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We All Float Down Here: Kell Brook Boldly Goes Where Canelo Will Not

When I was a kid, I was terrified of my parent’s basement. It was dark. There were weird noises. But the main reason I turned into Usain Bolt when the lights went off was very simple — I’d read Stephen King’s Novel “IT” when I was way, way too young. Most kids were scared of […]

Not Fade Away: Manny Pacquiao Is Still Pretty Good

The great Larry Merchant liked to remark that boxing is the “theater of the unexpected.” And for the most part, it is. Fights that look like snoozers on paper turn out to be barn-burners. Underdogs score huge upsets. Refs have bad nights. Judges have very, very bad nights. ESPN analyst Brian Kenny’s hair goes from […]

Sergey Kovalev: Crime And Punishment

There has always been something sinister about light heavyweight knockout artist Sergey Kovalev, just like there has always been a language impediment when it comes to understanding him. Whereas another knockout king, Kazakhstan’s Gennady Golovkin, has always maintained an affable, happy-go-lucky demeanor outside the ring before turning into a full-on beast inside of it, Kovalev’s […]

Sergey Kovalev Vs Jean Pascal II: Who’s Up For Another Beating?

There are always going to be pointless rematches in boxing. Hell, in a couple of months, Manny Pacquiao will fight Tim Bradley for a completely superfluous third time, even though one could make a strong argument that even the second fight was unnecessary. Yes, technically Pacquiao lost the first fight. But anyone besides the judges […]

But Honestly: Angel Garcia Is A Truth Teller

Finally, somebody said it. It’s out there now. For those of you who haven’t seen it, Angel Garcia, father of undefeated welterweight Danny Garcia, expressed his confusion to fighthype.com over just why in the hell Shawn Porter and Keith Thurman, two young, talented welterweights, would want to fight each other. FOR GOD’S SAKE, ONE OF […]

Rearviewmirror: A Look Back At Boxing In 2015

2015 was a strange year for boxing. Like “Charles In Charge,” we took a lot of “bad” to go with the “good.” We got huge fights like Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao, free fights like Keith Thurman vs Robert Guerrero, and no fights like Showtime. New stars emerged, while some faded away before our eyes. Lineal […]

And Out Come The Wolves: Antonio DeMarco Goes Back To The Battle

Antonio DeMarco was 24 years old when he was first fed to the wolves. Human horror film Edwin Valero was making his Showtime debut, and Top Rank, his promoter, needed somebody who would not only make him look good, but who would give him a decent test. Enter DeMarco, a fellow southpaw with good pop, an […]

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 […]

Cat’s Column: We Could All Use More Teddy Atlas And Other Random Notes

If anybody was curious as to how the new pairing of Tim Bradley and trainer Teddy Atlas would go, they got an emphatic response in between rounds 7 and 8 last Saturday night. Bradley was cruising. His opponent, Brandon Rios, was merrily plodding face-first into pretty much every punch Bradley threw, and Bradley was well ahead […]

It’s Terence Crawford’s Turn To Stake His Pound-For-Pound Claim

In the wake of Floyd Mayweather’s retirement, boxing’s top dogs are all getting a chance to make a grab for the top pound-for-pound spot. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, the little terror who automatically ascended to the number one spot on several lists, made a rather emphatic case for staying there on Saturday night. He battered a […]

Let It Bleed: Gennady Golovkin Vs David Lemieux Is A Win For Fans, Finally

This should be the norm, shouldn’t it?  Murderous-punching middleweights Gennady Golovkin and David Lemieux will square off at Madison Square Garden Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View.  Hopefully it’s the start of a round-robin style middleweight tournament that includes Canelo Alvarez and Miguel Cotto, who will fight each other about a month from now. I use […]

I See No Changes: Adrien Broner Says He’s A New Man; It Doesn’t Matter

Well the good news is that Adrien Broner is really super serious about fighting again. No more shenanigans. Straight and narrow. No more games. Say goodbye to the strippers, the sex tapes, the blood orgies, and whatever other horrifying things he did with his time. I mean, he can’t be insincere, can he? No boxer […]

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