Surrendering Greatness: Part One

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A suitable analogy to explain the current predicament of heavyweight contender Joe Mesi would be to imagine yourself having realized that you are the possessor of a jackpot winning lottery ticket, only, upon attempting to cash the ticket, you are startled to find that its expiry date has already passed. …

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Calzaghe-Salem Plus ShoBox Fights Tonight.

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Before attentions are focused across the Atlantic to Showtime’s American coverage, (presented in this article), Edinburgh, Scotland will witness the battle for the WBO super-middleweight championship between Welsh champion Joe Calzaghe and challenger Kabary 'The Egyptian magician' Salem. Calzaghe’s latest title defense of his incredible reign comes against Salem, a …

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Alex Arthur: A Man on a Mission

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It is Saturday October 25th, 2003. We are at the Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh, where the prodigiously talented Alex Arthur is just moments away from the biggest fight of his professional career thus far, against Manchester’s Michael Gomez. The bell rings and Arthur rushes Gomez with a flurry of lefts …

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Heavyweight title up for grabs

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Friday (Oct. 22 nd ), Red Corner Promotions presents a night of boxing at the Kedron Wavell Services Club, Chermside QLD, the undoubted highlight of which will be the fight for the Australian Heavyweight Championship between defending champ Colin “Kid” Wilson and challenger Auckland Auimatagi.

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The Heavy Bag

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King of the Hill. I bet you did not know that Don King, cultural icon and boxing promoter extraordinaire is also a master of the Japanese art of Origami. Look no further than his magnificent paper champions Chris Byrd and John Ruiz for evidence.. Only, now that he has manipulated …

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Pound For Pound; the Debate Continues

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The successful return of “Tito Trinidad’ and the destruction of “El Matador’. The crystal clear demise of Roy Jones Junior. Oscar DLH gets knocked out for the first time. Hopkins solidifies his legacy. James Toney makes a comeback only to go back on injured reserve. Kostya Tszu is coming back …

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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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