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Ageless: Hopkins Beats Down Pascal

Last Tuesday, Bernard Hopkins walked through Quebec City’s airport wearing a hunting cap with ear flaps, his face exposed the way it was never exposed when he used to make his ring walks wearing an executioner’s mask. Perhaps it’s a …

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On March 20th, Eddie Chambers will enter enemy territory to fight for the heavyweight title. To beat Wladimir Klitschko, the reigning WBO and IBF champion, Chambers will have to execute a three-pronged attack. First, he’ll have to get into Klitschko’s …

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Klitschkos’ Foolish Foes

I miss Larry Holmes. I miss Mike Tyson. I miss Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe. I even miss Lennox Lewis, whom I never loved. These were the dominant heavyweights in my lifetime, and while reminiscence often leads to easy sentimentality, …

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You’ve probably seen black and white photos of the old Yankee Stadium, frozen moments of sports history that speak of another time. Spectators in suits. Lit cigars. A haze of romance under the bright lights. And in some photographs, a …

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Old School: The New Eddie Chambers

“Fast” Eddie Chambers is fast. His punches are quick and crisp, gloves flashing even when he’s not being flashy. The shortest (and fastest) distance between two points is a straight line and Chambers knows his basic geometry, the mark of …

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Clottey/Cotto: Before and After

For New York City’s biggest boxing shows, which happen only a few times each year, weigh-ins are ceremoniously conducted at Madison Square Garden. It’s as if the pre-battle ritual must be consistent with the battle itself, a classical unity of …

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