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Panama Lewis, Requiem For a Cheater

People die. Sometimes they’re people in your family. Sometimes they’re people you know. And sometimes they’re people you’ve never met, but of whose work you’ve been made aware. The common denominator ...

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Remembering

Remembering "The Showdown" – Still a Thrill After 39 Years

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Whaddya know, it’s here again. Tomorrow is my favorite day of the year. OK, maybe it's a few pegs behind my wife and son’s birthdays, our wedding anniversary and Christmas -- but...

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Spate of Comebacks Stirs Memories of Overstayed Careers

Mike Tyson is coming back. Roy Jones Jr. is coming back. Good lord, even Oscar De La Hoya is coming back. The only difference being that while the first two guys have basically conceded they’re engagi...

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Autumn Trip to Connecticut Means Decision Time on Charlos

Autumn Trip to Connecticut Means Decision Time on Charlos

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s referendum time for the Charlo brothers. Whether you’re a fan or a cynic when it comes to the outspoken Houston twins, you’ll no doubt get a chance to revel in one viewpoint...

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Joe Smith Follows Career-Advancing Victory With Chores First, Celebration Second

Joe Smith Follows Career-Advancing Victory With Chores First, Celebration Second

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - In case you’d not noticed already, Joe Smith isn’t your typical fighter. Case in point, just two days after the most substantial win of his pro career, the rugged Long Island nat...

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Talk is Cheap, But it Doesn't Mean Boxing Can't Be Cured

Whaddya know? It’s that time of year again. Even in a pandemic. Hope will soon spring eternal at National Football League training camps. Short-term pretenders are being revealed by bona fide contende...

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Recalling Steward's Brilliance an Appropriate Way To Celebrate Milestone

Recalling Steward's Brilliance an Appropriate Way To Celebrate Milestone

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s a time-machine Tuesday morning. Twelve years ago this week, after tracking me down at a Quonset hut in Parts Unknown, the powers-that-be at Boxing Scene deemed it wise to de...

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Pacquiao's Long-Term Future Best Served By Avoiding Crawford

Pacquiao's Long-Term Future Best Served By Avoiding Crawford

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - I appreciate Manny Pacquiao. The things he’s accomplished since reaching the championship level more than two decades ago measure up to anyone over the same time frame, and he’ll...

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Surprise! Mike Tyson Comeback Trail Leads to Old-Timers Sales Pitch

Surprise! Mike Tyson Comeback Trail Leads to Old-Timers Sales Pitch

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Let’s all take a deep breath, folks. We’ve been talking about it for weeks and now it’s finally official. Mike Tyson fooled everyone. Oh, sorry. Hadn’t you heard? The former two-...

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Bursting the Bubble: ESPN's Boxing Return So Far Falling Flat

I’ve been a boxing fan for about as long as I can remember. From the moment I shared my dad’s recliner to watch Kenny Norton violently erase the “0” from Duane Bobick’s pro record, I’ve been as hooked...

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Michael Nunn's Iowa Return Has Commissioner Heading To Exit

Michael Nunn's Iowa Return Has Commissioner Heading To Exit

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - So, have you heard? Michael Nunn is fighting this weekend. Yes… that Michael Nunn. The same one who was a middleweight champion and a super middleweight champion. The same one wh...

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IMHO: A New Way To Spell Sanctioning Sanity

It’s another big MMA week. Which means different things to different people. Especially we sportswriter types. Some count the time down by waxing nostalgic on past events. Some immerse in head-to-head...

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Building the Perfect Boxing Library, Quarantine Style

Building the Perfect Boxing Library, Quarantine Style

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s an irony to some and perfectly logical to others. Boxing is near the front of the line when it comes to brutality in the name of victory, but it’s also a sport that has cons...

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Silly Tyson Renaissance Another Reminder That Glory Days Are Gone

OK, I miss Mike Tyson. Maybe it’s the lack of inspiration I get from Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua, particularly while they make more headlines discussing title fights than actually fighting them. May...

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As Easy as ABC: Boxing's Best from Ali to Zarate

As Easy as ABC: Boxing's Best from Ali to Zarate

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - There are rankings by weight class. There are pound-for-pound rankings. And there are rankings that line up the best fighters in the world from one era to the next. All are worth...

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Arum and Stevenson Ready To Re-blaze Trail in Boxing's Return To Nevada

Arum and Stevenson Ready To Re-blaze Trail in Boxing's Return To Nevada

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Where Dana White leads, Bob Arum is sure to follow. OK, the grizzled boxing promoter is as likely to share a beach house with Al Haymon as say something nice about the controvers...

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A Long Day's Journey Into 'Nights' – Bingeing Through HBO's Legendary Documentaries

A Long Day's Journey Into 'Nights' – Bingeing Through HBO's Legendary Documentaries

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - Legendary Nights. Though the current generation of boxing fans might not feel an instant connection, chances are good that anyone with a couple more decades under their belt alre...

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Olympic hero/nursing school grad? Trials champ Fulghum chasing peculiar double dip

Darius Fulghum admits it. He’s allowed himself to imagine the moment. Though he’s still a top-three international finish away from securing a berth at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, the 23-year-old con...

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Springtime Milestone Reminds That Anyone, Even 53-Year-Olds, Can Lose

Springtime Milestone Reminds That Anyone, Even 53-Year-Olds, Can Lose

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - If nothing else, a global pandemic has done wonders for journalistic awareness. With no live fights to discuss in what feels like forever, it’s been mandatory to keep an eye on t...

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16 Years Later, Danny Williams Hopes To Lure Tyson With 'Repeat or Revenge' Bait

By Lyle Fitzsimmons - It’s been 15 years since his last fight. It’s been 17 years since his last victory. Yet somehow, a month before his 54th birthday, Mike Tyson is again the hottest name in boxing....

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