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Recent Ring Tragedies Alter Perspective For Fighters & Fans Alike

Recent Ring Tragedies Alter Perspective For Fighters & Fans Alike

By Corey Erdman - ARLINGTON, TX—Jose Ramirez and Maurice Hooker gave boxing fans everything they could have asked for on Saturday night: a title unification bout between two champions on opposite side...

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Manny Pacquiao Continues To Push Forward With Historic Career

Manny Pacquiao Continues To Push Forward With Historic Career

By Corey Erdman - A lot has changed in the world of boxing since Manny Pacquiao entered the public’s consciousness back in 1998 when he captured the WBC flyweight title from Chatchai Sasakul. Not a si...

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Demetrius Andrade Battles Critics Once Again

Demetrius Andrade Battles Critics Once Again

By Corey Erdman - PROVIDENCE, RI—In boxing, we tend to characterize fighters in the image of their place of origin. Mexican fighters are industrious and brave, Philadelphia fighters are brazen and tou...

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Tyson Fury Makes The Most Out Of Schwarz Mismatch

Tyson Fury Makes The Most Out Of Schwarz Mismatch

By Corey Erdman - On Saturday night in Las Vegas, Tyson Fury dominated Tom Schwarz the way a 30-1 favorite would be expected to. Based on rough calculations, a 30-1 favorite is assumed to have a 96.1%...

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Andy Ruiz, Not Anthony Joshua, Becomes A Star In America

Andy Ruiz, Not Anthony Joshua, Becomes A Star In America

By Corey Erdman - When Frank Sinatra sang “if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere” in reference to New York, it became an instant slogan for the city. In one line it summed up both the city...

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Wilder Forces Us To Confront Our Fears & Joys In Boxing Fandom

Wilder Forces Us To Confront Our Fears & Joys In Boxing Fandom

By Corey Erdman - Knockout punches are the ultimate eraser. They can erase errors made in the ring. They can make up for up to eleven rounds lost in the course of the fight. And they can wipe out any ...

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Canelo Elevates His Game Once Again In Win Over Jacobs

Canelo Elevates His Game Once Again In Win Over Jacobs

By Corey Erdman - LAS VEGAS, NV—When Floyd Mayweather defeated Canelo Alvarez in 2013, it seemed for a moment that the throne Mayweather was set to relinquish as the Face of Boxing would have to be in...

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Doheny's Dream Run Continues With Unification Against Roman

Doheny's Dream Run Continues With Unification Against Roman

By Corey Erdman - In the wake of Jarrell Miller’s suspension and eventual ousting from his scheduled heavyweight title shot against Anthony Joshua, there has been plenty of shaming of fighters for eit...

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Shields Fights A Bigger Battle Than The One Against Hammer

Shields Fights A Bigger Battle Than The One Against Hammer

By Corey Erdman - Last Thursday, Notre Dame Fighting Irish women’s basketball head coach Muffet McGraw held court at a press conference, fielding a few questions about her team’s upcoming games, but m...

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Ryan Garcia Is The Boxing Superstar Of The Digital Era

Ryan Garcia Is The Boxing Superstar Of The Digital Era

By Corey Erdman - Following Canelo Alvarez’s destruction of Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden, Oscar De La Hoya took the podium in the media area assembled in the hallways beyond the locker room...

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Dmitry Bivol Dominates With An Appreciation For His Craft

Dmitry Bivol Dominates With An Appreciation For His Craft

By Corey Erdman - VERONA, NY—Most fighters are schooled in communicating the fact that they’re confident, but few exude it effortlessly the way Dmitry Bivol does. Walking around the Turning Stone Casi...

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Soto And Rios Provide Pure Entertainment In Tijuana

Soto And Rios Provide Pure Entertainment In Tijuana

By Corey Erdman - Boxing analyst Max Kellerman once said: "If you walk down a street and see a man putting a golf ball on one corner, two guys shooting hoops on another corner, a couple of guys playin...

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Cancio Finally Strikes Gold in The Desert With Title Win Upset

Cancio Finally Strikes Gold in The Desert With Title Win Upset

By Corey Erdman - On Saturday night, Andrew Cancio finally found his gold in the desert, two years after resigning to the idea that boxing wasn’t for him anymore. More than anything, he found the vers...

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Jaime Munguia Continues To Gain Momentum For Bigger Things

Jaime Munguia Continues To Gain Momentum For Bigger Things

By Corey Erdman - Jaime Munguia’s victory over Takeshi Inoue on Saturday night in Houston was precisely the kind of fight that would have resulted in an upset loss for a lesser fighter. In Inoue, he f...

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At 40, Manny Pacquiao Remains One Of Boxing’s Biggest Stars

At 40, Manny Pacquiao Remains One Of Boxing’s Biggest Stars

By Corey Erdman - At Manny Pacquiao’s open media workout at Wild Card gym, the future Hall of Famer politely announced that he would not be answering any questions regarding a possible rematch with Fl...

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Lemieux's Dreams Of A Canelo Bout May Still Be Alive

Lemieux's Dreams Of A Canelo Bout May Still Be Alive

By Corey Erdman - The fact that David Lemieux was being positioned as the next challenger for Canelo Alvarez is somewhere between a thinly veiled secret and public knowledge. Nobody explicitly said th...

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The Night Canelo and DAZN Took Over New York

The Night Canelo and DAZN Took Over New York

By Corey Erdman - NEW YORK, NY—Walking up Seventh Avenue in Manhattan on Saturday night, Madison Square Garden glowed a bright red, green and yellow, blending in perfectly with the city’s garland and ...

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Tyson Fury Is Denied Storybook Ending Against Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury Is Denied Storybook Ending Against Deontay Wilder

By Corey Erdman - More than one person said it this past week—even by stepping through the ropes on Saturday night to face Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury was already a winner. Two years earlier, he was ad...

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Pascal Can Take Legacy To A New Level With Win Over Bivol

Pascal Can Take Legacy To A New Level With Win Over Bivol

By Corey Erdman - The recipients of opportunities to take part in big fights aren’t always the ones with the most merit. The reasons fighters are given a chance to fight for a world title can range fr...

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Nonito Donaire Takes First Step In Possible Miracle WBSS Run

Nonito Donaire Takes First Step In Possible Miracle WBSS Run

By Corey Erdman - Inherent in any miracle is a healthy dose of luck. On Saturday, Nonito Donaire received his requisite sprinkle of good fortune in his first contest in the World Boxing Super Seires b...

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