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  1. Relentlessness, longevity defined Chavez

    Graham Houston

    In a nation where boxing has a rich tradition and great champions are revered, Julio Cesar Chavez surely stands above the rest as Mexico's supreme fighter. Chavez, who enters the International Boxing Hall of Fame on Sunday, was the first Mexica...

    Blog | June 09, 2011
  2. For Wladimir Klitschko, a true test or another tomato can?

    Graham Houston

    Wladimir Klitschko is 34 years old, and even his trainer admits that youthful power and exuberance pose a danger to the heavyweight champion. But is Dereck Chisora a legitimate threat or just another notch in the Ukrainian's gold-encrusted belt?

    Story | Conversation | December 08, 2010
  3. For Jesse Brinkley, it's better late than never

    Graham Houston

    Former "Contender" contestant Jesse Brinkley finally gets his big chance against 168-pound champ Lucian Bute in Montreal on Friday. Is he ready to make the most of it?

    Story | Conversation | October 13, 2010
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. The case of Michael Grant

    Graham Houston

    Sometimes, a fighter comes along who seems to have it all, only for things to fall apart. Such was the case with heavyweight Michael Grant, who attempts to regain his spot in the rankings when he meets Tomasz Adamek in Saturday's pay-per-view ma...

    Blog | August 19, 2010
  7. Ten riveting north-of-the-border bouts

    Graham Houston

    When Chad Dawson and Jean Pascal meet in a light heavyweight unification title fight in Montreal on Saturday, the atmosphere at the Bell Centre will be electric. This will be one of Canada's biggest-ever fight nights, with the gritty and athleti...

    Blog | August 11, 2010
  8. 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
  9. A look at the upside of nontitle bouts

    Graham Houston

    Timothy Bradley's welterweight fight with Luis Carlos Abregu on Saturday (HBO, 9:45 p.m. ET) has echoes of the past. It is something one doesn't see anymore, a world champion boxing in a nontitle bout. When junior welterweight champion Brad...

    Blog | July 14, 2010
  10. Fighters with world champion fathers

    Graham Houston

    Sons of world champions have a lot to live up to when they try to follow in their fathers' footsteps, but that doesn't stop them from trying. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who meets John Duddy in a 12-round middleweight pay-per-view fight on Sat...

    Blog | June 23, 2010
  11. Memorable fights at 168

    Graham Houston

    Andre Ward meets Allan Green on Saturday in the second stage of the Showtime "Super Six" tournament in the super middleweight division. Thus far, the tournament has given viewers excitement, drama and controversy. Before Super Six, though, the 168-p...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  12. 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
  13. A history of heavyweight no-hopes

    Graham Houston

    Albert Sosnowski is a massive underdog against Vitali Klitschko in Saturday's heavyweight title fight in Germany, but there have been many less-qualified challengers. Sosnowski captured the European championship in December by easily outpointing...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  14. 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
  15. The weirdest endings in ring history

    Graham Houston

    When Kermit Cintron went flying through the ropes on Saturday it produced one of the weirdest endings in ring history. There have been other strange ones, though. Here's a sampling. Evander Holyfield DQ end of 3 Mike Tyson: MGM Grand, Las Veg...

    Blog | May 10, 2010
  16. 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