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UNDER SATURN: Johnny Tapia 1967-2012

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Johnny Tapia had been killing himself—off and on, now and then, here and there—for years. Addicted to drugs, to prizefighting, to adrenalin rushes, and, finally, addicted to near-death experiences, Tapia was a junkie in a way that most junkies are not. Like a phoenix he rose from the ashes more often than anyone has a right to. Finally, he got it right. Or Death did. Between his battles with a beckoning grave, Tapia lived between the ropes. Call his sordid life a waste if you want; but for some of us, maybe, it was a gift. From The Cruelest Sport

Canelo vs Kirkland Likely Again For 9/15, Mandatory Title Defense

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Erislandy Lara, James Kirkland, and Vanes Martirosyan all want to face Canelo Alvarez, but it appears Kirkland will get the September 15 fight. Bad Left Hook has more.

Paul Williams: A Tragic End, A Proud Career

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Paul Williams' boxing career was cut short due to a motorcycle accident that has left him paralyzed from the waist down, but he can be proud of the legacy he leaves behind. Bad Left Hook has more.

Audley Harrison is an Option for David Price States Frank Maloney

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Audley Harrison could be a possible opponent for recently crowned British & Commonwealth Champion David Price.

Carl Froch Establishes Spot at 168: Boxing Rankings For May 29

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Carl Froch is the clear No. 2 man in the world at super middleweight following his big win over Lucian Bute. Bad Left Hook has more in this week's boxing rankings update.

Paul Williams 'Likely Paralyzed' After Motorcycle Crash

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Paul Williams may be paralyzed from the waist down following a motorcycle crash near Atlanta. Bad Left Hook has more.

Sergio Martinez Not Expecting to Fight Chavez Jr, Despite Agreement

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Sergio Martinez has a signed agreement, but still doesn't expect to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Bad Left Hook has more.

Johnny Tapia Found Dead at 45

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Johnny Tapia has been found dead at age 45. Bad Left Hook has more.

Pick'em Game: Season 12 - Week 1 Standings

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The latest standings in the Bad Left Hook pick'em game.

Carl Froch: "If Andre Ward Fights Me When I'm Firing on All Cylinders, He's Getting Battered"

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Carl Froch speaks out on his win over Lucian Bute and possible rematches with Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler. Bad Left Hook has more.

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