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Heirlooms and Pawn shops: The story of the American reign as Heavyweight Champion

For almost the entire 20th century the heavyweight champion hailed from somewhere in the United States. It is one of sports statistical anomalies. For 107 years a country outside of America held the title for less than 7 years. It was an iconic symbol of American culture and for some generations a national treasure. Still like family heirlooms and pawn shops, whenever an object no longer provides meaning to its owner or loses its intrinsic value all that is left is luster and shine. Sad as it may seem but when the sparkle fades the item is often discarded. Most times freely.

When anticipation disappoints: Boxing’s most notable disqualifications

Outside of a fight being cancelled or a fighter getting cut during a fight, there is nothing more frustrating than when a referee calls for a boxer to be disqualified from a bout due to their antics. Last Saturday night in Las Vegas, Brandon Rios comeback Argentinian opponent Diego Chaves was disqualified after being warned several times for unsportsmanlike conduct in the tenth round. Rios himself was deducted a point in the fifth for handling Chaves to the canvas. Other fouls in the fight included rubbing the glove against the face, excessive clinching and butting, continuing a disappointing run of bad fortune for Rios, who was also caught after his fight with Manny Pacquiao for using a banned performance enhancer.
The history of the sport consists of some anticipated and memorable fights concluding with disqualifications. This is what is going to be analyzed today.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

Will Groves’ words come to bite him on his behind?

A lot of boxing fans remember that bold prediction that Evander Holyfield made when he said that he would knock out Lennox Lewis in three rounds ahead of their controversial 1999 undisputed heavyweight match. He said God told him that is what would happen. It failed to materialise. What followed, by Holyfield’s own admission, is that he almost quit after that third round after almost losing heart.

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