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Died on this day: Jose Napoles

16
Aug

Died on this day: Jose Napoles

If you were a masterfully skilled boxer back in the day, you could be “sweet” (see Robinson, Ray) or “smooth”....

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12
Feb

To Be The Best: The top 100 boxers in the history of The Ring Rankings (20-11)

If you’re new to this on-going series, please read: The Introduction. (Seriously, if you’re posting questions like “What does the asterisk...

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03
Dec

Fifty years after shocking Jose Napoles, Billy Backus accepts role as Carmen Basilio’s sidekick

Batman had Robin, the Lone Ranger had Tonto and Sherlock Holmes had Dr. Watson. All things considered, there are worse...

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04
Apr

Thell Torrence remembers Hedgemon Lewis

Day after day, the numbers chronicling the damage inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic continue to mount. As of this writing,...

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06
Oct

20-20 vision – The greatest fighter from Cuba: Jose Napoles

The Ring continues its look back at the greatest fighters ever from 20 nations. Next up is Cuba.

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27
Aug

The Travelin’ Man goes to Broken Arrow: Part One

Our resident ‘Travelin’ Man’ Lee Groves is on the road again, this time journeying to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, to count punches for a ‘ShoBox’ tripleheader.

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19
Aug

Best I Faced: John H. Stracey

John H. Stracey went the traditional route of British and European titles before collecting world honors by shocking the great...

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16
Aug

Jose Napoles, two time welterweight champion, dies at age 79

Jose Napoles, whose boxing style was so smooth he was known as Mantequilla, has died at age 79, the World...

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06
Mar

Best I Faced: Armando Muniz

Mando Muniz never won a world title but it wasn’t for the lack of trying against a host of cross-generation greats. He is the subject of our latest Best I Faced series.

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01
Sep

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch, the best one-punch KOs in recent years and of all time, Juan Manuel Marquez’s ATG credentials, and mythical matchups involving Jose Napoles in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

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