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A late bloomer

A lifetime burning: A Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao preview

A recurring if somewhat foggy dream finally becomes reality when Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, tomorrow night in an event recognized primarily because of its potential profit margins.   Indeed, this fight ought to be sanctioned by the World Economic Forum, fought at the HQ […]

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#UCNinVegas – Iron Mike Tyson – “Delusional” Floyd Mayweather a “Small, Scared Man” (UCN Exclusive)

Well, we created a little bit of a shit storm, haven’t we?  Last night, the Undisputed Champion Network caught up with Mike Tyson at the MGM Grand.  After discussing the benefits of the fight to Vegas, excitement about the fight, and lack of excitement for the current heavyweight landscape, the former undisputed heavyweight champion of […]

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10 Count and Open Workout Videos and Pictures on Chavez Jr vs. Fonfara

This weekend at the StubHub Center in Carson, CA, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr steps back into the ring to take on Andrzej Fonfara.  UCN Original Series, 10 COUNT, take a look at the fight, Chavez, Jr.’s first fight on Showtime.  UCN was at Chavez Jr.’s opening workout and sat down with Julio and trainer Joe […]

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An April to remember

On a recent excursion to the ostentatious money pit in the desert east of LA, I had the honor of eating at one of the most acclaimed restaurants in town, Sinatra. I traveled with two good buddies who frequent the city as often as James Harden goes to the free throw line and they insisted […]

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A late bloomer

The recent phenomenon of Eastern European and Asian boxers taking on and defeating former or reigning world champions, before having 10 professional fights themselves, makes fans question the slow and steady method of most prospects. One of those steady types is an American of Puerto Rican heritage, Frank “Notorious” Galarza, an unbeaten, 16-0-2 (10), junior […]

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A second look at the Premier Boxing Champions platform

  3.4 million average viewers on NBC with a peak of 4.2 million.   That was the viewership for “Premier Boxing Champions” on NBC on March 7. While it won’t go down in the sports record books for audience, it offers a significant increase from any viewership figure recorded in the U.S. boxing industry on […]

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Photo Credit: Christian Kuechl

Another stoppage, another reason to fear Gennady Golovkin

In front of no more than 1,000 spectators in a small concert hall in Monte Carlo, Monaco, Gennady Golovkin successfully defended his WBA middleweight title for the 13th consecutive time against Martin Murray after referee Luis Pabon called a halt to the contest early in the 11th round. Although it was fought in a small […]

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The Alamo(dome) will be remembered in 2015

2014 was a frustrating year for Mike Battah of Leija Battah Promotions, who thrives on the buzz of big events he helps to promote and market. For Battah, a local businessman who teamed up with a former champion to form this company, it’s a matter of pride to bring his city the most notable events […]

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Amir Imam’s first chance may be Don King’s last

From the mid-1970s into the early-2000s, Don King was the Tyrannosaurus Rex of boxing, terrorizing or devouring everything in his path, whether it be a fellow promoter or boxer who refused to sign with his firm. Now King is just another boxing dinosaur holding on to his last vestiges of prestige. One of the few […]

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2015: Champions who will stay, who will go and prospects to keep an eye on

Welcome to my annual look into the future of boxing, hopefully an edifying preview of every weight class from strawweight to heavyweight. I strive for inclusivity, embracing neglected European, Asian, South American regions and fighters who weigh less than 118 pounds. Yes, I take the time to investigate boxers below bantamweight where few American surnames […]

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