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Floyd Mayweather Set to Summon Favored Reporters for New Media Blitz - April 18th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Floyd Mayweather, Golden Boy Promotions, Showtime, and other media outlets favored by the champion have begun blaring out the message that 12-1 underdog Marcos Maidana is a terribly dangerous opponent and that Floyd must have been …



Guess What, Guys? It’s Okay To Fight On Cable - April 18th, 2014

By Sean Crose So, which fights are you going to pay a bundle for? Mayweather-Maidana? Cotto-Martinez? Chavez-Golovkin (if it even happens)? Alvarez-Lara? How about Mayweather’s presumed September bout? Or Pacquiao’s possible November outing? Which one’s are you going to cough …



Can We Please Cool It With The PPV Undercards? - April 17th, 2014

By Sean Crose I know, I know, undercards are a part of the fight game. Hey, I actually agree. I like a full night of boxing as much as the next fan. It’s just that things have become, well, a …



Showtime Boxing Triple-Header: History, High Stakes, and Chocolate - April 17th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce Boxing returns to Showtime this weekend with a triple-header from the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. The card features three-primetime fighters in Bernard Hopkins, Paulie Malignaggi, and Peter “Kid Chocolate” Quillin, who are in vastly different …



In Praise Of Floyd Mayweather - April 16th, 2014

By Sean Crose Something unsettling has caught my attention. Whenever an article about Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather appears here at Boxing Insider, the publication is often accused of bias. Certain individuals, you see, apparently believe we’re a bunch of …



Apologies for Doubting Manny Pacquiao – Now Let’s Beat Mayweather - April 16th, 2014

by Matt Gerovac I would like to publicly apologize for doubting Manny Pacquiao. In my previous article “Five Reasons Why Tim Bradley Will Beat Manny Pacquiao” I tried my best to look into my crystal ball and predict a very …



Pacquiao – Bradley 2: The End Of An Illusion - April 12th, 2014

By Sean Crose So guess what? Manny Pacquiao isn’t finished. Not by a long shot. Sure, he may not look like he did against the likes of Ricky Hatton so long ago, but he looked terrific against a good – …



Why Pacquiao-Bradley Is A Far Better Matchup Than Mayweather-Maidana - April 11th, 2014

By Sean Crose It’s time to face facts: Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Timothy Bradley rematch is a far more compelling bout than the lopsided pairing of Floyd Mayweather and Marcos Maidana on May 3′d. For one thing, Pacquiao-Bradley features two top fighters …



5 Reasons Why Tim Bradley Will Beat Manny Pacquiao - April 11th, 2014

by Matt Gerovac First, I want to acknowledge how much of a fan of Manny Pacquiao I have become. Before his four epic battles against Juan Manuel Marquez, his triumphant return against Brandon Rios, and his decisive wins over almost …



Sports Books Have Good Reason to Favor Manny Pacquiao over Timothy Bradley - April 11th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Las Vegas oddsmakers have Manny Pacquiao favored against Timothy Bradley, and that looks about right, for a number of reasons. Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank The line is set for Pacquiao at -200 and Bradley at +162, …



Jackie Kallen: It’s Tim Bradley’s Time - April 10th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen I doubt that there are many boxing fans alive that don’t love Manny Pacquaio. He’s cute, he’s funny, he’s gracious to fans, he has won titles in an amazing eight weight divisions and he is humble. Watching …



Fighters Wary as Oscar De La Hoya, Richard Schaefer Sharpen Legal Knives - April 9th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Golden Boy, the largest promoter in the sport, lists 81 fighters in its stable, and if the company breaks apart after May 3, which is starting to look likely, all those fighters will need to find …



Uncovering Bradley-Pacquiao Pay-Per-View Price like Finding Cop When You Need One - April 8th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman As we look toward the Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao rematch in Las Vegas Saturday, I’m reminded that one of the biggest secrets in sports can be how much it will cost viewers to purchase any given pay-per-view …



Manny Pacquiao vs. Tim Bradley: Redemption or Revenge? - April 8th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce The first genuine super fight of 2014 is the long awaited rematch between Manny Pacquiao and the defending welterweight titlist Timothy “Desert Storm” Bradley. It takes place this weekend at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and …



