LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 22:  Tyson Fury gestures towards Dereck Chisora during the Dereck Chisora And Tyson Fury Press Conference at The Grosvenor House on September 22, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by Jordan Mansfield/Getty Images)

The Best And Worst Of Controversial New Heavyweight Champ Tyson Fury

About the only thing the new heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has in common with the man he replaced, Wladimir Klitschko, is that he’s really tall — taller that Klitschko, even, at 6’9″. Outside the ring, Klitschko ruled the division with decorum. Fury won’t. He’s a madman, and perhaps not just figuratively. August publications the New Yorker […]


The Week’s Boxing Schedule, Featuring Daniel Jacobs And Peter Quillin

Godzilla, eat your heart out — badly Photoshopped Danny Jacobs and Peter Quillin are trashing New York! Oh God, the humanity! Apart the really bad poster, Jacobs vs Quillin on Showtime is an intriguing fight, and the best offering of the week. The undercard could be fun too. There are also various, less exciting cards […]


Klitschko, The Sound, And Fury

The decade long reign of heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko came to an end on Saturday when towering upstart Tyson Fury out-soft-shoed him to sing and dance away with the big boy crown. (More on that singing down the line.) Was this the end of an era or a brief interlude until Klitschko — or Dr. […]


Tyson Fury Ends The Wladimir Klitschko Heavyweight Reign

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a new heavyweight champion. And he’s an absolute maniac. Tyson Fury took Wladimir Klitschko’s crown Saturday, and while it wasn’t a stellar performance in the ring, as long as Fury reigns it will be a very different administration. Klitschko was a gentleman, an owner of a PhD and does work […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 21:  Canelo Alvarez celebrates with promoter Oscar De La Hoya after defeating Miguel Cotto by unanimous decision in their middleweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Boxing, Alphabetically Doomed

Saul “Canelo” Alvarez beat Miguel Cotto on November 21, 2015. With the exception of Mr. & Mrs. Cotto, no one worth mentioning thinks any different. But the judges in this fight scored the matter 117-111, 118-110 and 119-109. For the boxing neophyte or those of us who are mathematically challenged, a shutout in a 12 […]

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25:  Tyson Fury looks on during a media workout at the Peacock Gym on February 25, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

They Might Be Giants: Tyson Fury Will Make Wladimir Klitschko Fun For A Night

You know the overused movie plot where the boring, super-uptight guy meets the wild, crazy girl who finally shows him how to let loose and have fun? That’s what Saturday’s heavyweight title fight on HBO between Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury has going for it. Except in this case, the boring dude is the reigning […]


The Week’s Boxing Schedule Featuring Wladimir Klitschko, Tyson Fury, Erislandy Lara And James DeGale

Puerto Rico and Mexico had their superfight last week, now it’s Germany and the UK’s turn. Tens of thousands will pile into a football stadium to see heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko (pictured sparring with brother Vitali, now a Ukrainian politician) fight buffoon/possibly legit contender Tyson Fury on Saturday, US time. Saturday also sees a free […]

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 21:  (R-L)  Canelo Alvarez throws a right at Miguel Cotto during their middleweight fight at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Canelo Alvarez Out-Huges Miguel Cotto

That headline isn’t meant to troll. Canelo Alvarez boxed pretty well Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View against Miguel Cotto — he didn’t win just because he was massive. But massive-ness was the main mechanism of Alvarez’s wide decision win over the middleweight champion. We don’t know how much the two men weighed on fight night, […]

(L-R) Guillermo Rigondeaux throws a right to the face of Drian Francisco during their junior featherweight bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 21, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cotto Vs Canelo Undercard Results

(Guillermo Rigondeaux throws a left to the face of Drian Francisco during their junior featherweight bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center Saturday in Las Vegas; Photo: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images) Keep coming back here for updates on the Cotto vs Canelo undercard on HBO Pay-Per-View: ****** Well, the main event is going to have a […]

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 24: Current WBC champion Miguel Cotto (L) and contender Canelo Alvarez, Former WBC and WBA Super Welterweight World Champion, pose after a news conference announcing their upcoming WBC middleweight title bout on August 24, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. The WBC middleweight title bout  will take place November 21 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The Professionals: Miguel Cotto vs Canelo Alvarez Preview And Prediction

Very few of us view our jobs with any romance. They’re something we do because we must. We work to live. We don’t live to work. Sports provide an escape from the drudgery of day-to-day routine and it’s easy to mythologize them. We see heartbreak and triumph in the feats of the athletically gifted, and […]

LAS VEGAS - JULY 26:  Antonio Margarito (R) knocks down Miguel Cotto to win the WBA welterweight title fight by TKO in the 11th round at the MGM Grand Garden Arena July 26, 2008 in Las Vegas, Nevada.    (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Boricua to The Bone: Why Miguel Cotto Has No Place In The Hall of Fame

Next to presidents and dressmakers on Oscar night, professional athletes form arguably the most scrutinised group on the planet. Boxing, as a niche sport with a passionate and partisan fanbase, is a magnet for aggressive hyperbole. Yet within such caustic surroundings, the extent to which professional fighters can manipulate our perceptions is often quite remarkable. […]


Boxing Trash Talk And The Art Of Promotion

Vulgarity makes an easy news story. Promoters have always known it. Insults, expletives and occasionally even racism and homophobia have long been go-to methods for convincing fans to spend. Media outlets, desperate for content to fill 24-hour channels and websites, have little choice but to play along. Yet for much of the boxing public, a […]