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The Best View in The House: “In the Cheap Seats,” By Springs Toledo, Reviewed

“Before the main event Saturday Night, Morales shadowboxed in his dressing room. He was bone dry. His arms were no more impressive than an accountant’s and his torso had the consistency of a week-old party balloon.” The great beauty of Springs Toledo’s latest collection of essays, entitled “In the Cheap Seats,” is moments like the […]

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The Week’s Boxing Schedule Featuring Shane Mosley And Amnat Ruenroeng

In an average week of fights its nice to have an inspiring poster like this one for Amnat Ruenroeng and Johnriel Casimero’s Wednesday clash in Beijing. I do believe future! And yes, that is a creepy looking Mike Tyson. Anyway, on with the schedule. Amnat Ruenroeng vs Johnriel Casimero, Wednesday, Beijing. We may as well start with […]

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Portrait Of A Modern Boxing Gym

The building work hits you first. Follow a narrow passage down the railway arches and you reach a gutted room, all dust and concrete, in the process of refurbishment. Miguel’s Boxing Gym is expanding, practically doubling in size. If you want a hard luck story you’ve come to the wrong place. Each boxing gym is […]

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Erislandy Lara, Vanes Martirosyan And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

It’s a middling week for boxing, but it’s a bumper week for fighters who could be minor character from Dune: Ankrah, Taras Shelestyuk, Tra-Kwon Pettis, Rakhim Chakhkiev and Bela Juhasz are all fighting. But the punches must flow, and we’ve got it all previewed for you. Erislandy Lara vs. Vanes Martirosyan, Saturday, Showtime, Las Vegas. This biggest show of the week hasn’t exactly […]

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Andrew Tabiti, Dusty Hernandez-Harrison And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

When the boxing schedule isn’t all that exciting, you’ve got to make your own fun. For example, boxers fighting this weekend who sound like Game Of Thrones characters include: Rashad Bogar, Luke Blackledge, Cido Hoff and Thomas Snow. Andrew Tabiti vs Keith Tapia, Friday, Showtime, Las Vegas. A decent ShoBox card headlined by Mayweather Promotions cruiserweight prospect Tabiti and former […]

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - MAY 06:  Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan pose during their official weigh-in at T-Mobile Arena - Toshiba Plaza on May 6, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The two will meet in a WBC middleweight title fight on May 7 in Las Vegas.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Canelo Alvarez Knocks Amir Khan Into Another Dimension

Amir Khan frustrated Canelo Alvarez for most of five rounds with his speed and rare discipline Saturday night, but size and power took over for Canelo with one punch in the 5th, whereupon Canelo punched Khan into another dimension. Khan remained there, unconscious, worryingly, for a full several minutes. It was a spectacular right hand against […]

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The Undercard: Alvarez Vs Khan Results

Alvarez vs Khan results for the undercard here for you. Three bouts built up to the main event on HBO Pay-Per-View Saturday between middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan: ****** Middleweight power punching veteran Curtis Stevens looked as good as he ever has, letting his hands go from the opening bell en route to […]

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Glorious Delusions: Canelo Vs Khan Preview And Prediction

“I like you. You have a goal, and you have the balls to reach that goal. You have this blind, stupid belief in yourself.” -Reverend Fred Sultan Whether it’s an unscrupulous boxing promoter in “The Great White Hype” speaking to the guy trying to take him down, or me thinking about Amir Khan, the point […]

Nick Blackwell And The Blame Game

Nick Blackwell is getting better and boxing is moving on. The coverage of his medically induced coma that followed the fight against Chris Eubank Jr made front-page news in the U.K. but did not become a debate over the existence of boxing. It would be tempting to reason from this that the sport’s moral standing […]

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The Canelo Alvarez vs Amir Khan Undercard, Previewed (And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule)

Forget Saul Alvarez. Forget Amir Khan. Usman “Uzzy” Ahmed is in Vegas baby! You might remember Uzzy from such viral videos as BIGGEST BOXING TRAGEDY EVER! He’s there cheering for fellow Brit Khan, who’ll probably feature in a similar video by Sunday morning. I’m not going to bother previewing that fight (Matthew Swain will have it all taken care […]

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND - MARCH 26:  Kell Brook prepares to enter the arena prior to the IBF World Welterweight Championship between Kell Brook and Kevin Bizier at Sheffield Arena on March 26, 2016 in Sheffield, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 5/16

Welcome to our first pound-for-pound list of 2016. If it seems overdue, it’s because the first couple months offered little prospect for movement. The two most recent? That’s been more productive for the best fighters in the world regardless of weight. Manny Pacquiao’s departure shakes thing up a little, and Takashi Uchiyama’s loss leaves another […]

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Badou Jack Gets Oddball Draw, James DeGale Wins And Struggles

Badou Jack turned in about three-fourths of a sterling performance Saturday on Showtime against Lucian Bute, who had been resurgent but found his offense stymied and ribcage pummeled for most of the 12 rounds. And then the bout ended with, somehow, a draw. The doubleheader also saw James DeGale in the ring as a preview for […]

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Andre Berto, Thomas Williams, Jr. Get KOs In Wild Fights

You just knew anything might happen when Andre Berto and Victor Ortiz got back into the ring together after their 2011 slugfest, with the intervening years marked primarily by losses. And we got a dramatic reversal on PBC on FOX Saturday — Berto suffered a knockdown in the 2nd, then scored the knockout in the […]

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Dirrells Both Notch Wins In Atlantic City

Having your post fight interview be the most entertaining aspect of your performance is fine if you’re Victor Ortiz, but Andre Dirrell is no Vinny Facelube in the entertainment department in or out of the ring. Friday night from the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, Dirrell (25-2-0, 16 KO) got a unanimous decision against […]

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Andre Berto, Victor Ortiz, Andre Dirrell And The Rest Of The Week’s Boxing Schedule

There’s a cheeky weekend of boxing coming up. Not only is Victor “Facelube” Ortiz (pictured, weird) taking on Andre Berto in an extremely washed rematch, the Dirrell brothers are in action and Badou Jack is taking on Lucian Bute. Let’s get to the preview. Anthony Dirrell vs Caleb Truax, Friday, Spike, Atlantic City. It’s a super middleweight festival, […]

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