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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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WBA (not-so) Super Champion

You may have noticed that the WBA can sometimes have more than one champion in a certain weight class (Anthony Joshua and Manuel Charr at Heavyweight for example), and it’s no doubt made you think “why?”. Why have a Super Champion and a Regular Champion? I’ll use the Middleweights to …

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You Think The Big 4 Are Weird? The Mad World Of Governing Bodies

The question of “who is world champion” has no simple answer, and that has never been truer than today. Including the Big Four (The WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO) there are no fewer than 25 separate governing bodies, nearly all of which have “International”, “Global”, “Universal” or “World” in their …

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