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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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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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HBO's Gatti-Ward docu is a must-see

Arturo Gatti throws a right to Micky Ward

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An argument can be made that the essence of boxing has always been summed up in three words: Gatti vs. Ward.

The Arturo “Thunder” Gatti and “Irish” Micky Ward trilogy, perhaps the most entertaining, if not greatest saga in boxing history, was captured in a very insightful way by HBO in its documentary “Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward."

The Gatti-Ward trilogy, fought in...

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Freeport's Patrick Day to fight June 29

Freeport's Patrick Day gets ready by shadow boxing

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From an under the radar amateur to a hot prospect, Freeport’s Patrick Day is fast becoming the fighter everyone is going to want to see in a few years.

His amateur record of 75-5 is nothing to overlook. Neither is his list of awards, including the 2012 152-pound USA Boxing National Championship, the 2012 PAL National Championship and the 2012 Golden Gloves title.

Day’s skills will be...

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Yuri Foreman set for return

Yuri Foreman (L) and Miguel Cotto (R) pose

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After a near two-year absence from the ring, former WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman (pictured left) makes his return.

Foreman (28-2, 8 KOs), who captured the attention of the boxing world after a strong performance against Miguel Cotto at Yankee Stadium in June, 2010, will take on Brandon Baue (12-8, 10 KOs) on Lou DiBella’s card at B.B Kings Blues Club on Jan. 23.

Foreman,...

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Martinez vs. Chavez Jr. on September 15

WBC middleweight Diamond champion Sergio Martinez of Argentina

If you let Sergio Martinez tell the story, the only reason WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is in the position he’s in is because of his name. Chavez Jr. is the son of former Mexican great Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

Martinez (pictured) hasn’t tried to hide his disdain for Chavez.

“It is very simple. I cannot accept the fact he is world champion,” Martinez said. “The only...

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