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A pugilistic tale as old as time: how do today's best fighters measure up to history's best fighters? Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez, Tyson Fury, Terence Crawford, Naoya Inoue, Oleksandr Usyk and company... How would they do against the leaders of yesteryear?

On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves podcast, the fight historian 1-2 of Patrick Connor and Aris Pina tackle the issue and offer (ahem) the absolutely most definitive answers possible.

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Even if you're not quite old enough to remember when James "Buster" Douglas upset Mike Tyson for the heavyweight championship back in 1990, you're almost certainly well aware that it was a massive upset. Just how massive? More than 30 years later, it's still held as a sports upset gold standard for many.

On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves podcast, boxing historian Patrick Connor and author/filmmaker Brin-Jonathan Butler team up to re-score, rehash and revisit "Buster" Douglas' defeat of Mike Tyson. The rise, the fall, the sparring, the "long count"... Let's do this.


Boxing was wild in the 1970s. And before that too, for that matter, but the sports opened new doors during the 70s, and one of those doors led to Rahway State Prison in New Jersey, where James Scott lived. And fought professionally.

On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves podcast, the boxing historian combo of Patrick Connor and Aris Pina discuss the life, crimes and career of James Scott.

Few fights define almost everything great about boxing the way Diego Corrales wild victory over José Luis Castillo did. When it comes to fights reaching peak insanity, Corrales-Castillo is basically still the standard 20 years later.

On this episode of the Knuckles and Gloves podcast, boxing historian Patrick Connor and author/filmmaker Brin-Jonathan Butler remember both fights between Diego Corrales and José Luis Castillo, and even the canceled third bout, but mostly the ridiculous first fight.


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