When You Talk Boxing, You’re Talking Mayweather

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By Pat Quinn: Swift isn’t the appropriate alias for Jarrett Hurd. April 7th, 2018 was his night, and we’re all looking forward to his next step. Hurd has earned his own article, but it’ll be saved for another day.

When Floyd Mayweather wants to stir the pot – he grabs attention. Todd DuBoef and Top Rank’s mention during his interview with Jim Gray, grabbed mine. Vasyl Lomachenko and Gervonta Davis? The proposal of that fight speaks volumes.

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Maybe, Maybe Not – Robert Easter Jr.

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By Pat Quinn: Robert Easter Jr. is ready to kick in the door of the lightweight division. Avoided or overlooked is open to interpretation. In the toughest of his career, he hasn’t looked past Javier Fortuna. The media has done enough of that for him. Easter isn’t a big talker, he engages just enough to promote himself, and elevate the interest level of the fight. He has been pumping unification since he earned the strap from the IBF in 2016. Both guys made it clear, they’d rather be squaring off with Mikey Garcia. They’re going to have to get on line. On Saturday, they’ll be in the ring together, and looking to make a statement.

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2017: Prosperity in Pugilism

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By Pat Quinn: 2017, a year for the true boxing heads. In the same breath, it was an opportunity for casual fans to recognize what this scene has to offer. HBO and Showtime will review the past 365 days, and hit us with the same elite level analysis they provide fight after fight.

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Tipping the cap to Miguel Cotto

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By Pat Quinn: Miguel Cotto’s legacy has long been cemented, and the final fight week of his career is upon us. By now, eyebrows have lowered with the choice of opponent. Sadam Ali has been talked and written about enough. The rumblings of Cotto’s protection have loomed since I started following the sport. However, we all know his accolades speak for themselves.

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