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Erik Morales: The End of an Era

As I sat down to watch the concluding chapter of the Erik Morales – Manny Pacquiao saga, a palpable feeling of agitation literally swept over me. Had I been so inclined, I could have polished off half a pack of Benson & Hedges before Larry Merchant had even concluded his …

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Is Scott Harrison Ready to Step Up?

Above is a question frequently directed at British fighters over the years. The perceived promotional protection is not exclusive to Scott Harrison. Any British fighter with a hint of potential over the last decade or so was seemingly milked dry domestically before achieving consideration to fight the elite. So why …

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Give Hatton His Due.

Click for larger image© Mike Cleary Now that the furor over Ricky Hatton’s triumph over Kostya Tszyu has begun to die down somewhat, it is time to stand back and take a measured look at the aftermath of what was an unforgettable night of boxing. The chief point I would …

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