Bradley v Pacquiao – Mayweather v Maidana: A Tale Of Two Pay Per Views - April 7th, 2014

By Sean Crose So here we are, fight week. And a huge, relevant fight it’s going to be. Timothy Bradley is out to prove he really, truly, is a better fighter than Manny Pacquiao. As for Pacquiao, he’s out to …



Is it Manny “Killer Attitude” Pacquiao? - April 7th, 2014

By Kirk Jackson As the year’s most anticipated rematches draws near, much has been discussed by media and casual fans in regards to the showdown between top welterweights Manny Pacquiao 55-5-2 (38 KO’s) and Timothy Bradley 31-0 (12 KO’s) this …



Curtis Stevens – Tureano Johson: An Early Fight Of The Year Contender - April 5th, 2014

By Sean Crose Wow. Just wow. HBO and Showtime, for all their cold war nonsense, haven’t been able to deliver a fight like NBC Sports Network’s Curtis Stevens – Tureano Johnson war in a long, long time. For those who …



Gerald Washington Generates Another Win – And Some Controversy - April 3rd, 2014

By Sean Crose Gerald Washington has made a name for himself as a patient fighter. The California heavyweight didn’t seem too patient when it came to finishing off Skip Scott on Thursday night, however. After bringing Scott to his knees …



Do Kid Chocolate, Adonis Stevenson Hide behind Apron of Godfather Al Haymon? - April 3rd, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Are fighters cowering behind the apron of Boxing Godfather Al Haymon so they can fight on Showtime and hide from HBO man-eaters like Gennady Golovkin and Sergey Kovalev? Possibly. That’s why light heavyweight Kovalev recently likened …



The Psyche of a Boxer and My Experiences Competing in Golden Gloves - April 3rd, 2014

The Psyche of a Boxer and My Experiences Competing in Golden Gloves by Matt Gerovac After participating in the Southern California Golden Gloves tournament over the past few weekends, I’m convinced that the discipline, training, and mental psyche of a …



Next For ‘Krushing’: Without Stevenson Where Does Kovalev Go? - April 3rd, 2014

By Tyson Bruce Last Saturday night the little known and lightly regarded Cedric Agnew received the customary Sergie Kovalev pasting. Despite keeping a tight guard and throwing virtually no punches he was left with a broken nose and busted ribs …



Adrien Broner Still Believes Bad Guys Can Finish First - April 2nd, 2014

By Sean Crose “If you’re looking for Adrien Broner to be this new, humble guy, you won’t get it.” Charming as always, Adrien Broner addressed the media with these very words at a conference call on Tuesday to promote his …



Adonis Stevenson Risks Losing His Relevance - April 2nd, 2014

By Sean Crose Adonis Stevenson may be the lineal light heavyweight champion of the world, but that may not matter to a whole lot of boxing fans. In case you weren’t on Twitter this weekend, it appears Stevenson’s jump to …



Manny Pacquiao: Searching for the Elusive Killer Pacquiao - March 31st, 2014

By: Sergio L. Martinez A lot has been made about Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao lacking the killer instinct in his recent fights. This issue looms so big that every major interview publication, on all realms of media, mention it in …



Sergey Kovalev Krushes Cedric Agnew With His Fists – And Adonis Stevenson With His Words - March 31st, 2014

By Sean Crose No one seemed to know much about Cedric Agnew before his title bout with light heavyweight assassin Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night. By the end of the second round, however, it looked like Agnew wouldn’t be around …



According to Deontay Wilder’s Logic, He’d Destroy Young Ali or Tyson - March 27th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Deontay Wilder says the wildest things. No one under 6 feet 5, he brags, has a chance against him. None of those little guys, he says, can deal with his height and size. Undefeated Wilder is …



Stevenson-Kovalev: The best laid schemes often go awry - March 27th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce The breaking news that Adonis Stevenson, newly signed client of infamous powerbroker Al Haymon, has abandoned HBO and opted for a new contract with Showtime is the eye of the storm this week in the never-ending monsoon …



Jackie Kallen: Karim Mayfield is finally getting the opportunity on HBO - March 27th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Karim Mayfield is finally getting the opportunity he has worked for since he turned pro in 2006. The 33 year-old jr. welterweight will be fighting Thomas Dulorme on HBO this coming weekend. He’ll put his 18-0 record …



