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45 Greatest Fighters of the Last 45 Years – 8: Lennox Lewis

In the storied history of the heavyweight division, there haven’t been many who have had the offensive skills possessed by Lennox Lewis. Not only is Lewis one of the most skilled heavyweight boxers who ever lived, he also was that rare commodity in boxing; a man who avoided no one and took on all challengers….

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45 Greatest Fighters Of The Last 45 Years – 12: Evander “Real Deal” Holyfield

I still remember the 1984 Los Angeles Summer Olympic Games like it was yesterday. The Soviet bloc nations boycotted the games in retaliation for the United States boycotting the 1980 Moscow Summer Games, which, minus the perennial great Cuban boxing team, enabled the American team to win nine gold medals. They should’ve won 10 if…

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45 Greatest Fighters Of The Last 45 Years – 15: Michael Spinks

Coming out of the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Michael Spinks was content on taking care of his mother and supporting his brother Leon’s pro career while working at a St. Louis chemical factory despite winning a gold medal like Leon did. This all changed in 1978 after Leon lost the world heavyweight title back…

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Junior Dos Santos and the track record of AEW guest appearances

In its near three year history, All Elite Wrestling has had a good amount of guest appearances on both their weekly Dynamite show and on pay-per-views.  Looking at their track record so far, they’ve handled the celebrities with respect and put them into positions enabling them to succeed. It’s a short time-based window compared to…

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AEW and WWE Ratings Report: AEW Dynamite Does Third Highest Viewership

The big news As evidenced by the title, Dynamite had a huge week for ratings. But it wasn’t only them. All four major AEW and WWE shows were up; significantly in most cases. The return of fans along with big matches upcoming has wrestling feeling hotter than it has in years. With rumors of main…

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Part Two of Mike Tyson: The Knockout Is Worth Watching

As awful and uneven as part one of ABC’s Mike Tyson: The Knockout was, part two was the exact opposite. Part two (which you can watch on ABC’s website) did an incredible job of covering his career from the alleged rape of Desiree Washington to a never before seen interview of Tyson. Part one thoroughly…

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Part One Of Mike Tyson: The Knockout Was Anything But A Knockout

Last year ESPN scored huge ratings with the multipart Michael Jordan: The Last Dance. In an attempt to replicate that same success, last Monday night ABC, the network arm of ESPN/Disney, premiered the first part of Mike Tyson: The Knockout. It was anything but a knockout. The vast majority of Mike Tyson fans know the…

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45 Greatest Fighters Of The Last 45 Years – 42. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson is probably the biggest what if in boxing history. What if Cus D’Amato hadn’t died? What if Kevin Rooney would’ve never been let go as his trainer? What if Tyson had rejected Don King’s advances that led to taking control of his career? One thing is for certain, change all three scenarios and…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 10. James “Buster” Douglas Vs Mike Tyson

James “Buster Douglas” Vs Mike Tyson February 11, 1990 Tokyo, Japan Venue: Tokyo Dome I remember being 13 years old and telling my father the night Larry Holmes defended his world heavyweight title against Renaldo Snipes that this fight was going to be a one-sided mismatch. My father explained to me that when two big…

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Greatest Knockouts in Boxing History: 13. Mike Tyson Vs Trevor Berbick

Mike Tyson Vs Trevor Berbick November 22, 1986 Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: Hilton Hotel Going into his fight against WBC heavyweight champion Trevor Berbick, the 20-year-old Mike Tyson had fought an astounding 27 times in less than two years as a pro. He was also the hottest young star in pop culture alongside the 23-year-old…

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