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CREANDO UN MONSTRUO

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CREANDO UN MONSTRUO

LOS BOXEADORES SON LA SUMA DE SUS PARTES, Y LO DESTACABLE DE NAOYA INOUE ES MUCHO MÁS QUE SU TEMIBLE...

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Creating a Monster

AS FIGHTERS ARE THE SUM OF THEIR PARTS, NAOYA INOUE’S BRILLIANCE COMES FROM MORE THAN JUST SCARY PUNCHING POWER When bantamweights...

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Digging for Heavyweight Gold

WITH FOUR UNBEATEN, CHARISMATIC CLAIMANTS TO THE THRONE POISED TO CLASH, CAN THE GLAMOUR DIVISION’S LUSTER FINALLY RETURN?

The golden era at heavyweight.

If you’re a post-1970s fight fan, you dream about it. When your parents or grandparents recall those times, you’re immediately jealous. An older generation takes joy in reminding you that you’ll never see heavyweights that good again. The “Rumble in the Jungle” and the “Thrilla in Manila” are classics of the genre – either one a boxing purist’s Sistine Chapel in terms of pugilistic perfection.

The closest you’ll ever get is fight films, documentaries and books. You can visualize what it must have been like. You can absorb the sights and sounds from TV or learn the color commentary by heart. But you weren’t there.

To have watched Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton throw down for the undisputed heavyweight championship of the world live would have been beyond special. There were no Las Vegas casinos bankrolling those events. In the early 1970s, the greatest prize in sports was contested in Jamaica, Venezuela, Zaire and the Philippines. Matchups involving these heavyweight legends set the benchmark for everything that followed, and the exotic locales only added to the splendor of the occasion. A boxing ring, two willing warriors, and the entire world came to a standstill.

Fast-forward more than 40 years and times are vastly different. There are now four undefeated fighters who call themselves the heavyweight champion of the world. Tyson Fury retains lineal status, Anthony Joshua has unified the IBF and WBA belts, Deontay Wilder is the WBC titleholder and Joseph Parker, who faces Joshua on March 31, holds the WBO crown.

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Tyson: un mismo nombre para dos leyendas

DOS CAMPEONES DE PESO PESADO QUE COMPARTEN UN ICÓNICO NOMBRE - UNO ES UNA LEYENDA, EL OTRO ESTÁ EN CAMINO...

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A Tale of Two Tysons

TWO HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS WITH A SHARED ICONIC NAME – ONE A LEGEND AND THE OTHER A LEGEND IN THE MAKING...

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UN CAMPEÓN ETERNO

ROMÁN GONZÁLEZ ENTRÓ AL RING SIN SER EL FAVORITO ANTE KAL YAFAI, PERO VOLVIÓ A SUS MEJORES ÉPOCAS CON OTRA...

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A Champion Forever

ROMAN GONZALEZ ENTERED THE RING AS THE UNDERDOG AGAINST KAL YAFAI BUT TURNED BACK THE HANDS OF TIME TO WIN...

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GRANDES ÉXITOS: ASESINATOS EN EASTON

LARRY HOLMESUSÓ SU CORAJE, SU INTELIGENCIA Y SU TREMENDO JAB PARA ESTAMPAR SU NOMBRE EN EL LINAJE DE LOS CAMPEONES...

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Greatest Hits: Easton Assassinations

LARRY HOLMES USED GUTS, INTELLIGENCE AND A CANNON-LIKE JAB TO STAMP HIS NAME IN THE LINEAGE OF HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONS Joe Frazier...

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PRÍNCIPE NASEEM HAMED: PELEAS DE ENSUEÑO

Con habilidades de «showman» a la altura de sus habilidades boxísticas, ‘Naz’ cambió el boxeo de a una pelea por...

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