“No Mas” – Still The Two Most Infamous Words In Boxing History

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The Sugar Ray Leonard Vs. Roberto Duran rematch indeed took place a whole four decades ago today. Even now, though, fight fans the world over have a very hard time trying to explain what happened in the ring that night in New Orleans; a city of intrigue and mystery, where the Voodoo religion is still practiced by (according to some reports) 20-percent of the city’s population.… read full article ““No Mas” – Still The Two Most Infamous Words In Boxing History”

Colin Hart Says Leonard’s Epic Win Over Hagler “Surpassed Anything Ali Ever Did”

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British boxing writer Colin Hart has been around the sport for decades, and he has sat at ringside at some of the biggest fights in history – Muhammad Ali-George Foreman, many of the fights fought by The Four Kings, and many, many more.… read full article “Colin Hart Says Leonard’s Epic Win Over Hagler “Surpassed Anything Ali Ever Did””

McGuigan Says Crawford “Slots Into Elite Group Of 147 Pounders”

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The history of the welterweight division is rich with great fighters, truly special warriors who are universally recognised as all-time greats. Is Terence Crawford deserving of being in their company? Barry McGuigan, who lit up the featherweight division in one big way back in the 1980s, writes in his regular column for The Mirror how Crawford, “slots into an elite group of historic figures at 147 pounds, led by the likes of Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns, Roberto Duran, Pernell Whitaker and Felix Trinidad.”… read full article “McGuigan Says Crawford “Slots Into Elite Group Of 147 Pounders””

Eddie Hearn’s “Mount Rushmore Of Boxing”

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The idea of ranking the four truly great boxers who are worthy of receiving the mythical honor of being immortalised on “Boxing’s Mount Rushmore,” is indeed a brilliant one. Everybody has their opinion on who the four finest-ever fighters are; boxers who deserve to be placed in sculpture form where US Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln reside in real life.… read full article “Eddie Hearn’s “Mount Rushmore Of Boxing””

Sugar Ray Leonard interview with Brian Custer

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Legendary Boxing Champ Sugar Ray Leonard joins the Last Stand Podcast with Brian Custer. The Hall of Famer goes in-depth about the difference between today’s fighters and fighters during his time.

Sugar Ray also talks about the major fights that defined his career, including the rematch with Roberto Duran, the first fight with Thomas Hearns, and the controversial fight with Marvin Hagler.… read full article “Sugar Ray Leonard interview with Brian Custer”

Fights That Would Have Been Oh, So Different If They Had Been 12 Round Fights, Not 15 Round Fights

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The recent news of how former IBF 154 pound champ Carlos Molina is aiming to bring back the 15 round fights (for one night at least, this in November), can get a fight fan thinking: what if the 15 round world title fight limit had not been demoted to 12 rounds?… read full article “Fights That Would Have Been Oh, So Different If They Had Been 12 Round Fights, Not 15 Round Fights”

Floyd Mayweather Disagrees With “Best Welterweights” List That Has Sugar Ray Leonard Ranked NO.1

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Floyd Mayweather spoke with his favorite boxing web site, FightHype, again recently (the video uploaded today) and the main topic of conversation was a list of “The Best Welterweights,” that Mayweather was sent by a friend of his.… read full article “Floyd Mayweather Disagrees With “Best Welterweights” List That Has Sugar Ray Leonard Ranked NO.1”

Boxing’s Most Debated Decisions to be shown on ESPN2 this Wednesday

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Wednesday, May 20, will be a night of boxing on ESPN2 when the network airs five consecutive hours of the sweet science featuring some of the sport’s most debated decisions. The action will begin at 7 p.m.… read full article “Boxing’s Most Debated Decisions to be shown on ESPN2 this Wednesday”

The Ten Greatest Welterweights Of The Last 50 Years According To CBS Sports

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We’ve seen quite a few lists pop up during these odd and, for many people, boring times. Boxing fans in need of things to replace the almost complete lack of live-action have been reading all about who was the best this or the best that, and also reading mythical fight scenarios.… read full article “The Ten Greatest Welterweights Of The Last 50 Years According To CBS Sports”