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  1. Tyson, Holmes take a look back

    Dan Rafael

    On Jan. 22, 1988, Mike Tyson, smack in his prime, defended the undisputed heavyweight championship against aging former champ Larry Holmes and blasted him out in the fourth round of a one-sided fight. Twenty-six years later, the former champions w...

    Blog | June 10, 2014
  2. Klitschko defense to air on ESPN

    Dan Rafael

    World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko's 16th title defense will be televised in the United States live on ESPN after the network reached a deal on Wednesday with IMG, the company selling the international rights for the bout. Contracts are...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  3. 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
  4. Why boxing is the only sport left in which it's OK to root for 'y...

    Nigel Collins

    Jingoistic pride, ethnic blood feuds and black-and-white battle lines. Why is boxing the only sport left in which it's OK to root for 'your' guy?

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2013
  5. W. Klitschko milestone at hand

    Dan Rafael

    Wladimir Klitschko is the most underappreciated heavyweight champion in history. In his time, Larry Holmes, coming into his own in the shadow of Muhammad Ali's exit, was in a similar boat and also vastly underappreciated. Despite receiving heavy c...

    Blog | July 04, 2013
  6. Canelo isn't first to defend family name

    Chris Lees

    On Saturday, Canelo Alvarez will be fighting for more than a couple of leather belts. He'll be fighting for family pride, and he hopes to reel in a big fish -- specifically, a Trout. Two years ago, Austin Trout won his junior middleweight title wi...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  7. Carl 'The Truth' Williams dies at 53

    Former heavyweight Carl "The Truth" Williams, who took Larry Holmes 15 rounds before losing a controversial decision in 1985, has died. He was 53.

    Story | Conversation | April 16, 2013
  8. Boxer Larry Holmes hospitalized, released after high blood sugar ...

    Former heavyweight boxing champion Larry Holmes is recovering at home in eastern Pennsylvania after he was hospitalized for two days because of high blood sugar.

    Story | Conversation | March 15, 2013
  9. Why heavyweight title lineage matters

    Dan Rafael

    Since the dawn of the alphabet age of boxing belts in the mid-1980s, a lot of fighters have held versions of the heavyweight title. Many of them have been good big men who happened to pick up a trinket but were never regarded as the legitimate cha...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  10. Trending: Matt Cain, Dream Team, Bieber

    Bill Speros

    Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll brings us today's baseball news: Matt Cain! Perfect game! Congrats!! @SFGiants- Pete Carroll (@PeteCarroll) June 14, 2012 Cain was "too legit to quit" Wednesday against the Astros and this former Oakl...

    Blog | June 14, 2012
  11. Past greats recall Garden glory

    Kieran Mulvaney

    If any fighter can claim to be Madison Square Garden's biggest star, it is undoubtedly Miguel Cotto, who proved again on Saturday night that he can repeatedly pack the sport's most storied venue to the rafters. But while Cotto may be "The Man" at...

    Blog | December 06, 2011
  12. Joe Frazier funeral -- Muhammad Ali among boxing greats paying re...

    With his championship belt and a pair of gloves draped over his casket, Joe Frazier was going one more round.

    Story | Conversation | November 14, 2011
  13. Pacquiao-Marquez: Great Rounds in Boxing History

    Rafe Bartholomew

    Last Saturday, Alfredo Angulo and James Kirkland gave us a great round of boxing. This Saturday when Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez fight for the third time, we're hoping that they'll give fans an even greater spectacle. It's not that far-fet...

    Blog | November 10, 2011
  14. Former heavyweight contender Scott LeDoux dies at 62

    Former world heavyweight boxing contender Scott LeDoux has died at age 62 after battling Lou Gehrig's disease.

    Story | Conversation | August 12, 2011
  15. Barry Tompkins recalls his memorable calls

    Brian Campbell

    Barry Tompkins, best known to boxing fans as the voice of HBO World Championship Boxing during the 1980s (and later with ESPN's Top Rank Boxing series) has authored some of boxing's most memorable calls.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  16. UFC 124: St. Pierre Routs Koscheck

    Brian Knapp

    Arguably the sport's most dominant champion, Georges St. Pierre notched a lopsided unanimous decision against Josh Koscheck in the UFC 124 headliner Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2010