Mayweather-De La Hoya Betting Preview
by Robert Ferringo - 05/03/2007
In a time when the entire sport of professional boxing lay teetering on the precipice of Relevance, the whirlwind of attention that's being dedicated to Saturday's title fight between Floyd Mayweather and Oscar De La Hoya must be cherished by all of those who worship at this Altar of Violence.
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BAM! Barrera-Juarez Rematch Should Provide Answers
by Trever "Deuce Drop" Malagon - 09/13/2006
Sept. 16 at the MGM Grand casino in Las Vegas, Marco Antonio Barrera rematches Ricky Juarez to set the record straight over their controversial first bout.
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Toney-Peter Preview: Heavyweight Saviors?
by Trever "Deuce Drop" Malagon - 08/28/2006
James Toney verses Sam Peter is going to be an interesting bout to witness. First off the question on everyone's mind is how much is James Toney going to weigh? And what kind of shape is James Toney going to be in? Is he going to enter the ring looking like the Michelin Man? Or is he going to step into the ring looking like a top contender instead of a hot dog eating champion?
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Exclusive Interview: Harold Lederman
by Ryan Songalia - 08/09/2006
I met up with unofficial HBO judge Harold Lederman last week at the David Tua fight in New York City. We discussed some upcoming boxing events and his career at HBO.
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Forrest Tops Quartey by Disputed Decision
by Ryan Songalia - 08/08/2006
New York City's Madison Square Garden was filled with mixed reactions to the verdict in the junior middleweight fight between Ike Quartey and Vernon Forrest. The arena was a chorus of discontent, reacting to the disputable unanimous decision victory that was awarded to Vernon Forrest on a night in which he did not appear to be the more effective fighter. The "Now or Never" event was promoted by Lou Dibella Entertainment.
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The Fan's Guide: Quartey-Forrest Preview
by Ryan Songalia - 08/01/2006
When Ike Quartey and Vernon Forrest step into the ring on Aug. 6, both men will know exactly what their yet to be determined fates mean. Both former welterweight champions are aware that a loss all but erases any hope to re-ascend the plateaus they both occupied. On the other hand, a win would elevate them to the top of the wide-open junior middleweight division. For two of the most gifted fighters in the world, the stakes couldn't be any higher.
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Doc's Sports Exclusive Interview with David Tua
by Ryan Songalia - 07/28/2006
I caught up with David Tua after his fourth round knockout victory over David Gutierrez in Manhattan Saturday night. He was very candid and open about his thoughts about the bout, growing as a fighter and his future plans for his career.
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Will any Heavyweight Step Into the Spotlight? (Part Two)
by Ryan Songalia - 07/06/2006
Perhaps the least loved champ of the last 20 years, John Ruiz has become a poster child for this lackluster era of heavyweights. He first appeared on the scene in 1996, being blown out in 19 seconds by David Tua. Fighting in obscurity over the next four years, he somehow found himself the beneficiary of a title shot when the WBA's shady politics stripped Lennox Lewis of the belt. In a close fight, Evander Holyfield defeated Ruiz for the vacant title belt. After their first encounter, the WBA played masochist, ordering a rematch.
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Is Larios a Live Dog?
by Trever "DeuceDrop" Malagon - 06/30/2006
This July 2 Oscar Larios (56-4, 36 KO's) moves up in weight to take on Manny Pacquiao (41-3, 33 KO's) for the WBC Super Featherweight title. There are many fans and boxing observers that think Larios is just another opponent for Pacquiao, and many people think that the fight is a complete mismatch. There is an old saying in boxing that styles make fights, and this couldn't be more of a fact then when these two fighters step into the ring.
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Will any Heavyweight Step Into the Spotlight? (Part One)
by Ryan Songalia - 06/28/2006
An old adage suggests that as the heavyweight division goes, so goes the sport of boxing. The heavyweight champion is generally perceived as being the toughest man alive. Former heavyweight champion James L. Sullivan once remarked "I can lick anyone in the house", a testament to the heavyweight championship being the greatest prize in sports. Similarly, Mike Tyson declared himself "The Baddest Man on the Planet", which is what the heavyweight champion has been interpreted as.
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