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    Thomas Hauser’s Notes and Nuggets: Boxing on UFC Fight Pass, Callum Walsh, and More

    By Thomas Hauser Dana White has talked about expanding UFC's role in boxing. But for the most part, his involvement with the sweet science has been limited to club-fight cards on UFC Fight pass. UFC Fight Pass is a streaming service that was launched in 2013 and offers combat-sports-related...
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    Tristan Kalkreuth: A Tall Texan Making Waves in the Squared Circle

    By Arne K. Lang Tristan Kalkreuth, a cruiserweight from Carrollton, Texas, turned 22 yesterday (Nov. 8). To celebrate, such as it were, he planned to go bowling. Anything more lavish would be inconsistent with his daily regimen. Like all prizefighters who take their sport seriously, Kalkreuth...
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    Jamel Herring (KO 1) and Shurretta Metcalf (UD 10) Victorious in NYC

    By David A. Avila Hail the conquering hero as Jamel Herring returned to the boxing ring after more than a year and won by knockout, but a title match between highly ranked women was marred by poor judging on Tuesday. Still, the action was entertaining. After 17 months of retirement Herring...
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    Jared Anderson Released on Bond Following His Arrest in a Toledo Suburb

    By Arne K. Lang Jared Anderson was arrested in the wee hours of the morning today (Monday, Nov. 6) in the lakefront Toledo suburb of Oregon, Ohio, and reportedly spent more than eight hours in jail before being released on bond. Anderson was charged with DUI and with being in possession of a...
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    Efe Ajagba, Raymond Muratalla, and Lindolfo Delgado Win Big at Lake Tahoe

    By Arne K. Lang The community of Stateline on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe sits 6,225 feet above sea level. Top Rank was there tonight in what was the first televised event from the spanking new Tahoe Blue Event Center. The featured attraction was a 10-round heavyweight tilt between...
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    Yokasta Valle Continues Her Title Reign: Overcomes Tough Anabel Ortiz in Costa Rica

    By David A. Avila A brutal battle saw current IBF and WBO champion Yokasta Valle defeat former champion Anabel Ortiz by unanimous decision in Costa Rica on Saturday. It was not a walk in the park. Costa Rica’s Valle (30-2, 9 KOs) had too much youth and speed over Mexico’s Ortiz (33-6, 4 KOs)...
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    Joe Cordina Retains His Title in a Monte Carlo Squeaker

    By David A. Avila IBF super featherweight titlist Joe Cordina edged past Edward Vazquez in a nip-and-tuck battle that was decided by majority decision in Monaco on Saturday. Both showed extreme polish. Welsh fighter Cordina (17-0, 9 KOs) expected a tough battle against Texan Vazquez (15-2, 3...
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    B-Hop’s Latest Hall of Fame Extends Beyond the Ring

    By Bernard Fernandez Thomas Wolfe’s celebrated novel, You Can’t Go Home Again, published posthumously in 1940, paints a rather bleak picture of a fledgling author who writes of the hometown he left years earlier but still mostly remembers with fondness, although his literary return to his roots...
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    Avila Perspective, Chap. 258: A Title Fight in Monaco Buoys a Busy Boxing Weekend

    By David A. Avila World title action on Saturday dominates first from Monaco where super featherweights tangle and then jumps to Central America for a minimumweight championship clash. And there is much more. IBF super featherweight titlist Joe Cordina (16-0, 9 KOs) of Wales defends against...
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    Boxing Odds and Ends" Heavyweights Collide at Lake Tahoe and More

    By Arne K. Lang “Those Saudis sure love their heavyweights,” Bob Arum remarked at an informal press confab several weeks ago. By Saudis, Arum didn’t mean the general population, but the fat-cat poobahs who control the purse strings over there. Indeed, five heavyweight fights preceded last...
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    Fury vs Usyk is OFF following Tyson Fury’s ‘Bad Day at the Office’

    By Arne K. Lang Tyson Fury finds himself in the same predicament today as James J. Jeffries in 1910. Following his hollow performance against Jack Johnson in the “Fight of the Century,” sportswriters came down hard on the Boilermaker. The most vituperative were those that had written that...
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    O’Shaquie Foster KOs Rocky Hernandez to Retain Title in Mexico

    By David A. Avila Fighting deep in the tip of Southern Mexico, O’Shaquie Foster dug deep for a knockout win over Eduardo “Rocky” Hernandez to retain the WBC super featherweight title in the final round. Foster (21-2, 12 KOs) used his prior experience of fighting in front of hostile audiences to...
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    Tyson Fury Gets Off the Deck to Narrowly Defeat Francis Ngannou

    By Arne K. Lang The overwhelming consensus going into today’s crossover mega-fight at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia between Tyson Fury and Francis Ngannou was that the Gypsy King would win as he pleased. Tyson Fury did win but, as he acknowledged in his post-fight interview, this 10-rounder proved to...
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    Amanda Serrano Makes History in Orlando, Whitewashes Gritty Danila Ramos

    By David A. Avila Not only did Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano retain the featherweight championship against Brazil’s Danila Ramos by a dominant unanimous decision in 12 three-minute rounds on Friday, she also stamped herself as the leader of women’s sports. Serrano (46-2-1, 30 KOs) plowed...
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    Wardley vs Adeleye may Steal the Show on the Fury-Ngannou Curio in Riyadh

    By Arne K. Lang By Arne K. Lang The noted boxing scribe and award-winning author Donald McRae is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, to cover Saturday’s match between lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former MMA star Francis Ngannou. In his pre-fight story for Yahoo, McRae uses such words as...
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    Avila Perspective, Chap. 259: Amanda Serrano, Tyson Fury and More

    By David A. Avila Remember the day. This Friday, one of the greatest fighters of all time is poised to make even more history. Amanda “The Real Deal” Serrano (45-2-1, 30 KOs) meets Danila Ramos (12-2) in defense of the unified featherweight world titles on Friday, Oct. 27, at Orlando...
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    Boxing Odds and Ends: Don King’s Latest ‘Ghost Fighter’ and More

    By Arne K. Lang Remember Christopher Lovejoy? Mr. Lovejoy, who is still kicking around, attracted a bit of buzz in 2020 when promoter Eddie Hearn brought him to London to fight British bruiser Dave Allen. Lovejoy was 19-0 and had knocked out all of his opponents in the opening round; the sort...
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    Results from the Kia Forum Where Giovani Santillan KOed Alexis Rocha

    By David A. Avila INGLEWOOD, Ca.-San Diego’s Giovani Santillan powered through Santa Ana’s Alexis Rocha in a demonstrative performance before delivering a knockout win to rip the NABO welterweight and win the battle of Southern California on Saturday. It was expected to be a battle between...
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    Jack Catterall Turns Away Faded Jorge Linares in Liverpool

    By Arne K. Lang Youth prevailed in Liverpool tonight where Jack Catterall won a clear-cut, 12-round decision over 38-year-old globetrotting warhorse Jorge Linares. In a rather dull fight, Catterall prevailed by scores of 117-111 and 116-112 twice. Catterall, from Chorley in County Lancashire...
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    Avila Perspective, Chap. 256: Rocha vs Santillan, Showtime's Oversight and More

    By David A. Avila A pair of Southern California pugilists Alexis Rocha and Giovani Santillan meet in the prize ring this weekend. They represent a countless number of aspiring fighters who begin their journeys in small gyms in search of glory. Santa Ana’s Rocha (23-1, 15 KOs) and San Diego’s...
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