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Miguel Cotto vs Sadam Ali: Thank you Miguel

Athletes always ask the question “How can I thank my fans”, and the answer has always been simple, in fact so simple it merely requires one word; Performance. In a good Hollywood movie most times you get a great fairy tale ending, however in sports it’s rarely that the story ends that way. In boxing as the legend Bernard Hopkins says, “You don’t retire from the ring, the ring retires you”, and while few have been the exception normally that is the case. When it comes to Miguel Cotto, this weekend he is able to go out on his own ...

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Miguel Cotto: Well loved, yet under appreciated

After sixteen years, world titles in four weight classes and many memorable fights with some of boxing’s best, Miguel Cotto will call it a career on December 2nd when he faces Sadam Ali at Madison Square Garden in New York. While Ali isn’t the big name opponent that some expected, let’s be honest, Cotto was never going to fight Gennady Golovkin or Canelo Alvarez. Ali however will be a worthy sendoff for in my eyes arguably one of the most underappreciated boxers of this era to casual fans. Cotto may not have the undefeated record like Floyd Mayweather or rumbled ...

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Nathan Cleverly retires as Badou Jack becomes new WBA Light Heavyweight champion

Nathan Cleverly lost his WBA Light-Heavyweight title on Saturday night, on the undercard to Mayweather vs McGregor in Las Vegas, to Badou Jack via a fifth round stoppage. Cleverly, 30, who became the WBA champion when he defeated Juergen Braehmer last October, was having his first defence of the title against Swedish boxer, Badou Jack in Las Vegas, which ended to be his last in the ring. Badou Jack, 33, stepped up from Super Middleweight to Light Heavyweight for the bout for the first time, defeated Cleverly in the 5th round after referee, Tony Weeks, intervened to end the fight. ...

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Wladimir Klitschko announces retirement

Former World Heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko, has retired from boxing, just over 3 months after his loss to Anthony Joshua at Wembley Stadium. Klitschko was said to have been ready to challenge Joshua for a rematch, which was embedded within his contract clause, a fight that would have taken place on November 11th in Las Vegas. But the 2 time former champion has decided to hang up his gloves after 69 fights and a successful 21 year career. News broke on the Ukranian’s website of his retirement, which eventually crashed. A statement on his website read, “I deliberately took a few ...

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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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