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By Rudy Mondragon On Saturday November 8th, 2014, Bernard Hopkins stepped into the ring for the 64th time. Another historic night for Bernard for at the age of 49, two months shy from turning a half century young, Hopkins fought for not one but three championship belts. Already the oldest man to capture and defend championships belts, Bernard […]

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No, B-hop is not the latest dance craze.  It isn’t a poor attempt at rapping either.  Bernard Hopkins is, simply, the ageless one. I’m not going to sit here and list all of his accolades, records, etc. This here is simply my commentary about a man who has surpassed all expectations, especially at his age. […]

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Another great fight coming up with Golovkin vs Rubio (trained by Robert Garcia) and Donaire vs Walters, promising a scintillating fight night in the always-game venue and audience of the Stubhub Center in Carson, California. These two fights are interesting in that the there’s an obvious favorite by boxing pundits, and a recognizable name in […]

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By Rudy Mondragon What else is new? Orlando Salido (42-12-2, 29 KOs) steps into the ring and wins in exciting fashion. The man with the short end of the stick last night was worthy contender, Terdsak Kokietgym (53-5-1, 33 KOs) from Thailand. Both came out swinging in the first round and Terdsak was able to earn the […]

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I ignored the buzz of my phone as I was enjoying my birthday dinner at Altura in Seattle, as my future wife reached for hers and asked, “Do you want to know?” I responded knowingly, looking at the clock and noticing it was around an hour past fight time, “Nah, I know.” Coming into the fight […]

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Floyd “Money” Mayweather (46-0, 26 KOs) will take on “El Chino” Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) for a second time in Las Vegas Nevada. In their first match, El Chino came out strong, but a little to fast. He burned out, gaining early success, until Mayweather dominated the second half of the fight, ultimately winning via majority […]

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By Rudy Mondragon Juan Manuel Lopez (34-5, 31 KOs) was brutally knocked out in the second round by Jesus Marcelo Andres Cuellar (25-1, 19 KOs) in Las Vegas at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. Lopez looked like damaged goods. He is a fighter who has not recovered from the beatings he received from Orlando […]

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By Rudy Mondragon Berto Comeback  Andre Berto made his way back to the ring after a year of inactivity and two loses (Soto Karass and Robert Guerrero). Two things were learned from this fight. 1) Andre Berto appears to be the same as before and has not shown much improvement since working with Virgil Hunter. 2) […]

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What’s up BMB Fam! This post is dedicated to the upset this past weekend that still had me deep in thought about matchups and what makes a match so exciting. I’m definitely new to the Kell Brook bandwagon but was thoroughly impressed by the Sheffield Steel he unsheathed upon the game Shawn Porter. I was […]

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By Rudy Mondragon  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania has a rich boxing history. It is home to some of the rawest fighters the boxing scene has ever seen. From the hard punching Bennie Briscoe to hall of famers like Joey Giardello and Philly’s forever Heavyweight Champion, Joe Frazier. The list of old timers and modern day fighters from Philly can […]

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