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Boxing and music intersect in the Bronx

Muhammad Ali, right, winces as Ken Norton hits

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There is a cool event Saturday that combines the culture of music and the sport of boxing. Leon Gast, who won an Oscar for his documentary about the Muhammad Ali-George Foreman fight,  and hall-of-fame boxer Carlos Ortiz will be participating panel discussions. Here's a press release about the day:

* On Saturday, Sept. 20, the Bronx Music Heritage Center – part of the Women’s Housing...

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The boxing bookshelf

Boxers Nonito Donaire, left, and Guillermo Rigondeaux pose

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Here are three offerings for your summer reading list.

Author Brin-Jonathan Butler traveled to three different countries, a dozen states and watched thousands of rounds of boxing in pursuit of this story. The result is 192 pages of thoroughly-reported and carefully crafted prose that makes up "A Cuban Boxer's Journey: Guillermo Rigondeaux, From Castro's Traitor To American Champion."...

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Predictions: Pacquiao-Bradley II

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2014 file

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The rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley takes place Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The bout will be televised by HBO PPV. Here are predictions from the media.

It's another nail-biter with Pacquiao and Bradley waging a fight of the year type bout. I just think Bradley is on the upswing, swelling with confidence after his two recent wins while Pacquiao is on the...

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Two boxing films in Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival

Mike Tyson arrives, knuckles and all, at the

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A pair of boxing films will anchor the eighth annual Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival this year.

"Champs," directed by Bert Marcus, explores how some of the top boxers used boxing to pull themselves out of poverty and features Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and Bernard Hopkins. Additionally, the world premiere of "Maravilla"  directed by Juan Pablo Cadaveira, chronicles the story of Argentine...

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Manny Pacquiao looks for redemption vs. Tim Bradley

Manny Pacquiao, left of the Philippines, and Tim

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A veteran fighter like Manny Pacquiao should know better. So should his trainer Freddie Roach.

Never let a match go to the scorecards if you can help it.

In the first Pacquiao-Tim Bradley fight, Bradley prevailed in what was considered by most boxing fans and media members a controversial decision (115-113, 115-113, 113-115).

Throughout the sport’s history there has been controversial...

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Amir Khan vs. Luis Collazo highlights Mayweather-Maidana undercard

Amir Khan of Great Britain celebrates after defeating

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How quickly things can change in sports.

In February, Amir Khan made disparaging remarks about Floyd Mayweather Jr. because the undefeated welterweight decided to fight Marcos Maidana.

“I felt very disrespected by his team,” Khan tweeted last month about his negotiations with Mayweather. “I wasted my time.”

Khan said later in an interview with Beyond the Gloves that he would...

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Patrick Day and Joe Smith win at Aviator

Patrick Day (R) beats Duane King at the

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Junior middleweight prospect Patrick Day emerged victorious again, scoring a first-round knockout over Duane King in a scheduled six-round bout Friday night on Lou DiBella's latest Broadway Boxing card at the Aviator Sports and Events Center in Brooklyn.

The Freeport native improved to 7-0-1 (4 KOs) after dropping King with a left hook 39 seconds into the bout. It’s the second straight win...

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Tomasz Adamek to face Vyacheslav Glazkov on NBC Sports

Boxing promoter Don King, left, congratulates Tomaz Adamek,

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When two fighters step into the ring, they learn something about each other. Be it sparring, or a real fight, opinions are formed, subtleties are noted. 

This Saturday, former cruiserweight world champion Tomasz Adamek (49-2, 29 KOs) will fight Vyacheslav Glazkov (16-0-1, 11 KOs) in a 12-round IBF heavyweight title eliminator. The bout will take place at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethlehem,...

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Bernard Hopkins continues to defy father time

IBF Light Heavyweight World Champion Bernard Hopkins, holds

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Bernard Hopkins is looking to become the oldest fighter in boxing history to unify the major championship belts. But the “Alien”, who holds the IBF light heavyweight title, says his march toward history is not being done strictly for self-gratification.

Hopkins, 49, talked about fulfilling a legacy that can be talked about for generations with reporters at a press conference in Washington...

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Video: Canelo vs. Angulo keys to victory

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Canelo

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Canelo Alvarez (42-1-1) returns to the ring for the first time since suffering the first loss of his career to Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September. Alvarez will take on Alfredo Angulo on Saturday at the MGM Grand on SHOWTIME pay-per-view....

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