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WHAT HAVE I BECOME?

My sweetest friend, boxing, is someone else But I am still right here. There is a very valid argument that boxing completely ignore the recent YouTube “stars” fight on a Matchroom card news. The argument goes that boxing doesn’t give this debacle any airtime at all. I’m certainly understanding of …

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KOVALEV VS YARDE: A STACKED DECK?

Boxing is back, baby! Get your arse in gear (or on it for those late night US shows, I’m not here to judge) for the new season. Excitingly, the world level fights kick off proper this Saturday in Chelyabinsk, Russia. Britain’s unbeaten heavy hitter Anthony Yarde steps up to face …

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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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DUBOIS VS GORMAN: EARLY PICKS FOR WINNER

Well well well. Joe Joyce ghosts away from the BBBofC ordered British Title fight with Daniel Dubois and the fans have no time to lament as Nathan Gorman almost immediately signs up for July 13th instead. This is potentially a better fight in the ring and certainly as a spectacle, …

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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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