It’s time for another edition of ‘The Soapbox,’ as Steve Kim welcomes Bill Pittman, who openly laments the ongoing boxing money-grab that is pay-per-view.
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So after pulling the rug out from under ‘Friday Night Fights,’ is Premier Boxing Champions still in a time-buy agreement with ESPN? Steve Kim reports.
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While reflecting on boxing’s current state – and her lost baggage – over breakfast, Main Events’ Kathy Duva waxed on why good fights are hard to make.
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Not just the inspiration for a compelling character on an HBO drama, Calvin Ford is also the highly underrated trainer of 130-pound titlist Gervonta Davis.
Tags: Calvin Ford, Carlos Soto, Cutty, Dennis "Cutty" Wise, Dennis Wise, Gervonta Davis, Hasim Rahman Jr., Jason Sosa, Lomachenko-Sosa, Malik Hawkins, Maryland, MGM National Harbor, Oxon Hill, steve kim, Taras Shelestyuk, The Theater, The Wire, Upton Boxing Center, Vasyl Lomachenko
Not unlike one of the dopest MCs to ever rock the microphone, Vasyl Lomachenko could be the Rakim/Thelonious Monk of boxing. Steve Kim reports.
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Wanna see WBO junior lightweight beltholder Vasyl Lomachenko defend his title against Jason Sosa on Saturday? Stay home then because this sucker is sold out.
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A tried and tested road warrior, lightweight contender Petr Petrov will get another shot at the gold when he faces WBO titlist Terry Flanagan on Saturday.
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This Saturday night, the Ukrainian Invasion is in full effect, courtesy of K2 Promotions. Steve Kim reports.
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Now that unbeaten 140-pounder Antonio Orozco has changed his way of preparing for fights, will his new approach also help him defeat Keandre Gibson tonight?
Tags: Antonio Orozco, Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, ESPN Deportes, ESPN2, Fidel Maldonado, Frank Espinoza, Golden Boy Promotions, junior welterweight, Keandre Gibson, Nevada, steve kim
Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin is virtually a franchise. So why is Oscar De La Hoya trying to tell him when – or when not – to fight?
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Ray “Boom Boom” Manciniand Steve Kim in UCN's "Gloves Off"
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