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Undefeated - and newly-crowned unified light heavyweight titlist - Andre Ward celebrates his championship win over Sergey Kovalev on Nov. 18, 2016, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo credit: German Villasenor

Deja vu for Kathy Duva and Main Events

Last Saturday night’s Andre Ward-Sergey Kovalev bout could be described as ‘same thing, different day’ for Kathy Duva and Main Events. Steve Kim reports.

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Darktober

Nothing from nothing leaves nothing or, in the case of HBO and Showtime, that’s the whole month of October. Billy Preston and Steve Kim report.

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UCN Week in Review – Merchant’s Couch and Arum’s Revenge

We love the 80s. Octogenarians and a UK UCN imposter rule this Week in Review

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Unified middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (right) vs. David Lemieux at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, Oct. 17, 2015. Photo credit: Associated Press/Rich Schultz

New York, New York?

Could a new mandate regarding insurance for brain injuries in New York change the landscape of boxing in the Empire State? Steve Kim reports.

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Legitimizing Linares

With Jorge Linares’ big lightweight championship win over Anthony Crolla on Saturday, he also gained a new distinction: Legitimacy. Steve Kim reports.

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What Muhammad Ali meant to me (and competitive mourning)

Steve Kim candidly breaks down what the late Muhammad Ali meant to him and addresses the self-serving attitudes of those offering eulogies on social media.

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The necessary evil

So, what exactly was the impetus of a tentative Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol match-up? Top Rank Promotions’ Bob Arum knows and Steve Kim reports.

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UCN Exclusive – Steve Kim Sits with Larry Merchant

Steve Kim sat with legendary Larry Merchant to discuss the current state of boxing, its storied history, and your tweets.

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May 13, 2015. Santa Monica, Calif. Photo by Gene Blevins/Hogan Photos

Los Angeles loves GGG…and vice versa

How much does Los Angeles, Calif. love WBA middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin? Let us count the ways…Steve Kim reports.

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UCN Week in Review – Turning the Page

UCN Week in Review – the best articles, videos, and fight photos for the week that was on the Undisputed Champion Network.

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