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Light heavyweights Dmitry Bivol (left) and Samuel Clarkson. Photo credit: Emily Harney/Banner Promotions, Inc.

Beware of Dmitry Bivol

Can Samuel Clarkson stop the rise of light heavyweight contender Dmitry Bivol tonight on ‘ShoBox,’ at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland?

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The Ukrainian Dream Team hits Maryland

This Saturday night, the Ukrainian Invasion is in full effect, courtesy of K2 Promotions. Steve Kim reports.

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Outside the ropes: Dec. 31, 2016

As the boxing-crazed masses, we all know what goes on inside the ropes. But ‘outside’ them? Well, that’s where Boxing Don Dinkins waits…and watches.

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Photo credit: Alton Strupp/The Courier Journal

2016: The year in boxing

2016 might not have been the most definitive year of note in boxing’s annals but it wasn’t that bad; was it? Bill Tibbs brings it all home.

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Outside the ropes: Dec. 25, 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.

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No longer Average Joe

By now, you’ve heard of the common man, light heavyweight contender Joe Smith Jr., who’s had anything but the common year in boxing. Steve Kim reports.

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Bernard Hopkins: The ‘Final 1’ is done – but what a run!

Former undisputed 160-pound/175-pound world champion Bernard Hopkins may have lost his farewell bout but it, by no means, tarnishes a Hall of Fame legacy.

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The clock rang midnight on ‘The Executioner,’ not Cinderella

Once midnight lapsed, Bernard Hopkins experienced one final gala, yet seemingly tripped over his glass slipper en route to a stoppage loss to Joe Smith Jr.

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Photo credit: Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions

Joe Smith Jr. stunts Bernard Hopkins’ farewell fight

On Saturday night, former undisputed middleweight/world light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins bid farewell to boxing against spoiler Joe Smith Jr.

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Rising Irish middleweight Jason Quigley excited about Dec. 17 return

On Saturday, unbeaten 160-pound prospect Jason Quigley isn’t just closing his 2016 with a third fight; he’s helping support Bernard Hopkins’ curtain call.

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