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Richie Kates, light heavyweight contender in one of his division’s golden eras, dead at 69

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12
Mar

Richie Kates, light heavyweight contender in one of his division’s golden eras, dead at 69

Light heavyweight contender Richie Kates, one of the top fighters in a talent-laden division in the 1970’s and ‘80s, has...

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07
Aug

On this day: Dwight Muhammad Qawi wrecks Matthew Saad Muhammad in six

The first time was no fluke. On August 7, 1982, Dwight Muhammad Qawi – then campaigning as Dwight Braxton – retained...

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13
Jul

On this day: Matthew Saad Muhammad halts Yaqui Lopez in Ring Fight of the Year

How good was this one? It beat Leonard-Duran 1 to Fight of the Year honors. On July 13, 1980, Matthew Saad...

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28
Mar

On this day: Michael Spinks scores spectacular one-punch knockout of Marvin Johnson

What a shot! On March 28, 1981, in a battle of top-rated light heavyweights, Michael Spinks scored a perfect one-punch, fourth-round...

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23
Jan

Best I Faced: Vonzell Johnson

There has never been a crop of 175-pounders like there was at the end of the 1970s and start of...

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14
Sep

Dougie’s Monday Mailbag (Vasiliy Lomachenko, Apinun Khongsong, HOF vs. ATG)

LOMACHENKO’S PATH Afternoon Dougie, Wanted to follow your advice and not bring up a lawsuit that I know almost nothing about. Kell...

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21
Jul

Best I Faced: Eddie Mustafa Muhammad

The heavy-handed Eddie Mustafa Muhammad won a world title in the talent-rich light heavyweight division in the early 1980s. In...

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15
Jun

Dougie’s Monday mailbag (black image/marketing in boxing, Cuban boxers)

ANDRE WARD AND THE MARKETING OF BLACK FIGHTERS The conversation on race from ESPN this past Tuesday was incredibly moving. When...

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02
Nov

Best I Faced: Marvin Johnson

It’s all happening at light heavyweight today. Here’s a Best I Faced with three-time 175-pound titleholder Marvin Johnson.

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18
Feb

The Boxing Esq. Podcast, Ep. 20: Hall of Fame promoter Russell Peltz

The Ring is proud to present “The Boxing Esq. Podcast with Kurt Emhoff.” Emhoff, an attorney based in New York City,...

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