future Of Boxing Is In Good Hands With Lopez And Ortiz

By Corey Erdman - If boxing is to place its future in anyone’s hands, it’s likely safest in the mighty fists of Teofimo Lopez and Vergil Ortiz Jr. Both Lopez and Ortiz turned in dazzling performances ...

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Joshua-Ruiz II Is Like Nothing We've Ever Seen Before

Joshua-Ruiz II Is Like Nothing We've Ever Seen Before

By Corey Erdman - As Andy Ruiz Jr. and Anthony Joshua make their final preparations for Saturday’s heavyweight title rematch, a team of 175 builders are putting the finishing touches on the venue that...

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Junior Fa Climbs Heavyweight Ladder, But How Far Away Is He?

Junior Fa Climbs Heavyweight Ladder, But How Far Away Is He?

By Corey Erdman - Junior Fa scored his 19th victory on Saturday night over Devin Vargas, but it certainly didn’t come easily. Fa won via unanimous decision, and dropped Vargas twice in the process, bu...

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Patience Pays Off With Canelo's KO Of Kovalev

Patience Pays Off With Canelo's KO Of Kovalev

By Corey Erdman - LAS VEGAS, NV - Canelo Alvarez exhibited a whole lot of patience on Saturday night. The Mexican superstar’s WBO light heavyweight title clash with Sergey Kovalev was delayed signific...

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Fury The Latest In Long Line Of Boxing Greats Who Dabbled In Wrestling

Fury The Latest In Long Line Of Boxing Greats Who Dabbled In Wrestling

By Corey Erdman - If you had to pick out one professional boxer whom you thought would make a successful pro wrestler, there’s a good chance you would choose Tyson Fury. The 6’9”, 250+ pound lineal he...

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Golovkin Survives A War, But Does He Want To Do That Again?

Golovkin Survives A War, But Does He Want To Do That Again?

By Corey Erdman - Gennadiy Golovkin settled into a comfy chair in a television studio tucked in the side streets of the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, visibly exhausted from a full day of cutting ...

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Porter Looks To Spoil Spence's Pacquiao Party

Porter Looks To Spoil Spence's Pacquiao Party

By Corey Erdman - Shawn Porter has made a career out of spoiling parties he had no business attending, and was never even invited to in the first place. The stocky, musclebound Ohioan came up through ...

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The Boxing World Should Embrace KSI vs. Logan Paul II

The Boxing World Should Embrace KSI vs. Logan Paul II

By Corey Erdman - KSI vs. Logan Paul may very well turn out to be the most-watched boxing match of 2019. Full stop. The two YouTube superstars have signed on for a rematch of their amateur bout last y...

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Kovalev's Scare Shows Importance Of Making Canelo Bout Now

Kovalev's Scare Shows Importance Of Making Canelo Bout Now

By Corey Erdman - Sergey Kovalev slumped onto his stool following the eighth round of his bout against Anthony Yarde. He was thoroughly dominated and nearly knocked out. He looked up at his trainer Bu...

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Vergil Ortiz Jr. Continues To Make It Look Easy

Vergil Ortiz Jr. Continues To Make It Look Easy

By Corey Erdman - GRAND PRAIRIE, TX—A minute into the sixth round, Vergil Ortiz Jr. landed a whipping left uppercut to Antonio Orozco’s body and immediately followed it with an uppercut to the jaw. As...

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