Tag: Boxing

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America break down the news of Maine and Nevada refusing to join the popular vote pact to change presidential elections. Michael Avenatti is on his way to losing his license to practice law. And Baltimore’s Mayor wants criminals to swap bullets for boxing gloves. More

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City Journal managing editor Paul Beston joins Matthew Hennessey to discuss Paul’s new book, The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring. For much of the twentieth century, boxing was one of the country’s most popular sports. Even long after the sport’s heyday, the men who dominated the ring still hold a place in American culture. More

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Boring. Uneventful. Overpriced. That was the general consensus, especially among casual viewers, of boxing’s recent super fight. Mayweather-Pacquiao generated 4.4 million PPV buys, shattering boxing’s previous records for viewership and gross earnings. Despite its runaway promotional and financial success, built on five years of hype and anticipation, most fans were extremely disappointed; the fight lacked […]

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Mitt Romney, will participate in a boxing match for charity. Romney said that it would be a lot “better to provide this kind of entertainment rather than just have dinner and listen to speakers.” More

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What if ,after winning the NFC championship, the then-reigning world champion Seattle Seahawks decided, “You know, that Tom Brady guy is pretty good, so instead of playing the Patriots we are going to play against the New York Jets in the Super Bowl.” The fans wouldn’t like it and the league wouldn’t allow it. That, however, is exactly how the sport of boxing works.

When I was growing up in the ’70s and ’80s, boxing was my favorite sport. Fights were on TV all the time and the heavyweight division was packed with talent. The first Rocky movie came out when I was 11 and after that my friends and I started putting on the gloves and pounding on each other in my basement. Fearing a lawsuit, my father told me I would have to go to a real gym if I wanted to box.

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