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20 SEPTEMBER 2017

 


The Same Old Story

The Same Old Story

By Matt Wells: Let’s say that you were a researcher for some big candy company. Now, let’s say that you figured out a way to combine two ingredients, perhaps chocolate and peanut butter, into a fantastic new confection. In the real world, you would then go and produce as much of this new product as possible and flood the market with it. In the surreal world of boxing, however, you would market the chocolate and peanut butter separately, in order to build up "hype". The Same Old Story
Blame 2006

Blame 2006

By Matt Wells: Despite this fall’s array of exciting, high-profile bouts, many pundits and writers will conclude that 2007 was a rough year for boxing, given, among other developments, the surge in popularity of UFC. This assessment isn’t really accurate, though. In truth, 2006 was the year in which the sport faltered, paving the way for the rise of the mixed-martial arts leagues. Blame 2006
The Bad Guy Meets Hatton Nation

The Bad Guy Meets Hatton Nation

By Matt Wells: What does it mean for boxing when the fighter generally acknowledged to be the best in the sport is virtually unknown outside of it, while his opponent has legions of devoted fans, thousands of whom are willing to fly across the ocean to watch him in action? Hard to tell what it means, other than that these are strange times for the sport. The Bad Guy Meets Hatton Nation
The Welterweights: Don’t Believe the Hype

The Welterweights: Don’t Believe the Hype

By Matt Wells: Though it might not admit it, boxing has learned a thing or two since UFC and other MMA sports became a real threat. Or did you think that this fall’s string of super-fights was just a coincidence? The Welterweights: Don’t Believe the Hype
The Talk of the Town

The Talk of the Town

By Matt Wells: Joe Calzaghe is a controversial figure, derided by many boxing fans, particularly those in North America. So why is it then that his biggest fights rank among the most anticipated and talked-about events of the past several years? Such was the case when he took on Jeff Lacy. Such is the case, again, for his fight this weekend against Mikkel Kessler. The Talk of the Town
Jermain Proves His Worth

Jermain Proves His Worth

By Ben Cohen: After a hailstorm of criticism for lucky decisions and lethargic performances, Jermain Taylor was looking to re-establish his credibility as a top tier fighter against Kelly Pavlik last weekend. Taylor did not win, but he did silence many of his critics with his loss.

The talented but flawed Arkansas fighter was battered into submission after 7 scintillating rounds at the Board Walk Hall in Atlantic City, proving in the process that he has the goods to be a champion. Jermain Proves His Worth

A Tale of Two Fights - Capturing The Magic of Emanuel Steward

By John E. Oden: Emanuel Steward is arguably the most successful and well known trainer in boxing today. He has successfully trained over 30 world champions, including such great professional champions as Lennox Lewis, Oscar de la Hoya, Evander Holyfield, Tommy Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez, and Jermain Taylor. He has also successfully trained John Oden, white collar boxer - that's me! A Tale of Two Fights - Capturing The Magic of Emanuel Steward

Hobson to make £1million Calzaghe v Woods bid

(Press Release)

Yesterday Fight Academy’s Dennis Hobson presented rival promoter Frank Warren with a £1million offer for Joe Calzaghe to move up to light heavyweight and fight Clinton Woods for the IBF world light heavyweight title. Hobson to make £1million Calzaghe v Woods bid

Hobson issues £100,000 side bet to lure Calzaghe

Fight Academy’s Dennis Hobson has offered rival Frank Warren a £100,000 side bet in an attempt to lure Warren’s super-middleweight king Joe Calzaghe to light heavyweight to face IBF champion Clinton Woods in a mouthwatering all British showdown this summer. Hobson issues £100,000 side bet to lure Calzaghe

Book Review: Ghosts of Manila

With his book Ghosts of Manila, author Mark Kram manages the literary impossible – he writes a fresh take on the epic Muhammad Ali v Joe Frazier rivalry. Book Review: Ghosts of Manila
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