Life in Boxing After Mayweather - March 25th, 2014

By Sean Crose What’s going to happen to boxing after Floyd Mayweather stops dominating the sport? Even if he doesn’t stop fighting in 2015 – and I personally think he probably won’t – Floyd’s still going to fade away, sooner …



Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne Battle for Vacant WBC Title Lands in Los Angeles - March 25th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman The May 10 battle for the vacant WBC heavyweight belt has been officially set for ESPN and will be fought in Los Angeles. By placing the Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne rematch on ESPN, the promoters will be …



Floyd Mayweather & The Pound for Pound Era: Age, Undefeated Records, & Legacy. - March 24th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce Floyd Mayweather, for better or worse, remains comfortably atop the pound for pound rankings. Where Mayweather stands among the all time greats, however, is a subject of fierce debate within the sport. Critics of Mayweather will point …



A Touch Of Class – Tyson Fury Flips Over Table During Press Conference - March 24th, 2014

By Sean Crose Tyson Fury has defeated Derek Chisora before. What’s more, he’s beaten his fellow British heavyweight quite handily. One would wonder, then, what would motivate Fury to make such a complete ass of himself at a press conference …



Can Shawn Porter Survive Atop Boxing’s Premiere Division? - March 24th, 2014

By Sean Crose IBF welterweight champ Shawn Porter is compact, fast, and aggressive. He fires a lot of sharp, crisp shots at opponents, moves deftly about in an upright position and generally holds both gloves high in a traditional defensive …



Jackie Kallen: NFL player turned boxer: Ray Edwards - March 24th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Defensive end Ray Edwards is not the first NFL player to try his hand at boxing. At 6’5″, 268 pounds, 29 years old, and with a 5-0 record as a pro–he is on his way to fulfilling …



Al Haymon’s ‘Phantom’ Reveals Plenty by Questions He Won’t Answer - March 19th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman I recently interviewed an imaginary stand-in for boxing impresario Al Haymon. But as you probably already guessed, not even his apparition would answer my questions. Nothing new about that. The actual man won’t talk to the …



Three Popular Rising Heavyweights: Wilder, Fury, & Glazkov - March 19th, 2014

The Line: Three Popular Rising Heavyweights By: Sergio L. Martinez This past weekend, two of the televised boxing events showcased young heavyweights as NBCSP’s Fight Night’s Vyacheslav Glazkov and Showtime Network’s Deontay Wilder both picked up signature wins. For now, …



80,000 Reasons Why Froch-Groves Matters - March 19th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce British boxing promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport announced last week that the freshly signed Froch-Groves rematch sold 60,000 tickets within the first hours of sale. Hearn is expecting at least 80,000 tickets to be sold before …



It’s Boxing – Not Marketing - March 19th, 2014

By Sean Crose This past weekend I was stunned to learn that some who follow boxing don’t put a whole lot of stock in the competitive aspect of the sport. As least not as much as some would think they …



Danny Garcia Gets A “Hometown” Win - March 15th, 2014

By Sean Crose For a guy from Philly, Danny Garcia certainly got the hometown treatment from the crowd in Bayamon, Puerto Rico on Saturday night. Garcia, whose father and trainer, Angel, hails from the island, had made it a point …



Oscar De La Hoya Tweet Indicates Fissure within Golden Boy Foundation - March 15th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman It’s now clear that there are earthquake tremors shaking the executive offices of Golden Boy Promotions, the world’s largest, most important boxing promotional company. How high these tremors rank on the Richter Scale it’s too soon …



Tomasz “Goral” Adamek: The Polish Warrior Makes His Final Run - March 15th, 2014

Tomasz “Goral” Adamek: The Polish Warrior Makes His Final Run. By: Sergio L. Martinez Beginning his 15th year of professional boxing, Polish heavyweight contender Tomasz “Goral” Adamek will enter his 52nd professional fight in a match promoted by Main Events …



ESPN May Step into Big-Fight Arena with Chris-Arreola-Bermane Stiverne II - March 14th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman The rematch between Chris Arreola and Bermane Stiverne May 10 promises to jolt the listless heavyweight division with a high-kilowatt blast of electricity. What’s more, it looks like the contest for the vacant WBC belt will …



