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Lennox Lewis undisputed king of heavyweights in the 1990s

In this second instalment of my four-part series examining the heavyweights who ruled boxing in the 1990s I will focus on Englishman Lennox Lewis.

In Round 1, I looked at American Riddick Bowe. 1,615 more words

Fight Game

Klitschko Takes On Former Sparring Partner Pianeta - Fight Preview

IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO and ‘The Ring Magazine’ World heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko takes on undefeated challenger and his former sparring partner, Francesco Pianeta, on Saturday night at the SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Germany. 457 more words


Low Key Defense--Wladimir Klitschko vs Francesco Pianeta

Wladimir Klitschko defends his myriad collection of championship titles against Francesco Pianeta Saturday, May 4th at SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

On paper, it would seem Wlad is taking a breather against Pianeta, but any fighter measuring in at 6-5, 240lbs is hardly the kind of breather most folks would wish to have any part of. 519 more words

Heavyweight: 2012, May 21-27

Last week saw a lot of meaningful activity in the division.  First up, on Wednesday, was formerly-ranked undefeated Italian Francesco Pianeta, who won an average 10-round decision against serviceable 47-year-old gatekeeper Oliver McCall.  1,435 more words

Heavyweight: 2012, May 14-20

Juan Carlos Gomez won an eight-round decision on the Arslan-Alexeev card on Friday.  I stand corrected, as I thought there was little chance the oft-inactive Gomez would actually be fighting just three weeks after his last win when I saw that he was scheduled to fight an opponent to be announced.  1,229 more words

Flying over the cuckoo's nest for the last time? Oliver McCall defeated

Anyone with a passing interest in heavyweight boxing over the past twenty years will hold a mental image of one sort or another of heavy punching former champion… 638 more words


Brits who conquered America

When Joe Calzaghe makes his American ring debut, against Bernard Hopkins on Saturday, he will be following an illustrious line of British fighters aiming to conquer US-based opposition on their home turf. 313 more words