Top Five Boxing Matches On Paper in 2019

By James Connolly

2018 was a big year for boxing, with a plethora of great action in the ring, a colossal shakeup of the sport’s broadcasting deals and the continued emergence of new superstars to fill the void left by Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao.

But with this year in full swing, how can boxing continue to prosper in 2019? Here’s our pick of the top five potential fights this year:

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Paul Pogba Joins United in Dubai, Team Trains in View of Anthony Joshua

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For most of us, it would be really nice to be in Dubai right now. That’s where Manchester United is currently training- a place with clear skies and a temperature of 71 degrees at press time. For most of United’s fan base that forecast sounds absolutely heavenly right now. United are back in the Middle East to train again, and today injured midfielder Paul Pogba flew out to join up with the rest of the team. 

The Frenchman missed the original departure date due to a gash on his left leg which required treatment.

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How Notre Dame Became the “Fighting Irish,” 1924 Beatdown of the KKK Largely Contributed

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In just 12 days time, the #3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will play in the Cotton Bowl, one of this season’s two national semifinal contests, against the #2 Clemson Tigers. If the Fighting Irish, double digit underdogs, manage to pull off the massive upset they will play the winner of Alabama-Oklahoma for the national title.

It’s a historic moment for Notre Dame, their first College Football Playoff appearance. “Oh, it’s going to decide a true national champion, there’s no doubt about that,” Notre Dame Coach Brian Kelly said at the on-campus Playoff Media Day this past Saturday.

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Will Conor McGregor’s Injury Hold Him Back Against Khabib Nurmagomedov?

By Peter Dunn

It’s one of the biggest fights in the recent years of the UFC, and it all started with a feisty Irishman throwing a trolley through a bus window. Now, Conor McGregor has one of the toughest opponents in the game in his sights, the defending lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, but appears to have suffered an injury setback.

At the UFC 229 press conference, the challenger turned up with an injury to the middle finger on his left hand. Given that McGregor is notorious for swinging in crisp and destructive left hooks, this has some fans worried about his chances in the upcoming fight. While it is still an injury, the Irishman has batted away claims that it will impede his performance on October 6 in Las Vegas.

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How Fighters Perform Weight Cutting Ahead of the Bout

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By K.C. Dunn

For some mixed martial artists, weight cutting is an integral part of life, helping them to reach their target weight for an upcoming fight, but what exactly is involved in weight cutting and why do fighters do it?

Weight cutting is a practice fighters use to lose weight rapidly before a fight, in order to meet the weight limit for their scheduled bout. There are two types of weight cutting: shedding fat and muscle, and losing fluids, often through extreme dehydration.

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What makes Vasyl Lomachenko the most talented boxer in the sport?

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By Jason Verduzco

Tenth round. Sweat pouring down his face. Right eye swollen and puffy as the lights of the arena grew more glaringly unbearable with every blow. Jorge Linares crumpled to the floor, bested. His resolve had finally been broken and his opponent, Vasyl Lomachenko, did his victory lap around the ring, standing aloft upon the ropes with his fist in the air. Linares had faltered at the last. Despite knocking Lomachenko down in the sixth, he had finally faltered.

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Win Tickets to the Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin Fight

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By Patrick Pearse

Heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua is preparing to take on Alexander Povetkin in what promises to be his toughest challenge to date. And right now, the team from the online casino bgo.com are offering you the chance to win tickets to the fight, by playing across all their great jackpot, slot and live casino games!

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The Benefits of Working Out with Your Girlfriend

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By Joseph Plunkett

Have you ever thought about the fact that the gym, among other places (dating sites, for example), could be a great place to find a girlfriend? But if you have a girl already, then we will tell why it is worth doing sports together with a loved one and how this will help strengthen your relationship.

Do you always go to the gym alone? We advise you to experiment and come to the next training not alone but with a girlfriend. And here are 7 benefits of it.

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Jurgen Klopp Compares Liverpool to Rocky, Manchester City to Ivan Drago

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There are many fans of the Rocky movie franchise who believe that part IV was the best film in the series, as it most easily lends itself to the classic David vs. Goliath motif. Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is only the latest sports figure to reference the classic tale from 1987 of the American Rocky Balboa (portrayed by Sylvester Stallone) upsetting the heavily favored Soviet Ivan Drago (played by Dolph Lundgren) in Moscow on Christmas Eve.

Rocky is more than a series of sports films, it’s a vital part of the tourist economy in the city of Philadelphia.
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UFC 229 and 230 Starting to take Shape

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By Patrick Pearse

It looks like October and November will be stunning months for fans of the Mixed Martial Arts. UFC will be holding two events: UFC 229 in Las Vegas and the UFC 230 card at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Big shows need main events but as of yet nothing has been confirmed. However, the rumor mill is currently working overtime. UFC 229 seems to be heading towards the return to the Octagon of Conor McGregor and one heck of a grudge fight against current UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Kendall Gill on the Chicago Bulls NBA Draft, Illini Hoops (EXCLUSIVE)

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Fighting Illini legend and former Chicago Bull Kendall Gill just turned 50 a couple weeks ago, but he’s in as phenomenal physical shape as he’s ever been. Boxing is a big reason why, and Gill was going to box the day after we caught up to him- at the second annual Illini Athletics Hall of Fame gala. If you’re into boxing, and need a new heavy bag, see more about them at this product review site. Boxing is one of the best cardio activities that one can partake in. 

 “It’s one of my main workouts, it keeps me in good shape,” Gill told The Sports Bank during our exclusive interview, conducted at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago.

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A number of exciting boxing bouts are on the horizon

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By Joe Plunkett

Boxing is going through a great period, after a stinker of a campaign last year. We saw a calendar that was dominated by a fight which was not even really boxing. Floyd Mayweather took on Conor McGregor and it was a total joke of an occasion. McGregor performed better than expected but putting an amateur up against a professional was never going to give us a real fight to enjoy, let alone a special occasion that showed just how great boxing could be. No, it was everything that is wrong with modern sport. Money over quality, spectacle over spectators and greed over a good time.

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