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Looking Back: Hector “Macho” Camacho’s Death Tragic, Yet Predictable

Boxing, a brutal sport that can measure one’s spirit to survive, has no shortage of triumph stories. Many troubled young men walk into a gym, inhale the smell of blood and sweat in the air, and are instantly hooked. They begin to harness their aggression, transferring adolescent energy into a discipline that persists outside of […]

Shut Up and Fight: The Pacquiao-Mayweather Nonsense

One of them is a wild, gritty, scruffy-looking Filipino, who has been hailed as the best “pound-for-pound” fighter in the world.  He is the first boxer to win titles in seven different weight classes and became famous for his thunderous left-hook that knocked Ricky Hatton not only unconscious at the time, but possibly out of […]

John Ruiz Retires From Boxing

We rarely touch on boxing here at Sports of Boston, but it wouldn’t be right if we didn’t comment on the retirement of John Ruiz, the pride of Chelsea, Mass. The 38-year-old Ruiz is calling it quits after an 18-year career, in which he finished with a record of 44-9-1 with 30 knockouts. Nicknamed “The […]