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Articles by Tris Dixon (119 results)


Anthony Joshua: Version 2.0

Anthony Joshua: Version 2.0

By Tris Dixon - ONCE again Anthony Joshua will be calling for the biggest slice of any heavyweight pie after he regained his world heavyweight titles with a commanding victory over Andy Ruiz. Joshua w...

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Explosive Deontay Wilder Lines Up The Big Guns

Explosive Deontay Wilder Lines Up The Big Guns

By Tris Dixon - WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder knew when it landed. He gestured to the crowd, said something to ringsiders and walked off. That huge right hand had just connected on the head ...

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Inoue-Donaire-WBSS: Boxing Brilliance

Inoue-Donaire-WBSS: Boxing Brilliance

By Tris Dixon - Nonito Donaire is always on hand to remind us why we love this sport. He’s almost 37 and has never looked fitter. He’s nearer the end than the beginning but his chin is still resolute....

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First Class: A Celebration of Taylor vs. Prograis

First Class: A Celebration of Taylor vs. Prograis

By Tris Dixon - THE 140lbs World Boxing Super Series delivered in the most magnificent fashion when Scottish grit met American ambition and produced a classic. The WBSS has a welcome habit of producin...

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Oleksandr Usyk Begins Fun Heavyweight Journey

Oleksandr Usyk Begins Fun Heavyweight Journey

By Tris Dixon - The heavyweight mix is bubbling beautifully, but it will only fizz and pop with the right fights. Legacies are made in great eras. Eras are made when fighters want to cement their lega...

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Spence Treads a Fine Line To Survive Porter

Spence Treads a Fine Line To Survive Porter

By Tris Dixon - It seems so harsh that a glove briefly skimming the canvas determines the outcome of a 36-minute battle that is fought with vigour, passion and heart. But that’s what happened in Los A...

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Tyson Fury-Otto Wallin: Reasons To Be Cheerful

Tyson Fury-Otto Wallin: Reasons To Be Cheerful

By Tris Dixon - Tyson Fury, blood gushing from two nasty cuts around his right eye, gritted his teeth and fought back. A fighting man was in a real fight. Against Otto Wallin, the unheralded but proud...

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Lomachenko Fever Sweeps Through The UK

Lomachenko Fever Sweeps Through The UK

By Tris Dixon - UK crowds have famously-turned out for big names over the years. Sonny Liston, on horseback, bought Newcastle to a standstill decades ago. Muhammad Ali stopped traffic. Mike Tyson caus...

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The Heavyweight Chess Board

The Heavyweight Chess Board

By Tris Dixon - IT seems a week does not go by without a few more twists and turns in the heavyweight division. Former heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua turned heel in an intriguing interview with S...

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Boxing's Body of Lies

Boxing's Body of Lies

By Tris Dixon - They say the best boxers are liars. For years, academics and students of the sport have pointed out how, to take it to the top of this rough old business, you need to be a master of de...

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Pacquiao Drinking From The Fountain of Youth in Thurman Win

Pacquiao Drinking From The Fountain of Youth in Thurman Win

By Tris Dixon - THERE were many times when we could have seen the last of the phenomenal Filipino Manny Pacquiao. It’s incredible he’s even still going, and not only because he won his first world tit...

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Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman and VADA

Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman and VADA

By Tris Dixon - There’s a popular school of thought in boxing that if you aren’t in VADA testing or employ any form of year-round, random drug testing policy then you’re either looking for an edge or ...

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Boxing as a Uniting Force

Boxing is a universal force for good that can unite gender, race, religion and conflicting sides of a delicately-poised political argument. That comes through loudly and clearly in the latest book by ...

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Josh Warrington Edges Kid Galahad With Split Decision To Retain

First Direct Arena, Leeds - In a mandatory contest, IBF featherweight champion Josh Warrington (29-0, 6 KOs) was able to gut out a very close twelve round split decision over previously undefeated Kid...

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Zelfa Barrett Wins Commonwealth Crown, Decisions Woodstock

Manchester’s Zelfa ‘Brown Flash’ Barrett collected the vacant Commonwealth super-featherweight title with a clear points victory over Lyon Woodstock. Barrett won on all three scorecards, 118-110 and 1...

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Metcalf Puts Away Jason Welborn With Left Hook in The Eight

JJ Metcalf is now 20-0 after scoring the best win of his career, over former world title challenger Jason Welborn. Liverpool’s Metcalf secured the vacant Commonwealth super-welterweight title when he ...

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Boxing's Concussion Questions

Boxing's Concussion Questions

By Tris Dixon - Whether you want to give Andy Ruiz Jr his just dues or not, there were some big issues in play during the fallout of his dramatic New York upset win over Anthony Joshua. It’s rightly b...

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Anthony Joshua Left To Pick Up The Pieces After Ruiz's MSG Heist

HE called himself The Destroyer. They sniggered behind their hands at his rotund figure. “He had fast hands, but…” “He could fight a bit, but…” “Well, look at him. He’s not championship material.” ...

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Greed or greatness? How will we remember this heavyweight era

Greed or greatness? How will we remember this heavyweight era

By Tris Dixon - Dominic Breazeale, Andy Ruiz Jnr and Tom Schwarz are an unlikely heavyweight trio. They might be the answer in a boardgame years from now, with the question who in 2019 did the three l...

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Bert Cooper - Last Action Hero

Bert Cooper - Last Action Hero

By Tris Dixon - The Smoke was put out for good last week. Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania heavyweight thrillseeker in the 1990s ‘Smokin’ Bert Cooper succumbed to pancreatic cancer. He was a cult hero, known...

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