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Tony Canzoneri Tops the List of the Top 10 Fighters from New Orleans

Regis Prograis is widely considered the alpha male in the 140-pound division, a weight class bursting with talented fighters who seemingly haven’t yet reached their peak.

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A Double Feature on Showtime: Stevenson-Jack Ends in a Draw; Russell UD Diaz

The tie ended the skein of 16 straight wins for the self-styled Haitian-Canadian “Superman” who looked very much the loser at the sound of the final bell.

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Philly’s Fighting Fletcher Brothers to Miss Their Call to the Hall

Being inducted into the hall of fame, any hall of fame, is and should be a signal honor for a boxer. On Sunday afternoon, at Romano’s Caterers in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia, two of the city’s three fighting Fletcher brothers

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Why I Was Slow to Join the Chorus Trumpeting Lomachenko’s Greatness

Yes, I certainly grasped how uniquely gifted Vasyl Lomachenko was while watching him in his pro debut versus Jose Ramirez. And in a close but losing effort

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Mexico vs. Philippines Split as Duarte and Duno Win at Fantasy Springs

INDIO, CALIF.-A pair of Philippines versus Mexico lightweight clashes ended in a draw as Filipino lightweight Romero Duno (pictured on the right) won his match

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Tony Canzoneri Tops the List of the Top 10 Fighters from New Orleans

Regis Prograis is widely considered the alpha male in the 140-pound division, a weight class bursting with talented fighters who seemingly haven’t yet reached their peak. Prograis risks his “interim” title on July 14 against Juan Jose Velasco, and although Velasco, a 31-year-old Argentine, is undefeated (20-0), the match is considered li...

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A Double Feature on Showtime: Stevenson-Jack Ends in a Draw; Russell UD Diaz

Boxers are prone to grow old overnight. Adonis Stevenson, who turned 40 last September, would seem to be especially vulnerable. But don’t write Stevenson off quite yet. True, there were times tonight when he looked his age, but he had just enough in his tank to stave off the challenge of Badou Jack and retain his WBC light heavyweight title ...

Fletcher brothers

Philly’s Fighting Fletcher Brothers to Miss Their Call to the Hall

Being inducted into the hall of fame, any hall of fame, is and should be a signal honor for a boxer. On Sunday afternoon, at Romano’s Caterers in the Juniata Park section of Philadelphia, two of the city’s three fighting Fletcher brothers – former middleweight contender Frank, nicknamed “The Animal,” and former lightweight contender ...

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Why I Was Slow to Join the Chorus Trumpeting Lomachenko’s Greatness

Yes, I certainly grasped how uniquely gifted Vasyl Lomachenko was while watching him in his pro debut versus Jose Ramirez. And in a close but losing effort to Orlando Salido in his next bout, I saw him become an experienced pro during the last four rounds after Salido used every old school and borderline trick in the book against him. And from...

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R.I.P. Troy Waters: Three-Time World Title Challenger

Troy Waters, one of Australia’s most popular fighters, died on Thursday at age fifty-three in Sydney after a long battle with leukemia. A former Australian and Commonwealth (British Empire) super welterweight champion, Waters was active from 1984 to 1998, compiling a record of 28-5 with 20 KOs. Waters was raised on a remote farm on the Ce...

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Mexico vs. Philippines Split as Duarte and Duno Win at Fantasy Springs

INDIO, CALIF.-A pair of Philippines versus Mexico lightweight clashes ended in a draw as Filipino lightweight Romero Duno (pictured on the right) won his match and Mexican lightweight Oscar Duarte took his bout on Thursday night. Both fights ended in surprising decisions. After Filipino lightweights upset previous undefeated Mexican figh...

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Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack: A Fascinating Match

According to a press release, Saturday’s light heavyweight title fight between Adonis Stevenson and Badou Jack at the Air Canada Centre is the most noteworthy fight in Toronto since June 22, 1984, when Aaron Pryor defended his 140-pound title against Nicky Furlano. That may be true, but it’s a poor comparison. Stevenson vs. Jack is a very ...

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Lightweights on Parade: Romero Duno at Fantasy Springs and More

When the best fight the best you get a Romero Duno who was put on a small fight show and unexpectedly knocked out the hometown favorite easy peasy. On another show, Rey Perez toppled the same hometown fighter and he’s now in the semi-main event. The two Filipinos fighters headline the fight card at Fantasy Springs Casino. It won’t be...

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Lomachenko and Garcia: Lightning and Thunder

Irish legend and former featherweight king Barry McGuigan takes it as far as you can go: “Lomachenko is one of the greatest fighters we have seen or ever will see,” he wrote in his regular weekly column in the (London) Mirror. He adds, “There is a kind of machine-like quality that stands in marked contrast to the American tradition of...

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A Paean to Sugar Ray Leonard: One of The Greatest Living P4P Boxers

Sugar Ray Leonard turns 62 on Thursday, May 17th. Beginning in 2007, when Floyd Mayweather emerged as an A-lister, Leonard’s name was often in the news. That’s because he was the man that Mayweather was most often measured against historically. An Olympic gold medalist and five division titlist, Leonard fought consistently between 1977 ...