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  1. Ishe Smith is where he hoped to be

    Kieran Mulvaney

    On a personal level, fight week is a milestone of sorts because it marks 10 years since I was first credentialed for a fight. That fight was the rematch between Oscar De La Hoya and Shane Mosley, and a few weeks before the bout, I was in Big Bear, Ca...

    Blog | September 12, 2013
  2. Answering Mayweather's (and nature's) call

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- As did Shane Mosley last year, Victor Ortiz had to agree to submit to random drug tests as a condition of being able to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. He says he has been tested "more times than I count," but claims adhering to the protocol ...

    Blog | September 14, 2011
  3. The day boxing's 'mothership' landed

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Forty years ago Tuesday, hours before the bell rang for "The Fight of the Century," Muhammad Ali and his trainer, Angelo Dundee, paced around the empty arena at Madison Square Garden, counting the seats. Back then, weigh-ins took place on the mornin...

    Blog | March 08, 2011
  4. Of Travelers, family feuds and bare knuckles ...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Ian Palmer knew little of the world of bare-knuckle boxing before it seduced him into documenting 12 years' worth of Ireland and England's underground fights and family feuds.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  5. Mayweather, Mosley fathers share thoughts

    Kieran Mulvaney

    The debacle that was the rematch between Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones on Saturday was an illustration of what can happen when a previously compelling fight doesn't take place until years later than it should have. There's little fear that...

    Blog | April 08, 2010
  6. Blog 2

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Wednesday, 9 a.m. ET -- A bit of history Seeing as I spend most of my time at fights covering cards at casinos that are 15 years old at most, it's nice to get a bit of a change. The Biltmore Hotel, which is the center of activities for fight week,...

    Blog | Conversation | April 29, 2008
  7. Blog 16

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Wednesday, 8:30 p.m. ET -- Hopkins speaks (of course) When he got up to speak after Joe Calzaghe was finished speaking, he began by saying that, after all these years and all these fights, there was nothing new to say. Then he spoke for another 11 m...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2008
  8. Blog 8

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Wednesday, 11 a.m. ET --Floyd is money I was talking with a friend of mine last night, a vet of the Las Vegas fight scene. We hadn't seen each other in a couple of years so it was good to catch up. Conversation went back and forth, touching on the v...

    Blog | Conversation | April 16, 2008
  9. Madison Square Garden's ring was a special place

    Kieran Mulvaney

    After 82 years of service to some of the most memorable fights in history, the Madison Square Garden ring was recently retired and is headed to the Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y. Kieran Mulvaney discusses what made that ring such a special place.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2007
  10. Ring history: Events that shaped Madison Square Garden's ring

    Kieran Mulvaney

    If the recently retired ring at Madison Square Garden could talk, it would have some amazing stories to tell. Kieran Mulvaney revisits some of the events that helped shape the ring's history.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2007
  11. Wright, Lacy have happy homecoming

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Winky Wright's bout with Ike Quartey at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Saturday will be the Wright's first fight in front of his home crowd in more than14 years, Kieran Mulvaney writes.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2006
  12. Winky hoping for the Wright kind of homecoming

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Winky Wright's bout with Ike Quartey at the St. Pete Times Forum in Tampa on Saturday will be the Wright's first fight in front of his home crowd in more than14 years, Kieran Mulvaney writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 29, 2006
  13. Ali at the Garden has familiar ring, but not on HBO

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Laila Ali may be the most famous female boxer in the world, but HBO won't be showing her fight Saturday night, Kieran Mulvaney writes.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2006