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Naoya Inoue Matched The Pre-Fight Hype: The Monster Is The New Body Snatcher
Worldwide / June 21, 2021
Naoya Inoue Matched The Pre-Fight Hype: The Monster Is The New Body Snatcher

Naoya Inoue got THE TREATMENT from Top Rank in the lead-up to his Saturday night fight against Michael Dasmarinas which unfolded at the Virgin Hotel Las Vegas…and the Japanese bantamweight ace lived up to the gushing. Oh, it was gush-y. I know because I was one of the talking heads who offered takes on the

The Boxing Diet: Clean Protein, Ample Fiber, Odd Doritos Binge
Worldwide / June 20, 2021
The Boxing Diet: Clean Protein, Ample Fiber, Odd Doritos Binge

My NY FIGHTS assignment: to write something making sense of the absurd state of boxing within the combat sports universe at this moment in time. On Saturday night (or Sunday morning for you poor bastards in New York), the best pound for pound boxer in the world cooled his heels in Las Vegas while a

Jermall Charlo Has A Happy Juneteenth, Defends WBC 160 Strap Vs. Juan Montiel
Worldwide / June 20, 2021
Jermall Charlo Has A Happy Juneteenth, Defends WBC 160 Strap Vs. Juan Montiel

Can’t please all the people all the time, especially boxing fans who crave KOs. Jermall Charlo did his thing against underdog Juan Montiel Saturday night in Houston, and he showed lots to like, including ample stamina, because foe Montiel hung tough against the twin. We can debate how long it would have taken for Canelo

Jaime Munguia Finishes Off Szeremeta Faster Than GGG Did
Worldwide / June 20, 2021
Jaime Munguia Finishes Off Szeremeta Faster Than GGG Did

Jaime Munguia really and truly does seem to be progressing as he works under the watchful eye of all time great Erik Morales. The humble middleweight from Mexico showed poise, good punch selection, improved ring generalship and head movement in handling Kamil Szeremeta on Saturday in Texas, atop a Golden Boy Promotions card. Munguia, fighting

NYF Prospect Alert: Stacey Selby
Worldwide / June 18, 2021
NYF Prospect Alert: Stacey Selby

Boxing is starting to fill the summer schedule very nicely. Next Saturday, live from The State Farm Arena in Atlanta, GA, Showtime will return with a PPV card. The main event will feature Gervonta Davis (24-0) moving up to face WBA Super Lightweight Champion Mario Barrios (26-0). As interesting as the main event is, the

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Editor/publisher Michael Woods became addicted to boxing in 1990, when Buster Douglas shocked the world with his demolition of the fearsome Mike Tyson. The Booklyn-based journalist Woods has covered the sport since then, for ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com, ESPN New York, RING, and he was the editor of TheSweetScience.com from 2007-2015. Woods is also an accomplished blow-by-blow and color man, having done work for Top Rank, DiBella Entertainment, EPIX, and numerous other organizations.

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