It’s Good To Be Bernard Hopkins - March 13th, 2014

By Sean Crose “This is my legacy. Enjoy it, because it may never happen again.” It’s good to be Bernard Hopkins. In a sense, your career has become a no-lose situation. You’re fighting well past your prime, after all, so …



Jackie Kallen: Heavyweights Tomasz Adamek & Vyacheslav Glakov in Action - March 13th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Two European heavyweights square off this Saturday night in Bethlehem, PA. Polish native Tomasz Adamek (49-2) with take on 16-0-1 Ukraine-born Vyacheslav Glakov at the Sands Casino. This is a huge step up in class for Glakov. …



Danny Garcia & Deontay Wilder Both Look To Raise Profiles in Puerto Rico - March 13th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce This weekend on Showtime Championship Boxing we will witness two American fighters with vastly different public profiles take the next step in their perspective careers. Danny Garcia is one of boxing’s most respected fighters because of his …



Jackie Kallen: Is Floyd Mayweather a Thug or a Target? - March 12th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen The latest reports on TMZ.com claim that Floyd Mayweather suspected two of his employees of stealing jewelry from him and he had them kidnapped and nearly beaten to death. In our country you are assumed to be …



Jackie Kallen: Defending Tony Weeks Canelo/Angulo Stoppage - March 10th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Fight fans need to get their priorities straight. When a fight is stopped by the referee, the crowd often acts personally offended. It’s as though they are being robbed of more carnage and bloodshed. They are not …



Floyd Mayweather Gives The Media A Very Strange “Moment.” - March 8th, 2014

By Sean Crose “I know I’m late,” Floyd Mayweather told a room full of reporters on Saturday before announcing his upcoming May 3d fight with Marcos Maidana. Indeed, Mayweather was late. Over a full hour late. Yet he wasn’t going …



Rapacious Showtime Demanding $60 for Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo - March 8th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Tonight’s pay-per-view show is a greedy grab headlined by two guys who both lost their last fight. This is where global corporate gluttony intersects with boxing. We already have to pay extra for Showtime. What do …



Alfredo “Perro” Angulo: Going against the Vegas Chalk and Picking Angulo to Win - March 8th, 2014

By: Sergio L. Martinez You read it right, kiddies. You’re old Uncle Sergio is off his meds again and had a vision: Angulo, his hand raised in victory, while Saul “Canelo” Alvarez sat on his stool, with his eyes glazed …



Is Canelo Alvarez an A-List Boxer – Or Just An A-List Celebrity? - March 7th, 2014

By Sean Crose Frank Lotierzo over at The Sweet Science had a pretty good article out the other day pertaining to the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight. In it, Lotierzo explained that pay per view bouts used to feature major contests …



Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo by the Numbers - March 7th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce Sports analysis tends to rely more and more on statistic-based predictions. Just look at the way saber metrics has changed the way we observe the game of baseball or the attention that gets paid to statistics in …



The Top Boxing Fights That Need to Be Made From Matchmaker Ron Katz - March 7th, 2014

By: Sergio L. Martinez For over three decades, Ron Katz has applied his craft as a matchmaker, dedicated to knowing and understanding the sweet science, in order to put food on his table. His credentials are impressive and for seven …



Jackie Kallen: Canelo/Angulo Undercard: Watch for Jermall Charlo - March 6th, 2014

Editors Note: This fight is now in jeopardy due to legal issues surrounding Carlos Molina. By Jackie Kallen They grow everything bigger and better in Texas. Including boxers. Take a look at 6′ tall Light Middleweight Jermall Charlo. The 25-year …



Canelo Alvarez Likely to Dominate Alfredo Angulo, Who Leads with His Face - March 6th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman To a world class fighter, Alfredo Angulo is almost as easy to hit as a trainer’s mitt. The problem is that he punches back. On Saturday night he’ll be an entirely different kind of test for …



Leo Santa Cruz Broadens His Horizons - March 5th, 2014

By Sean Crose Carl Frampton. Guillermo Rigondeaux. Abner Mares. Those are three of the names Leo Santa Cruz has mentioned as potential opponents, provided he gets past Cristian Mijares this Saturday on the undercard of the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo brawl. …



