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Regardless of controversy, will Margarito-Cotto II be a good fight?

Forget all the controversy and the disgust for a minute, and pretend these two guys never fought before.  Forget the suspicion that some observers have that Margarito has been stuffing his gloves...

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The Executioner’s Song

A longtime observer of Bernard Hopkins looks at what drives the man who became the oldest boxing champion in history on Saturday night.

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Riding off into the Sunset

This sport is tough, both in terms in doing it and in terms of loving it.  There aren't a lot of golden parachutes when your job is hit-or-be-hit, so there is a lot of heartbreak involved in...

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Holyfield at Forty-Eight

Alright, here are my somewhat scrambled thoughts regarding Holyfield-Williams NC3:Holyfield is an undisputed, first ballot Hall of Famer.  He is an All Time Great, a ring legend, and a guy with...

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Holyfield versus Williams

Just for the sheer hell of it, I'm going to cover the action in the aptly-named White Sulphur Springs tonight.  Join me for another agonizing trip down memory lane, if you've got nothing better to...

Wladimir Klitschko calls out David Haye.

Wladimir Klitschko calls out David Haye.

"Never, ever, ever have I been involved with a fighter who has so much one punch punching power....

"Never, ever, ever have I been involved with a fighter who has so much one punch punching power. Even guys that knock somebody out—they get them hurt, they knock them down, they get them groggy—Wladimir is the only fighter I’ve ever worked with that everything can be normal like a big party—everybody is having champagne, on the floors, in the tuxedos, with the music—and the lights go off completely at one time. I mean it’s not like a gradual dimmer switch." - Manny Steward

On the Ropes Boxing Radio, Episode 65
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The Scary Clown: Remembering Jorge Paez

A retrospective look at "Maromero" Jorge Paez.

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There's something about Manny

FanPost promoted by Scott I don't like Boxrec.com. I respect the effort: A database of fights, reaching back through the decades of a sport that has more or less defined the whole meaning of...

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Travis Kauffman Files Protest with CSAC

Reading, PA - Team Kauffman and Gary Shaw Productions have formally filed a protest with the California State Athletic Commission seeking to overturn the verdict of last Friday's fight between...

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Yes, Juan Diaz really did win.

He really did.  I wasn't convinced on fight night.  On fight night, I scored the fight a draw.  But here is my "Sunday morning" card. R1 Malignaggi 10-9 R2 Diaz 10-9 R3 Malignaggi 10-9 R4 Diaz...

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The Meaning of Mercer

FanPost promoted by SC Look, I'm no numbskull.  The Sylvia-Mercer fight was a wall-to-wall horrible idea that was met with about as much enthusiasm by MMA fans, by Boxing fans and by the state of...

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"Back... and to the left..."

I generally  don't like conspiracy theories.  They are usually half-baked, full of holes and require an almost godlike resistance to rational thought.   But in Boxing, like no other sport, even...

Terry Gilliam and Carrot Top invade Cyprus; Briefly Conduct Haye Training Camp.

Terry Gilliam and Carrot Top invade Cyprus; Briefly Conduct Haye Training Camp.
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Hammin' it up at Heavyweight

In case anyone is curious, this is what Bruce Seldon is fighting tonight on the Johnson/Vargas undercard. via a.espncdn.com (copyright Al Bello/Getty Images) Well, it's not the whole thing.  I...

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Re-watching Arreola-McCline

It was a good fight.  Not "great" by a long shot, but better than I expected, despite the paycheck sort of ending. Anyway, here are some things I feel like I learned from it. Arreola has a very...

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Feliciano needs to stop fighting

Honestly.  I like him, but he has nothing for anyone in the sport right now, except maybe a chin with a bullseye painted on it.  A lot of people praised him for his gutsy performance against...

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Coulda, Shoulda, Woulda: Re-designing Joe

As a mental experiment, I decided to throw together a list of four fights that I think might've dramatically changed the context of Joe's career, made him and his camp truckloads of money, and...

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Pencils Down! Calzaghe vs. the WBO belt

Given the tremendous hype surrounding their upcoming Light Heavweight duel, it seems a little strange to me that more boxing journalists aren't devoting more pages to what has been a burning...

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