Category Archives: Columns

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Super Middleweight: The Land Without A King

By Jake Collins (@MelancholyFolly)  Super Middleweight: the gladiatorial arena with a 168 pound limit bestowed upon all combatants. For a long time, this realm was ruled with absolute conviction by…

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Hell Hath No Fury!

Is The Gypsy King about to reclaim his crowns? The supposed return of Tyson Fury to boxing has taken well over two years, his return to a boxing ring may…

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2017 Awards: Fighter of the Year

This past year has giving us some memorable fights and some breakout fighters, making it quite difficult to pick just one Fighter of the Year, but we did. So check…

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2017 Awards: Fight of the Year

Award season. Yup, it’s that time of year again… So here is the FirstClassBoxing team picks for ‘Fight of the Year’. Andrew McCart – Roman Gonzalez Vs. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai My fight…

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HBO’s Montreal Card Round-Up

By Jake Collins (@MelancholyFolly) When you glanced down the fight list and observed the 3 main fights, you’d reasonably be able to make a stake for any fighter winning their…

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Saunders Vs. Lemieux: Who Wins?

In the early hours of Sunday morning, one of Britain’s finest but most unpopular boxers will climb into the ring against the hugely lauded David Lemieux. It might be safe…

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James DeGale – What’s Next?

By Jake Collins (@MelancholyFolly) If you found yourself in a certain bar in East London over the weekend, you could have treated the new IBF Super Middleweight World champion to…

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A World Record, A Leprechaun and World Titles – A Night in Belfast

By Jake Collins (@MelancholyFolly) Carl Frampton headed the bill to a vociferous Belfast crowd last night and it was an incredibly enjoyable card indeed. We got underway with world title…

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Hearn’s Plan to Conquer American Boxing Falls Short on First Attempt

By Dallas Orysiuk (@Chargers204) Last night, Eddie Hearn headlined his first major show in America. It was a triple header, featuring unbeaten Cletus Seldin, Jarell Miller, and Daniel Jacobs, in…

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Statement Made: Josh Taylor Stops Miguel Vazquez Via 9th Round TKO

By Tony McLean (@tony_mclean92) Josh Taylor retains his WBC Silver super-lightweight title against former world champion – the hardened veteran Miguel Vazquez with a stunning 9th round KO victory in…