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What If Deontay Wilder Had Accepted DAZN's $100 Million Offer?

What If Deontay Wilder Had Accepted DAZN's $100 Million Offer?

By Thomas Hauser - On December 1, 2018, Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury fought to a twelve-round draw in Los Angeles. The fight generated a modest live gate of $3,515,122 with an estimated 315,000 buys ...

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Wilbert "Skeeter" McClure Dies At Age 81

The sad news made its way through the boxing community today. Wilbert "Skeeter" McClure has died at age 81. McClure won a gold medal for the United States in the light-middleweight division at the 196...

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Boxing Dishonored: The Backstory on Estrada vs. Adkins

Boxing Dishonored: The Backstory on Estrada vs. Adkins

By Thomas Hauser - Seniesa Estrada squared off against Miranda Adkins in the third fight of the evening on DAZN's July 24 return to boxing. Estrada, age 28, has a 19-0 (8 KOs) ring record and is the W...

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DAZN Is Back: Will Enough People Care?

DAZN Is Back: Will Enough People Care?

By Thomas Hauser - Live boxing is back on DAZN. On July 24, the network streamed a five-fight card headlined by Vergil Ortiz Jr's seven-round demolition of Sammy Vargas. Two years ago, DAZN announced ...

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Russ Anber - The Magician

Russ Anber - The Magician

By Thomas Hauser - Go to YouTube. Type in "Russ Anber magic." Click on several of the videos that come up and you'll see a guy with a deck of cards. Or maybe he'll be manipulating three metal cups and...

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Jarrell Miller and Boxing's PED Problem

Jarrell Miller and Boxing's PED Problem

By Thomas Hauser - On June 27, 2020, it was revealed that, once again, Jarrell Miller had tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug. The test was administered by the Voluntary Anti-Dopin...

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Should Amateur Records Count in Evaluating Greatness?

Should Amateur Records Count in Evaluating Greatness?

By Thomas Hauser - I received an email recently from a reader who asked whether a fighter's amateur record should be considered in evaluating whether the fighter was great. It's a good question. Three...

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Jack Dempsey and the Newsboy: Debunking a Myth

Jack Dempsey and the Newsboy: Debunking a Myth

by Thomas Hauser - It's one of boxing's most endearing legends. Jack Dempsey went to bed on the night of July 4, 1919, after knocking out Jess Willard to claim the heavyweight championship of the worl...

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Will Boxing Fans Come Back To The Arenas?

Will Boxing Fans Come Back To The Arenas?

By Thomas Hauser - The initial impact of COVID-19 was most visible on a national scale in the world of sports. The National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, and other time-honored instit...

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Top Rank on ESPN and What Comes Next

Top Rank on ESPN and What Comes Next

By Thomas Hauser - Two boxing cards promoted by Top Rank were televised on ESPN this past week. But the primary storyline wasn't the fights which were largely fungible. It was the return of boxing in ...

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Which Active Fighters Deserve To Be Called Great?

Which Active Fighters Deserve To Be Called Great?

By Thomas Hauser - During the economic shutdown, boxing fans have been watching videos of great fighters from the past. And it brings home the point that "great" has become the most overused term in b...

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More on UFC and The Coronavirus

More on UFC and The Coronavirus

By Thomas Hauser - On May 9, UFC 249 was contested at the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. Smaller UFC events were held at the same venue on May 13 and May 16. These cards were...

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What Will Fans See When Boxing Comes Back?

What Will Fans See When Boxing Comes Back?

By Thomas Hauser - On October 17, 2018, it was announced that DAZN, Canelo Alvarez, and Golden Boy (Alvarez's promoter) had entered into an agreement to stream Canelo's next eleven fights on DAZN plat...

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The Best and The Most

The Best and The Most

By Thomas Hauser - I'd graduated from law school the previous year and was clerking for a United States district judge when I read in the New York Times that Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier had signed to...

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Why Doesn't Boxing Attract More Young Fans?

Why Doesn't Boxing Attract More Young Fans?

By Thomas Hauser - Kids become sports fans at a young age and carry that passion with them throughout their lives. Contrary to popular wisdom, boxing isn't an "old man's" sport. The average age of tel...

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Court Rules That The NSAC Can Proceed Against Chavez Jr

Last year, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was slated to fight Danny Jacobs at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on December 20. But on October 24, Chavez refused to provide a urine sample to the Voluntar...

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Boxing

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Boxing

By Thomas Hauser - There's widespread awareness of the damage that results to fighters from head trauma. But there's another possible cause for many of these symptoms: post traumatic stress disorder (...

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UFC's Coronavirus Gambit

UFC's Coronavirus Gambit

By Thomas Hauser - Saturday night, April 18, was supposed to be a big night for UFC. In the midst of the nationwide sports shutdown occasioned by the coronavirus pandemic, UFC 249 was scheduled to be ...

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Underground Fight Clubs and The New York State Athletic Commission

Underground Fight Clubs and The New York State Athletic Commission

By Thomas Hauser - Kids gather in the schoolyard to watch when other kids fight. And some kids like to fight. Put these phenomena together in an adult world; add in a profit motive for fight organizer...

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Muhammad Ali, Ted Williams, and Time Lost

Muhammad Ali, Ted Williams, and Time Lost

By Thomas Hauser - "March Madness" was to have culminated this weekend. Major League Baseball was supposed to be underway. The NBA playoffs were scheduled to begin this month. Instead, our games have ...

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