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GOOD YEAR/ BAD YEAR/ SAME YEAR

We say goodbye to 2019. What an extraordinary year, just like every year. But was it, though? Is one extraordinary year in boxing after a decade (lifetime?) of extraordinary years really just an ordinary year? Perhaps we will remember last year as one where everything and nothing at all has …

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TOP 10 BRITISH FIGHTERS OF THE LAST DECADE

  Great Britain is a small country, smaller than some US states, yet we have managed to punch above our weight (pun intended) at world level in boxing, with some brilliant fighters picking up world honours in the past 10 years. Here is my list of who were the best …

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2019: REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

After ending 2018 thoroughly pissed off with boxing for a number of reasons, 2019 has been a lot more positive. Also I didn’t spend a month in a mental health ward this year, which is always nice. To celebrate this newfound joy, I thought I’d bask in the glow of …

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WHAT MAKES A FIGHTER A P4P CONTENDER?

Like many of you reading this, I frequent the boxing groups and forums on Facebook. I interact more on some than others but I’m always having a nose at what people think of specific fights and/or boxers. One thing that comes up a lot is people’s P4P lists and I …

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WOMEN’S BOXING: RIVALRIES ARE KEY

This Saturday in her home town of Flint, Michigan, Claressa Shields aims to become a three weight world champion in only her 10th professional bout, two quicker than Vasyl Lomachenko achieved the same feat. She faces Croatia’s Ivana Habazin, a former world champion looking to win in a third weight …

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WHITE COLLAR IN 2018 TO THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF 2019?

By Dominic Hadi – @domhadi (Instagram & Twitter) On September 15th 2018 we saw two of the greatest boxers of our generation put it all on the line in the T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas. They both pushed the pace, took incredible shots and after a controversial draw in their first …

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LIFE AFTER A LOSS: LESSONS FROM HISTORY

Following on from our piece a few weeks ago asking whether boxing’s reliance on the 0 has got to go, Matt Lewis looks at famous examples of boxing career successes following that first defeat Being undefeated has never carried more weight. The projected millions slashed from the value of Anthony …

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ANTHONY JOSHUA: 5 ROUTES BACK TO THE TOP

June 1st will go down in history, not for Anthony Joshua losing his belts and his unbeaten record (although the shock loss will remain just that), but for Andy Ruiz Jr. becoming the first person of Mexican descent to win the Heavyweight World Title. The man he beat was Matchroom’s …

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THE ART OF THE CROSSOVER: MMA & BOXING

by Dominic Hadi In the history of sport, we have seen successful athletes try their hand at new sports. From the likes of Michael Jordan and Bo Jackson, it appears for a handful of the elite conquering one sport was not enough. Although the second sport may not always be …

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