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Outside the ropes: Aug. 26, 2016

As the boxing-crazed masses, we all know what goes on inside the ropes. But outside them? Well, we’ll just leave that to Boxing Don Dinkins.

Rio 2016 Olympic Boxing

From amateur to pro, the Olympics don’t tell the whole story

So now that the 2016 Summer Olympics are over, what’s next for some of the Games’ top amateurs? Rian Scalia reports.

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Mason Menard on the rise

Still seemingly a work in progress, lightweight Mason Menard has his sights set on bigger prizes in his division, namely Terry Flanagan’s WBO title.

Charles Conwell - Shakur Stevenson - Nico Hernandez

Let the real games begin

Whose promotional hooks will wind up in the unassuming kids who have just given their all in the amateurs leading up to the Olympics? Steve Kim reports.

Trevor Berbick (right) vs. Muhammad Ali, Dec. 11, 1981. Photo by John Iacono/Getty Images

Not going out like that!

An unfortunate fact, most prizefighters end their careers under less desirable circumstances and in comparable shape. Professor Marty Mulcahey looks back.


A few small PBC steps

Why did it take so long for Al Haymon’s glitzy Premier Boxing Champions to finally get a handful of cards genuinely right? The President offers his take.


Meanwhile, on the other side of the street…

Our own Steve Kim might prefer football over UFC but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate what the combat organization gives its fans for their money.