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“For Jacobs, a win over “Kid Chocolate” would make him a fighter before all else, and relegate his short-circuiting at the hands of Pirog, to the past it had long resided in. For Quillin, 159, a win Saturday would confirm what had been evident despite the vitriol and ridicule: that for all his buffoonery, he remained one of the best fighters in his division. At 1:25 of the first round, Jacobs was validated. As for Quillin? Of what he has become more will be said later.”

Read Territorial Rights: Danny Jacobs TKO1 Peter Quillin on The Cruelest Sport.

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“Wladimir Klitschko relinquished his grip on the heavyweights division at the ESPIRIT Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany, yesterday, dropping a unanimous decision to regicidal court jester Tyson Fury. After a decade of dominance rivalled only by that of his sibling, Klitschko finally turned in a performance that belied his years; his feeble showing against Fury reflecting more the weariness of an aging champion than the youthful belligerence of the challenger. And if that is giving short shrift to Fury, let his future prove as much.”

Read A Forgettable Defeat: Tyson Fury W12 Wladimir Klitschko on The Cruelest Sport.

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“While boxing has a tendency to lay waste to logic, there are rare instances where it enforces it as well. Such was the case at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Saturday night, where Saul Alvarez won a unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto, and both men scored victories over the either/or argument. Very little in life is so rigid as to permit no positioning between extremes, and Cotto-Alvarez was no different.”

Read Hard Logic: Saul Alvarez W12 Miguel Cotto on The Cruelest Sport.


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