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Mayweather vs Pacquaio: Finally?

The fight the world has been waiting for – Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquaio – may finally be on the horizon. As the rhetoric between the two most famous boxers in the world grows, Manny Pacquiao hasn’t minced words when it comes to a potential fight with pound-for-pound king Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr.  Hopefully it will all end with the …

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2014 Rankings: Top 10 Pound For Pound Boxers

In what always proves to be a bone of contention, Niall Doran is here to discuss his Top 10 Pound For Pound Boxers for 2014. Ah yes, another year older and another great year for professional boxing as a sport globally. In a year that saw many twists and turns and new stars emerging within the sweet science, perhaps it …

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Paul Smith & This Week In Boxing

Boxing’s seemingly unique ability to shoot itself in the foot was on full display on Saturday night in Kiel, Germany as Arthur Abraham retained his WBO super-middleweight title against Liverpool’s Paul Smith. The 31-year-old Smith has carved out a solid career but had been found wanting on both recent occasions that he had stepped up in class. Against both George …

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Mythical Match-Ups: Mike Tyson vs Wladimir Klitschko

In the latest of our mythical match-Ups Donal O’Doherty focuses on the heavyweights, pitting a prime Mike Tyson against King Wladimir Klitschko. Mike Tyson stormed onto the boxing scene in 1985, destroying 15 unfortunate opponents in his first year as a professional. He knocked out a remarkable 26 opponents in his first 28 fights, 16 of these coming in the first …

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Fighter Ratings: Good Weekend For George Groves, Luke Campbell

This weekend was a very busy one on the British scene, with all three of the networks who broadcast the sport airing fights. But how did the featuring fighters perform? Below Donal O’Doherty grades their performances. George Groves A spectacular entrance was expected to be followed by a one sided fight, with “St George” winning at his ease. However quite …

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Floyd Mayweather And This Week In Boxing

Michael McCarthy looks at how Floyd Mayweather claimed a unanimous decision victory on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in a fight that was entertaining at times but overall, a predictable affair. Although it may seem harsh to criticise Mayweather for delivering another master-class in tactical boxing, considering he claims that he will fight just twice more, …

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Gloves Up: Mayweather vs Maidana Preview

In the latest edition of Gloves Up Donal O’ Doherty previews this weekend’s rematch between Floyd Mayweather Junior and Marcos Maidana. The lights of the MGM grand will illuminate the Las Vegas strip and the wider boxing world on Saturday night, as Floyd Mayweather Junior defends his welterweight titles in a rematch with Marcos Maidana. The fight, which will be …

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Five Factors That Will Determine Mayweather – Maidana II

Floyd Mayweather takes on Marcos Maidana on Saturday night in an immediate rematch of their meeting last May. In looking ahead to this bout, it is difficult to avoid thinking about what has changed in the four months since their first meeting. The short answer is not much. The hype and excitement that usually precedes a Mayweather fight has been …

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Mike Tyson Goes Crazy On Live TV

Mike Tyson is no stranger to controversy, and he lived up to his volatile reputation when he lost it on live TV in Canada. Tyson was in Toronto promoting his show Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, when Toronto News anchor Nathan Downer asked the boxing legend a question that dug up past crimes. We won’t ruin it for you. Here’s the video:

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Floyd Mayweather Announces Retirement Date

Floyd Mayweather has announced his plans for retirement in a press conference ahead of his bout with Marcos Maidana this weekend. Mayweather and Maidana clash for the second time in a matter of months, with the pound-for-pound champ looking to stretch his record to 47-0. Speaking ahead of the eagerly anticipated rematch from Mayweather’s victory in May, Pretty Boy Floyd announced that …

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Carl Frampton’s Time To Shine – History Awaits The Jackal

Belfast’s Titanic Quarter is an area drenched in history. Home to Samson and Goliath, the twin towering Harland and Wolff cranes, the area is synonymous with building legacies. On Saturday night, Carl Frampton will look to add another block to his own growing reputation and cement his own place in history. Frampton’s story is so intertwined with that of Barry …

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Mythical Match-Ups: Juan Manuel Marquez vs Julio Cesar Chavez

In the first of a new series entitled ‘Mythical Match-Ups’, Donal O’Doherty pits two boxing stars against each other. Up first it’s Juan Manuel Marquez vs Julio Cesar Chavez. Juan Manuel Marquez’s illustrious career may be coming to an end. Though the great Mexican warrior is still battling on, with a recent victory over Mike Alvarado, it’s evident based on …

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Gloves Up: Questionable Kell Brook & Bad Week For Wladimir Klitschko

In a new weekly feature entitled ‘Gloves Up’, Donal O’Doherty discusses the latest issues that have arisen in the boxing world in the past week. The past couple of weeks since Kell Brook won the IBF welterweight championship from Shawn Porter have been rather uneventful in the boxing world with the sport taking its usual summer break. It’s no secret that …

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On This Day: August 28th, 1885 – First Heavyweight Title Fight

On this day in 1885, the first heavyweight boxing title fight in which 3 ounce gloves were used was fought between John L Sullivan and Dominick McCaffrey. It was also the first title fight to follow the 3-minute round format. After the seventh round, of a six round fight, Sullivan was crowned champion, in a fight that shaped modern boxing. …

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Taking On The Four Kings: Floyd Mayweather vs Sugar Ray Leonard

In the first of a four-part series, we pit Floyd Mayweather Jr. against four of boxing’s biggest names from the Four Kings era. Up first is Floyd versus Sugar Ray Leonard. Nobody can question Floyd Mayweather’s deserved place in the annals of boxing legend. The man has defeated a who’s who of fighters throughout his decade of prominence. Miguel Cotto, Oscar …

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Top Five Sporting ‘Mind Games’

Mind games have become a big part of professional sport. Here Maurice Brosnan looks at some of the best psychological battles that have occurred both on and off the field of play. Jose Mourinho recently made a statement about rival club Manchester United’s new signing Luke Shaw. In typical Mourinho fashion, the quote was the cunning dig, aimed at stirring trouble. He …

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This Week in Boxing History – Jack Johnson vs Jim Jeffries

What? Jack Johnson v Jim Jeffries When? July 4th 1910 Where? Reno, Nevada Background The fourth of July is known in America as Independence Day, it is the day that commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. It is a day that unites the country in a celebration of what that declaration stood for; “We hold these truths to …

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