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BET ADRIEN BRONER

Professional combats sports is tricky business in that it parallels to life in distinct ways. Life can often be viewed as follows: “What can you do for me now?” People often have very short term memories and can forget about an individuals past success especially when they have had recent hiccups. None can be more true than in the case of Adrien Broner. ​Adrien Broner (AKA THE PROBLEM) is a four division world champion, in four different weight classes. Yet tonight he finds himself in a rare category as the…

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How Boxing Has Failed Floyd Mayweather

Everyone is already aware that the golden age of boxing is long behind us. The iconic men who once carried the sport to new heights are now ghosts along with the nearly extinct mainstream dynamic that once warranted weekly national television broadcasts. Today boxing has become the ugly stepsister of American sports and one must only view the career of Floyd Mayweather Jr. to confirm this reality. The narrative is especially sad because, the truth is, Mayweather is not the problem with the sport. Unfortunately, Mayweather is one of the…

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A RANT IN DEFENSE OF ANDRE WARD TO THE BOXING COMMUNITY

Normally I would start off every boxing article with a poetic gesture. However, today isn’t the day – there’s a few things that I need to get off my chest today as your Boxing Guy formally known as Tony Evers. Tomorrow night promises to be a fight of the year candidate as Andre Ward defends the Light Heavyweight Championship of the World against Sergey Kovalev. The first fight was met with extreme controversy by pundits and critics for several reasons. To recap that night in a nutshell, Andre Ward hit…

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Andre Ward (c.) vs. Sergey Kovalev II

Andre “S.O.G.” Ward  (WBA, IBF, WBO Light Heavyweight Champion) vs. Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev “First, accept sadness. Realize that without losing, winning isn’t so great.” – Alyssa Milano In 2016 boxing fans witnessed the clash of two pound-for-pound undefeated titans. As the number two pound-for-pound boxer Andre “S.O.G.” Ward faced Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (third on pound-for-pound list), for the IBF, WBA, and WBO light heavyweight titles. Kovalev wasn’t just defending his championship belts but, his rank as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world. It was a fight for…

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Anthony Joshua (18-0) vs Wladimir Klitschko (64-4)

“Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.” April 29 2017, Wembley Stadium, Wembley, England.  90,000 fans filled the arena awaiting the next fight of the century, the biggest heavyweight matchup since Tyson vs. Lewis. Anthony Joshua, the current IBF Heavyweight champion against the former IBF, WBA, Ring, Lineal, and WBO Heavyweight Champion, Wladimir Klitschko. Anthony Joshua, the pride and joy of England, pictured as the next big thing, is the 2nd boxer since Joe Frazier to win a world title and a gold medal…

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UFC 208 from Anthony Payan

Main Event: Holly Holm (10-2) vs. Germaine de Randamie (6-3) “Be not afraid of greatness. Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and others have greatness thrust upon them.” ― William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night Saturday February 11th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York; The 18 time three-weight boxing champion and former UFC Bantamweight Champion, Holy Holm, has the opportunity to cement herself in combat sports history. On this historical day she has the opportunity to not just bounce back from a two fight losing streak but, become the…

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UFC 207

Louis Smolka vs. Ray Borg(-140) This fight features 2 flyweights who may be 1 or 2 wins from a title shot. Smolka is coming off a disappointing loss, in which he was taken to the ground and submitted by a lesser opponent. Borg would love for this fight to go to the ground, as he’s shown a great ability to submit opponents who dare to grapple with him. Borg controls this fight and wins by UD. TJ Dillashaw(-225) vs. John Lineker This is a tough fight to pick, so as…

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Bernard Hopkins

The definition of longevity is the great duration of a long act or service. None could be truer than in the case of the EXECUTIONER, THE ALIEN, Bernard Hopkins. As the 51-year-old laces his gloves for the final time tonight, Ahead of the Spread Boxing would like to give a tribute to this unique athlete. From humble beginnings raised in the cold projects of Philadelphia. To spending most of his adolescent and early adulthood incarcerated in prison. As Hopkins left jail, the warden told him that he could not wait…

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Boxing Dec. 12, 2016 Pound for Pound Rankings

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Ward vs Kovalev

FIGHT NIGHT Every so often life gives us special events which captivate our attention and set the stage for individuals to rise to the pinnacle of their profession. In boxing nights like these are few and far between. Super fights, which resonate throughout history, have shaped the landscape of professional boxing. Ali-Frazier, Ali-Foreman, Leonard-Hearns, Tyson-Holyfield, Mayweather-Pacquiao are nights that have brought the eyes of the world to the sport of boxing. Moments like these live on, they offer men opportunities to elevate their status in history on the biggest stage,…

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