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The Maradona of the 21st Century is not Lionel Messi

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The most common and in fact only real comparison ever made between 2 great footballers of different eras is that of Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi. Both are diminutive left-footed Argentine number 10′s, blessed with the best dribbling ability the game has ever seen. With strength and speed that belies their stature, combined with extraordinary close control, they beat defenders at a rate that no one has matched. And in the early day’s of Messi, there were eerie similarities. 2005 …

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Dissecting Roger Federer’s 20 Grand Slams

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Why Roger Federer isn’t the GOAT

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Roger Federer is not the GOAT. He wasn’t the Greatest Men’s player of all time before Rafael Nadal tied him on 20 Grand Slams this past Sunday and he isn’t now. Nor has he been for a long time. I realise this opening will upset a lot of people who have already angrily closed down this link, but for the rest of you willing to stick around, I will explore in this blog why that is. Slams Roger Federer, Rafael …

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Muhammad Ali: 15 Career Defining Rounds

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Muhammad Ali fought 548 Professional Rounds against 50 different men across a span of 61 fights, 13 countries, four continents and 21 years. 27 of Muhammad’s fights were scheduled for the 15 round Championship distance, so in this blog, I will cover the 15 defining rounds of The Greatest’s career. Muhammad Ali and Joe Louis are the only fighters in history to win The Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year on more than three occasions, Louis picking up the historic …

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