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There was no better man to answer that than former world super-middleweight champion Steve Collins and one of the toughest nuts ever to climb through the ropes. DAZED … but Wallabies flanker George Smith was soon back on the field Collins son Steve Jnr is a hooker who has played for Wasps and London Irish and has his second cruiserweight pro fight at Wembley Arena tomorrow. So I put it to Collins: Do you feel happier when young Steve is playing rugby or when hes boxing? The Celtic Warrior told me: Theres no doubt in my mind that if Steve gets knocked out he will be looked after much better medically by the boxing authorities than the rugby boys. I love both sports. You have to be particularly tough to be involved in either one of them.
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Abner Mares, Featherweight Ethan Miller/Getty Images Abner Mares entered 2013 as one of the fastest-rising names in the sport. He had collected world titles at 118 and 122 and had beaten a long list of big-name opponents. Unable to secure a showdown with Nonito Donaire, Mares opted to jump up to featherweight this year, facing the talented Daniel Ponce De Leon on the Floyd Mayweather -Robert Guerrero undercard. Mares’ success at 118 and 122 had come largely as a result of a bullying, brawling style, and many wondered if success would follow him with another move up in weight. But against Ponce De Leon, Mares fell back on his strong amateur background, proving he can box as well as brawl.
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RIP Lenny. Next month there is an amateur boxing tournament being arranged for 12 August to take place in Tianguistenco, Mexico. It will be to mark the death of the great Salvador Sanchez who died in mayweather vs canelo tickets a car crash in 1982. What a terrible tragedy that was both for Salvadors family and for boxing.
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Coverage Get the latest scoop and analysis on the world of boxing from ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael in his blog . Azurmendi: Roach unsure about status with Chavez “It’s a fan-friendly fight. We know how Chavez fights, and there is no quit in Vera,” Top Rank chairman Bob Arum told ESPN.com. “Vera is gonna bring the fight to Chavez. It will be a fight that the public will love to watch. Are these guys the greatest boxers in the history of the sport? No, but they’re brawlers.
The presentation we received today really confirmed the motivation the city and the entire country show in delivering the best AIBA World Boxing Championships ever. It is very exciting for AIBA to explore new horizons and we are looking forward to visit Doha in 2015. The AIBA EC also thanks the city of Bangkok and the representatives from the Thailand Boxing Association who presented us a very good bid. We are delighted with the trust and confidence of the AIBA Executive Committee, said Mr. Yousif Al Kazim, Secretary General of the QBF.