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Cuban Boxing and the WBA

Cuban Boxing and the WBA

23 May, 2016

Deciding to become a professional boxer is always difficult and if you were born in Cuba, where professional boxing has been ...

Hagler’s fight with Thomas Hearns in 1985 is among the greatest three rounds in boxing history. (Photo: Will Hart/HBO)

Marvelous: Marvin Hagler Turns 62

23 May, 2016

“I miss being punched. Seriously, I really loved the art of boxing.”—Marvin Hagler Former middleweight champion Marvelous Marvin Hagler ...

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“Hands of Stone” Hits Cannes Film Festival

08 May, 2016

Roberto Durán’s life was a movie before it was made into a movie. Born Roberto Durán Samaniego in Guararé, ...

When Arguello finally retired in 1995 after 26 years of active duty, his record was 77-8 with 62 KOs. (Photo: Courtesy)

Remembering Alexis Arguello

19 April, 2016

On April 19, 1952, 64 years ago today, Andres Alexis Arguello Bohorquez was born in Barrio Monseñor Lezcano, Managua, ...

Oscar De La Hoya turns 43 today, and the WBA wishes the Hall of Famer all the best and many more. (Photo: John Keaton)

Happy Birthday, Golden Boy

04 February, 2016

Oscar De La Hoya turns 43 today, and the WBA wishes the Hall of Famer all the best and ...

Although he never fought, Dundee was a master motivator, one of the ring’s great psychologists. (Photo: Al Satterwhite)

Remembering Angelo Dundee

01 February, 2016

“Muhammad Ali is Muhammad Ali, and compared to him all other men are earthlings.”—Angelo Dundee Angelo Dundee, one of ...

“Alexis was a giant,” said Sr. Mendoza, “a man who gave everything inside and outside the ring.”

Gilberto Jesus Mendoza and Alexis Arguello

30 January, 2016

At a special event Thursday afternoon in Managua, Nicaragua, Deputy Mayor Enrique Armas honored Gilberto Mendoza and his son, ...

“Like Muhammad Ali puts it, we are all—black and brown and poor—victims of the same system of oppression.” (Photo: AP)

Two Kings of the World

19 January, 2016

“Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.”—Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. They were both proud sons ...

Dempsey-Carpentier was the first fight sanctioned by the National Boxing Association, the precursor to the WBA.

Dempsey-Carpentier Revisited

02 July, 2015

“I was one of those hungry fighters. You could have hit me on the chin with a sledgehammer for ...

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Marvelous Marvin Hagler versus Thomas Hearns 30 year anniversary

15 April, 2015

Marvelous Marvin Hagler called it his most memorable fight and the “highlight of his career.” Hagler knocked out Thomas ...

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