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Who was Sweeter than “Sugar” Ray Robinson? By: Ken Hissner “Sugar” Ray Robinson to this writer was the greatest P4P boxer that ever lived. When I hear names like Whitaker, Mayweather and Leonard I have to wonder what people are thinking. Henry Armstrong would have cleaned house with these three…

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Style Analysis Sugar Ray Leonard v.s. Marvin Hagler By: Sean Kim The flow of Ray Leonard’s footwork in the face of a highly disciplined power puncher such as Hagler was the perfect instrument for achieving a dominant performance. What Leonard was able to employ brilliantly was a series of flurries…

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by Armando Paz Perhaps second only to Jimmy Wilde, Ted “Kid” Lewis (192-32-14 79 KO’s) would be the greatest boxer that Great Britain would ever produce. Noted heavyweight champion and boxing historian Mike Tyson would exclaim, “Lewis would win bouts in all eight boxing divisions of his time.” In total,…

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by Charles Jay Richard Schaefer of Golden Boy was beaming after his company’s appearance on CBS, and justifiably so, because the Leo Santa Cruz-Alberto Guevara fight drew a respectable 1.3 rating and appears to have opened the door for other things. He has said to reporters that one of those…

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By Jackie Kallen It has been a bad year so far for boxing deaths. LeRoy Neiman, Bert Sugar, Bill Miller, and now former heavyweight champ Michael Dokes. “Dynamite” Dokes lost his battle to liver cancer after a noble, but futile fight. He was 54 years old. I first met Michael…

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By Jackie Kallen Where would I be without Bill “Pops” Miller? He single-handedly changed my life when he agreed to come on board and train my young middleweight James Toney back in 1989. He was training at the legendary Kronk Gym back then and he was kind enough to see…

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By Jackie Kallen I am so sad to hear that my dear friend LeRoy Nieman has passed away at 91 years old. He was an iconic figure in the sports world as well as the art world. For decades he was a regular sight sitting ringside at all the major…

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By Ivan G. Goldman One of my favorite boxing stories grew out of the storied July 18, 1997 clash between Albuquerque natives Johnny Tapia and Danny Romero at the basketball stadium of the University of Nevada Las Vegas campus. The fight had percolated for years as both men stormed through…

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By Ivan G. Goldman Johnny Tapia, found dead in his Albuquerque home Sunday night of unknown causes, led a tortured, brave life that ended in a draw against the devil. They went 45 rounds that lasted a year each, and Johnny backed up a few times but always came back…

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By Jackie Kallen I am writing this with a very heavy heart. The boxing world has lost a true legend and I have lost a dear friend. Angelo Dundee was more like an uncle to me than a mere business associate. I cherished our thirty year friendship and his advice…

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By Jim Gustafson No mo joe November 8,2011 At about six AM, I picked up the paper By the street where the drive way opens to the city. It laid Curled up in a cheap plastic sack to keep it Dry, against a light Florida drip. Everything was morning still,…

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