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  1. Grantland Network Podcast: Ring Theory

    Eric Raskin and William Dettloff break down the Bernard Hopkins-Chad Dawson light heavyweight championship fight from every angle. Listen to Friday's podcast here: ESPN.com Podcenter Subscribe to the Grantland Network on iTunes, and che...

    Blog | October 14, 2011
  2. Can Sam Peter still be a great heavyweight?

    William Dettloff

    At 28, Sam Peter is hardly over the hill. If he's ever to live up to expectations, however, the time to do it is Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2008
  3. Bringing hope to fellow Salvadorans was key to Hernandez's succes...

    William Dettloff

    When Carlos Hernandez steps into the ring, the crime rate in El Salvador drops. Coincidence? Hardly. William Dettloff looks at one fighter's fistic plight to cure his people's woes.

    Story | Conversation | October 02, 2008
  4. Marquez making improbable run toward another title

    William Dettloff

    When a boxer says he's walking away from the ring for good, don't believe him. Raul Marquez is no exception. At 37, he has "the itch," and he has the opportunity. All that's left is a storybook ending against Arthur Abraham on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | October 01, 2008
  5. The first Hispanic world boxing champion

    William Dettloff

    At 5-foot-11, 118 pounds, and with a 76-inch reach, Panama Al Brown was the epitome of a lean, mean fighting machine. William Dettloff looks back on the life of the first Hispanic world boxing champion.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008
  6. The first Hispanic world boxing champion

    William Dettloff

    At 5-foot-11, 118 pounds, and with a 76-inch reach, Panama Al Brown was the epitome of a lean, mean fighting machine. William Dettloff looks back on the life of the first Hispanic world boxing champion.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2008
  7. Why are we still fascinated by Muhammad Ali?

    William Dettloff

    More than 25 years after his final appearance in the ring, Muhammad Ali remains both an American sporting legend and a pop-culture icon.

    Story | Conversation | August 19, 2008
  8. Armstrong one of the more prolific and ambitious fighters of his ...

    William Dettloff

    Wanna talk industrious? Talk to Henry Armstrong. Between March 1936 and May 1939, Missouri's best fighter went 57-1 and at one point held world titles in three different weight classes.

    Story | Conversation | July 29, 2008
  9. Belt and bragging rights on the line when Cotto meets Margarito

    William Dettloff

    When a Puerto Rican and a Mexican meet in the ring, losing isn't an option. William Dettloff breaks down the intense Puerto Rican-Mexican rivalry.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2008
  10. Iconic Dempsey exemplified the Roaring '20s

    William Dettloff

    Colorado's Jack Dempsey wasn't just one of the greatest heavyweights to step into the ring, he was also one of the most celebrated fighters of his time -- and an icon of the Roaring 20s.

    Story | Conversation | July 17, 2008
  11. No Mike Tyson? No Jack Johnson? No problem

    William Dettloff

    Today's heavyweights aren't what they used to be. But is that such a bad thing? William Dettloff doesn't think so.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2008
  12. Camden Buzzsaw tore through competition in the ring as well as th...

    William Dettloff

    While his contemporaries were fine-tuning their skills in the amateur circuit, Dwight Muhammad Qawi was developing his game on the streets of Camden, N.J., writes William Dettloff.

    Story | Conversation | June 13, 2008
  13. Move up, Pavlik, if you want to be a legend

    William Dettloff

    Fighting the Gary Locketts of the world isn't going to get Kelly Pavlik into the Hall of Fame -- or even sell out Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. William Dettloff has a five-point plan for Pavlik, assuming he emerges from Saturday's fight unscathed.

    Story | Conversation | June 04, 2008
  14. Johnston convinced best days aren't behind him

    William Dettloff

    At 35, Stevie Johnston's best days are most likely behind him. But don't tell that to the proud, hardened warrior, who fights Edner Cherry on "Wednesday Night Fights."

    Story | Conversation | May 21, 2008
  15. Fight posters still getting the job done

    William Dettloff

    For as long as promoters have been staging boxing events, they've been using fight posters to help market them. William Dettloff takes a look at these posters and how they've evolved over the years.

    Story | Conversation | May 20, 2008
  16. More to legendary Cuban than just the bolo punch

    William Dettloff

    Yuriorkis Gamboa follows in a long line of Cuban fighters who plied their trade in the boxing ring. One of the most celebrated and most successful was Kid Gavilan.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2008