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  1. Muhammad Ali showed mettle in Manila

    Graham Houston

    When thinking of Muhammad Ali in the ring, the image that comes to mind is of a masterful boxer, fast and stylish, innovative and confident. Looking back at the Thrilla in Manila, one is reminded of other Ali attributes that perhaps were not so widel...

    Blog | September 29, 2010
  2. Catching up with 'Contender' pioneers

    Graham Houston

    It's probably not being too unkind to say that boxers who took part in the first season of "The Contender" six years ago were viewed with a certain amount of skepticism within the boxing community. Fighters appearing on a reality TV series, in ...

    Blog | September 15, 2010
  3. Repeat or revenge: A look at 10 rematches

    Graham Houston

    One boxing adage would have you believe that if a boxer stops an opponent, he will usually do so again in a rematch, perhaps earlier in the fight. The reasoning: The boxer who does the stopping has the psychological advantage; he knows he can hurt hi...

    Blog | July 27, 2010
  4. A look at the Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry

    Graham Houston

    When Ivan Calderon defends his junior flyweight title against Jesus Iribe on Saturday, it will be the continuation of a long-running rivalry between boxers from Puerto Rico and Mexico. Here is a look at 10 memorable Mexico-Puerto Rico showdowns. 10...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  5. Brits in the Big Apple

    Graham Houston

    A superstar in the U.K., Amir Khan seeks to make America take notice when he meets Paulie Malignaggi at the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday. British boxers have had mixed success in New York. Here's a look at how several Britons fa...

    Blog | May 12, 2010
  6. Mayweather versus boxing's greats

    Graham Houston

    After Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s masterful performance against Shane Mosley, it is easier to accept his bold pronouncements of greatness. He could probably have held his own with the best in any era. It is safer to wait until a boxer has retired be...

    Blog | May 02, 2010
  7. Comebacking Klitschko assures pundits he's ready for Peter

    Graham Houston

    It's no secret that Samuel Peter has issues with taller boxers. But with age and activity on his side, can he fight through his shortcomings and force Vitali Klitschko back into retirement? Graham Houston previews their clash.

    Story | Conversation | October 07, 2008
  8. One-round defeats aren't always disastrous

    Graham Houston

    It's hard to keep a good man down -- even one who has suffered a humiliating, first-round knockout. Graham Houston lists 10 fighters who came back stronger than ever from one-round stoppages.

    Story | Conversation | September 27, 2008
  9. Professional champions who didn't medal in the Olympics

    Graham Houston

    Just because the U.S. boxing team came home empty-handed doesn't mean its members are destined for failure as pros. Graham Houston looks at 12 fighters who found success in the prize ring after failing to medal in the Olympics.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2008
  10. New York's best beyond Ray Robinson

    Graham Houston

    Graham Houston lists 10 New York fighters beyond Sugar Ray Robinson who excelled in the ring.

    Story | Conversation | August 08, 2008
  11. Clottey, Judah fight a contrast in style and personality

    Graham Houston

    Zab Judah is running out of time to finally live up to his potential, while Joshua Clottey just wants to be recognized for his own. Graham Houston previews Saturday's clash between the talented welterweights from New York City.

    Story | Conversation | July 30, 2008
  12. The best Puerto Rican fighters

    Graham Houston

    Puerto Rico has had no shortage of world-class fighters throughout its history. Graham Houston looks at five of the best boxers to emerge from the island.

    Story | Conversation | July 22, 2008
  13. Torres-Holt rematch a classic fighter-versus-boxer showdown

    Graham Houston

    Kendall Holt is adamant he wasn't given a fair shake when he fought Ricardo Torres in the unfriendly confines of Barranquilla, Colombia. Holt will get his chance at revenge when he meets Torres in Las Vegas on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | July 03, 2008
  14. Cortez not the first referee to drop the ball in a big fight

    Graham Houston

    Francisco Lorenzo took a beating from Humberto Soto, yet walked out of the ring a winner. Unheard of? Hardly. Graham Houston reminds us Lorenzo's DQ win wasn't the first decision that left boxing fans scratching their heads.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2008
  15. Unbeaten no more: 'O's continue to go

    Graham Houston

    Graham Houston takes a look at several boxers who lost their glossy, undefeated records this year.

    Story | Conversation | June 23, 2008
  16. Hopkins, Calzaghe expecting easy fights entering showdown

    Graham Houston

    Bernard Hopkins is certain that Joe Calzaghe's first voyage across the Atlantic will unravel the British fighter and expose him as overhyped. Does Calzaghe have what it takes to prove otherwise?

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2008