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LIGHTWEIGHT RIVALRIES

LIGHTWEIGHT RIVALRIES

There are many definitions of a great rivalry.  Sometimes the most intense part of it takes place outside the ring.  That would have been the case in Ali-Frazier, had not the in-ring drama been unmatchable.  In my own definition, I need there to have been at least 3 fights, and at lea...

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS, PART 2

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS, PART 2

Terrance Crawford vs. Ray Beltran
Beltran is tough, durable, and hungry.  He also has a claim to the lineal WBO title, as he clearly beat Burns before Crawford did.  However, he is getting hi...

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV, ANALYSIS

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV, ANALYSIS

To go a bit more in-depth about this fight, it should be said that it is one of the best 50/50 fights this year.  It may not be super exciting, but at this point, Hopkins is exciting because of w...

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 1

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 1

Chris Algieri vs. Manny Pacquiao
The internet has been abuzz with so much new information since this fight was announced.  Top Rank and Golden Boy patching things up.  HBO bringing back Oscar...

 

Ognjen Topic: Chase a Muay Thai Dream

Ognjen Topic: Chase a Muay Thai Dream

Committing to anything outside of the mainstream makes it one of the most difficult decisions to make.  One must contend with an overall lack of local resources, along with the supposition that the chances of being financially successful will be...

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Pete "Secret Weapon" Spratt: Texas MMA Legend Still Going Strong

Pete

Pete "The Secret Weapon" Spratt is a long-time Mix Martial Artist based in San Antonio, Texas.  At the age of 43, Spratt has been involved in 48 professional MMA contests, fighting elites like George St. Pierre, Josh Koscheck, Marcus Davis, Carl...

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Exclusive Interview with Elias “Smash” Garcia: From Civilian to Cage Beast in Four Years

Exclusive Interview with Elias “Smash” Garcia: From Civilian to Cage Beast in Four Years

Elias "Smash" Garcia is a character in every sense of the word: the Corpus Christi, Texas native and full-time Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) is a gregarious person with a quick wit and a zany nature.  One simply has to check out his Facebook page t...

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Exclusive Interview With: Roger "The Silverback" Narvaez

Exclusive Interview With: Roger

Corpus Christi native and recent Ultimate Fighting Championship signee Roger Narvaez is living a dream: the 6'3, 185-pound mixed martial artist from Texas is a loving family man, full-time fireman/paramedic and has reached the world-famous UFC Octago...

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UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos Ends Henderson’s Title Hopes with a First Round Stoppage

UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos Ends Henderson’s Title Hopes with a First Round Stoppage

Tulsa, Oklahoma was the location for the latest installment of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Fight Night series.  The bouts were televised on the Fox Sports 1 network.  There were several exciting scraps as both new comers and octago...

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UFC Fight Night 47 Results: Bader Wins Decision; Pearson Stops Maynard in Bangor Maine

UFC Fight Night 47 Results: Bader Wins Decision; Pearson Stops Maynard in Bangor Maine

The Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine was the location the Ultimate Fighting Championship Fight Night series.  The main card of the event was televised on the Fox Sports 1 Network.  The action was fierce and here is how it all went do...

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UFC Fight Night: Lawler Earns Another Title Shot and Johnson Rumbles in San Jose, California

UFC Fight Night: Lawler Earns Another Title Shot and Johnson Rumbles in San Jose, California

San Jose, California was the site for the Ultimate Fighting Championship's legendary Octagon as the UFC provided MMA fans with yet another night of exhilarating fights.  The preliminary and main cards were televised on the Fox television network...

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Bellator 122 Results: Halsey Wins the Middleweight Tournament while Koreshkov Conquers the Welterweight Tournament

Bellator 122 Results:  Halsey Wins the Middleweight Tournament while Koreshkov Conquers the Welterweight Tournament

The Pachanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California was the location for the next installment of the Bellator MMA series.  The televised portion of the event was broadcast on the Spike Television Network.  Here is how the night went down...

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LIGHTWEIGHT RIVALRIES

LIGHTWEIGHT RIVALRIES

There are many definitions of a great rivalry.  Sometimes the most intense part of it takes place outside the ring.  That would have been the case in Ali-Frazier, had not the in-ring drama been unmatchable.  In my own definition, I nee...

Read more...

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS, PART 2

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS, PART 2

Terrance Crawford vs. Ray Beltran
Beltran is tough, durable, and hungry.  He also has a claim to the lineal WBO title, as he clearly beat Burns before Crawford did.  However, he is getting his title shot against someone I truly believe to be...

Read more...

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV, ANALYSIS

BERNARD HOPKINS VS. SERGEY KOVALEV, ANALYSIS

To go a bit more in-depth about this fight, it should be said that it is one of the best 50/50 fights this year.  It may not be super exciting, but at this point, Hopkins is exciting because of what he is accomplishing, not because of the method...

Read more...

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 1

NOVEMBER BOXING PREDICTIONS PART 1

Chris Algieri vs. Manny Pacquiao
The internet has been abuzz with so much new information since this fight was announced.  Top Rank and Golden Boy patching things up.  HBO bringing back Oscar's fighters.  Al Haymon becoming boxing's big...

Read more...

THIS IS NOT GOING TO HELP

THIS IS NOT GOING TO HELP

Sure enough, we finally get a fighter fighting hurt, and look what happens.  I, like many boxing fans, have been complaining about the myriad of ways that fights are being cancelled.  Injuries have derailed careers, not to mention all of th...

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OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 2

OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 2

Sam Soliman vs. Jermain Taylor
Soliman is taking on an odd choice of opponent for a man who did as much calling out as he did.  Losing close controversial decisions, having to fight on the road, being rushed in his opening career.  Soliman s...

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OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 1

OCTOBER 2014 BOXING PREDICTIONS, Part 1

Gennady Golovkin vs. Marco Antonio Rubio
In a fight dubbed "Mexican style", a not so subtle attempt to get GGG the Mexican fans, it is ironic who has become the foil.  Rubio, an actual Mexican, has been near the top of the rankings for years, for...

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THEY ARE GROWING UP

THEY ARE GROWING UP

Have you noticed the example that Floyd Mayweather is setting for many young African American fighters?  Oh, I am not talking about his work ethic.  That is legendary, and many young fighters aspire to even be able to handle a Money Team wo...

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