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  1. Is Deontay Wilder another heavyweight hoax?

    Nigel Collins

    Deontay Wilder wouldn't be the first heavyweight hope who fell flat when he first faced an opponent of import. Is Wilder the division's next Gerry Cooney, or is it possible that he has been avoided for good reason?

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2013
  2. Can Joshua manage heavy expectations?

    Nigel Collins

    For almost a century after Cornwall's Bob Fitzsimmons knocked out Jim Corbett to win the heavyweight championship in 1897, British heavyweights were the butt of jokes, the most famous of which is probably Dorothy Parker's withering barb: "If all the ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  3. Joe Frazier-George Foreman I opened the door to a heavyweight gol...

    Nigel Collins

    "The Rumble in the Jungle" and "Thrilla in Manila" may be more acclaimed, but "The Sunshine Showdown" -- Joe Frazier's 1973 heavyweight defense against George Foreman in Kingston, Jamaica -- led the way.

    Story | Conversation | January 22, 2013
  4. British heavyweight Tyson Fury's Irish Traveller roots echo famil...

    Nigel Collins

    British heavyweight contender Tyson Fury's Irish Traveller heritage echo a familiar story of the persecuted minorities who have turned to boxing.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2013