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Bute, Pascal Finally Meet in Canadian Dream Match Boxing / Editorial Bute, Pascal Finally Meet in Canadian Dream Match Corey Erdman

It's been said that Saturday night's clash between Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute has been marinating a little too long. Try telling that to the 21,000 ticket buyers, and thousands of more Canadian pay-per-view…

January 18, 2014 - 5:48pm 0
Full Preview - Bute vs. Pascal Tonight in Montreal Boxing / Editorial Full Preview - Bute vs. Pascal Tonight in Montreal Lou Eisen

This coming Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, former Canadian world champions Jean Pascal (W28, KO17, L2, D1) and Lucian Bute (W31, KO24, L1) will face off against each other for the relatively …

January 18, 2014 - 5:10pm 0
Longtime WBC President Jose Sulaiman Dead at 82 Boxing / Editorial Longtime WBC President Jose Sulaiman Dead at 82 Lou Eisen

José Sulaimán, the controversial longtime president for life of the WBC, has died in a hospital in Los Angeles where he had been receiving treatment for ongoing heart problems. The native of Mexico was 82 yea…

January 17, 2014 - 1:53pm 0
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Big Things Ahead for Garcia Beyond Burgos Boxing / Editorial Big Things Ahead for Garcia Beyond Burgos Corey Erdman

Bob Arum is arguably the biggest boxing promoter in the world, with perhaps the most decorated stable of athletes in the sport, but his job can often be simplified to just one task: Find opponents for Manny Pac…

January 15, 2014 - 3:28pm 0
Steven Seagal for Governor? Fitness / Editorial Steven Seagal for Governor? Lilly Lazare-Greene

Would I vote Steven Seagal for governor? Hell yes I would. It seems that the next step of greatness is politics. Once you've conquered the big screen, won several world championships or become an icon, why n…

January 14, 2014 - 3:53pm 0
Accessing the Post-GSP Canadian UFC Landscape MMA / Editorial Accessing the Post-GSP Canadian UFC Landscape Mark MacDonald

With Georges St-Pierre out of the picture at least for the time being, there's a big void to fill as far as Canadian MMA stars go. Certainly, the UFC hopes the influx of talent representing Team Canada in th…

January 14, 2014 - 3:49pm 0
Boxing Weekend-in-Review: Raheem Reigns Supreme Boxing / Editorial Boxing Weekend-in-Review: Raheem Reigns Supreme Corey Erdman

The thought heading into this bout was that Bayan Jargal would be the perfect test to see what Zahir Raheem had left. Jargal is known as a high-energy fighter with some sneaky defensive abilities as well—a go…

January 13, 2014 - 4:23pm 0
Vitali Klitschko Relinquishes WBC Title to Pursue Politics Boxing / Editorial Vitali Klitschko Relinquishes WBC Title to Pursue Politics Lou Eisen

Vitali Klitschko's dramatic but not unexpected announcement that he is relinquishing the WBC/WBO world heavyweight titles in order to completely focus all of his time and attention on Ukraine politics was met w…

January 13, 2014 - 11:04am 0
UFC Fight Night: Rockhold-Philippou Preview & Predictions MMA / Editorial UFC Fight Night: Rockhold-Philippou Preview & Predictions Ariel Shnerer

Nearly two years since the UFC's last event in Georgia, the promotion returns to the Midwest for UFC Fight Night 35, emanating from Gwinnett Center in Duluth, Ga. and airing live on FOX Sports 1. Wednesday's…

January 12, 2014 - 6:06pm 0
K-1 World MAX Quarterfinals LIVE on FN Play-By-Play Kickboxing / Editorial K-1 World MAX Quarterfinals LIVE on FN Play-By-Play Collin Van Ooyen

The K-1 World MAX Quarterfinals are live now on Fight Network from Gran Canaria, Spain, where the marquee tournament matchups see Maximo Suarez squaring off with Enriko Kehl, and Elam Ngor taking on Sung Yung L…

January 11, 2014 - 4:29pm 0
Reel Review: Lone Survivor Editorial Reel Review: Lone Survivor Eric Lepage

There have been countless films made about war, with many portrayals distinct and memorable. Intrinsic too many is the idea that, war is gruesome, that no one wins in the end. The title of this movie, Lone Surv…

January 10, 2014 - 4:32pm 0
Is Dierry Jean a Nightmare Matchup for Lamont Peterson? Boxing / Editorial Is Dierry Jean a Nightmare Matchup for Lamont Peterson? Corey Erdman

Dierry Jean has been waiting a long time for his opportunity. Passed over by trainers, managers and promoters, Jean wound up in the smaller but capable hands of Eye of the Tiger Promotions, which has guided …

January 10, 2014 - 3:09pm 0