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Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inductees include Tommy Hearns, Spinks brothers, Erik Morales, Ken Norton, Salvador Sanchez

Former world champion Thomas Hearns, who along with Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Roberto Duran dominated boxing in the 1980s and became known collectively as “The Four Kings,” headlines a 14-person class of inductees into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame, Hall CEO/president Michelle Corrales-Lewis announced Wednesday.

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Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia in rare company in boxing history as unbeatens in welterweight unification

Sugar Ray Leonard vs. Tommy Hearns. Felix Trinidad vs. Oscar De La Hoya. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao. That is the elite company welterweight champions Danny Garcia and Keith Thurman will join when they meet in just the 10th unification in division history on Saturday, March 4 from Barclays Center. Garcia, the WBC titleholder, and Thurman, the WBA champion, will unify the exact same titles that Leonard (WBC) and Hearns (WBA) unified in their 1981 Fight of the Year.

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Bernard Hopkins extended Q&A interview ahead of final career fight

Placing an exclamation point at the end of a decades long career, former two-division world champion and future Hall of Famer Bernard “The Executioner” Hopkins (55-7 2, 32 KOs) will be delivering a performance reflective of his extensive career taking on the best as he faces Joe Smith, Jr. (22-1, 18 KOs) this Saturday, Dec. 17 on HBO World Championship Boxing®.

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Boxing meme: Bob Arum 85; birth announcement in 1931 also serves as call for Schmeling vs. Sharkey rematch

Hall of Famer Bob Arum may be the oldest active full time boxing promoter, but who knew he was also the youngest? The proof is in the copy of the December 8, 1931 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, which you can find a photo of right here: Talk about being born to promote! You have to appreciate the jokes coming from team Arum and Top Rank at least. It’s been a time of big milestones and special occasions for him and his company as of late as well, and he’s busy this weekend too. Arum, 85, is celebrating his ...

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