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Born on this day: Carlos Zarate

23
May

Born on this day: Carlos Zarate

It takes a very special amount of power and skill to be named among the greatest boxer-punchers in Mexican history....

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13
Apr

Born on this day: Lupe Pintor

He was a devastating puncher-boxer who demolished his opponents and earned belts in two divisions - and wrestled with the...

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09
Sep

Born on this day: Carlos Ortiz

One of the finest all-around fighters ever produced by the boxing-crazy island of Puerto Rico was born 86 years ago...

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12
Aug

Died on this day: Salvador Sanchez

More than a few boxers have died too soon, leaving an infinite number of “what ifs” behind. This extraordinary Mexican world...

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02
Mar

Wilfredo Gomez admitted to a psychiatric institution after being found living in squalor

Former three-division titlist and Hall of Fame inductee Wilfredo “Bazooka” Gomez has been found living in “inhumane conditions” in his...

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08
Feb

To Be The Best: The top 100 boxers in the history of The Ring Rankings (60-51)

If you’re new to this on-going series, please read: The Introduction. The Author’s Note. *** One of the most accomplished and long-reigning heavyweight champions...

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20
Aug

Salvador Sanchez-Wilfredo Gomez: Battle of the Little Giants 40 years later

On August 21, 2021, Yordenis Ugas and Manny Pacquiao will step inside a Las Vegas ring – the T-Mobile Arena...

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19
Feb

Dougie’s Friday Mailbag (petered-out punchers, #p4p trolling, lightweights)

THE FRAGILE PUNCHER’S MENTALITY Hi Doug, I wonder if what's happening to Deontay Wilder is a more extreme example of the sharp...

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09
Dec

Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Kazuo ‘Royal’ Kobayashi dead at 71

Former 122-pound titleholder Kazuo “Royal” Kobayashi was pronounced dead on November 17 at a hospital in Kumamoto, Japan, however, his...

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03
Dec

On this day: Thomas Hearns outsmarts Wilfred Benitez, Gomez stops Pintor in a classic

On December 3, 1982 at the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, Thomas Hearns snared his second divisional championship, the WBC...

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