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The NYSAC Retreats on Ivan Redkach

Faced with widespread criticism for its draconian punishment of Ivan Redkach, the New York State Athletic Commission has stepped back from the brink. With slightly more than a minute left in round eig...

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Ivan Redkach and The New York State Athletic Commission

By Thomas Hauser - With slightly more than a minute left in round eight of the January 25, 2020, fight at Barclays Center between Danny Garcia and Ivan Redkach, Redkach bit Garcia just below the left ...

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What's Happening With DAZN? - Part Two

What's Happening With DAZN? - Part Two

By Thomas Hauser - Bill King is a senior writer for Sports Business Journal and has honed his journalistic skills over the course of three decades. He's more than able to ferret out the details of a s...

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What's Happening With DAZN? - Part One

What's Happening With DAZN? - Part One

By Thomas Hauser - On May 10, 2018, Eddie Hearn (managing director of Matchroom Boxing) and Simon Denyer (CEO of what was then Perform Group) announced a joint venture at a press conference in New Yor...

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Saoul Mamby Passes Away (1947-2019), Reflection on Career

I met Saul Mamby in 1983. I'd just begun researching The Black Lights - my initial foray into boxing writing - and wanted to talk to some fighters. So I went to Ringside Gym, one of three gyms near Ti...

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Best Books on Boxing - Holiday Reading: 2019

Each year during the holiday season, I publish a list of what I consider to be the best books on boxing. That list, updated to accommodate recently published titles, follows. Taken together, the books...

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NSAC Confronts Matchroom Over Chavez Jr

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett has sent a strongly worded letter to Eddie Hearn (managing director of Matchroom Sports) objecting to the manner in which Matchroom has ...

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Matchroom, Chavez Jr, The NSAC and VADA

Matchroom, Chavez Jr, The NSAC and VADA

By Thomas Hauser - Matchroom Boxing USA plans to promote - and DAZN plans to stream - a super-middleweight fight between Danny Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on December 20. Few boxing insiders thin...

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Daniel Jacobs and Andre Rozier at Odds Over Money

Trainer Andre Rozier raised a few eyebrows while sitting with a small group of reporters prior to the August 22 kick-off press conference for the upcoming fight between Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Der...

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Magomed Abdusalamov Litigation Ends in Settlement

The litigation that began when Magomed Abdusalamov suffered life-altering brain damage during a November 2, 2013, fight at Madison Square Garden has come to an end. In 2017, the State of New York, whi...

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Letters from Team Rivas Lawyers Might Foretell Lawsuit

Boxing Scene has learned that Groupe Yvon Michel has retained UK counsel on behalf of Oscar Rivas and itself to explore the possibility of a lawsuit against Matchroom Boxing, Dillian Whyte, United Kin...

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Dillian Whyte Tested Positive For Two Dianabol Metabolites

Yesterday, July 24, BoxingScene.com reported that an "A" sample taken from Dillian Whyte by United Kingdom Anti-Doping (UKAD) tested positive for one or more banned substances prior to Whyte's July 20...

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Dillian Whyte Tests Positive For Banned Substance

Multiple sources have confirmed that an "A" sample taken from Dillian Whyte tested positive for one or more banned substances prior to Whyte's July 20 fight in London against Oscar Rivas. Although Why...

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The Silence on Marcus Browne

The Silence on Marcus Browne

By Thomas Hauser - Marcus Browne is a talented fighter who, at age 28, has built a 23-0 (16 KOs) record in the professional ranks. On January 19, he outpointed Badou Jack to win the "interim" World Bo...

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Angel Garcia and The New York State Athletic Commission

Angel Garcia and The New York State Athletic Commission

By Thomas Hauser - At a January 18 press conference at Barclays Center to announce the March 4 championship bout between Keith Thurman and Danny Garcia, Angel Garcia (who trains his son) called Keith ...

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Boxing on The Brink in New York

Boxing on The Brink in New York

By Thomas Hauser - It’s rare to find someone in boxing who genuinely cares about the sweet science . . . Understands the sport and business . . . Is ethical and smart . . . And is a good administrator...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: Before the Bell For Round One

On May 2 at 8:45 PM, Manny Pacquiao made his way to the ring in the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Sixty-four rotating spotlights shone down from above. The crowd roared. Pacquiao climbed four metal steps, m...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao: How Big a Winner Was Haymon?

By Thomas Hauser - By the start of 2015, it appeared that Al Haymon, not HBO or Showtime, was the industry leader in boxing. A recent article by Bill King in Sports Business Journal suggested that Hay...

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Mayweather-Pacquiao and The Media

By Thomas Hauser - There’s a famous 17th-century carving above the door of a temple in Nikko, Japan. In recent centuries, it has been popularized in the form of three monkeys who, respectively, are co...

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The Big Lie

By Thomas Hauser - Sometime prior to fighting Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Manny Pacquiao suffered a torn right rotator cuff. In mid-April, his condition was evaluated at t...

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