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A selection of my writing on the sport

GENE TUNNEY: THE FIGHTING MARINE
April 26th, 2020 History / OpinionsLatest PostMy Writing
James Joseph ‘Gene’ Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978), also known as ‘The Fighting Marine’, was a world heavyweight champion who held the title...
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JOSH TAYLOR VS REGGIE PROGRAIS: AN INFLECTION POINT OF CAREERS?
October 24th, 2019 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
Historically Scotland has always punched above its weight. For such a small-nation with a small population, it has contributed a lot to the world across many...
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REMEMBERING THE HURRICANE
April 4th, 2019 My Writingwritings
The BBC recently published an excellent web-page that was written by Amy Lofthouse charting the miscarriage of justice held against Middleweight contender Rubin "Hurricane" Carter (May...
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THE GHETTO WIZARD: BENNY LEONARD & BOXING’S GOLDEN ASCENT – PART 1
March 3rd, 2019 History / OpinionsMy Writing
THE GREAT BENAH There’s no fighter in the sport of boxing, from its historic and vibrant eminence at the start of the 20th century to that...
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TYSON FURY VS DEONTAY WILDER: PRE-FIGHT DISCUSSION (On The Ropes Podcast #1 24-11-2018 )
December 3rd, 2018 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
In my first podcast for On The Ropes, I talk with Sydney based actor, producer, writer and massive boxing fan James Morcan about the up and...
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ANTHONY JOSHUA VS ALEXANDER POVETKIN: THE RUSSIAN GATEKEEPER TO HEAVYWEIGHT HISTORY?
September 20th, 2018 Fight Predictions / AnalysisLatest PostMy Writing
The heavyweight boxing scene these days is looking increasingly exciting for fans. I don’t think I’ve been this interested in the weight-category since the reign of...
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Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2: Second time lucky For Fans!
September 17th, 2018 Fight Predictions / AnalysisLatest PostMy Writing
ALL WARFARE IS BASED ON DECEPTION The majority of fight-fans have presumably just witnessed the Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2 rematch that happened at...
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CANELO ALVAREZ VS GENNADY GOLOVKIN AND A CENTURY OF MIDDLEWEIGHT WAR
September 13th, 2017 Fight Predictions / AnalysisHistory / OpinionsMy Writing
‘Boxing is entertainment, so to be successful a fighter must not only win but he must win in an exciting manner. He must throw punches with...
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THE MCGREGOR VS MAYWEATHER CIRCUS SHOW: OPPORTUNITY MAKES A THIEF
August 12th, 2017 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
I had successfully stopped myself repeatedly, until now, from chiming-in or commentating on the debacle that will be taking place on August 26th at the T-Mobile...
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A SUCCESSFUL FIGHTER MUST BE A STUDENT
March 29th, 2017 History / OpinionsMy Writing
The following is a copy of an interview with the great lightweight, Benny Leonard, that was conducted and written by esteemed boxing writer from the past...
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POST FIGHT ANALYSIS: DEGALE VS JACK VERDICT: ONLY BOXING FANS CAME AWAY WITH A WIN!
January 15th, 2017 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
Now that Saturday’s fight between James DeGale and Badou Jack, to establish who is the best super middleweight on the planet, has been and gone, and...
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JAMES DE GALE VS BADOU JACK : AT A TURNING POINT AND BATTLING FOR SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT SUPREMACY
January 12th, 2017 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
2016 was a big year for British boxing’s elite when the country’s creme-de-la-creme in the sport did the “Island Nation” proud with the likes of Kell...
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BERNARD HOPKINS VS JOE SMITH JNR: WILL THE ‘LEGEND’ CROSS THE FINISH LINE IN THE WAY WE ALL EXPECT?
December 16th, 2016 My Writing
Boxing legend Bernard Hopkins’s story, for me, is similar to that of the “tortoise and the hare” – the famous kids fable about the speedy hare...
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POST-FIGHT ANALYSIS: WARD SNATCHES VICTORY WITH A WIN, BUT BOXING LOSES AS A RESULT
November 21st, 2016 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
We recently asked the question whether Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev deserved to be anointed match-up of the year? I thought it was deserving of that...
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PRE-FIGHT ANALYSIS: Can the eagle-eyed American Andre Ward overcome the Russian ‘crushing’ bear Sergey Kovalev?
November 18th, 2016 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
Our resident experienced boxing scribe, Gerardo Grenados, in his recent article posed the question if the upcoming Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward fight could be considered...
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HELP LIGHTWEIGHT GREAT KEN BUCHANAN GET THE RECOGNITION HE DESERVES
October 26th, 2016 History / OpinionsMy Writing
It seems a bit unjust that the greatest boxer(in my opinion) to have come out of Scotland, and also arguably out of the UK, has yet...
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POST FIGHT ANALYSIS: LINARES: ON THE MONEY AND PROVES HIS WEIGHT IN GOLD !
September 25th, 2016 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
I had mentioned recently in my Anthony Crolla vs Jorge Linares pre -fight analysis that boxing was booming in Britain. My explanation for this statement could...
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PRE-FIGHT ANALYSIS: CROLLA VS LINARES AND THE “MILLION DOLLAR” QUESTION
September 23rd, 2016 Fight Predictions / AnalysisMy Writing
It’s a fact. British boxing is booming. For the the last few years British fans have been treated to big fights that have asked “David and...
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