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Q&A: WELTERWEIGHT JOSE BENAVIDEZ JR. HAS A LOT ON THE LINE

Saturday, July 23 welterweight Jose Benavidez Jr (24-0, 16 KO) will face Francisco Santana (24-4-1, 12 KO). Here’s my candid Q&A with the boxer who definitely has something to prove. You’ve come a long way since defeating Herrera and moving up to welterweight. What has been your biggest career challenge since moving up? “I haven’t really had a lot of time

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Jose Benavidez Jr. Wants To Be In The Conversation Of Welterweight Champions

Expectations have always been high for former interim welterweight champion Jose Benavidez Jr. (24-0, 16 KOs). At age 16, he was the youngest ever Golden Gloves Champion. As a result, he was granted a license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission at 17. Today, he’s promoted by Top Rank and trained by the venerable Freddie Roach. At 24, Jose’s skills

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A MANNY’S GOTTA EAT

One of the most unique boxers in history is yet again rewriting his legacy. Manny Pacquiao, 38, is planning to fight later this year, just three months after announcing his retirement, ESPN reported on Tuesday. We last saw Pacquiao in a one sided victory over Timothy Bradley that completed the trilogy of fights between the two. Following a unanimous loss to

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A WIN FOR WOMEN IN SPORTS

I have a great deal of affection for Minor League Baseball. MiLB ballparks provide one of the few family friendly sporting outings in the country. Growing up in the Northeast, I was able to attend a handful of Pawtucket Red Sox games. McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, wasn’t the place I could wantonly wear Yankee gear to the park. However,  I was fortunate enough to

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Right Hand to the Champ: PT 1 An Ordinary Mom’s Complex Journey with Boxer Floyd Mayweather

Quite a bit has been said about the women Floyd Mayweather surrounds himself with. His often volatile relationships with ex-girlfriends, and mothers of his four children have made international headlines. We’ve even been exposed to the “sister-wives”, an outrageous entourage of mostly strippers, who have been seen doing washing the champ in his personal bathtub, and rolling blunts on Showtime’s

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