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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield Wins Unanimous Decision in San Francisco Bout

Karim Mayfield Wins Unanimous Decision in San Francisco Bout

San Francisco boxer Karim Mayfield's run of bad luck ran its course this weekend, as it turned out Dorothy Gale knew what she was talking about: There's no place like home.  After a pair of defeats marred the welterweight's…
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News, The Snitch Manny Pacquiao Will Descend on AT&T Park Today

Manny Pacquiao Will Descend on AT&T Park Today

Internationally renowned welterweight champ, Phillipines congressman, part-time singer, actor, basketball mogul, and all-around bon vivant Manny Pacquiao is gracing San Francisco this week to promote his next title fight against Chris Algieri scheduled to take place in China this November. The…
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News, The Snitch Why Does UFC and Boxing Hate Marijuana So Much?

Why Does UFC and Boxing Hate Marijuana So Much?

A few years ago SF Weekly sat down for an unconventional interview where an up-and-coming mixed martial arts fighter credited cannabis for some of his success and he wanted to tell us all about it.He was in a difficult position:…
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News, The Snitch Nonito Donaire Ends Superb Year with a Spectacular Knockout

Nonito Donaire Ends Superb Year with a Spectacular Knockout

In February 2011, Nonito Donaire knocked out Fernando Montiel with a second-round left hook. The impressive performance sent Donaire, who lives in San Leandro, shooting up the rankings, with some boxing observers naming him the third best figher in the…
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News, The Snitch Manny Pacquiao Fight: What Happens When the Ride Ends?

Manny Pacquiao Fight: What Happens When the Ride Ends?

It's the kind of pain that makes you want to spike a beer bottle into the street and shout "Fuuuck!" into the sky. What happened to Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night sent men and women into shock, into rage, into…
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News, The Snitch Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield Tops Mauricio Herrera, Stays Unbeaten

Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield Tops Mauricio Herrera, Stays Unbeaten

Given the competition from Game 3 of the Giants-Tigers World Series, it's doubtful that the entire Fillmore showed up to Karim Mayfield's long-anticipated HBO bout with Riverside boxer Mauricio Herrera. But there were enough San Franciscans gathered around the…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield to Defend Title -- But Not in San Francisco

Karim Mayfield to Defend Title -- But Not in San Francisco

Eagle-eyed readers may recall a boxing match scheduled for Aug. 17 at Kezar Pavilion between undefeated hometown champ Karim Mayfield and challenger Mauricio Herrera. Hope you didn't show up, because it didn't happen. But it will -- far, far from…
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News, The Snitch Virgil Hunter Is the Man to Get Amir Khan Back on Track

Virgil Hunter Is the Man to Get Amir Khan Back on Track

Because comparisons are an inescapable trait of sports fandom, Amir Khan was supposed to be the next Manny Pacquiao. This was around a year ago. He was fearless, willing to take two blows to give three. He could attack with…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Mama Said Knock You Out

Video of the Day: Mama Said Knock You Out

Despite periodic efforts, hipster boxing has never become a lasting trend. Part of the reason is that pain doesn't give a crap about your layer of irony. Also, those big gloves make underdeveloped biceps look pubescent. Fortunately, even we still…
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News, The Snitch Andre Ward Knocks Out Chad Dawson in Dominant Performance

Andre Ward Knocks Out Chad Dawson in Dominant Performance

The first knock down came in a flash, a lightning bolt on a clear night, one Andre "Son of God" Ward punch and "Bad" Chad Dawson fell to the canvas.Ooooohhhhhffffff! the hometown crowd roared.Oracle Arena hadn't made that noise since…
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News, The Snitch Andre Ward Gets HBO's <i>24/7</i> Treatment for Fight Against Chad Dawson

Andre Ward Gets HBO's 24/7 Treatment for Fight Against Chad Dawson

Boxing is about narrative. People root for a fighter because of his story as much as his left hook. In boxing, each fight is a turning point. That's why the term "crossroads fight" gets overused. Because every fight recalibrates a…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield to Defend Title in Kezar Pavilion Bout

Karim Mayfield to Defend Title in Kezar Pavilion Bout

Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield's long road to success in the cruel world of boxing has led him back to where he started. The undefeated Fillmore-raised slugger -- the subject of an SF Weekly cover profile in October -- will put…
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News, The Snitch At Least We Can All Agree That Manny Pacquaio Won the Fight

At Least We Can All Agree That Manny Pacquaio Won the Fight

Perhaps the most telling aspect of the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley fight was the consensus that has solidified over the past week: Pacquiao definitely won and pretty much everybody agrees.Controversial professional boxing outcomes pop up fairly often -- the Pernell Whitacker-Caesar…
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News, The Snitch Nonito Donaire Becomes First Boxer to Agree to Year-Round Drug Tests, Says Victor Conte

Nonito Donaire Becomes First Boxer to Agree to Year-Round Drug Tests, Says Victor Conte

Nonito Donaire, the 29-year-old super bantamweight champion from San Leandro, became the one of the first professional boxers to agree to year-round drug testing when he enrolled in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association this week.There's a bunch of reasons why this…
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News, The Snitch San Leandro's Nonito Donaire Will Fight Jeffrey Mathebula in July

San Leandro's Nonito Donaire Will Fight Jeffrey Mathebula in July

Nonito Donaire, the WBO junior featherweight champion from San Leandro who ranks as the second best boxer of Filipino descent, inked his next fight earlier this week: a July 7 title unification match with IBF champion Jeffrey Mathebula.  This will…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield Dominates Raymond Serrano -- S.F. Boxer Remains Undefeated

Karim Mayfield Dominates Raymond Serrano -- S.F. Boxer Remains Undefeated

Was undefeated champ Karim Mayfield's knockout victory over Raymond Serrano on ESPN's Friday Night Fights main event more dominating or more bizarre? The answer, naturally, is yes. A crushing overhand right from the San Francisco native at the bell concluding…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield: Extra Rounds with San Francisco Boxer

Karim Mayfield: Extra Rounds with San Francisco Boxer

This week's cover story follows the Fillmore's own Karim Mayfield, who has boxed his way into contention in a sport that's all but dead locally -- and rewards the vast majority of its participants with little beyond pain and…
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News, The Snitch Paul Nave, "Marin County Assasin," Can't Outlast Boxer Half His Age

Paul Nave, "Marin County Assasin," Can't Outlast Boxer Half His Age

It turns out there is a grandfather clause in boxing. As in, boxers who are grandfathers seldom win. Paul "The Marin County Assassin" Nave, proud grandpa and celebrant of his 51st birthday tomorrow, stepped into the ring Friday night against…
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News, The Snitch Fight Night: Boxing in the Bar

Fight Night: Boxing in the Bar

The definitions of both "sports bar" and "bar fight" are malleable, it would seem. In a good way. Last night marked another edition of Tuesday Night Fights put on by the San Francisco Boxing Union. Patrons of Roccapulco Supper Club…
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News, The Snitch Karim Mayfield, Pro Boxing 'Return to San Francisco.' When Did It Leave?

Karim Mayfield, Pro Boxing 'Return to San Francisco.' When Did It Leave?

Promotional materials for a June 12 evening of fisticuffs at Kezar Pavilion headlined by San Francisco's own Karim "Hard Hitta" Mayfield jubilantly announce "Pro boxing returns to San Francisco." This is the first hometown fight for Mayfield, who grew up…
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