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31 OCTOBER 2014

 

John Lumpkin has been a fan of boxing for over 30 years. He has a diverse background with experience and advanced education in the fields of technology, business, and law which he uses to cover the sport. His articles frequently address boxing from odd angles and unusual topics in a continual effort to inspire readers to expand their horizons.



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Taking the Title

Taking the Title

By John Lumpkin

Every once and a while when a popular champion loses his title in a close fight we hear people proclaiming that it was somehow unfair. Taking the Title
When They Were King

When They Were King

By John Lumpkin

It used to be that heavyweights were king. The fights were exciting and there were many big names to root for. Those days, however, are long gone. Heavyweights are no longer the dominant force in the sport. When They Were King
Rankings By The Number

Rankings By The Number

By John Lumpkin

Imagine if you have been asked to rank two fighters whose records stand at 20-0 (18) and 14-5 (6). The casual fan might assume that the undefeated fighter should be ranked higher. Rankings By The Number
Ranking Fighters Is Harder Than It Looks

Ranking Fighters Is Harder Than It Looks

By John Lumpkin

Ranking fighters is hard work and it is much more difficult than most of us realize. If it were a simple matter, all of those wonderful pound for pound lists you see posted would have the same fighters listed in the same order. Fact is, few of us even agree on what constitutes the credentials necessary to be placed on one of those lists. Ranking Fighters Is Harder Than It Looks
Alphabet Rules

Alphabet Rules

By John Lumpkin

Most of us are fairly familiar with the rules of boxing contests, but how many of us really understand the rules of championships? Alphabet Rules
MMA: Friend or Foe?

MMA: Friend or Foe?

By John Lumpkin

If you peruse various boxing forums, there is a lot of concern that MMA is going to be the end of boxing. To some degree, the concerns are not unreasonable as we have witnessed a steady decline in the mainstream press coverage of boxing. MMA: Friend or Foe?
Who is the Champ?

Who is the Champ?

By John Lumpkin

Tell the truth now, how many of you recognized – scratch that, knew that Zsolt Erdei was THE reigning World Light Heavyweight Champion? Who is the Champ?
Assessing Calzaghe Hopkins Part II

Assessing Calzaghe Hopkins Part II

By John Lumpkin: Bernard Hopkins did everything right in his fight against Joe Calzaghe except one thing – throw punches in combination. From the opening bell throughout much of the fight, Hopkins had Calzaghe questioning his own moves and proceeding ever so uncharacteristically cautious throughout the contest. Assessing Calzaghe Hopkins Part II
In Defense of Floyd

In Defense of Floyd

By John Lumpkin: Every time Antonio Margarito or Miguel Cotto fight, we hear the cries of how Floyd Mayweather has avoided fighting them. We want to see these fights because they are fascinating to us and there is a chance that one or both these men could defeat Mayweather. In Defense of Floyd
Assessing Hopkins Calzaghe

Assessing Hopkins Calzaghe

By John Lumpkin: How many of us have bet against Hopkins in the past? On paper, his upcoming fight with Joe Calzaghe seems daunting. Assessing Hopkins Calzaghe
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