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The Different One

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The Different One

CANELO ALVAREZ DEMONSTRATED EARLY AND OFTEN THAT HE WAS NO ORDINARY FIGHTER

Once he rode the bus to work. Now he arrives in private planes and Cadillac Escalades. In 10 years, much has changed for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez but one thing has not: Rich or poor, he has always remained a fighter.

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Ringside

A JOKE VS. A GEM Two big boxing events are coming up. One (Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor) is a...

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The Quiet Man

GENNADY GOLOVKIN IS A RETICENT, PEACEFUL PERSON. ‘GGG’ IS ANOTHER MATTER ENTIRELY.

The Summit Gym is in a piney mountain neighborhood with streets named after unremarkable birds (Thrush, Wren). Still, you expect you’ll know it when you see it. And then you will drive past it. Probably more than once. The most combative thing about the white duplex with the spacious driveway is the “No trespassing” sign at the edge of the property.

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Come Out Writing

WARD VS. KOVALEV DIRTY FIGHTER Andre Ward is known as a dirty fighter. Not just by fans, but by his opponents. Ward...

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Separate Paths

FIGHTERS WHO LEARN THE ROPES IN THE AMATEUR RANKS (GGG) OR AS YOUNG PROS (CANELO) CAN REACH THE SAME HEIGHTS

Vasyl Lomachenko’s legendary amateur credentials earned him a title shot in only his second professional bout, in 2014. He lost that fight to Orlando Salido, a less talented, less skilled fighter with no amateur background to speak of.

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Ring IQ

MY TAKE ON CANELO VS. GOLOVKIN This is one in a series of columns by future Hall of Famer Bernard Hopkins,...

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Prelude to Destiny

Canelo Alvarez had just battered Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. from post to post, round by uncompetitive round in a fight...

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Red Hairing

HAS THE CANELO CLENBUTEROL SCANDAL CHANGED THE STATE OF ANTI-DOPING IN BOXING FOR THE BETTER, OR IS IT ALL JUST...

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Middle Ground

THE RING RANKS ITS MIDDLEWEIGHT CHAMPIONS 1-31

Over the past 84 years, THE RING has crowned 31 champions at middleweight. Some have been more successful than others in terms of opposition faced and longevity. Some have had single standout victories. Six fighters have won our middleweight championship more than once.

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It’s All in the Timing

Matchmaking is called art, which can mean just about anything. From Renaissance to Romantic, it’s always been a subjective business....

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