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AFTERMATH: Maidana-Morales, Ishida-Kirkland, Guerrero-Katsidis, Justifying Sadism, & Weekend "Upsets"

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Erik Morales, who shocked just about everybody by pushing Marcos Maidana to the edge in losing a majority decision over 12 frenetic rounds at the MGM Grand on Saturday night, has been the subject of so many platitudes, truisms, and clichés over the last few days that a sort of "El Terrible" fatigue has begun to set in. Although Maidana, who ran roughshod over Morales early and late, appeared to deserve the close decision, sentimentality has given Morales a lopsided edge on the scorecards of the public. From The Cruelest Sport

The poster for the May 20 Friday Night Fights card featuring Joel Julio v. Antwone Smith in the...

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The poster for the May 20 Friday Night Fights card featuring Joel Julio v. Antwone Smith in the welterweight main event. The KO mark in the graphic for Smith (20-2-1, 12 KO) is wrong. (The Fight Poster Project)

Showtime highlight reel for Juan Manuel Lopez, who faces Orlando Salido this Saturday night.

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Showtime highlight reel for Juan Manuel Lopez, who faces Orlando Salido this Saturday night.

Showtime ad for Saturday's main event between Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido.

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Showtime ad for Saturday's main event between Juan Manuel Lopez and Orlando Salido.

A Backward Glance-1931, The Year in Boxing: Sharkey to Meet Carnera, Jones Tops Champ in Pittsburgh

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A week-by-week look at the world of boxing in 1931, featuring Jack Sharkey, Billy Jones, Tony Canzoneri, Johnny Risko, Primo Carnera, Lew Massey, Ray Miller, and Young Jack Thompson. By Andrew Fruman.

We talked about it in our Saturday results roundup, but here's footage of Khoren Gevor going after...

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We talked about it in our Saturday results roundup, but here's footage of Khoren Gevor going after referee Manfred Kuechler following a 10th round disqualification yesterday against Robert Stieglitz.

Until the Bitter End: Robert Guerrero-Michael Katsidis Preview

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Michael Katsidis—who conjures up images of smoke-filled arenas from the 1940s—returns to the ring tomorrow night against another stiff test when he faces talented southpaw Robert Guerrero for a pair of MUFON lightweight titles at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. After pushing Juan Manuel Marquez to the brink last year—dropping the veteran maestro with a crushing left hook in the second round—Katsidis succumbed to an accumulation of punishment and suffered a gory TKO loss. Before that, however, Katsidis played "China Girl" with Kevin Mitchell in London, whacking out the undefeated Brit in three rounds. Now, because Katsidis is a real prizefighter—without a care in the world about venue, opponent, or title—he returns from his taxing loss to Marquez to face another solid opponent. From The Cruelest Sport

Sound & Fury: Mayweather Maybes, "Action Zeroes," Alvarez-Rhodes, Chavez Jr.-Zbik, Marquez-Concepcion

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Welcome to another edition of Sound & Fury, the boxing column that blackens eyes and skips clichés. This week TCS takes a look at the silly propaganda surrounding the GBP "Action Zeroes" card, continues to get worked up over Odlanier Solis, mocks boycotters and those who hate on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., speculates about the future of Floyd Mayweather Jr., wonders about Ryan Rhodes and his chances against Saul Alvarez, pities Cedric Kushner, and offers a few thoughts on the brutal Marquez-Concepcion war. From The Cruelest Sport

Oscar De La Hoya talks Erik Morales fighting Marcos Maidana on April 9th in Las Vegas, NV. De La...

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Oscar De La Hoya talks Erik Morales fighting Marcos Maidana on April 9th in Las Vegas, NV. De La Hoya fires back at critics who say Morales has no chance at winning as well as a update on Morales.

CNN article re ODLH on his USO tour in Iraq

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ODLH describes his USO experience in Iraq