1. Deontay Wilder Has a Master Plan to Unify the Heavyweight Titles in 2017

    Deontay Wilder has a fight this weekend. But he's also got far bigger things on his agenda than 6'6" Gerald Washington. The WBC champion defends his share of the heavyweight division against the organization's No...

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  2. Ranking the Best Opponents for Adrien Broner's Next Fight

    Adrien Broner's career is back from the brink. But it was by no means free of peril. The Cincinnati-reared Problem returned from a stripped title and a jail stint to eke out a ...

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  3. A Great Rivalry Is Born: Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz III Must Be Made

    There were still six rounds to go Saturday night. But the fighters, the handlers, the fans and the Showtime broadcast crew knew what was up...

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  4. Leo Santa Cruz Motivated to Force a Rubber Match with Carl Frampton

    The sweat was still glistening. The bruises were still forming. And the echo of ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr...

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  5. Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia on CBS Is a Tiny Step Toward Curing Boxing's Ills

    Hey, did you hear the news? There’s going to be a major championship boxing match on prime-time network television...

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  6. How Badou Jack Bounced Back to Become the Other Face of Mayweather Promotions

    Go ahead and accept a round of applause. Because if—even as Badou Jack reeled from the onslaught of one Derek Edwards—you still viewed him as a potential elite in the ...

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  7. Wladimir Klitschko Sees His Past Self When Looking at Anthony Joshua

    Stop us if you've heard this one before. A mammoth heavyweight boxer parlays Olympic gold into a quick professional championship and sets his sights on long-term domination of the sport's most glamorous division...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 2,648 reads 9 comments

  8. Ranking Bernard Hopkins' Greatest Fights

    Bernard Hopkins will turn 52 years old in January. But he’s got some things to do first. Topping that list is a Saturday night business trip to suburban Los Angeles, where he’ll meet 20-something Joe Smith Jr...

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  9. Vasyl Lomachenko Leaves No Doubt over Elite Status in Dominant TKO Victory

    It was the sort of performance that challenges vocabularies and perceptions. Because it's not enough to simply say Vasyl Lomachenko beat Nicholas Walters...

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  10. Lomachenko vs. Walters: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    He's got to be the best seven-fight pro on the planet; maybe ever. And now Vasyl Lomachenko has a big fight to match his status...

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  11. Dear Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, Please Don't Make Us Wait for a Rematch

    Hey, guys. Welcome to the day after. I know you're tired and sore, so I'll try to type quietly. First things first, congratulations to you both...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 20,735 reads 75 comments

  12. Andre Ward's Next Fight: Potential Opponents for Next Bout

    Andre Ward is back. And the light heavyweights have got him. The former 168-pound elite made his inaugural championship appearance as a 175-pounder a stirring one Saturday night, ...

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  13. Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward Is a True Superfight Spectators Will Love

    Hey, maybe there is a Santa Claus after all. Though boxing fans have endured a year of promoter-hyped mismatches and brazen grabs for unwarranted pay-per-view cash, the calendar’s penultimate month gives new reason to believe...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 1,925 reads 12 comments

  14. Kovalev vs. Ward: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    And now, here's one for the fight fans. After an endless series of matches designed to advance a particular promoter's fighter or brazenly reach for the public's pay-per-view wallet, the competitive tides have turned...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 13,959 reads 58 comments

  15. Ranking the Best Opponents for Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight

    And just like that, Manny Pacquiao is a big name in boxing again. OK, the reality is the Filipino superstar never went away in spite of a would-be April retirement that wound up numbering in days and weeks rather than months and years...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 13,695 reads 35 comments

  16. Will We See Manny Pacquiao Score a Knockout for the 1st Time in Years?

    Once upon a time, a Manny Pacquiao KO was a stone-cold lock. Over an 11-fight stretch that followed a scorecard loss to Erik Morales in 2006, the whirling Filipino dervish scored ...

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  17. Tiger Woods' Latest Return Tease Preventing Adjustment to a New Reality

    Tiger Woods : PGA Tour grinder. Given a career resume that makes him a mandatory part of chats regarding the game's all-time greats, even suggesting such a label seems blasphemous...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 21,346 reads 32 comments

  18. Gennady Golovkin Must Swallow His Pride If He Wants a Canelo Alvarez Superfight

    It was the offer heard 'round the world. Or at least the suggestion of an offer heard 'round the world...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 18,572 reads 144 comments

  19. Ranking the Best Opponents for Canelo Alvarez's Next Fight

    Being Canelo Alvarez means never having to say you're sorry. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s co-star in one of history's most lucrative fights three years ago subsequently jumped to middleweight, ...

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  20. Ranking the Best Opponents for Gennady Golovkin's Next Fight

    Let the debate over Gennady Golovkin begin. Again. Those who don't believe the multi -belted middleweight champion was at his best during a five-round tussle with ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 months ago 19,408 reads 72 comments

  21. Does Gennady Golovkin Have Anything to Gain in Fight vs. Kell Brook?

    All things considered, it's pretty good to be Gennady Golovkin. The multi-belted middleweight monster has won all 35 of his professional fights, has defended his International ...

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  22. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers from Day 14 in Rio

    Superstar finales. Heartbreaking disappointments. Off-the-field ridiculousness. Another day at the 2016 Summer Olympics...

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  23. Team USA's Best Chance for Gold in Every Women's Gymnastics Event

    It's a gigantic stage for a colossal anticlimax. Though it seems a suggestion of Ruthian or Gretzkyesque proportions, the idea that Simone Biles will run roughshod over the individual gymnastics competition at the Rio Games is now perceived as a given..

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  24. Summer Olympics 2016: Biggest Surprises from Day 1

    It's the Olympics. Not everything goes according to plan. That reality was in full effect on Day 1 of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, where an American teen became a shooting ...

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  25. USA Olympic Swimming 2016: America's Best Chances for Gold in Rio

    It's American superhero time. Every fourth year, the goings-on in the Olympic pool give us a glimpse of the greatest athletes the U.S. has to offer—both in terms of names we all already know and compelling newcomers primed for a first star turn...

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