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22 AUGUST 2014

Where am I? Home Columns Mike Sloan
 

Las Vegas-based columnist who also reports on all the goings-on in Sin City. Passionate about music and other sports as well, but the fightsports are his number-one priority aside from his family. Originally from Chicago’s South Side, Sloan has been a boxing junkie since he was a little kid and grew up on Mike Tyson, Marvin Hagler and Ray Leonard.

Sloan has been a boxing reporter for almost a decade and has covered/interviewed/featured the biggest (and smallest) names in the sport. He’s also the type of reporter who shows up early and catches every fight on the card and respects the sport to the fullest. He gets along with everybody, but if you don’t want to hear honesty or the truth, don’t ask him any questions. Sloan also covers mixed martial arts for Sherdog.com, the leading MMA news site and has been published in dozens of magazines.



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The Lowdown on… Ward vs. Dawson

The Lowdown on… Ward vs. Dawson

By: Mike Sloan: The Oracle Arena in Oakland, California will play host to the weekend’s most intriguing showdown: Andre Ward versus Chad Dawson for the undisputed super middleweight crown. Featuring a young unbeaten superstar on the rise squaring off against a man equally as skilled and dangerous, Ward v Dawson should wind up being an entertaining battle. The Lowdown on… Ward vs. Dawson
Khan-Garcia Final Presser Becomes Hostile

Khan-Garcia Final Presser Becomes Hostile

By: Mike Sloan inLas Vegas: If the weeks leading up to Saturday’s major fight between Amir Khan and Danny Garcia were teetering on boring and lackluster, everything changed today inside theMandalayBayduring the final pre-fight press conference. Not too much has taken place in terms of verbal barbs between the two camps, but Garcia’s father, Angel Garcia, potentially opened up a can of worms; one that could backfire in his son’s face or work in his favor. Khan-Garcia Final Presser Becomes Hostile
Mundine, McKart Both Eyeing Crucial Win

Mundine, McKart Both Eyeing Crucial Win

By:Mike Sloan inLas Vegas: Compared to the hostilities of the Amir Khan-Danny Garcia press conference a few miles away and a few hours earlier, the final pre-fight presser featuring Anthony Mundine and Bronco McKart was tame. Never bordering on tasteless or aggressiveness by any means, both former titleholders were respectful of one another, though both predicted a victory. Mundine, McKart Both Eyeing Crucial Win
The Lowdown on… Khan vs. Garcia

The Lowdown on… Khan vs. Garcia

By Mike Sloan: The Mandalay Bay Events Center in torrid Las Vegas will play host to one of the more intriguing showdowns of the year in Amir Khan versus Danny Garcia. Khan was originally supposed to try to exact revenge against Lamont Peterson in May, but when Peterson tested positive for synthetic testosterone after a random urinalysis in March, the ballyhooed rematch was scrapped. The Lowdown on… Khan vs. Garcia
Mike Dallas. Jr.: ‘I Gotta Win Convincingly’

Mike Dallas. Jr.: ‘I Gotta Win Convincingly’

By: Mike Sloan: Mike Dallas, Jr. was once a highly touted contender who never lost a fight as a pro. He was throttling his opposition en route to racking up a 17-0 record. If he wasn’t dominating his foes toward a unanimous decision, he was taking them out early. Mike Dallas. Jr.: ‘I Gotta Win Convincingly’
Rico Ramos: “I’ll Take More Chances”

Rico Ramos: “I’ll Take More Chances”

By: Mike Sloan: Rico Ramos won his first twenty fights as a pro and he was clearly one of the most promising of all the young prospects at the time. He was making his opponents look foolish at times and he usually won his fights easily. Sometimes he’d score a sensational knockout, sometimes he’s score a unanimous decision. Rico Ramos: “I’ll Take More Chances”
The Aftermath: One of the Worst Decisions Ever?

The Aftermath: One of the Worst Decisions Ever?

By:Mike Sloan: It was in between rounds ten and eleven when I typed in my notes, “Bradley needs a miracle knockout to win this.” This was from my seat live inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena with unbiased, tunnel vision-like eyes when I typed that. The Aftermath: One of the Worst Decisions Ever?
Pavlik Keeping On Track Of Rebuild

Pavlik Keeping On Track Of Rebuild

By: Mike Sloan: It certainly has not been easy for Kelly Pavlik, who grew up in the financially strapped Youngstown,Ohio. Many of his peers in that once-flourishing city struggled to make ends meet and it seemed that in order to make something of oneself, it would be wise to exit stage left and find success in another city. Pavlik Keeping On Track Of Rebuild
The Lowdown on… Pacquiao vs. Bradley

The Lowdown on… Pacquiao vs. Bradley

By:Mike Sloan in Las Vegas: This Saturday the MGM Grand Garden Arena should play host to one of the more intriguing battles of the boxing year thus far. In one corner will be one of the two most popular fighters of this generation in Manny Pacquiao. A man who needs no introduction based solely on what he’s done inside the ring, Pacquiao is a heavy betting favorite and has been picked by the vast majority of the boxing world to keep his nearly seven year winning streak alive. The Lowdown on… Pacquiao vs. Bradley
Pacquiao, Bradley Keep It Short At Final Presser

Pacquiao, Bradley Keep It Short At Final Presser

By Mike Sloan in Las Vegas: Typically the fighters tend to save their comments until fight night and they like to speak with their fists. Obviously there are a few exceptions in the game but Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley said very little when they stepped up onto the dais during the final pre-fight press conference to Saturday’s HBO Pay Per View-televised showdown. Pacquiao, Bradley Keep It Short At Final Presser
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