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Just whom did Joshua shock?

Just whom did Joshua shock?

Me.

But probably not the majority of mainstream commentators – and certainly not the bookies, who had Anthony Joshua the odds-on favourite at 4/9 (-225) to defeat Andy Ruiz Jnr in the lead up to their rematch on 7 December last year in Saudi Arabia.

The predictions this time around..

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What is Everlast’s Powerlock technology?

What is Everlast’s Powerlock technology?

Although I believe that Everlast makes some truly bad gear, I’m not an inveterate Everlast hater. I like the Everlast logo. I like the faux old-school aesthetics of its marketing campaigns. I like the look or style of many of its gloves and other items of equipment and apparel, not least the awesome..

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The beginner gear fallacy

The beginner gear fallacy

Are you a beginner wondering what gear you should buy? Or has a beginner ever asked you what gear he or she should buy?

If so, you’re probably familiar with the idea that there’s a special kind of gear for beginners: gear of significantly lower quality and cost than that used by more experienced..

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Is Fit2Box fit to review?

Is Fit2Box fit to review?

The YouTube ecosystem is crawling with so-called “influencers”. This cultural honorific is bestowed upon popular YouTubers who post videos of themselves expressing opinions on products, services, and/or trends, thereby influencing the consumption choices of the thousands or even millions of people..

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The bell tolls for New Sporting

The bell tolls for New Sporting

We are gathered here today to bid good riddance to New Sporting, which in only a few short years rose from obscurity to become the world’s paradigmatic dodgy gear company.

The Mexican outfit has seemingly done everything possible to enrage and alienate a significant chunk of its customers…

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Just whom did Ruiz shock?

Just whom did Ruiz shock?

Not me.

But it seems almost everyone else was shocked by Andy Ruiz Jnr’s defeat of Anthony Joshua on 1 June this year at Madison Square Garden.

The Mexican-American went into the fight as a massive 25/1 (+2500) underdog. The bookies wrote him off. The media and its talking heads wrote..

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