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  1. Remembering Ron Lyle

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Two weeks ago in Las Vegas, talk was dominated not just by the upcoming battle between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez -- undeniably two of the sport's fiercest contemporary warriors -- but also the passing of Joe Frazier, a man who wore that ...

    Blog | November 28, 2011
  2. Pacquiao-Marquez III: Celebrating the trilogies (Muhammad Ali-Joe...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Any tension between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, who wage their third battle Saturday, pales in comparison to the bitterness between the combatants of boxing's most famous trilogy, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali.

    Story | Conversation | November 08, 2011
  3. Pacquiao-Marquez III: Celebrating the trilogies (Muhammad Ali-Ken...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Much as Juan Manuel Marquez laments the decisions in his two losses to Manny Pacquiao, Ken Norton wondered how his career would have been changed had his defeats to Muhammad Ali been called differently.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2011
  4. Boxing's history of not-so-fantastic finishes

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Howl all you want about Hopkins-Dawson, Mayweather-Ortiz and other stinkers of recent vintage, but boxing has a long-standing and storied tradition of fights ending in skeevy and unsatisfactory fashion.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2011
  5. Pacquiao-Mayweather next for King-Arum?

    Kieran Mulvaney

    LAS VEGAS -- On Sept. 15, 1978, after Muhammad Ali had defeated Leon Spinks at the New Orleans Superdome, Don King clambered into the ring to embrace the man who had just won the heavyweight championship for a record third time. There was only one p...

    Blog | March 11, 2011
  6. 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
  7. Honoring the greatest boxing upsets of all time

    Kieran Mulvaney

    On the 20th anniversary of the mother of all upsets -- Buster Douglas defeats Mike Tyson -- ESPN.com celebrates the most stunning outcomes in boxing history.

    Story | Conversation | February 11, 2010
  8. So this is how it ends for Oscar De La Hoya

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Oscar De La Hoya promised to look like his old self going into his fight with Manny Pacquiao. Instead, he wound up looking just plain old and ready to call it a career, writes Kieran Mulvaney.

    Story | Conversation | December 07, 2008
  9. Blog 32

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday, 4:10 p.m. ET -- Kery Davis Kery Davis, HBO's vice president for sports programming, recalls when he truly became hooked on boxing. "I grew up in an era where boxing was part of our DNA," he told me recently. "I was a huge Muhammad Ali fan...

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2008
  10. Blog 31

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Saturday, 4:10 p.m. ET -- Kery Davis Kery Davis, HBO's vice president for sports programming, recalls when he truly became hooked on boxing. "I grew up in an era where boxing was part of our DNA," he told me recently. "I was a huge Muhammad Ali fan...

    Blog | Conversation | May 03, 2008
  11. Trainer to the champions had unique view of Ali and other fighter...

    Kieran Mulvaney

    Ask Angelo Dundee to recall some of his shining moments and he'll share stories about training boxing greats like Carmen Basilio, Ray Leonard and George Foreman. His fondest memories, though, involve Muhammad Ali.

    Story | Conversation | December 18, 2007