Category Archives: Boxing

REMEMBER, THOSE Legendary battles in the ring take a very human toll

Thirty-six years ago today, Marvelous Marvin Hagler and Thomas Hearns staged one of the most thrilling, breathtaking and, yes, violent fights in boxing history. All these years later, it’s still recalled fondly and on Anniversary Days, scores of memories of the bout fill social media. What isn’t so conveniently or fondly remembered is the deleterious impact those kinds of fights

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Sergey Kovalev is great but an undercard fighter may be the world’s best light heavyweight

Sergey Kovalev has long been one of the world’s elite light heavyweights, and since routing the great Bernard Hopkins in Atlantic City in 2014 has been widely regarded among the finest pound-for-pound boxers in the world. Even given back-to-back losses to Andre Ward, Kovalev has remained among the sport’s elite. He’ll fight the unheralded Igor Mihalkin on Saturday in the main

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New Nevada Boxing Hall of Famer Harry Reid once saw Bob Arum’s volcanic temper up close at ring-side

Former Senator Harry Reid (2nd from right) meets with boxer Manny Pacquiao (center) and Bob Arum (far right). The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame announced a 14-member class on Thursday, and it includes some of the greatest fighters who ever lived. Of fighters from more recent vintage, Shane Mosley, Chris Byrd, Laila Ali and Kevin Kelley are going in as

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Deontay Wilder wants to unify heavyweight belts; how feasible to keep them together, though?

  Deontay Wilder, the WBC heavyweight champion, was recently in the Yahoo Sports studios in Playa Vista, Calif., where he spoke with our Justin Perry about a variety of topics. One of them was the importance of unifying the titles in the heavyweight division. Wilder made the point that champions in other divisions who unify the belts often then move

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