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State of the Game

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State of the Game

OUR ANNUAL DIVISION-BY-DIVISION LOOK AT THE CURRENT AND FUTURE LANDSCAPE OF BOXING

One night can make or break a career, vaulting Buster Douglas to the heavyweight championship and sending Mike Tyson into a downward spiral.

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SOTG 2017: Heavyweight

Last year’s proclamation of new life in the heavyweight division came a year too early. Wladimir Klitschko’s loss to Tyson...

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SOTG 2017: Cruiserweight

Cruiserweight remains one of the deepest and most action-filled weight classes despite continued turnover at the top. The one constant...

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SOTG 2017: Light heavyweight

Instead of Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, it’s now Stevenson and Andre Ward. Kovalev, not Stevenson, took on the toughest...

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SOTG 2017: Super middleweight

Everything seemed in place for there to be a new, true top guy at super middleweight. Andre Ward had left...

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SOTG 2017: Middleweight

This division needed and is getting the big year it needed after lineal champs Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez long...

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SOTG 2017: Junior middleweight

For every step or two forward, there’s another step back. That’s frustrating given the room for a breakout star, what...

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SOTG 2017: Welterweight

Manny Pacquiao’s retirement lasted but a few months. His fellow welterweights didn’t wait around for him to return, nor have...

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SOTG 2017: Junior welterweight

Terence Crawford (pictured above) is undoubtedly the best here thanks to his win over Viktor Postol. He needs only one...

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SOTG 2017: Lightweight

Lack of depth means names tend to stop by for a cup of coffee, not long enough to give 135...

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