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Articles by author: Tris Dixon(34 results)

George Groves - The Emotion and The Logic

George Groves - The Emotion and The Logic

By Tris Dixon - “When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but creatures of emotion,” wrote American author Dale Carnegie. The logic before the WBSS super-middlew...Read More

Gassiev-Dorticos, Okolie-Chamberlain: Super fights, damp squibs

Gassiev-Dorticos, Okolie-Chamberlain: Super fights, damp squibs

By Tris Dixon - TOP cruiserweights Oleksandr Usyk and Murat Gassiev will meet in the final to determine who is the world’s leading 200-pounder. Both came through rugged and entertaining battles, Gassi...Read More

Errol Spence - 'The Truth' About Ambition

Errol Spence - 'The Truth' About Ambition

By Tris Dixon - IN an era of massaged records, easy options, soft touches, ridiculous mandatories and so much more, it all comes as a breath of fresh air when a fighter looks to both set and maintain ...Read More

Characters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Characters: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By Tris Dixon - Styles make fights but personalities make attractions. It’s long been known that little sells in boxing like conflict, grudges and vendettas that can only be settled in one place – the...Read More

The Year Comes To a Close: Reasons To Be Cheerful

The Year Comes To a Close: Reasons To Be Cheerful

By Tris Dixon - It’s that time of year, where you mix moments of reflection with segments of unadulterated optimism. It’s when you cast your mind back, as fight fans, to the highs that justify your fa...Read More

When is a Loss Not a Loss?

When is a Loss Not a Loss?

By Tris Dixon - WHAT does a loss mean for a fighter? What should a loss mean? Too often, in today’s era of padded records and multi-weight division titleholders who do not have a defining win to their...Read More

The Road To Nowhere: The Sequel?

The Road To Nowhere: The Sequel?

By Tris Dixon - A FEW years ago I wrote a book called The Road to Nowhere. It was a heck of a journey and had been almost a decade in the making. At the start of the century I travelled to the USA to ...Read More

Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder: Better Together

Anthony Joshua-Deontay Wilder: Better Together

By Tris Dixon - There was a time when fighting men were fighting men, and they did what they were both supposed to do and what they were paid to do. Fight. It seems as though it should be so simple. Y...Read More

Anthony Joshua - Heavyweight Division's New One-Man Show

Anthony Joshua - Heavyweight Division's New One-Man Show

By Tris Dixon - Mike Tyson is currently on the second round of his one-man show in Las Vegas but in the heavyweight division there is now only one show that can attract thousands upon thousands of fan...Read More

Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem

Morales, Klitschko, Hatton, Winky: One Hall of a Problem

By Tris Dixon - THE electors at the International Boxing Hall of Fame are this month faced with the type of headache they have not become accustomed to of late. In recent years the ballot has containe...Read More

Staying Positive: Burns, Crolla, Downes and LaMotta

Staying Positive: Burns, Crolla, Downes and LaMotta

By Tris Dixon - Nice guys don’t always finish last, but neither do the bad guys. Anthony Crolla and Ricky Burns shared 12 quality rounds in Manchester on Saturday, in a bout that will be remembered fo...Read More

Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz and a Heavyweight Drug Issue

Deontay Wilder, Luis Ortiz and a Heavyweight Drug Issue

By Tris Dixon - ONE wonders if, at this rate, there will be any heavyweights left. The list of drug cheats or those who have even posted positive tests is long, and it is growing longer. This week, Lu...Read More

Golovkin-Canelo and The Predictable Controversy

Golovkin-Canelo and The Predictable Controversy

By Tris Dixon - IN the end we got what we wanted but we had to take it with one hand while accepting what we least desired with the other. Gennady Golovkin-Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was riveting rather th...Read More

Golovkin vs. Canelo and a Big-Money Drama Show

Golovkin vs. Canelo and a Big-Money Drama Show

By Tris Dixon - IN two weeks time we will have the answers. There may be a new star on top of the pay-per-view throne. There may be a Fight of the Year contender in the bank. Thirty-two years on, we m...Read More

Anthony Joshua and Terence Crawford: Sanctioned Champions

Anthony Joshua and Terence Crawford: Sanctioned Champions

By Tris Dixon - It used to be winning a world title that was the hardest thing to achieve. Now it is hanging on to them. Of course, case in point is Terence Crawford, the world's premier junior-welter...Read More

Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate'

Golovkin-Canelo and The Right Amount of 'Marinate'

By Tris Dixon - TIME and again in the sport you hear the twenty-first century boxing phrase of a fight being left to ‘marinate’. The word choice is something Noble Art fans have rightly become wary an...Read More

Illusions of Grandeur: Malignaggi, McGregor and Mayweather

Illusions of Grandeur: Malignaggi, McGregor and Mayweather

By Tris Dixon - IT was author Arthur Koestler who once said that nothing is sadder than the death of an illusion. The illusions we have been presented with in the last 24 hours are a couple of brief c...Read More

Wladimir Klitschko Gets The Timing Right

Wladimir Klitschko Gets The Timing Right

By Tris Dixon - THERE was a period when only a connoisseur of this sport would want to watch a Wladimir Klitschko fight. He was always big business in the Ukraine and Germany, but that did not spread ...Read More

Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor

Maybe there are worse things in boxing than Mayweather-McGregor

By Tris Dixon - AUGUST 26 hangs over boxing like an angry storm cloud. The occasional bolt of Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor lightning will hit the headlines from now until fight week and then the ra...Read More

Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story

Muhammad Ali and Mike Tyson: Roots of a Success Story

By Tris Dixon - MUHAMMAD ALI and Mike Tyson have historically jostled for position. Classic boxing fans will always point to ‘The Greatest’ as the shining example of what a fighter should look like, s...Read More

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