Money and Mystics: Mayweather v McGregor prediction and preview, plus projections for all this weekend’s boxing

Conor McGregor knows something that the prevailing wisdom has failed to consider. Something that can’t be acquired through two decades spent in the squared circle, billions of pad and heavy bag repetitions or pupilage under the sport’s great practitioners. Mystic Mac knows better than boxing. And punters are buying it. Even if they aren’t quite […]

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Fighting against the rising tide: Manny Pacquiao vs Jeff Horn preview and prediction

Boxing always leaves clues. Little insights foreshadowing the near future. Oscar de la Hoya didn’t get ‘old overnight’ against Manny Pacquiao. Steve Forbes uncovered some hints of the Golden Boy’s deterioration six months previous. Ali and Bernard Hopkins didn’t show up versus Larry Holmes and Joe Smith Jr, hear the bell ring for Round One, […]

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The once and future king: Joshua v Klitschko preview and projection

Timing is everything. In the animal world, those seeking dominance have their fate decided according to timing’s judgment. Individuals use a simple formula to decide when the time is right to challenge the dominant male: When desire to access resources outweighs certain factors – their age, intelligence, strength and fitness – they reach for the […]

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Projections for 17/12 fights

Bernard Hopkins is front and center this Saturday night. Everything else pales in his shadow. A 28 year storied career comes to an end at the Los Angeles Forum when he tackles New York’s own Joe Smith Jr. It’s nothing Hopkins hasn’t seen or experienced before. But he’s really facing father time. And Hopkins is […]

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