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Rusty Rubin - A Friend To All (1942-2014)

When yours truly started covering Boxing in 2003, I quickly discovered the Boxing family of reporters and photographers were some of the nicest people on this fine earth. No “Boxing guy” shined br...

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The Standing Eight Count: Rocky, Dixon and Me.

If someone asked me the question, “who is your favorite Heavyweight All-Time?”, my honest response would most likely be Rocky Balboa. You see, Rocky Balboa is the reason I am obsessed with Boxing. I...

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The Standing Eight Count: Ringside at Pechanga

Teddy Atlas and Joe Tessitore were on hand at The Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California for the latest addition of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. The Goossen-Tutor/Ringside Ticket promoted ...

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Standing Eight Count: Williams-Skelton II- The Fight I Want To See

I am a heavyweight junkie whose addiction has been tested over the past few years. The heavyweight division has not only been lacking in talent, but also lacking in excitement. ...

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The Standing Eight Count: Is Oscar De La Hoya More Than a “Pretty Boy”?

Just as one might do when going to Alcoholics Anonymous, I’m ready to face my problem head on and come clean about my addiction. Go ahead and call me a homer, or if you prefer, you can refer to me as ...

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The Standing Eight Count: Ringside at Pechanga

Fox Sports and Goossen Tutor Promotions played host to a night of Boxing at The Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Ca. on Thursday night. The Best Damn Boxing announcers period where on hand as t...

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The Standing Eight Count: The “Weight” for a Heavyweight Champ Continues.

Last Saturday morning, I woke up with a smile on my face. It was one of those days that was filled with anticipation for me. I knew that on this day, history would be made because that evening the tru...

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The Standing Eight Count: “ShoBox Pechanga Analysis”

The Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, Ca. played host to “Shobox: The Next Generation” and Gary Shaw Productions, LLC for a night of Boxing on Friday Night. In the main event, The NABF Super Fly...

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The Standing Eight Count: What The Heck are Jones and Hopkins Thinking?

As if it wasn’t bad enough that I have had to suffer through watching Roy Jones and Bernard Hopkins make losing the norm in their later years, it has now come to my attention that the two former great...

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The Standing Eight Count: “Rocky, Mason Dixon and Me”

If someone asked me the question, “who is your favorite Heavyweight All-Time?”, my honest response would most likely be Rocky Balboa. You see, Rocky Balboa is the reason I am obsessed with Boxing. I...

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The Standing Eight Count- Holyfield, Holmes, The Heavyweights and More.

On November 13th, 2004, I witnessed what could only be described as a sad day for Boxing. Evander Holyfield who was coming off a humiliating defeat at the hands of James Toney one-year earlier, was g...

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The Standing Eight Count

We love controversy, don’t we? No matter the outcome of any sports event, there always seems to be a little something that can be mistaken for the reason one loses. Whether it’s Josh Paul rollin...

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The Standing Eight Count

This weekend in Las Vegas, a glorious event will take place. Diego Corrales and Jose Luis Castillo will once again try to make history when they step into the ring at the Thomas and Mack Center on Sat...

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Requiem for a Light Heavyweight?

When Roy Jones Jr. was in his prime, he was as dominating as any fighter I have ever seen. He would have long stretches where not only would he never lose rounds, no fighter could even manage to land ...

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Lennox Lewis: All-Time Great or Average Fighter?

Since the current crop of heavyweights are significantly below average, let’s play my favorite game, “talk about the old guys”. In particular, let’s talk about former heavyweight champion Lennox Lewi...

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The "Truth" is……..Mayweather is the best fighter in the world

Going into the Mayweather-Gatti pay-per-view, most people figured that Arturo Gatti had very little chance of retaining his title against Floyd Mayweather, Jr. As it turns out, the people were right. ...

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Good Riddance To Mike Tyson!

My beloved sport of Boxing has never been known for its character. From the days of Tex Ricard to the current workings of Bob Arum. From Dempsey ducking black fighters to Andrew Golota getting three ...

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Adios “El Grande Campeon”, Ringside Report

A wild crowd of 17,692 made their presence known at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Saturday night. Most came to see their hero from another time. The great Julio Cesar Chavez was back to say than...

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Heavyweight Redemption Coming?

Over the past few years, complaining about the heavyweight division has been the in vogue thing to do. I am as guilty as anyone I suppose. I can attest that this here scribe has sat on the couch man...

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Damn You James Toney!

About a week ago, yours truly wrote an article while in a state of ecstasy. The article was entitled, “Thank you James Toney!” At the time, I couldn’t have been happier. You see my friends; James T...

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