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  1. Infographic -- How Danyelle Wolf Got That Body

    Pro boxer and Body Issue icon Danyelle Wolf shares her secrets of how to stay in fighting shape.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2014
  2. Boxer Danyelle Wolf strips down - ESPN The Magazine Body Issue

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    Danyelle Wolf talked with reporter Morty Ain about what it was like to take it all off for ESPN The Magazine's Body Issue and how she tweaks her workouts to whom she's fighting next.

    Story | Conversation | June 26, 2014
  3. espnW -- Looking back at some of the biggest moments in Mexican s...

    In honor of Cinco de Mayo, we're looking back at five of the most celebrated moments in Mexican sports history.

    Photo Gallery | Conversation | May 02, 2014
  4. In Elite Company

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    Lauryn Williams made history on Wednesday, becoming the fifth person to win medals at both the Winter and Summer Olympics after earning a silver medal in the bobsled with teammate Elana Meyers. With a 4x100 gold medal from the 2012 London Games, Will...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  5. It's never OK to lose

    Marlen Esparza

    My goal for the USA Boxing National Championships was total domination. Last year, when I won the national title in the flyweight division, it was a split decision from the judges. This year I wanted to win my eighth gold medal, and I wanted to do...

    Blog | February 12, 2014
  6. Happy Birthday, Champ!

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    Happy birthday, Muhammad Ali! The boxing legend and renowned social activist turns 72 today. Born Cassius Clay in Louisville, Ky., he rose to international fame after upsetting Sonny Liston for the heavyweight championship in 1964. Shortly after, he ...

    Blog | January 17, 2014
  7. Going the distance

    Marlen Esparza

    I grew up watching boxing with my dad when I was really little. He often worked out of town, which meant he'd be gone for weeks or even months at a time. But when he was home, watching boxing was what we did together. My dad would take my brother...

    Blog | January 15, 2014
  8. Happy Boxing Day!

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    Happy Boxing Day! The holiday, celebrated in the United Kingdom and most of its current and former commonwealth nations, is held annually the day after Christmas. It began as a celebratory day for servants who had to work on Dec. 25 and has since bec...

    Blog | December 26, 2013
  9. 'The Greatest' becomes a pro

    D'Arcy Maine

    On this day in 1960, Muhammad Ali -- then known as Cassius Clay -- made his professional boxing debut at age 18. After winning the gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Olympics in Rome, Ali won a six-round decision over Tunney Hun...

    Blog | October 29, 2013
  10. Flashback: Laila Ali enters ring

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    On this day in 1999, Laila Ali made her professional boxing debut with a 31-second knockout of April Fowler. The daughter of legendary boxer Muhammad Ali, Laila instantly became the face of women's professional boxing. Some of her signature bouts inc...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  11. Merrill: Tommy Morrison's latest big fight

    Elizabeth Merrill

    The former heavyweight boxing champion has stared at death before. But this time, his family says it's different.

    Story | Conversation | August 21, 2013
  12. Boxer Marlen Esparza takes it all off in the 2013 Body Issue - ES...

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    Boxer Marlen Esparza talks about her experience posing nude in ESPN The Magazine's 2013 Body Issue.

    Story | Conversation | July 09, 2013
  13. Tracing roots of world's most famous arena

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    "The world's most famous arena" received its official name on this date in 1879, when owner William Kissam Vanderbilt dubbed his roofless building Madison Square Garden. At the time, the property, which hosted dog shows and boxing matches, was locate...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  14. Christy Martin rings in women's boxing

    Lizzie Haldane

    On March 16, 1996, Christy Martin and Deirdre Gogarty took to the ring in a Las Vegas boxing match that was considered by many to be the birth of modern professional women's boxing. The two staged a bloody six-round slugfest and clearly impressed the...

    Blog | March 16, 2013
  15. espnW -- Dennis Rodman runs amok in Rome and Johnny Manziel tempo...

    D'Arcy Maine

    Dennis Rodman running amok at the Vatican and Johnny Manziel sporting a Longhorn? The apocalypse must be near. Actually, it already arrived for Brandon Knight. We review a devilishly fun week.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  16. In The Clutch: Undefeated world champion boxer Laila Ali

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    Laila Ali has always had a plan to support herself, both before her boxing career, as a manicurist, and now in retirement, developing her own hair- and skin-care products.

    Story | Conversation | March 11, 2013