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Ray Mancini: I'm So Happy That I Came Up At The Time I Did

Ray Mancini: I'm So Happy That I Came Up At The Time I Did

By Thomas Gerbasi - By this date forty years ago, 19-year-old Ray Mancini had already fought three times. But he was just getting started, because when 1980 ended, he had gone from 4-0 as a pro to 16-...

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Michael Conlan – Not All Fights Take Place in The Ring

Michael Conlan – Not All Fights Take Place in The Ring

By Thomas Gerbasi - 307. The number of suicides in Northern Ireland in 2018. 4,500. The estimated number of suicides in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement in 1998 that put an end to the ...

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Cecilia Braekhus Very Motivated, Hopes For Return in Near Future

Cecilia Braekhus Very Motivated, Hopes For Return in Near Future

By Thomas Gerbasi - A week ago, Cecilia Braekhus had a fight. Today, her April 17 bout against Jessica McCaskill is scrapped for the time being due to the Coronavirus outbreak, but as is her custom, i...

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Stevenson Aims To Beat Marriaga in Better Fashion Than Loma Did

Stevenson Aims To Beat Marriaga in Better Fashion Than Loma Did

By Thomas Gerbasi - Note to the friends and family of Shakur Stevenson. When June 28 rolls around, gifts will not be necessary, as the WBO featherweight champion plans on staying 22 years old forever....

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Regis Prograis: I Don't Feel Like I Lost, For Me It's About Improving

Regis Prograis: I Don't Feel Like I Lost, For Me It's About Improving

By Thomas Gerbasi - When Shane Mosley ruled the lightweight division from 1997 to 1999, some were brave enough to state that the Pomona native would never lose. He was that good. Yet that opinion neve...

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Breland Was Looking Out For Deontay Wilder's Best Interests

Breland Was Looking Out For Deontay Wilder's Best Interests

by Thomas Gerbasi - Deontay Wilder said all the right things after his loss to Tyson Fury last Saturday night. Mark Breland did the right thing. Throwing in the towel in the seventh round of the highl...

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First Encounters With Tyson Fury

First Encounters With Tyson Fury

By Thomas Gerbasi - Tyson Fury was a long way from Las Vegas, or even the arenas in the UK or Germany where he ultimately went from prospect to contender to champion to star. Gatineau, Quebec, Canada....

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Georgia's Boxing Resurgence Continues on Campus

Georgia's Boxing Resurgence Continues on Campus

By Thomas Gerbasi - When Gervonta Davis defeated Yuriorkis Gamboa last December at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia, no one was happier than Terri Moss. “One of the things we say here in Atlanta a...

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Derrick Colemon Chasing Greatness, Aims To Impress on ShoBox

Derrick Colemon Chasing Greatness, Aims To Impress on ShoBox

By Thomas Gerbasi - Ever wonder how many times someone has assumed middleweight prospect Derrick Colemon Jr. was the son of another pro athlete from Detroit, former NBA star Derrick Coleman? “Probably...

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Murodjon Akhmadaliev Promises

Murodjon Akhmadaliev Promises "Exciting War" With Daniel Roman

By Thomas Gerbasi - All fighters are tough. Just walking up those four steps to the ring proves that. Yet Murodjon Akhmadaliev might be a little tougher, something that may come as a surprise to those...

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Danny Garcia Vows To Bring A-Game, Make No Mistakes With Redkach

Danny Garcia Vows To Bring A-Game, Make No Mistakes With Redkach

By Thomas Gerbasi - Danny Garcia may not have been the most interested observer of last weekend’s Jeison Rosario-Julian Williams bout, but he should have been, especially at 1:37 of the fifth round, w...

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Vito Mielnicki Jr: I Want To Be Great, Not Just Settle For Average

Vito Mielnicki Jr: I Want To Be Great, Not Just Settle For Average

It’s often the little things that mean the most. So when Vito Mielnicki Jr. accepted an interview after a sparring session on New Year’s Eve, he didn’t see it as a big deal. It’s just part of the job....

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Xander Zayas: I Don't Like To Brag About Things, I Just Work Hard

The Instagram post, accompanied by an ultra-rare photo of Xander Zayas without a smile on his face, came just before Christmas. The 17-year-old had just capped off his first year as a professional and...

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Cem Kilic: 2020 is The Year When I'll Become World Champion

Cem Kilic: 2020 is The Year When I'll Become World Champion

By Thomas Gerbasi - Cem Kilic is not a “new year, new me” kind of guy. But as 2020 begins with an ESPN-televised co-main event bout against fellow unbeaten Steven Nelson, the super middleweight conten...

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BoxingScene.com's 2019 Upset of the Year – Joshua-Ruiz I

BoxingScene.com's 2019 Upset of the Year – Joshua-Ruiz I

By Thomas Gerbasi - June 1. Madison Square Garden. New York City. The coronation of Anthony Joshua as an international boxing superstar was here. What could possibly go wrong? As we found out, everyth...

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Badou Jack: I Want To Get My Belt Back and Get Back on Top!

Badou Jack: I Want To Get My Belt Back and Get Back on Top!

By Thomas Gerbasi - Fighters are not like the rest of us, example #8,234. Back in January, Badou Jack faced Marcus Browne for the interim WBA light heavyweight title. In round seven, the two clashed h...

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Pavlik Embracing Modern Technology To Teach New Generation

When he reigned over the middleweight division from 2007 to 2010, Kelly Pavlik was lauded for being an old school, throwback kind of fighter. So it may come as a shock that seven years after his final...

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Harrison: I Talk My Sh-t and I'm Destroying Charlo By Doing It!

Harrison: I Talk My Sh-t and I'm Destroying Charlo By Doing It!

By Thomas Gerbasi - A year ago, Tony Harrison was asked what life would be like if he took the WBC junior middleweight title from the hands of Jermell Charlo in their December 22 bout at Barclays Cent...

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Conlan Views Nikitin Rematch as Best Christmas Present

Conlan Views Nikitin Rematch as Best Christmas Present

By Thomas Gerbasi - It was the perfect ending to the first chapter of Mick Conlan’s professional boxing career and he agreed. Fighting at home in Belfast in front of a packed house at Falls Park in Au...

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Adam Lopez Warns: I'm Gonna Be a Problem at Featherweight!

You almost have to feel bad for Oscar Valdez. The former featherweight champion came off the deck to stop Adam Lopez in seven rounds last Saturday, kicking off his 130-pound campaign, but since the La...

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