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Micky Ward and His Lost Blood Brother

Micky Ward and His Lost Blood Brother

By Tris Dixon - “What do I think? Tough. That would sum it up pretty much. It was a tough fight.” Micky Ward paused to reflect upon a night that is now etched into boxing folklore. It was 18 years ago...

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Lightweights Must Fight Their Way To Greatness

Lightweights Must Fight Their Way To Greatness

By Tris Dixon - It will be 40 years ago in July since the late Matthew Saad Muhammad and perineal title challenger Yaqui Lopez shared 14 wild rounds in New Jersey’s Playboy Club. For many, it was 1980...

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The Lockdown Has Brought on Boxing's Silly Season

By Tris Dixon - BOXING has been in lockdown for several weeks, depending on where you’re based, and it’s started to crack. We’ve entered some kind of silly season, beyond the realms of fantasy fights ...

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Rested Eddie Hearn 'Ready To Take Over The World'

Eddie Hearn has been around boxing all his life. But when he decided to start promoting, he and I would talk often. I was the editor of Boxing News, he was working on the rejuvenation of Audley Harris...

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Hearn Wants Joshua-Fury, Denies Negotiations Have Begun

Eddie Hearn had denied speculation that negotiations have commenced to match his heavyweight Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. However, he does say speculative proposals have been talked about should the...

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20 Boxing Places To Visit When This Pandemic is Over

Boxing has a rich history. We wish more could have been done to salvage the Kronk, to make sure we don’t lose our history before it’s too late. There’s often a call for a Hall of Fame in the UK. There...

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Dickie DiVeronica - The Man With The Cigar

He was the friendly, grandfather-like man who sat quietly, a cigar in his mouth, smiling at strangers, greeting everyone who came close with a smile and handshake, signing autographs without fanfare w...

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Don't Forget Donnie

Don't Forget Donnie

By Tris Dixon - The names Ezzard Charles and Muhammad Ali illicit emotions of wonder, command respect and they are synonymous with greatness. What does the name Donnie Fleeman mean to you? For many it...

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'A Good Life' – Hedgemon Lewis

'A Good Life' – Hedgemon Lewis

By Tris Dixon - He wore a white Bruno-Tyson T-shirt with a flip phone fastened to the belt loops in his jeans. There was a boxing man’s aged wisdom in his eyes and physical signs of a career inside th...

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50 Classic YouTube Boxing Clips

50 Classic YouTube Boxing Clips

By Tris Dixon - The vast majority of us are on lockdown due to coronavirus and its hold on the global population. Fight fans are sharing great bouts, forgotten classics and much more, but here are 50 ...

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Roger Mayweather - A Life in Boxing

Roger Mayweather - A Life in Boxing

By Tris Dixon - Who was Roger Mayweather’s best fight against? Was he a better boxer or trainer? Which Mayweather was the best? Chances are, if you had to ask Roger any of the above, you might have be...

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Coronavirus Chaos Rains Down on The Boxing Industry

Coronavirus Chaos Rains Down on The Boxing Industry

By Tris Dixon - A global pandemic is currently forcing boxing to swim in unchartered waters. The coronavirus has caused chaos with the sporting calendar and the boxing timetable is being disrupted. It...

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Double Date Pressure on Ben Davison

Double Date Pressure on Ben Davison

By Tris Dixon - There are not many people in boxing whose stock has risen as high as Ben Davison’s in recent years. He was the man charged with turning a near-thirty stone manic depressive into a worl...

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Hot Chocolatito - Roman Gonzalez is Back in Force

FANS of the sweet science, this brutal art form, celebrated when their favourite little man once again lit up the sport. The excellent Nicaraguan Roman Gonzalez swept through WBA super-flyweight champ...

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Wilder - Bury The Suit and The Excuse, Don't Bury The Fighter

Wilder - Bury The Suit and The Excuse, Don't Bury The Fighter

By Tris Dixon - IN less than half-an-hour, Deontay Wilder was transformed from statistically one of history’s biggest heavyweight punchers to being condemned as a useless, crude novice. In one fell sw...

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Wilder-Fury Rematch: What We've Been Waiting For

Wilder-Fury Rematch: What We've Been Waiting For

By Tris Dixon - When the house lights fade and the electric canopy sparkles above the ring, a hushed anxiety spreads through the crowd and the questions we’ve waited weeks to find out will be answered...

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Can Canelo Alvarez Still Grow?

Can Canelo Alvarez Still Grow?

By Tris Dixon - THE biggest star in world boxing is still without a dance partner. It might be a few months away, but little’s been uncovered over whether Saul Alvarez, the man they call Canelo, will ...

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All Roads Lead To Floyd Mayweather. Still.

All Roads Lead To Floyd Mayweather. Still.

By Tris Dixon - It’s hard to tell when this Fighter of the Decade thing actually became a thing. But here it is; experts, fans and fighters squabbling over who was more successful over a certain perio...

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PEDs in Boxing: No Punishment, No Crime?

The last decade has seen a series of high profile failed drug tests through boxing. There’s been speculation about some of the sport’s super powers and all-time greats and plenty of fighters still res...

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All Change in The Camp of Tyson Fury

All Change in The Camp of Tyson Fury

By Tris Dixon - IT seems to have gone by almost unnoticed. Maybe Ben Davison has not been afforded the same respect as a more experienced trainer. Perhaps there’s an easy-come easy-go mentality with f...

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