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Is Paulie Malignaggi Ready To Score The Biggest Win Of His Career?

Love him or hate him, you can´t ignore Paulie Malignaggi. The brash, cocky, fast talking Brooklynite has had almost as many comebacks as fellow New Yorker Frank Sinatra. And like Old Blue Eyes, Malignaggi has certainly done things his way. Maybe he hasn't been...

Can China´s Double Olympic Champion Zou Shiming Become The Biggest Star In World Boxing?

Who are the biggest stars in world boxing today? Mayweather? Alvarez? Pacquiao? Floyd Mayweather is certainly king when it comes to US pay-per-view. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez fills football stadiums. Manny Pacquiao used to do both, and maybe still does. There is however another fighter on the horizon who might...

Why Is One-Time Red-Hot Prospect Denis Boytsov Wasting The Best Years Of His Career?

I wrote an article several years ago entitled "Introducing Denis Boytsov." In it I waxed lyrical about a young heavyweight who I believed at the time to be the future of the division. Shortish for a modern heavyweight at 6´1´´, the powerfully built German based Russian...

Mikey Garcia Destroys Former Superstar Juan Manuel Lopez In Four Rounds

It could be the end of the line for the one-time Golden Boy of Puerto Rican boxing Juan Manuel Lopez. The supposed heir to such legends as Felix Trinidad, Wilfredo Gomez and Wilfred Benitez looked a shot fighter as he was destroyed in four...

Has Saul ´´Canelo“ Alvarez´ Win Over Austin Trout Scared Away Floyd Mayweather?

Saul ´´Canelo`` Alvarez pounded his way to a solid, unanimous twelve round points decision over the previously unbeaten Austin Trout last weekend. The fight, held in front of a raucous 40,000 crowd at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas was a super welterweight unification bout, and Canelo has now...

Why Floyd Mayweather – Unlike Ali, Robinson And Leonard – Will Never Go Down In Boxing History As A Warrior

Floyd Mayweather Jr: what descriptive words does that name conjure up to you? Controversial? Great? Undefeated? Obnoxious? Lets face it, the amount of words used to describe Mayweather over the years is both large and varied, positive and negative. However, one word that is rarely if ever used...

Guillermo Rigondeaux Hands Nonito Donaire A Boxing Masterclass In New York City

We´d hoped for a slug-fest, but what we got was a chess match - theoretically one between Gary Kasparov and Bono (he´s supposedly pretty good.)  In his super bantamweight unification fight with Nonito Donaire, Guillermo Rigondeaux chose not to follow Timothy Bradley´ s example, and instead put on...

Nonito Donaire vs Guillermo Rigondeaux: Who Will Win The Battle Of The Little Big Men?

It hasn’t taken place yet, but already Donaire v Rigondeaux is a 2013 Fight of the Year candidate… potentially. On paper at least one would be hard pressed to find a more intriguing, evenly balanced matchup than this one. Name another possible bout this year...

Where Does Bernard Hopkins Rank Among Boxing’s Greatest Ever Fighters?

Bernard Hopkins latest phenomenal ring achievement was almost an anticlimax. It should not have been, of course, because there is nothing remotely ordinary or commonplace in a 48 year old athlete winning a major title in their chosen sport. Imagine a golfer winning a mayor...

A Prayer For Former Top Heavyweight Contender Carl ‘The Truth’ Williams By Mike Plunkett

When word reached me that former world heavyweight title challenger Carl ‘The Truth’ Williams was in bad shape in a Westchester Medical Center in New York, my heart paused and my mind immediately rushed back five years to the moment I interviewed him. I had...