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  1. Tim Smith: Boxing, Floyd Mayweather Jr. can lift one another

    Tim Smith

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is just what the sport needs, just when it needs it. But look closely, and you'll see that the erstwhile pound-for-pound king needs boxing every bit as much as it needs him, writes Tim Smith.

    Story | Conversation | March 23, 2009
  2. Delvin Rodriguez forges ahead, puts Diaz fight behind him

    Tim Smith

    Delvin Rodriguez knows the inherent dangers of stepping into the ring: He witnessed them firsthand against Oscar Diaz.

    Story | Conversation | March 05, 2009
  3. Seizing redemption starts now for Miguel Cotto

    Tim Smith

    Whether Antonio Margarito beat Miguel Cotto fairly, we might never know. But Cotto was beaten thoroughly. In his first bout since that whipping, can Cotto reclaim the edge that brought him this far?

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2009
  4. Tough upbringing prepared Campbell for life as boxer

    Tim Smith

    Turning pro at the ripe old age of 25 isn't easy if you're a boxer. Then again, nothing in this world has come easy for the lightweight titlist, writes Tim Smith.

    Story | Conversation | February 10, 2009
  5. Boxing, MMA make strained bedfellows

    Tim Smith

    Oscar De La Hoya sees a future in which boxing and mixed martial arts can coexist -- even walk arm in arm. But will MMA fans accept outside influences, and would the union be a killer crossover for boxing?

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2009
  6. Will fortune finally shine on Luis Collazo?

    Tim Smith

    Welterweight Luis Collazo seemed snakebitten in title-fight defeats at the hands of Ricky Hatton and Shane Mosley. With a bout against unbeaten WBC champion Andre Berto set for Saturday, has Collazo's time finally come?

    Story | Conversation | January 14, 2009
  7. Experts: Boxing will stay afloat in '09

    Tim Smith

    Tim Smith explores Joe Calzaghe's sentiments that boxing is a dying sport and realizes not everyone feels the same way.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2008
  8. Business as usual for former teammates Jermain Taylor and Jeff La...

    Tim Smith

    Saturday's fight with former roommate and Olympic classmate Jermain Taylor has Jeff Lacy in an awkward position, but it isn't the first time a boxer has been forced to put a friendship on the back burner, writes Tim Smith.

    Story | Conversation | November 13, 2008
  9. Hopkins turned back time while turning away Pavlik's challenge

    Tim Smith

    Old Bernard Hopkins was back in the ring Saturday. No, not an old Hopkins, the old Hopkins. As in, the one who dismantled Felix Trinidad in 2001. The one who outfoxed Antonio Tarver in 2006. The 43-year-old ageless wonder. That Hopkins.

    Story | Conversation | October 19, 2008
  10. Mosley saves best for last, but is best still enough?

    Tim Smith

    A win might be a win, but "Sugar" Shane Mosley's knockout over Ricardo Mayorga at the last possible second left something to be desired, writes Tim Smith.

    Story | Conversation | September 28, 2008
  11. Williams knocks Kolle cold in Round 1, ready for challenges at 14...

    Tim Smith

    Paul Williams might hold a belt at 147 pounds, but that isn't going to stop him from looking for straps at 154, 160 and beyond. The welterweight titlist made his move to middleweight a successful one on Thursday by blasting out Andy Kolle in a round.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2008
  12. Mosley putting the lid on trash-talking Mayorga

    Tim Smith

    Try as he might, Ricardo Mayorga hasn't found a way into Shane Mosley's head. Saturday will be just another night at the office for Sugar Shane, who hopes an impressive showing will land him a fight with a higher-tier opponent in the near future.

    Story | Conversation | September 24, 2008
  13. Savvy Guzman relying on speed to save the day

    Tim Smith

    Think fighting a bigger, stronger Nate Campbell is a tough assignment? Imagine being a child trying to survive on the mean streets of Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic like Joan Guzman did, writes Tim Smith.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2008
  14. Judah loses to Clottey but might win Margarito sweepstakes

    Tim Smith

    Zab Judah dubbed himself "Lucky Lefty" during the lead-up to his fight with Joshua Clottey. And while he found himself on the wrong end of a technical decision, Clottey's bicep injury means Judah might just get the call against Antonio Margarito.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2008
  15. Lessons learned: Diaz to fight his fight against Katsidis

    Tim Smith

    Juan Diaz fought the wrong fight against Nate Campbell in March -- and suffered a humiliating loss in the process. A more mature Diaz promises to fight his type of fight against Michael Katsidis on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | August 03, 2008
  16. No love lost: Clottey-Judah a bout four years in the making

    Tim Smith

    Four years ago, Joshua Clottey laid down the gauntlet and called out Zab Judah to a fight. On Saturday, Clottey will get his wish -- but will it be worth the wait?

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2008