Boxing Legend “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler dies at 66

from the Associated Press: Marvin Hagler, the middleweight boxing great whose title reign and career ended with a split-decision loss to “Sugar” Ray Leonard in 1987, died Saturday. He was 66. Wife Kay G. Hagler confirmed the death on Facebook on the verified Marvelous Marvin Hagler Fan Club page. “I am sorry to make a very sad announcement,” she wrote. “Today unfortunately my beloved husband Marvelous Marvin passed away unexpectedly at his home here in New Hampshire. Our family requests that you respect our privacy during this difficult time.” Hagler…

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Former heavyweight . champion Leon Spinks passes away at age 67

From ESPN: Leon Spinks, who surprised the boxing world by beating Muhammad Ali for the world heavyweight title in 1978, died Friday night at age 67, according to the Firm PR, which represents him. Spinks had been diagnosed with prostate and other cancers. The St. Louis native, who won a gold medal as a light heavyweight at the 1976 Olympics, was just 13 months and eight fights into his pro boxing career when he stepped into a ring against Ali on Feb. 15, 1978, in Las Vegas. But Spinks —…

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The Pacquiao camp says McGregor bout being considered

Despite his comments to the affirmative earlier on Friday, a Conor McGregor v Manny Pacquiao match is not set in stone. Representatives for legendary boxer Manny Pacquiao said Friday that he is considering a bout with MMA star Connor McGregor, and that it would be a “tremendous global event.” Gibbons confirmed the two sides were a “long way” from coming to terms on a fight but that “it is (definitely) one of the fights being considered for the Senator’s return in 2020.” Pacquiao, 41, has not been in the ring…

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Connor McGregor says he is boxing Manny Pacquiao

from Ariel Helwani of ESPN UFC star Conor McGregor is in serious talks to fight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, but the bout isn’t a done deal yet, McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN on Friday. McGregor said Friday on Twitter that he is “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.” The McGregor-Pacquiao boxing match would take place in late December or early January, said Attar, who represents both fighters. The Middle East is one of a few locations being discussed to host the fight, he added. Attar recently told ESPN he…

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Mikey Garcia defeats Robert Easter, Jr. to unify lightweight titles, wants Errol Spence Jr. next

Saturday night Mikey Garcia made strides toward putting his name in the conversation for top pound-for-pound fighters with his unification of lightweight titles with his defeat of previously unbeaten Robert Easter Jr.in unanimous fashion ( 116-111, 117-110, 118-109) . After a slow start, Garcia seemed to eventually solve the problem of the 5-inch height and 8-inch reach advantages that Easter Jr. had. Garcia’s power counter punching sent Easter Jr. to the canvas in the third with a straight right/left hook combination. I like to stay patient early on and figure…

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Men’s UA x Muhammad Ali SpeedForm® Phenom Training Shoes

The deal that The Greatest inked with the Baltimore, MD based athletic company back in February of this year has now added footwear to its lineup in the form of the SpeedForm Phenom trainer. This shoe features a white ArmourVent™ upper with UA branding on the lateral heel , and “THE GREATEST’ across the tongue that sits atop a black midsole. A blue tinted translucent outsole rounds out this performance focused sneaker. You can pick up a pair of the Under Armour SpeedForm Phenom currently here.      

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