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The Al Haymon Gambit

2015 is slowly becoming one of the biggest years in the history of American boxing. On Saturday night International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Association, and World Boxing Organization heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, the kingpin of the division, came back to the U.S. after seven years to defeat Philadelphia native Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden in a […]

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Boxing: Can The Mayweather-Pacquiao Hype Finally Turn To Substance? UPDATE

UPDATE: 02/21/15 After years of drama, hype, bad blood, and anticipation the saga between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will finally end on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The negotiations ended on Thursday and Mayweather made the official announcement via his Shots social media account earlier Friday evening. The fight will […]

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Boxing: Deontay Wilder Becomes First American Heavyweight Champion Since 2006

No one could have predicted that it would end this way. Saturday night at the MGM Grand hotel in Las Vegas Deontay Wilder became the first American-born fighter to win a portion the heavyweight title in boxing since 2006 by defeating World Boxing Council champion Bermane Stiverne in a wide unanimous decision aired on Showtime. Wilder (33-0, […]

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The Hype That Will Not Die: Mayweather vs Pacquiao

Anticipation is something that has always been a part of the sports world. Whether it’s a big rivalry game, the debut of a star prospect, or the last time a fading legend takes the stage, anticipation brings sports fans in sometimes even to events they wouldn’t otherwise pay attention to. In the boxing world the […]

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Canelo Move to HBO Changes Boxing Landscape So far in 2014 boxing has seen more impacting events happen outside the ring than in. Yesterday was no different, but the effect may be huge for the foreseeable future. Yesterday  it was announced by Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya and HBO Sports president Ken Hershman via press conference that Saul ‘Canelo’ […]

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Mayweather Still Undefeated Yet Now Vulnerable

When Floyd Mayweather declared on February 24 that he would be fighting Marcos Maidana most fans and media saw it as a another cakewalk for the man that is considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. Some even dubbed the fight ‘Mayweather-Baldomir II’ after the 2006 fight with another fighter from Argentina, Carlos Baldomir, which […]

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HBO Boxing And Top Rank Have A Problem And They Know It

  When a layman looks at the sport of boxing and its’ current ‘Cold War’ between Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank Promotions and by extension HBO and Showtime, they would likely see slight stability. Both promotions and networks actually enjoyed great success in 2013 despite not working with each other. Some analysts like Showtime’s Al Berstein […]