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Joe Calzaghe v Chris Eubank: A Look Back At ‘The Battle Of Wills’

Few super-middleweight fighters have possessed the skill and dazzling hand speed that Welsh Joe Calzaghe once inflicted upon 46 men in the boxing ring. Former holder of the IBF, WBA, WBC and WBO titles, Calzaghe’s reign spanned over a decade. He made seventeen defenses of the WBO crown, his first title, before proving to the

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Welsh Boxing: Wales vs The World

Ringnews24 has, once again, teamed up with Dragons Boxing and TopClassBoxing to bring you an article on Welsh Boxing. In this edition, we are looking at some of the exploits of Welsh boxers against International competition. Wales has produced twelve men that have captured the World title (or a version of it). Percy Jones of

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Lewis v Tyson: 15 Years On

A Lennox Lewis v Mike Tyson bout had been debated many years before the two former champions finally squared off against one another on June 8th, 2002 at the Pyramid Arena in Memphis, Tennessee in what was then the richest fight in boxing history. When Mike was released from prison back in 1995, West Ham

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10 Boxers Who Lived Up To The Hype. And Those Who Did Not!

Floyd Patterson and Mike Tyson former mentor Cus D’amato once claimed that “boxing is entertainment.” Promoters would possibly agree, but they would also see boxing as a business given that their job is to sell as many tickets as possible to pay the boxers and everybody else involved in an event. Depending on the quality

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Jerry Izenberg’s new book, ONCE THERE WERE GIANTS

Of all the memories made in ballparks and arenas from California to New York, there was nothing to rival that magic moment that could grab a heavyweight fight crowd by its collective jugular vein and trigger a tsunami of raw emotion before a single punch had even been thrown. That’s the way it was when

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Boxing Is A Dying Sport? 2017 Would Disagree!

Whether you think that the experience and skill set of Wladimir Klitschko or the power of Anthony Joshua will prove that he will be the better man on the night of April 29th this year is exciting enough to think about. The fact that a heavyweight clash has gotten people talking about the advantages and

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4 Of Oscar De La Hoya’s Most Controversial Moments

Oscar De La Hoya is no stranger to taking harmful substances, and it seems that times are about to get tough for him once again when he was arrested recently for speeding while driving in a Land Rover. However, the speeding offence took a turn for the worst when he was tested for drink driving.

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The Greatness of Jimmy McLarnin

Twinkling eyes and a pink-cheeked baby face buckshot with freckles, Irish-Canadian Jimmy McLarnin looked little like the hard-nosed boxer-puncher he was. It feels only natural to repeat the time-honored adage about looks here, but “The Belfast Spider” couldn’t be confined to a mention of deception from a mere physical look-over. His game was predicated on

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Boxing: The 1970’s v The 1980’s

Muhammad Ali once said to renowned trainer Angelo Dundee that he wanted to bring boxing back to the forefront after the sport had died down a little since the departure of the likes of Sugar Ray Robinson and Rocky Marciano as he was working his way up the rankings. We know how the sport of

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