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17 SEPTEMBER 2014

 


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Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part I

Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part I

By Dave McKee: Saturday, June 7, 1997 the Convention Center in Ruidoso, New Mexico, was a day of particular significance for the sport of boxing. Jose Alfredo Flores beat Eric Holland in a 15 round split decision for the World Boxing Board middleweight title. Following the conclusion of 15 rounds, Live or Die: The Passing of the 15 Round Era, Part I
State of the Heavyweights: A Fall 2011 to Wait for

State of the Heavyweights: A Fall 2011 to Wait for

By Mikko Salo: In July, Wladimir Klitschko took the WBA belt from David Haye and The Klitschko Brothers became Undisputed Heavyweight Champions of the World. We finally have clarity again in boxing`s premier division. State of the Heavyweights: A Fall 2011 to Wait for
Part III – Where Do The Brothers Stand in Heavyweight History?

Part III – Where Do The Brothers Stand in Heavyweight History?

By Mikko Salo: The Klitschko Brothers are now The Undisputed Heavyweight Champions with Wladimir holding the Ring Magazine Championship and the IBF, WBA and WBO titles, while Vitali is the WBC titlist. Where does their accomplishment rank in the recent history of the heavyweight division? Part III – Where Do The Brothers Stand in Heavyweight History?
Part II: The Klitschko Brothers` Path to The Undisputed Championship

Part II: The Klitschko Brothers` Path to The Undisputed Championship

By Mikko Salo: The Klitschko Brothers arrived at the professional boxing scene fittingly together, starting their professional careers in the same event in November 1996, Wladimir as a 20-year-old super heavyweight olympic champion, Vitali as a 25-year-old former world kickboxing champion and boxing world championship finalist. Part II: The Klitschko Brothers` Path to The Undisputed Championship
Heavyweight History and The Incredible Klitschko Brothers, Part I

Heavyweight History and The Incredible Klitschko Brothers, Part I

By Mikko Salo: In the aftermath of the Wladimir Klitschko vs David Haye megafight, one important aspect of the outcome has been given a fairly small amount of attention. Finally, after several years of suffering through utter disorganization in the heavyweight division, we have Undisputed Heavyweight Champions, who hold The Ring Magazine Championship and all the alphabet titles at the same time: The Klitschko Brothers. Heavyweight History and The Incredible Klitschko Brothers, Part I
Cuba’s Embargo on Professional Boxing, Part II

Cuba’s Embargo on Professional Boxing, Part II

By Dave McKee: Cuba has banned professional boxing, and all professional sport, since 1962. The impact on Cuban boxers is profound. The ban helped create an environment that has produced many of the greatest amateur boxers in the history of the sport. Sadly, it has also placed significant pressure on those boxers who entertain dreams of world championships as professional fighters. Cuba’s Embargo on Professional Boxing, Part II
Cuba’s Embargo On Professional Boxing, Part I

Cuba’s Embargo On Professional Boxing, Part I

By Dave McKee: Fidel Castro banned professional sport in Cuba in 1962. This was in keeping with Soviet ideology, which rejected the capitalist implications of pro sports and sought to harness amateur sports for their jingoistic value as displays of national athletic prowess. Cuba’s Embargo On Professional Boxing, Part I
The Tragedy Of Alexis Arguello

The Tragedy Of Alexis Arguello

By Dave McKee : In 1968, at the age of sixteen, the son of a shoemaker stepped into a ring in his home town of Managua, Nicaragua. Alexis Arguello won that fight by first round knockout and set his sights on world domination. The Tragedy Of Alexis Arguello
Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5

Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5

By Derek Bonnett: SecondsOut fans have taken a special interest in speaking out in defense of our "right to a fair title fight". Our voice may be small, but we are pure of heart and do not have to accept world class mockeries in place of world championship boxing. Title Shots Here! Getcha' Free Title Shot!, Vol. 5
Ronald Cruz Ready for an Evening of Firsts

Ronald Cruz Ready for an Evening of Firsts

By Jason Pribila At the final press conference for the July 1 Fight Night at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem, USA, Hall of Fame Promoter, J. Russell Peltz called his fighter, welterweight Ronald Cruz, a “late bloomer.” Cruz did not take up boxing until 2007 but he quickly made up for lost time by fighting 28 times during a brief amateur career that spanned 13 months. Cruz hit the ground running as a professional and has been perfect in 12 fights, collecting nine knockouts along the way. Ronald Cruz Ready for an Evening of Firsts
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