Author Archives: Richard Corley

Richard is a long-time boxing fan with an extensive magazine collection to prove it. A sports enthusiast and current college administrator, he became enamored with the Sweet Science while watching Mike Tyson fights in the ‘80s. He is thrilled to have his writing featured on and looks forward to becoming a regular contributor. He currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina and can be reached at

Open Letter to Wladimir Klitschko

Dear Dr. Steelhammer, I know that this is probably not quite the way you envisioned ending your brilliant career but kudos for a job well done. You were truly exemplary from beginning to end and a great ambassador for boxing. I can scarcely believe that we have now moved on to a new chapter in the heavyweight division – the post-Klitschko years. Admittedly, I was an early detractor. Your apparent reluctance to take risks baffled me considering your vast physical advantages over the competition. Perhaps it was nostalgia for the bygone Mike Tyson era, but I was not initially sold ...

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Deontay Wilder vs. Chris Arreola fight preview & prediction

This weekend, Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) and challenger Chris Arreola (36-4-1, 31 KOs) square off, in a fight which pales in comparison to the bout we had hoped for against Alexander Povetkin in Moscow. Still, give Deontay credit for staying busy and at least securing an opponent with some name recognition. So let’s take a closer look at the tale of the tape and what to expect come fight night at the Legacy Arena on July 16. 

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Evaluating 3 top prospects ready to emerge in 2016: Spence, Douglas & Beterbiev

Scouting Report on Rising Prospects Ready to Break Out: This is my shortlist of three exceptional prospects to watch this year and beyond. My picks are based upon their amateur pedigree, skill sets, professional record and potential to become future world champions. Of course this list is not exhaustive but rather an optimistic take on some of the sport’s up and coming stars.

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Top Rank wasting should be star Terence Crawford’s momentum & time with Hank Lundy fight

Looking back at the past calendar year in the sport, it was an interesting one. We (theoretically) bid farewell to two premier champions in Floyd Mayweather and Carl Froch, while new stars were born as Roman Gonzalez and Gennady Golovkin punched their way into the top of the pound for pound rankings. Tyson Fury dethroned Wladimir Klitschko, Mayweather’s win against Manny Pacquiao broke financial records but failed to capture the public’s imagination, and somewhere in this maze of highs and lows, we find the boisterous and talented Terence “Bud” Crawford.

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Fantasy Fight: David Haye vs. Evander Holyfield

David Haye vs. Evander Holyfield Cruiserweight Fantasy Fight: With news of David Haye’s comeback official, it’s time to take a look back, and forecast one of the best possible cruiserweight matches of all-time. It’s easy to forget how successful “The Hayemaker” was at cruiserweight given the mixed results of his heavyweight stint.

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