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  1. Cliff Rold does excellent previews - here's tonight's big one - my pick is Ward - just a gut feeling and not based on anything else - a pick'em fight for me Sat Nov 19, 2016 Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward: Pre-Fight Report Card by Cliff Rold Four years ago, having gone through the Super Six minefield and becoming the first man to stop then lineal light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson in a super middleweight title fight, Andre Ward looked like the heir apparent. Following the wild round robin years of the 1980s
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    Hilmer Kenty

    Kronk’s Hilmer Kenty - From AAU to WBA Champion! Interview By Ken Hissner, Doghouse Boxing (Jan 31, 2011) From 1972 to 1976 the amateurs in the US were as good as any in the entire world. Detroit’s Hilmer Kenty would spar with Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns in the Kronk Gym and then fight the likes of “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Aaron “The Hawk” Pryor and Howard Davis, Jr. That was just to win either the AAU or Golden Gloves titles. A boxer had to be exceptional in those days and Kenty was exceptional! “I fought Aaron Pryor 7 times. He defeated Pryor for the US Championship in 1976 bu
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    Peter Mathebula

    Terror's special place in history by Ron Jackson 16/08/2012, 12:44 Peter Mathebula earned himself a special place in SA boxing history when he won the WBA flyweight title in 1980. The date was December 13, and Mathebula beat Tae Shik Kim from South Korea on points in the Olympic Arena in Los Angeles to take the belt. Mathebula, who was born on July 3, 1952 and spent his early years in the Mohlakeng Township near Randfontein in Gauteng, became the first black South African to win a world title. Only three other South Africans – Willie Smith, Arnold Taylor and Vic Toweel – we
  4. THE CRAZY WORLD OF LIVINGSTONE BRAMBLE : Snakes, Dogs, Voodoo--He Even Has His Manager a Little Punchy February 16, 1985 RICHARD HOFFER | Times Staff Writer RENO — Livingstone Bramble is angry with the media because all they want to do is write about an eccentric, a kid who trains with a boa constrictor named Dog around his neck and whose most beloved companion is a pit bull terrier named Snake. It's like this: You hire a witch doctor for just one fight--what if it does turn out that Dr. Doo was a high school basketball coach--and nobody lets you forget it for the rest of your li
  5. U.S. boxing promoter Don King, right, honors Denis Lebedev, of Russia, after the WBA cruiserweight world championship title bout between Lebedev and Guillermo Jones, of Panama, in Moscow, Russia, on Friday, May 17, 2013. Jones knocked out Lebedev in the 11th round But that eye area is jacked up, might need a little ice...