Jackie Kallen: Is Floyd Mayweather vs Adrien Broner Inevitable? - March 5th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen It has been said that Adrien Broner looks up to Floyd Mayweather jr. as a big brother figure and idolizes the champ. The 24 year-old Cincinnati native has been striving from Day One to be a carbon …



What’s next for Jean Pascal? - March 4th, 2014

By Simon Galipeau So what’s happening with former WBC light heavyweight champion and former Olympian Jean Pascal? He’s coming of a pretty impressive win against fellow Canadian fighter Lucian Bute back in January and at the age of 31 years …



Canelo Alvarez vs. Alfredo Angulo: the Pop Star vs. the Dog - March 4th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce The theme of this weekend’s PPV fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo is redemption. Both fighters are coming off of disappointing defeats—Alvarez from a humiliating boxing lesson at the hands of Floyd Mayweather …



It makes sense for Floyd Mayweather choose Marcos Maidana - March 3rd, 2014

By Kirk Jackson As Floyd “Money” Mayweather 45-0 (26 KO’s) celebrated his 37th birthday earlier this week, he also announced who his next opponent would be in a bout to take place later this year in May. To no one’s …



Mayweather-Pacquiao: Is It Finally Time To Move On? - March 3rd, 2014

By Tyson Bruce When the beloved family pet suddenly takes tragically ill what do we do? We do the only sensible and humane thing we can: put it down gently and move on with our lives. If not, then it …



Vasyl Lomachenko: A Star Isn’t Born - March 1st, 2014

By Sean Crose Let’s face it – Vasyl Lomachenko’s stratospheric rise was always a bit off-putting. Seriously, the guy had one fight – just one fight – to his name when he got a crack at the WBO Featherweight title. …



Vitali Klitschko: Unappreciated In The Ring – And In World Affairs - February 28th, 2014

By Sean Crose You’re not hearing much about former heavyweight champ Vitali Klitschko these days, at least not in America. Oh, sure, there have been reports and articles in major outlets about the “former boxer” who’s “running for President.” Only …



Jackie Kallen: Is it Bryan Vera’s Time? - February 28th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Last September boxing fans were left with a bad taste in their mouth when Julio Chavez, jr. was awarded a controversial win over Bryan Vera.The fight was close and many fans felt that Vera got robbed. To …



Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Says He Trained Hard for Brian Vera — Does He Mean It This Time? - February 27th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. claims he’s put in plenty of hard gym time for the rematch with Brian Vera Saturday, but he’s said that before when it wasn’t even remotely true. Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Freddie …



With Maidana Occupied, What does Adrien Broner Do? - February 26th, 2014

By Kirk Jackson Adrien Broner 27-1 (22 KO’s) had his heart set on a rematch with Marcos Maidana 35-3 (31 KO’s). But with Maidana taking on Broner’s mentor Floyd Mayweather 45-0 (26 KO’s) this May, Broner’s plans have been temporarily …



How’s this for Pumping up Fans, Floyd Mayweather? KO Marcos Maidana - February 25th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Sports books set the opening line on Floyd Mayweather versus Marcos Maidana at minus 1200 and plus 700 respectively. Betting on Mayweather, you have to risk $1,200 just to win $100. Those are basically prohibitive odds. …



Jackie Kallen: Maidana Gets the Mayweather Nod - February 25th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen According to Amir Khan, Floyd Mayweather screwed him without even kissing him first. A big no-no. Why did Mayweather ask the public to select an opponent then ignore what they picked? Why give a man images of …



Floyd Mayweather Vs Marcos Madiana: Easy Money - February 24th, 2014

By Sean Crose So Floyd has actually gone ahead and done it. He’s actually gone ahead and chosen an opponent who actually poses less of a threat than Amir Khan does. That’s right, Mr. Mayweather will be facing none other …



Enough with the Pacquiao-Mayweather Nonsense Already! - February 24th, 2014

By: Sergio L. Martinez Why is everyone outside of devout Pac fans still so hung-up on this fight? I get that, prior to Pac-Man’s pancaking courtesy of a perfectly landed Marquez right-hand counter shot, Pacquiao-Mayweather was the best fight out …



Five Fights That Should Have Happened But Didn’t: Part 2 - February 24th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson vs. Johnny Tapia: When & What Weight: 1999 & 115 LBS Why It Never Happened & How It Would Have Gone: The 1990’s was a golden era for guys in the smaller weight …



