Category Archives: Columns

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A Look at 5 Potential Asia Vs. UK Bouts for 2017

The power of boxing has been changing in recent years and we’ve moved a long way from seeing almost every major fight taking place in the US. In fact in…

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Anticipation for 2017: A Year That Will Put Boxing Back on the Map

By: Dallas Orysiuk (@Chargers204) After 2016 has come to a close and doing some reflection; 2016 was a quiet but entertaining year for boxing. We had slugfests like Orlando Salido…

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FirstClassBoxing Awards 2016: Article of the Year

In 2016, FirstClassBoxing’s team of writers provided outstanding work that included several updates, interviews, live coverage, press releases, predictions, and columns. In recognizing the work of the writers, it was…

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FirstClassBoxing Awards 2016: Upset of the Year

Andrew McCart (@Andy-FCBoxing) When a top level fighter fights a low level fighter, sometimes that low level fighter is called a ‘cab driver’. So, my upset of the year goes…

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FirstClassBoxing 2016 Awards: Knockout of the Year

Andrew McCart (@Andy_FCBoxing) My 2016 Knockout of the Year was Hassan N’Dam’s destructive knockout of Venezuela’s Alfonso Blanco earlier this month. With just 22 seconds gone in the first round,…

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FirstClassBoxing Awards 2016: Fight of the Year

This year has given us a number of ‘Fight of the Year’ candidates. So have a look who the FirstClassBoxing team have picked for their ‘Fight of the Year’. Andrew…

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FirstClassBoxing 2016 Awards: Prospect of the Year

Who is the standout prospect of the year in world boxing? Who has impressed in his first year or two in the paid ranks? Who will be looking to fight…

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FirstClassBoxing Awards: 2016 Fighter of the Year

Some years you have just one fighter who has stood head and shoulders above the rest, making it easy to pick your fighter of the year. But 2016 has produced…

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Five Fighter of the Year Candidates

By Alex Beard (@alex_beard17) 2016 is quickly coming to a close, and for many it’s been a polarizing year in the sport of boxing. While there are those who view…

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Contextualising: Beginning of a Legacy or the Roaring of the Hype Machine ?

By Jake Collins (@MelancholyFolly) When analysing a fighter or indeed a fight, one of the most crucial (though criminally underused) things to take into consideration is context. A fact may…