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The Ronda Rousey Effect

Could the crossover popularity of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have paved the way for Claressa Shields a a female boxer?

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It’s not TV. It’s HBO…but is it still doing boxing?

On Jan. 28, HBO will broadcast a doubleheader from Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California – but that’s it for awhile. Steve Kim reports.

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The Soapbox: Boxing’s closed-off-circuit

In a new (and LONG-anticipated) edition of ‘The Soapbox,’ Steve Kim welcomes new opinions on what’s powering UFC’s success in pay-per-views over boxing.

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Kovalev vs. Ward: Turning the page from Mayweather-Pacquiao?

Can the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward light heavyweight championship bout be the fight that starts repairing the sport of boxing, post-Mayweather-Pacquiao?

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Top Rank Promotions CEO Bob Arum (left) and Irish amateur bantamweight and Olympian Michael Conlan. Photo courtesy of Bob Arum's Twitter account

Bob Arum to ‘take back business’

So, no help from HBO Sports in distributing the next Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view? No problem. This is the age of “Do it yourself” anyway. Steve Kim reports.

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Meanwhile, on the other side of the street…

Our own Steve Kim might prefer football over UFC but that doesn’t mean he doesn’t appreciate what the combat organization gives its fans for their money.

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UCN Week in Review – Another Dope, Olympics Tainted & a King Turns 85

The week that was at the Undisputed Champion Network.

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Last week in boxing: Aug. 4, 2016

As we head toward the weekend, our own Bill Tibbs looks back at last week in boxing, as well as what to look forward to in the coming weeks.

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The Soapbox: Pay-per-view pricing

    It’s time for a summer edition of “The Soapbox” and, this time, it comes from longtime reader Shane B., who emailed me a few weeks back and promised to purchase the Terence Crawford-Viktor Postol pay-per-view bout last weekend. Shane – who, unlike many others, enjoyed the night’s main event – hit upon something […]

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The Soapbox: Jan. 28, 2016

It’s time for a fresh, new edition of our little vegan buddy Steve Kim’s “The Soapbox.” This week, we feature faithful UCNation member Nathan Branson!

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