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Mayweather vs McGregor – Who’s the winner…Them or us?

Non-sports fans always ask what draws us sports fans to a big event. What is interesting about the Olympics, Big Championship games, horse races etc? Along with the expected entertainment, drama, thrill and excitement are what brings us in to big events. But there is one thing that is key that bridges the disconnect between sports fans and non-sports fans, and that is the spectacle.  When two top teams finally meet, in a showdown for all of the marbles, the world tunes in because the hype surrounding it is that you are going to witness a display of excellence between ...

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Frampton and McGuigan part ways

Northern Irish boxer, Carl Frampton, has parted ways with manager Barry McGuigan and Cyclone Promotions, to pursue his career on his own two feet. Frampton, 30, was meant to take on Mexican, Andres Gutierrez, on 29th July 2017 in his hometown of Belfast, but the bout was cancelled due to Gutierrez apparently falling in the shower and being concussed. Rumours of Frampton resigning from Director of Cyclone Promotions were circulating days after the cancelled homecoming fight and that the Barry McGuigan and Carl Frampton’s relationship was not as solid as thought to have been. Frampton released a statement in regards to the split ...

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Gennady Golovkin vs Canelo Alvarez: 30 Day Report

When you want something so bad, and it takes a while for you to get it, sometimes the wait is exhausting, stressful and painful. Well finally we are now 30 days away from the biggest boxing match of the year between GGG and Canelo, and as the date approaches the excitement begins to build. At the 30-day weigh in, GGG weighed 170 pounds, comfortably below the 176 max he could be at. Canelo didn’t weigh in for the 30 days because he is choosing, due to conflict, not to fight for GGG’s WBC Middleweight belt. He will however compete for ...

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How good is Terence Crawford?

Terence Crawford isn’t well known to all casual fans; however, to almost pure boxing fans, Terence Crawford is a top 5 Pound for Pound fighter. Known for his hand speed and his stance switching abilities, Crawford is quiet in his demeanour. Crawford has let his skills do the talking while asking for respect of fans, beating every challenger put in front of him. Viktor Postol was fresh off his upset victory of the hard hitting Lucas Matthysse and many disrespected Crawford believing Postol was the best in the division. Months later Crawford dominated Postol via UD. Back in 2014 Yuriorkis ...

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Pound for Pound Rankings – August 2017

Every month I rank the 10 best fighters in boxing regardless of weight class based off quality of opposition, performance, and the impact of their performance.  Here we go!   Andre Ward Record: 32-0 16 KOs Recent Activity: KO Win vs Sergey Kovalev After defeating Kovalev via knockout, all doubts were erased from the first fight controversy. After years of being a top 3 fighter, finally Ward sits atop his rightful and well-earned spot at the top.                   2. Gennady Golovkin Record: 37-0 33 KOs Recent Activity: UD win in March over ...

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Pound for Pound Rankings – July 2017

Beginning this month I will generate my Pound For Pound list of the 10 best fighters in boxing regardless of weight class. I rank the fighters based off quality of opposition, performance, and the impact of their performance. Here we go! 1st – Andre Ward Record: 32-0 16 KOs Recent Activity: KO Win vs Sergey Kovalev After defeating Kovalev via knockout, all doubts were erased from the first fight controversy. After years of being a top 3 fighter, finally Ward sits atop his rightful and well-earned spot at the top. 2nd -Gennady Golovkin Record: 37-0 33 KOs Recent Activity: UD ...

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Mayweather vs McGregor – Good for boxing?

Please No, Not Again! Not after the aftermath of the Mayweather/Pacquiao from May 2015 in which casual boxing fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth, PPV sales decreased, and boxing had a bad image in the sports world. In my opinion it wasn’t the $100 price tag it came with but the lack of action, after the years of the buildup was what did it. Pacquiao who is an all-time great fighter, fought the fight with an injured shoulder, and while he had his great moments in rounds 2, 4, 6, 8 & 9, Mayweather out pointed ...

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