Boxing 2017: The Year in Review

2017 proved one of the most eventful and exciting years in the sport’s long history. Given the somewhat fractured state of the sport, with what seem to be more governing bodies, weight classes and title belts than actual fighters; a mixture of great matchmaking, high drama and considerable upsets have injected life into a sport… Continue reading Boxing 2017: The Year in Review

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GGG vs. Canelo: The Political Economy of Boxing

Don’t ask me, because I don’t know why But it’s like that, and that’s the way it is – Run DMC   An instant sigh of relief came when I heard ring announcer Michael Buffer read out the first scorecard for the super-fight between middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1) and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (49-1-2) that… Continue reading GGG vs. Canelo: The Political Economy of Boxing

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Juan Manuel Marquez (1993-2017)

As of yesterday Juan Manuel Marquez officially retired from the sport of boxing. His record stands at 56(40)-7-1. One of the most fluid combination punchers you ever hope to see, and one of the greatest counterpunchers of his era, Marquez won world titles in four different weight divisions, becoming only the third Mexican fighter to… Continue reading Juan Manuel Marquez (1993-2017)