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  1. Boston Herald columnist and boxing writer George Kimball dies

    Longtime Boston Herald sports columnist and boxing writer George Kimball has died of esophageal cancer at age 67.

    Story | Conversation | July 07, 2011
  2. Timothy Bradley a major player at 140 pounds

    George Kimball

    In a division stacked with talent and big names such as Manny Pacquiao, Ricky Hatton, Juan Urango and Nate Campbell, Timothy Bradley is making a name for himself the old-fashioned way -- by wresting titles and winning fights.

    Story | Conversation | April 05, 2009
  3. Even the fighters themselves are overlooking Bradley-Holt

    George Kimball

    Will Canadian fight fans come out to see Timothy Bradley take on Kendall Holt while another card takes place across town and they don't have a proverbial dog in the fight? It won't help that the fighters themselves seem to be looking past the bout.

    Story | Conversation | April 01, 2009
  4. Tomasz Adamek took it to Jonathon Banks in style

    George Kimball

    Forget the glossy record: Undefeated or not, Johnathon Banks' chin was always suspect. Leave it to a no-nonsense vet like Tomasz Adamek to prove just how suspect by blasting out Banks on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | February 28, 2009
  5. Nate Campbell defeats Ali Funeka but loses the battle of the bulg...

    George Kimball

    When is a win not really a win? When you defeat your opponent but still lose your titles, as Nate Campbell did Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | February 15, 2009
  6. Juan Urango proved all wrong for Herman Ngoudjo

    George Kimball

    The deck seemed stacked in Herman Ngoudjo's favor: hometown fan support, a familiar ring and a one-dimensional opponent. So how is it that Juan Urango left the building with a junior welterweight title, while Ngoudjo was left to pick up the pieces?

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2009
  7. Juan Urango goes for the gusto against Herman Ngoudjo

    George Kimball

    Juan Urango wants in on the Manny Pacquiao sweepstakes. First, he'll have to carve a name for himself in the stacked 140-pound division. His chance to do that comes in a junior welterweight title tilt against Herman Ngoudjo in Montreal on Friday.

    Story | Conversation | January 29, 2009
  8. Jose Chegui Torres leaves behind legacy that extends beyond the r...

    George Kimball

    Though he excelled in both pursuits, Jose Chegui Torres wasn't merely a fighter or a journalist. Torres, who passed away Monday, leaves behind a legacy in boxing that stretches from Puerto Rico to New York -- and beyond.

    Story | Conversation | January 20, 2009
  9. Tomasz Adamek-Steve Cunningham a late contender for FOY honors

    George Kimball

    Tomasz Adamek's thrilling, three-knockdown slugfest with Steve Cunningham might've come late in the year, but it must be considered as a potential fight of the year nonetheless, writes George Kimball.

    Story | Conversation | December 12, 2008
  10. Steve Cunningham fighting for recognition at cruiserweight

    George Kimball

    Campaigning as a cruiserweight usually means a fighter is biding his time to make the leap or heavyweight, or he's just too lazy to make light heavyweight. Steve Cunningham is the exception: He's a cruiserweight by choice.

    Story | Conversation | December 10, 2008
  11. From fans' perspective, Joe Calzaghe-Roy Jones undercard failed t...

    George Kimball

    The main event between Joe Calzaghe and Roy Jones might've delivered, but like so many pay-per-views before it, the undercard left a lot to be desired, writes George Kimball.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2008
  12. Joe Calzaghe, Roy Jones Jr. meet in unavoidable collision Saturda...

    George Kimball

    Saturday's battle between Roy Jones Jr. and Joe Calzaghe has been billed as the "Battle of the Superpowers," but is it a collision that would have been better served 10 years ago? Not so, say the fighters.

    Story | Conversation | November 06, 2008
  13. Lucian Bute defeats Librado Andrade, but questions remain

    George Kimball

    Friday's super middleweight showdown between Lucian Bute and Librado Andrade provided the fireworks and two-way action Montreal fight fans were hoping for, with one drawback -- a conclusive ending. George Kimball sifts through the controversy.

    Story | Conversation | October 25, 2008
  14. Blog 24

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 2 p.m. ET -- The last great era of boxing? George Kimball's great new book "Four Kings" inspired a lively panel discussion at Caesar's. The book is about Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hearns and Roberto Duran, and how -- in nine ...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  15. Blog 26

    Don Steinberg

    Saturday, 3 p.m. ET -- More on the "Four Kings" The guest panelists who discussed George Kimball's terrific book "Four Kings" shared some awesome inside stories. Emmanuel Steward on Tommy Hearns' loss to Marvin Hagler in 1985: "The night we lost t...

    Blog | Conversation | October 18, 2008
  16. 160-pound king Pavlik burdened by the weight of history

    George Kimball

    Since the dawn of boxing, fighters have tried to make the leap from 160 pounds to 175 with varying degrees of success. Can middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik buck the trend when he fights Bernard Hopkins at light heavyweight Saturday?

    Story | Conversation | October 15, 2008