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1958 A Blast from the Past- Part 3

A major difference between 1958 and the present time was the absence of any world sanctioning bodies. The only organisation with any pretence to that status was the National Boxing Association. It had been founded in 1921 by representatives from 16 US States but had minimal recognition anywhere else and would not change its name

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1958 A Blast from the Past- Part 2

In part one I set the scene for the state of boxing in 1958 and briefly covered a few of the differences between the sport then and now so I would like to touch on few more. One of the biggest was the existence in Eastern Europe and Cuba of a ban on professional sports.

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1958 A Blast from the past Part 1

I occasionally get someone asking me about how I started to write about boxing and although I can’t recall when I first wrote I can recall approximately when I first began to compile records of current boxers and that was in the late 1950’s. That started me thinking about what boxing was like in those

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When A Fighter Said “No More”: 5 Astonishing Times

Nicholas Walters has caused controversy when he quit after the seventh round in his highly anticipated fight with Vasyl Lomachenko on Saturday night. He didn’t look to be in any kind of definite trouble although it was looking like the Ukrainian was in control of the bout. Thankfully, controversial corner retirements although general controversial retirements

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10 Of The Best Pay Per View Events To Have Been Screened In The UK

Anthony Joshua will be making the second defence of his IBF title against Eric Molina on PPV on December 10th. The contest has already raised controversy after it was announced that the public will have to pay more than their monthly SKY subscription to view it. The criteria for a PPV event has considerably changed

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4 Of George Foreman’s Greatest Career Moments!

Legendary former heavyweight champion, George Foreman is in the UK and will be talking about his career to the fans at Arsenal football club on Saturday evening. The man, known as the oldest heavyweight champion in history, will also be signing autographs and taking pictures with fans earlier in the day at Worldwide Signings in

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Tyson vs Holyfield: 20th Anniversary Retrospective

  It had not been that long since Iron Mike Tyson had plucked the WBA crown from Bruce Seldon when a press conference was held to announce that the former undisputed heavyweight champion would be facing Evander Holyfield in his next bout on November 9th, 1996. Tensions would rise almost immediately for reasons of both

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A Look At Several Of Boxing’s Most Unsettling Bouts

The emotion that one feels when witnessing a boxing match is, most of the time, excitement and a sense of nervousness especially if a fan is observing one of their favourite fighters. But sadly, sometimes a contest is put together to scrape one last pound (or whatever currency you relate with) away from the punters

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