Joe Louis v Max Schmeling

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It was 1936 and Jesse Owens was winning 4 gold medals at the Berlin Summer Olympics. In boxing the new heavyweight prospect was Joe Louis who was unbeaten as a professional on his way to a world title shot. He had beaten former champions Primo Carnera and Max Baer convincingly. …

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Julio Cesar Chavez

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We all know boxing is great, and one of the reasons is, it is as a sport totally unique. And for all the massive advantages this “uniqueness’ gives the sport, there are some draw backs. One of the saddest is we often see our heroes of yesteryear destroyed in front …

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Carl “The Cat” Thompson

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The Cat Nigel Benn, Naseem Hamed, Chris Eubank?, hell you might even get a Lennox Lewis in there, all the above are plausible answers when asking who was the most exciting British fighter of the last decade? A name that wouldn’t get too many mentions (at least not amongst Joe …

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Lennox Lewis Legacy

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“There’s no way I could ever beat him. He’s just too big and too strong. I’m just glad he didn’t kill me. He’s a magnificent fighter.” The words of a drug free; free thinking; lucid speaking Mike Tyson; after the bout with Lewis. High praise indeed from a fighter who …

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Ken Norton

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KEN NORTON - SHOULD HE REALLY BE IN THE HALL OF FAME? Seven and a half years ago the very personable and popular Ken Norton was enshrined in Boxing’s Hall of Fame. It couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. I met Ken a couple of years ago in Canastota. …

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THE RISE AND NEVER FALL OF GEORGE CHUVALO

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For most of the 1960’s and part of the early 1970’s Canadian George Chuvalo was a mainstay in the talent rich heavyweight ratings. RING Magazine founder Nat Fleischer called George on of the most durable fighters he had ever seen. In his long distinguished career the rock jawed Chuvalo was …

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Naseem Hamed

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30th of September 1995, as far as I’m concerned it all started to go down hill from there. Naseem Hamed had just relieved Steve Robinson of the WBO featherweight title and should have been on the road to being a boxing legend, but as we all know it didn’t work …

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