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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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Hard-hitting Kovalev back on NBC

Sergey Kovalev fights Lionell Thompson in a light

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The light heavyweight division is really starting to heat up. Newly minted WBC champ Adonis Stevenson made a huge impact on HBO last weekend and all future hall-of-famer Bernard Hopkins does is keep winning.

Unbeaten contender Sergey Kovalev (20-0-1, 18 KOs) has certainly inserted himself into the conversation. He's looking to make another statement on Friday night when he meets Cornelius...

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Kovalev headlines NBC card

Sergey Kovalev fights Lionell Thompson in a light

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The title-fight tripleheader at MSG's Theater isn't the only world class boxing card on tap for Saturday night. NBC Sport Network also airs a pair of 10-rounders that will be televised nationally starting at 9 p.m. The main event pits former world champion Gabriel Campillo (21-4-1, 7 KOs) against Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (19-0-1, 17 KOs) in a light heavyweight showdown. It's a classic...

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Adamek-Cunningham draws nice rating for NBC

Tomasz Adamek (left) stares down Steve Cunningham at

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The NBC fight card featuring heavyweights Tomasz Adamek and Steve Cunningham turned out to be a successful for nearly all involved.

It didn’t work out well for Cunningham, who thought he was robbed. Adamek (48-2, 29 KOs) scored a 116-112, 115-113, 113-115 split-decision win over Cunningham (25-5, 12 KOs). Many observers believed Cunningham deserved the decision.

Cunningham’s plight notwithstanding,...

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