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Mayweather v Pacquiao – Finally!

by James Oddy (Boxing Correspondent) Las Vegas – Boxing is a truly unique sport. Aside from its very nature, two men or women attempting to knock each other out before they get knocked out, the way it works is baffling. So when the ‘Fight of the Century’ takes place this month, Mayweather vs Pacquiao, it’s unlikely almost anyone inside the 16,000-seater stadium is an average joe. At the time of writing, tickets, allegedly starting at over $3000 for the very worst view, haven’t even been printed, let alone sold to…

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Unleash the FURY

by James Oddy It’s often felt that the health of boxing is measured by the health of its heavy weight division. Johnson, Dempsey, Louis, Marciano, Ali, Frazier, Tyson and Lewis were all household names during their peak. They broke box office records and transcended the sport. The Klitchko brothers, Wladamir and Vitali, have made the division their own in recent years. Perhaps they’ve alienated American and British audiences, but they’ve become icons in Germany and the Ukraine. However, Vitali has retired, and one quarter of the ‘richest prize in sport’…

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Gennady Golovkin – The Baby-Faced Assassin

By James Oddy, Urban Echo boxing reporter Boxing isn’t a straightforward sport. Myriad world champions, governing bodies and rules have led to a waning interest in the sport from the casual fan. This week however changed all that. The announcement that Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, after five or so years of on and off negotiations, has brought the sport kicking and screaming back into the mainstream. Yet, like everything in boxing, nothing is straightforward. The suggestion that the American and the Filipino are the pound for pound top two…

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Cryptic clients knocked out by visit of Amir Khan

Former two time world light welterweight boxing champion, Amir Khan, took time out today to bring his team from the Amir Khan Foundation to learn about the needs and challenges of clients from St George’s Crypt, the well-known charity in Leeds producing solutions for homeless and disadvantaged people from the city and beyond in West Yorkshire. The Amir Khan Foundation – launched in August last year – has been set up to support deprived and disadvantaged children and young people both internationally and nationally. Amir and his team asked Leeds…

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Is Mayweather running business or running scared?

By Qadir Hussain Urban Echo’s boxing columnist, Qadir Hussain, takes a look at the potential fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao and asks the question… Is Mayweather running business, or simply running scared? Any mention of the name Floyd Mayweather Jr is sure to illicit a response. There are those who consider Floyd at the very top of the all-time pound for pound list giving credence to his self proclaimed TBE (the best ever) title whilst there are others who vehemently attack his boxing legacy and reduce his status…

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47 – 0 THE GREATEST EVER?

Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather extended his unbeaten record to 47-0 with an emphatic victory over old foe Marcos Maidana with a dominating performance. The current boxing star silenced his critics with an adroit display of boxing skills that left his opponent often frustrated throughout the eagerly anticipated rematch in Las Vegas on 14 September. Though the 37-year old champion won the unanimous decision, he was far from his best and at the start of the fight looked as though he may be in for a rough ride against his rugged Argentinian…

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