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

Please click here for part one   Welcome back to my annual look into the future (the second of three installments), a hopefully accurate and thought-provoking preview of every weight class from strawweight to heavyweight. Peering into the future, aided by my crystal boxing glove, becomes harder as the weight rises and larger sums of […]

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Andre-Ward

Where Art Thou?

The remainder of the 2014 boxing schedule is coming together. Both HBO and Showtime have formulated their plans for the late fall and early winter but as you peruse the upcoming itinerary, there are four notable names you don’t see: Andre Ward, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Mikey Garcia and James Kirkland.   That said, it […]

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The Square Jungle – July 19, 2014

The aftermath of the Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara farce last Saturday night was the usual fight-racket combination of “bizarre” and “business-as-usual.”  Not surprisingly, a close bout in which little happened has become another touchstone for outrage.  But anything in boxing can be called “controversial” because the white noise of fury (HTML-style) is a form of currency, […]

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