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Don’t Be Stupid About Scorecards

Is there anything worse after watching a big fight than the needless (and yet somehow totally predictable) complaining about judges’ scorecards for something that wasn’t really all that controversial? Such was the case last week when Canelo Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. As the final bell tolled, fight fans expected to hear Alvarez announced the winner. Lo and behold: he was. Judges Dave Moretti, Burt Clements and John McKaie at ringside scored the bout 119-109, 118-110 and 117-111 for Alvarez. Good job,...

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Fury’s Future after Klitschko : Praise Thee Who Praise Themselves

DUSSELDORF, A FURY WONDERLAND - Is it too far a stretch to envision Tyson Fury as the boxer to assume Money Mayweather’s mantle? Not as far today as many people, including myself, thought it was, going into ESPIRIT Arena on a rainy Saturday evening. It will take many moons to assess Fury’s subsequent historical status, but for now we must say he is a man of his word. Some big heavyweight title upset winners like Clay / Ali (vs Liston) or Foreman (vs Moorer) went on to far greater things. Some, like Douglas (vs Tyson) or McCall (vs...

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DeGale successfully defends his title with a Unanimous Decision victory over Bute

JAMES DEGALE DEFENDS SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE IN QUEBEC CITY THRILLER OVER HOMETOWN FAVORITE LUCIAN BUTE SATURDAY ON SHOWTIME® Eleider Alvarez Earns Right To Face WBC Light Heavyweight Champion Adonis Stevenson, Who Calls Out Sergey Kovalev For June Unification Adrian Granados Shocks Undefeated Amir Imam On SHO EXTREME Catch The Replay This Monday At 10 p.m. ET/PT On SHOWTIME EXTREME Photo From Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME QUEBEC CITY, Canada (Nov. 29, 2015) – James DeGale defended his IBF Super Middleweight World Championship in a...

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Tyson Fury Upsets Wladimir Klitschko

It’s hard to improve on Shakespeare. So let the immortal bard speak to Tyson Fury’s upset of Wladimir Klitschko last night in Dusseldorf, Germany, to claim the heavyweight throne: “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.” (Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5) Those are harsh words. But Klitschko-Fury was a dreadful fight that came on the heels of an embarrassing promotion that showed how far boxing has fallen. There was a time when the heavyweight championship of the world was the most coveted title in...

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Las Vegas Analysis: Neno Rodriguez, Vargas, Rios, and Canelo

Looking back at the long weekend of Las Vegas fights several prizefighters emerged to take the next step in their careers. This is what we saw: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez defeated Miguel Cotto in a fight much closer than the scores indicated, Ronny Rios has a lot more left in his tank, Francisco Vargas and Takashi Miura had the Fight of the Year, and Saul “Neno” Rodriguez is ready for prime time. Neno Neno, as his family and friends call him, trains in Riverside under Robert Garcia or more precisely the entire Garcia family. It’s...

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Klitschko – Fury : Mind Games Part 2 : Word Association

DUSSELDORF – Germany continues to adjust and adapt to strains of their admirable attempt to provide humanitarian relief to a sea of desperation, while events like Wladimir Klitschko versus Tyson Fury pale in significance but remain vital as evidence of mankind’s better social instincts. From the opening press conference right down to the final pre-fight publicity stare down, the contestants have engaged in very public and personal mind games. What they amount to is anybody’s guess until the opening bell. Just as with other artistic...

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Holiday Reading: 2015

Each year during the holiday season, I publish a “top forty” list of what I consider to be the best books on boxing. That list, updated to accommodate recently published titles, follows. Taken together, they offer a compelling look at the sweet science from bare- knuckle days to the present. Some of these books are now out of print. But with the proliferation of online services like Abebooks.com and Amazon.com, all of them can be found. I’ve listed the US publisher for each book, but many of them have been published in the UK as...

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I Am Leaving, I Am Leaving...

As far as editors go, I have been as hands off as they come. That comes from being a writer, first and foremost, and therefore understanding that it's only right to let the author retain a voice. That, and...what?... You think I was going to make something written by Ron Borges...or Bernard Fernandez...or George Kimball better? I first sat in this editor chair in the first quarter of 2007. Little was I to know how long I'd sit here...and what inventions would blow into our lives in that tenure--hello, Twitter, 140 character heroin, a...

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Fake "Creed"

Escaping the shadow of one’s father is never as easy as slipping a punch, but time and again, many a young man thinks it can be done. He laces on those gloves to gain value from without instead of within and more often than not finds himself in a world of hurt. When I was a kid, right around this time of year, somewhere between the donning of costumes and the gorging of turkey, a time before HULU, DVR, Netflix, channel 11 or some other basic television affiliate would put on a Rocky marathon, movies 1-4, as Rocky 5, 6, and now 7 (Creed)...

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19 Years Later, Wladimir Klitschko Still Going Strong

Nobody could have known it then, but heavyweight boxing’s most comprehensive dynasty began on Nov. 16, 1996, when the Klitschko brothers made their pro debuts on the same card. Vitali knocked out Tony Bradham in two rounds in Hamburg, Germany, and Wladimir, the 1996 super heavyweight gold medalist at the Atlanta Olympics, needed just one round to blast out Fabian Meza. And while the odds are against it, that dynasty could go on for … well, let’s just say it has to end at some point, but maybe not for several years. In April 2014,...

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Recent Boxing Results

Date: November 28th, 2015

Location: The Bomb Factory, Dallas, Texas

Wt Class / Title Fights Result Rnd
Super Welterweight / IBF

Jermall Charlo (W)

Wilky Campfort

4 of 12 @ 1:16

Errol Spence Jr. (W)

Alejandro Barrera

5 of 12 @ 1:46
Super Welterweight

Erickson Lubin (W)

Alexis Camacho

2 of 10 @ :42

John Molina Jr. (W)

Jayson Velez

3 of 10 @ :47

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