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MATCHROOM IN MEXICO: A SIGN OF BOXING’S POWER SHIFT?

Eddie Hearn’s recent deal with Canelo Alvarez and Eddie Reynoso to host a series of fights in Mexico on DAZN seems like another step in the Matchroom Chairman’s world expansion. Could this link up be a sign of things to come for a sport that’s becoming increasingly fighter led? Some …

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THE WBA AND THE NOT SO SUPER CHAMPION

This article was published on Southpawjab.com on the 14th March 2019 and has been updated for relevance You may have noticed that the WBA can sometimes have more than one champion in a certain weight class (if you haven’t, welcome to 2021 from whatever cave you’ve just emerged from, well …

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DURAN VS TYSON VS CALZAGHE

We’re now months into lockdown and if you’re anything like me your XBox is overheating from too much Fight Night Champion and you are feeling the combat cold turkey hitting hard. Where to turn? Team Southpaw Jab’s Hannah Rankin has been wonderfully posting a classic fight of the day which …

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ROMAN, FARMER DETHRONED

Earlier tonight in Miami, Florida, Daniel Roman and Tevin Farmer both had their leather shed forcibly. They did it in wonderful, competitive and crucially skilful fights. Those important, world title bouts were fun to watch, but they were not simply “a bit of fun”. I hope you all know who …

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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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