1. Andre Ward vs. Chad Dawson: Why Dawson Stands to Gain More from a Victory

    For both Andre Ward and Chad Dawson, simply winning won’t be enough. In a rare matchup between lineal champions in adjacent weight classes—Ward (25-0, 13 KO) reigns ...

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  2. Chad Dawson vs. Andre Ward: Complete Breakdown of 11 Essential Categories

    If ever a fight deserved intense scrutiny, it is the upcoming super middleweight title clash between Super Six World Boxing Classic winner Andre Ward (25-0, 13 KO) and current lineal light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson (31-1, 17 KO)...

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  3. Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Timothy Bradley: 3 Reasons Why This Fight Makes Sense

    Alternative scenarios can sometimes prove more satisfactory for everyone involved. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN...

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  4. Steve Cunningham: Can "USS" Become a Legitimate Heavyweight?

    Despite a dearth of depth and overall talent, the heavyweight division still maintains an allure grounded in both financial rewards and historical mystique...

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  5. Martinez-Chavez Jr. vs. Ward-Dawson: Which Super Fight Will Impact Boxing More?

    Professional boxing has slogged through the dog days of summer with little of major consequence to offer fans, a fact not uncommon as the fall typically provides the kind of blockbuster fights supporters yearn for during the year’s hottest months...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 4,295 reads 36 comments

  6. Arthur Abraham vs. Robert Stieglitz: Breaking Down Abraham's 3 Keys to Victory

    What a difference eight pounds can make. After terrorizing part of the middleweight division to the tune of 10 IBF title defenses between 2005-2009, including several via sickening knockout, Arthur Abraham has become somewhat of a lame duck...

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  7. London 2012: Will Anthony Joshua Immediately Turn Olympic Gold into Pro Glory?

    In winning super heavyweight gold on home soil at the 2012 Olympic Games, Great Britain’s Anthony Joshua put the exclamation point on his meteoric rise to international amateur boxing prominence, while also showing a flare for the dramatic...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 1,130 reads 4 comments

  8. Carl Froch to Announce Opponent Tomorrow: Who Will "The Cobra" Fight?

    According to ESPN.com’s UK branch , current IBF super middleweight titlist and three-time world champion Carl Froch will announce his next opponent tomorrow (Monday, August 20) for a November defense in his hometown of Nottingham...

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  9. Jean Pascal: Are Injuries and an Extended Layoff Cause for Major Concern?

    On August 11th, boxing fans should have been enjoying a compelling clash between current IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud and former undisputed 175-pound king Jean Pascal ...

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  10. London 2012: Can APB's Signing of Vasyl Lomachenko Bridge the Pro-Amateur Gap?

    With the recent conclusion of the 2012 Olympic boxing tournament in London, it is natural for fans and pundits to speculate about the professional potential of the marquee boxers and medal winners that participated...

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  11. London 2012: Rau'shee Warren, USA Boxing's Crisis and More Olympic Impressions

    The United States men’s boxing team got a much-needed boost when welterweight Errol Spence was reinstated into the Olympic boxing tournament after a ridiculous initial points ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 4,163 reads 1 comments

  12. London 2012: Breaking Down What Happened to USA Boxing

    As pundits and fans continuously recycle the argument that boxing is a dying sport, the U.S. amateur boxing program has become an easy target and scapegoat for the slowly crumbling the foundations of American prizefighting...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 6,661 reads 4 comments

  13. London 2012: Picking USA Boxing's Dream Team

    In the Olympic preview issue of The Ring , Norm Frauenheim lists his choices for a dream team of American boxers, selecting the best U.S. Olympian in each weight class...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 19,879 reads 14 comments

  14. London 2012: 5 Boxers About to Make a Big Name for Themselves at the Olympics

    For boxing, the Olympics are a major showcase event, and countless professional stars have used the Games to launch Hall-of-Fame careers...

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  15. Adrien Broner: Are Weight Issues His Only Problem?

    Aside from his sublime overall skill, sound defense, blazing hand speed and thudding power, the reason Adrien Broner (24-0, 20 KO) is such a compelling fighter is due to his superfluous nature...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 3,663 reads 27 comments

  16. Ricardo Williams Jr. and Boxing's Biggest Prospect Flops of All Time

    The sporting public’s fascination with busts is disturbing but understandable. To magnify and constantly remind a “bust” of his/her failures seems like slow and meticulous ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 19,951 reads 61 comments

  17. Amir Khan Must Not Be Written off After Knockout Loss to Danny Garcia

    Few boxers face the constant scrutiny Amir Khan is subjected to. While Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao have become globally recognized crossover stars, many fans and writers ...

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  18. David Haye Stops Dereck Chisora: Where Does Haye Go from Here?

    David Haye (26-2, 24 KO) has stopped bitter rival Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO) in five rounds at Upton Park in London...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 1,862 reads 7 comments

  19. Amir Khan and the Most Successful Olympic Boxing Medalists in the Pro Ranks

    The Olympic Games is viewed as an optimal platform for a boxing prospect to launch his career. Naturally, major promotional outfits and advisers heavily scout the Olympics in order ...

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  20. Lucian Bute Exercises Rematch Clause Against Carl Froch: Is It the Right Move?

    According to ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael , former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-1, 24 KOs) will exercise his rematch clause against Carl Froch (29-2, 21 KOs)...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 1,219 reads 15 comments

  21. Wladimir Klitschko: Why Dr. Steelhammer Deserves Our Profound Respect

    Boxing has missed a golden opportunity to capitalize on Wladimir Klitschko . While it is belittling to reduce a boxer to either a finely tuned fighting machine or a marketable ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 1,963 reads 19 comments

  22. David Price: Is the Englishman the Next Great Heavyweight?

    As Wladimir Klitschko gets set to again defend his lineal heavyweight title against Tony Thompson this Saturday, it is safe to say that the threat to Klitschko 's dominance in boxing’s glamour division is not under imminent threat...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about 2 years ago 1,136 reads 3 comments

  23. Kelly Pavlik: How 'the Ghost' Can Continue His Successful Comeback

    Since his well-documented battle with alcoholism and rehabilitation stint at the Betty Ford Center, Kelly Pavlik has slowly begun to climb out of obscurity and back towards the ...

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  24. Could Adonis Stevenson's Next Opponent Be Sakio Bika?

    Adonis Stevenson needs an opponent. Since hooking up with trainer Emanuel Steward, the Montreal-based Stevenson (18-1, 15 KOs) has won two consecutive fights by brutal stoppage and developed into a feared super middleweight contender...

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  25. Floyd Mayweather: Why 'Money May' Will Be Too Scared to Fight Timothy Bradley

    In a boxing utopia, Floyd Mayweather would have fought Manny Pacquiao two or three years ago. Since rumors, discussions and speculation became rampant regarding their proposed mega-fight, ...

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