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‘Fighting Words’ – Spence vs. Pacquiao: A Manny-Splendored Thing

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25
May

‘Fighting Words’ – Spence vs. Pacquiao: A Manny-Splendored Thing

This past week has brought mixed blessings when it comes to the best fighting the best.  We are days removed from...

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12
May

‘Fighting Words’ — Canelo-Saunders: Just Desserts and a Just Stoppage

He had it coming. That’s how some boxing fans felt about Billy Joe Saunders after years in which he’d firmly established...

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03
May

Fighting Words — Marvelous Marvin Hagler’s Mother Invites Public to May 23 Memorial

For nearly seven decades, Brockton, Massachusetts, has called itself the “City of Champions.” It is an appropriate nickname. Brockton, some 25...

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13
Apr

‘Fighting Words’ — Canelo-Saunders, COVID-19, And 70,000 Fans In A Stadium

Tens of thousands of people is a large crowd, even in normal times.  These are far from normal times.  And, according to...

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05
Apr

‘Fighting Words’ — Jamel Herring opens three doors, slams Frampton’s shut 

The ending was the result of more than one punch. The ending and then the aftermath, those were the products...

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30
Mar

‘Fighting Words’ — Alexander Povetkin: In with a Bang, out with a whimper

If this is indeed the end of Alexander Povetkin’s career, then this was not at all what he envisioned —...

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24
Mar

‘Fighting Words’ — Proud But Premature: Vergil Ortiz Calls Out Terence Crawford

It’s hard to criticize Vergil Ortiz for calling out Terence Crawford on Saturday night, even if it has little chance...

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16
Mar

‘Fighting Words’ — Chocolatito and Estrada got almost everything they desired

They were drawn together by destiny as much as gravity.  Like two celestial bodies who had collided long ago, Roman “Chocolatito”...

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09
Mar

‘Fighting Words’ — Another year without boxing’s best weekend

Our sport has its share of traditional weekends, the dates when we can expect big fights that coincide with certain...

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02
Mar

‘Fighting Words’ — Over before it began: Canelo uses Yildirim as an infomercial

If Canelo Alvarez is on the road to becoming the undisputed super middleweight champion, then Avni Yildirim was merely roadkill. That...

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