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Arturo Gatti nearly killed Gamache: Should weigh-ins be on fight day?

The ControversyOfficial weigh-ins occur the day before a bout, enabling fighters to rehydrate to their actual weight in the 28-32 hours leading up to the bout. Some fighters, like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, have the process down to a science. While campaigning at middleweight (160 lb limit),...

Boxing nicknames | 40 of the most memorable monikers

Boxers are among the most colorful athletes in the world and, accordingly, have the most creative nicknames. Below is a list of 40 of the greatest nicknames in boxing history: Should we add a few more? Please feel free to add new names in the comments...

Tyson vs Douglas Round 8: No, Mike wasn’t cheated out of victory

The epic February 1990 heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas resulted in one of the biggest upsets in sports history. Douglas, considered a journeyman of sorts by many, would knock out Tyson who was deemed invincible at the time. How big was the Tyson vs...

Mike Tyson nicknames: Popular monikers during his career

He's one of the most popular, most colorful, and most controversial sports figures in history. Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson. Why is Mike Tyson so iconic? He cleaned an otherwise dull division during the 1980s and before other legends such as Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, George Foreman, and Riddick...

Tyson vs Douglas odds: Some lost a fortune

In 2020, ESPN premiered a documentary in its 30 For 30 series titled 42 to 1. The documentary is about the epic February 1990 heavyweight championship fight between Mike Tyson and Buster Douglas which resulted in one of the biggest upsets in sports history.Douglas would KO Tyson who was...

Canelo vs Beterbiev not necessarily off the table?

In April 2021, Eddy Reynoso, head trainer of unified super middleweight champion Saúl 'Canelo' Álvarez (57 -2 -2), insisted his team isn’t scared of Artur Beterbiev (18-0), boxing’s fearsome unified light heavyweight champion.At the time, Alvarez was prepping for his May 8 showdown with Billy Joe Saunders. "It's...

Thunderlips, Stallone and WWE: Did Rocky III profoundly change pro wrestling in U.S.?

In 1980, a little-known wrestler named Terry Bollea, donning the stage name 'Hulk Hogan,' faced goliath Andre 'The Giant' on a pro wrestling card that drew only 1,200 spectators in a building that held 3,500. However, in August of that year, Hogan and Andre would face-off...

Throwing in the towel shouldn’t end a fight: Boxing Rules 101

There's a big misconception in professional boxing that a corner has the power to stop a fight at any time by simply throwing in a towel in the ring. 'Throwing in the towel' is one of the more popular idioms in the English language and an...

Tyson vs Bowe: Exactly why it never happened

Mike Tyson and Riddick "Big Daddy" Bowe were two red hot heavyweights of the 1990s whose paths would never cross. It's not uncommon in boxing for two great fighters in the same division who fought at the same time to have not faced each other.How about George...

Heavy bag tips and warnings (+ video)

Punching the heavy bag is a wonderful way to 1) practice punching and improve technique 2) increase cardio 3) burn calories and lose weight and 4) develop increased punching power in the video below, Johnny from ExpertBoxing.com offers some helpful heavy bags tips. For starters, please keep one...