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Mayweather and the 10 best undefeated fighters

With Mayweather 45-0 and looking as dominant as ever, one begins to wonder if there's anyone on his radar that could truly test him over the final years of his career. If not, where does he rate among the best undefeated fighters to ever lace gloves?

The IBHOF and its inductions that have yet to come

Who's getting a call to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the years to come? Who has been overlooked over time? Learn about all of that and more in this comprehensive breakdown.

Mandatory Eight Count - The Quick and the Dead

Pacquiao in Dallas Stadium; Valero exhumed; Victor Ortiz trying to rehabilitate his image and more

Mandatory Eight Count: Purse Bids for Naught

Golovkin-Mundine sent to bids; Collazo-Aydin off; Mayweather's camp in deep water

Edwin Valero: Haunting The Edges by Jeff Pryor of The Boxing Bulletin There is a man who's legend...

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Edwin Valero: Haunting The Edges by Jeff Pryor of The Boxing Bulletin There is a man who's legend has grown in the recesses of the sport of boxing. A man who haunts the edges of the spotlight like a spectre. His face, gaunt, rigid and intense, lips curling back in fury as he pummels opponents into the mat; something he has done nineteen times in the first round of a fight. Of the other seven fighters he has faced; men who managed to survive those opening salvos and make it through to further stanzas, none have heard the final bell toll. Twenty six opponents were gunned down by a dark messenger, whose very appearance evokes some demonic, pagan warrior; a tuft of hair on his chin, wild twists of hair, and intense eyes that seem to be both empty and leering as they witness the carnage he delivers to each felled fighter... That was the opening to an article I began, but did not finish, prior to Edwin Valero's matchup with Antonio DeMarco earlier this year. Rereading it now, a little chill runs up my back, for I remember particularly penning the passages there and having one word running through my head over and over with which I could think of to evoke what it was to see Valero in the heat of a fight... Read the rest here...

Edwin Valero: Haunting The Edges

Haunting the edges, the life and death of boxer Edwin Valero.

The Fight Network talks about Edwin Valero and tragic murder of his wife and his suicide.

The Fight Network talks about Edwin Valero and tragic murder of his wife and his suicide.

The Horrific End for Edwin Valero

Edwin Valero was a vicious fighter in the ring. Outside of it, his demons led to a heinous end.

Was Boxing Partly At Fault For Valero's Madness?

by Dafydd Thomas of The Boxing Tribune In February 2001, Edwin Valero was involved in a near fatal motorbike accident in which he fractured his skill and had surgery to remove a blood clot. Had he been wearing a helmet, his injuries would not be half as severe. Despite the life threatening injury, El Inca was cleared by Venezuelan doctors to begin his professional boxing career. Three years and twelve first-round knockouts later, Valero signed with Golden Boy Promotions and was heavily tagged as the next big star. His recklessly aggressive style and consistent offense was reminiscent of Pipino Cuevas, who made the most of his abilities to successfully defend his WBA welterweight title eleven times before Thomas Hearns ended his champion run. But his chances of emulating Cuevas’ achievements were slim when an MRI scan exploited the full extent of his injuries. He had the most traumatic of brain irregularity, a tear inside the cranium, which is the most fragile part of the brain and thus ending all chance of capturing an American boxing license to appear on the planned HBO Boxing After Dark card. With the strict safety regulations in the sport, Valero should not have been able to continue with his condition. Read more...
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