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Boxing Profile: Paul Smith

As an amateur, Liverpool native Paul Smith captured the imagination of the British public by winning a Silver Medal at light middleweight during the 2002 Commonwealth Games and "The Real Gone Kid" turned pro to considerable fanfare four years ago. Since that time the Sports Network promoted fighter has found …

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Boxing Book Review: Golden Gloved

While autobiographies and books centered on a particular champion in boxing history are not so few and far away these days, fictional boxing titles are certainly a rare find. Damon C. Johnson’s title “Golden Gloved’, and subtitled “Virgil’s Revenge’ is one of this rare breed. Damon Johnson is a life …

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Boxing Profile: Howard Eastman

Less than two years ago, Howard "The Battersea Bomber" Eastman was preparing for the fight of his life, one that could turn him into the great fighter he always believed he was. An undisputed middleweight championship crown was within his grasp, with only the legend himself, Bernard Hopkins, standing in …

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