Manny Pacquiao to have the greatest comeback ever? - February 24th, 2014

By Kirk Jackson Flashback to 2012, Manny Pacquiao along with Floyd Mayweather, was standing atop boxing’s landscape as the best fighter in sport. Photo: Chris Farina/Top Rank Leading into the year, he had come of a victory over faded future …



Zou Shiming: Can He Succeed Outside Of Asia? - February 22nd, 2014

By Sean Crose Zou Shiming is very popular in his homeland of China. He’s also a two time Olympic gold medal winner. In other words, he’s got real potential to be an international superstar…at least on paper. Truth be told, …



Amir Khan Says Floyd Mayweather Is Scared of Him and Manny Pacquiao - February 21st, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Amir Khan, sick of waiting patiently for Floyd Mayweather to announce his opponent for May 3 in Las Vegas, now says publicly that Floyd is scared of him – and of Manny Pacquiao too. Speaking to …



Sergio Martinez-Miguel Cotto to Cap 4 Straight Months of Pay-Per-View Events - February 20th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman With Sergio Martinez defending his WBC middleweight title against Miguel Cotto on June 7, fans will be faced with a string of four big pay-per-view events every month beginning March 8 when Canelo Alvarez gets back …



Jackie Kallen: Tyson Fury – An Interesting Prospect - February 20th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen As much as US boxing fans are holding their breath for an American to top the heap in the heavyweight division, one of the most compelling contenders is actually from the UK. Despite that fact, a lot …



‘Khan’ We Settle for Second Best? - February 20th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce Just like every other sport boxing is constantly changing and evolving. One of the most pronounced changes of this generation is the shift towards premium cable and major PPV events. As a result of the proliferation of …



Zou Shiming & Vasyl Lomachenko: Two Great Amateurs, One Solid Looking Professional - February 17th, 2014

By: Sergio L. Martinez Boxing, like any other business, is about positioning and having the commodity in highest demand by the consumers. There are many streams from which boxing’s top promoters regularly cultivate fighters but history has shown that Olympic …



Froch-Groves II: A Fight Americans Deserve To See - February 17th, 2014

By Sean Crose If, like most Americans, you haven’t seen the Carl Froch-George Groves fight from last fall, then by all means watch it immediately. It was a hell of a brawl and it ended with a whole lot of …



Five Fights That Should Have Happened But Didn’t: Part 1 - February 14th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce 1. Mike Tyson vs. Riddick Bowe: When & What Weight: 1992 at Heavyweight. Why It Didn’t & What Would Have Happened: The fight of course never happened because in 1992 Tyson was convicted of raping the beauty …



Boxing Correspondent Drops in on Floyd Mayweather in Year 2044 - February 12th, 2014

By Ivan G Goldman After many communications between me and a group of nerds at their secret Silicon Valley startup they finally agreed to launch me through the fifth dimension to visit Floyd Mayweather in the year 2044. I found …



Does Amir Khan Stand A Chance Against Floyd Mayweather? - February 12th, 2014

By Sean Crose So yeah, it looks like Britain’s Amir Khan has won the “Mayweather Sweepstakes.” No announcement has been made yet, but the Englishman won the Twitter poll Floyd held against him and Argentina’s Marcos Maidana. What’s more, a …



How Do the fans feel about a homosexual boxer? - February 12th, 2014

By Kirk Jackson Throughout the history of the sport, as well as every other sport, there has been gay athletes. With boxing, this being such a gladiator-esque, masculine sport, it’s difficult to picture a gay boxer. Many may have various …



Bob Arum, Fed up with Floyd Mayweather, Sticks Foot in Mouth Again - February 9th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Negotiating with Floyd Mayweather can be a distinctly unpleasant experience, but recently a frustrated Bob Arum stuck his foot in his mouth by apparently likening the activity to negotiating with Hitler. According to Dan Rafael of …



Who Floyd Mayweather Fights Next? Khan? Maidana? - February 6th, 2014

By Kirk Jackson The opponent to whom Floyd Mayweather will be facing this upcoming May, has been a long lingering question since Mayweather’s domination of former junior middleweight king Saul “Canelo” Alvarez this past September. Many fans of course want …



