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The Night Mexico’s Little Thumb Almost Became the Big Toe of God

It was Joe Frazier’s first title defense and though undefeated in twenty fights, there was an uncertainty over what sort of champion he was. A large part of this had to do with questions over his legitimacy as champion since boxing commissioners forced Muhammad Ali into boxing exile and stripped him of the title that now belonged to Frazier. 834 more words

The Problem with Canelo

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has inadvertently talked his way into the problem of great expectations. After defeating an outsized Amir Khan, he invited Gennady Golovkin into the ring for his post-fight interview and said, “Hay que dejarnos de mamadas…hay que pelear por honor y por gloria nada más…No le tengo miedo a nadie.” This essentially translates to, “Let’s cut the bullshit…one must fight for honor and glory. 989 more words