Boxing Features and Stories

Paul Williams to launch Boxing City Radio

Former two-division world champion Paul Williams will kick off Boxing City Radio on 4/15 at 8 PM ET to discuss his time away from the sport and how he stays active in boxing with his charity organization, The Paul Williams Foundation. Boxing City Radio will be available exclusively on FightNews.com with offline access on www.Boxing.city, Mixlr, SoundCloud and on iTunes. The show is broadcasted on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month at 8 PM ET.

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Is James DeGale's time now?

As much as it pains me to write this and anyone to read it, James Degale (20-1) can’t be ignored anymore. Talented charismatic and outspoken, he has all the attributes to be liked and willed on, but it’s never really happened for James. His battle and subsequent defeat to George Groves (21-2) triggered a slide that not even his biggest detractors could have predicted. There was little sympathy. It was hard (and sometimes still is) to like the brashness, the vanity and sometimes the sheer bluntness of Degale. Yet no one can deny that this has been an incredible comeback, culminating into potentially the biggest moment in his career a chance to dethrone current WBC middleweight champion Andre Dirrell (24-1).

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MAY 2 WILL CROWN WELTERWEIGHT KING AND MAY LAUNCH PAC INTO BOXING HISTORY

The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, an independent, international, noncommercial rankings organization, announces that the winner of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.–Manny Pacquiao fight on May 2 will be crowned the true welterweight champion of the world. The 44-member board, representing 16 countries and five continents, does not acknowledge the various belts passed off as “world championships” and therefore does not acknowledge “unification” as anything more than hype.

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The most underrated fighter in the world today

It’s easy to think that after Sergey Kovalevs victory over Jean Pascal that he would warrant some more column inches, perhaps a few replays of his fight and if he was really good perhaps an interview of two, but as the weekend ended there was a certain passiveness, a shrug almost at hearing that the American based Russian had won again, and had stopped his opponent.

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Top 10 Pound for Pound Rankings

1.Gennady Golovkin (32-0)

The current middleweight king and arguably the most feared man in boxing, Golovkin has quietly gone about his business beating into submission world level operators and announcing himself to a worldwide audience. His Impressive victories against Matthew Macklin (31-6) and Martin Murray (29-2) suggest that a change in weight class is the only viable option for the American based Kazak.

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