Timothy Bradley-Manny Pacquiao Rematch Promises to Reshape Welterweight Division - February 4th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman If Manny Pacquiao can’t score a solid victory over Timothy Bradley his career goes on life support. Yet WBO champ Bradley is a tough man to beat, and their April 12 bout in Las Vegas is …



Safety Must Be Priority One In Boxing - February 4th, 2014

By Sean Crose Friday night was a good night for boxing. ESPN2 delivered once again with it’s hot Friday Night Fights telecast. As a native of Connecticut, I was particularly excited to see a local son make good. For Luis …



Dear Floyd Mayweather, This Is Who You Should Fight – and Thanks for Asking - February 3rd, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman “I’m going to let the fans vote. Tell me who I should fight next. Khan or Maidana?” The tweet above recently went out from Floyd Mayweather. So what’s a fan to do? For starters, you can …



Jackie Kallen: Trash Taking in Boxing - February 3rd, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Talking smack is not necessarily new to the sport of boxing. It’s as old as the sport itself. Adrian Broner didn’t invent it and he won’t be the last to talk trash. But is it an effective …



Alex Ariza: The Most Controversial Figure In Boxing - February 2nd, 2014

By Sean Crose It’s difficult to like Alex Ariza. At least it is after watching his behavior towards Freddie Roach last fall. Kicking and mocking someone with Parkinson’s Disease is far from sportsmanlike behavior. On a personal note, I found …



Victor Ortiz: The Twilight Of A Career? - January 31st, 2014

By Sean Crose And then…it was all over for Victor Ortiz. Truth be told, he had been dominating the fight up until that point. In fact, his opponent, Luis Collazo, appeared about eight rounds or so away from fading into …



Attn NY Times: Why Boxing Isn’t Immoral - January 30th, 2014

By Sean Crose So in Sunday’s New York Times, a writer by the name of Steve Almond asked whether or not it was morally wrong to watch the Super Bowl. Steve apparently believes it is because football is violent and …



Victor Ortiz Returns Tonight After Year and Half Lay Off - January 30th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Boxing fans are familiar with the Victor Ortiz story. It’s a doozy of a tale. Alcoholic father, mother who abandoned the family, raised in the foster care system. But he prevailed and became a world champion and …



The Heavyweight landscape in 2014 - January 30th, 2014

By Michael Montero For the first time in long time, legitimate change and thus, legitimate interest, surrounds the heavyweights. Fans are buzzing about the division once again with real prospects, top contenders actually facing each other, and a vacant WBC …



Adrien Broner Appears to Obey Bats in His Belfry - January 28th, 2014

By Ivan G. Goldman Watching Brian Kenny’s Showtime interview with Adrien Broner this weekend was like sitting in on a meeting of the Flat Earth Society. Is there anyone besides Broner who agrees that “everybody” felt Floyd Mayweather “took a …



Victor Ortiz: The Return of Boxing’s Most Unpredictable Man - January 28th, 2014

By Tyson Bruce This Thursday from the Barclay’s Centre in Brooklyn, the boxing world will witness the return of “Vicious” Victor Ortiz. After being out of the ring for more than a year because of a broken jaw suffered in …



Mikey Garcia Still Has Things To Learn - January 25th, 2014

Mikey Garcia Still Has Things To Learn Mikey Garcia didn’t look particularly menacing when he stepped into the ring in New York City on Saturday night. Yet the WBO super featherweight champion of the world proved to be more than …



Jackie Kallen: The Heavyweight Division is Back on Track - January 24th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Boxing fans have been clamoring for an American Heavyweight champion since the Tyson era. Wladimir Klitschko has dominated the division for over 14 years and is considered the #1 man in that weight class. He is from …



Cornelius (K9) Bundrage Trys to get his career back on track - January 24th, 2014

By Jackie Kallen Tonight on FOX Sports, 40 year-old Cornelius (K9) Bundrage will dig deep and try to put his career back on track. Despite his age, he has no plans to sit on the porch and watch the younger …



Can Bradley Beat Pacquiao This Time (Really Beat Him)? - January 24th, 2014

By Sean Crose So now the word is out: Manny Pacquiao is going to have a rematch this April with Timothy Bradley. Don’t yawn. This is big news. For these are two of the top fighters in the world. And …





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