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The Reaper Wears Pink: Bam Rodriguez Stops Srisaket Sor Rungvisai In 8

There are era-defining fights and fighters. When boxing is at its best, you get a handful of them in the same weight class at the same time, and in a perfect world they all fight each other. Going back nearly a decade, we got just that with the ascendance of all time great Roman “Chocolatitio” […]

Undisputed: Devin Haney Routs George Kambosos Jr., Wins Unanimous Decision

While George Kambosos Jr. brought the fans to the fight, Devin Haney almost immediately took them out of it. On a brisk Sunday afternoon, nearly 42,000 fans packed into Melbourne’s Marvel Stadium to watch Kambosos (20-1, 10 KO) make the first defense of the lightweight titles he lifted from Teofimo Lopez last November. What they, […]

Gervonta Davis Stops Rolando Romero, Poised To Chart A Different Path

Let us consider the matter of Gervonta Davis’ career, as it sits at a particular kind of crossroad: The kind where he can continue to tread water in relative safety, or takes the foundations of superstardom and builds upon them. They key word in the above sentence is “relative,” because Rolando Romero is not, as […]

David Lemieux’s Last Chance?

Super-middleweight contender David Lemieux may be approaching his last shot at a world title. The Quebec native will take on David Benavidez on a Showtime televised card in Glendale, Arizona on May 21 for the interim WBC title, with a potential shot at Canelo Alvarez at stake. Canelo was recently upset by light-heavyweight titlist Dmitrii […]

Big John Tate, And Being The “Worst” Among The Best

How should we remember John Tate? We could argue all day about how much control we have over the paths that our lives take, but one thing that we have little control of, is how people choose to remember us. Take Big John Tate, for example. Two boxing fans are chatting away in a bar… […]

Headliners: Katie Taylor Takes Thrilling Split Decision Over Amanda Serrano

Christy Martin punched like hellfire but looked like a Dollar General assistant manager. Laila Ali was a lovely scrapper with a world-class pedigree — but was she an all-timer or a paper tiger? Today, Ebanie Bridges leans into her looks with top-heavy gusto, and “The Blonde Bomber” is eviscerated on social media — almost exclusively […]

Shakur Stevenson Was Good Against Oscar Valdez, But Could Have Been Even Better

Shakur Stevenson continues to impress and exceed the lofty expectations placed on him. Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Newark resident thoroughly dominated Oscar Valdez by unanimous decision to hand the Mexican native his first loss.  Throughout the 12 rounds, Stevenson was in command and never remotely troubled by Valdez. With such […]

Tyson Fury And The Gentle Art Of Myth Making

Every fighter, regardless of skill or stature, will one day throw their final punch. If Tyson Fury has indeed thrown his, one couldn’t ask for a better walk-off shot than the uppercut he landed to close the show this past Saturday night, nor a more satisfying target than Dillian Whyte’s giant planet-sized head. Here’s the […]

Errol Spence Jr. Pulls A Quick Turnaround To Stop Yordenis Ugas

It’s the kind of moment you want to see how a truly elite fighter handles: In the 6th round of his welterweight battle with Yordenis Ugas Saturday night, Errol Spence Jr. finally got rattled. It was a situation he gift-wrapped for Ugas, which is, certainly, a bit incriminating. With his mouthpiece knocked out, Spence just […]

Middle-aged At Middleweight: Gennadiy Golovkin Stops Ryota Murata In 9

Time comes for us all. Mind you, it never comes bearing good news. Usually, it shows up hiding a shiv behind its back. When you’re a teenager, you have no clue how good your body has it. Boundless energy and limitless, pain-free functionality are taken for granted. Physically, your 20s are your best years: the […]

A Butt Too Far: Josh Warrington Stops Kiko Martinez in Seven

The line that separates a sanctioned prizefight from a carnival freak show is an embarrassingly thin one, and the only presence keeping those of us on both sides of it from being marks are the in-ring officials. These are men with names like Russell Mora, Laurence Cole and Ian John-Lewis, and it’s up to them […]

A Foregone Khanclsuion: Kell Brook Stops Amir Khan In 6

There’s comfort in predictability. Human beings are disgusting, pattern-seeking animals attempting to find order in an increasingly chaotic world. Having our expectations met and our biases confirmed helps us feel, if momentarily, that something somewhere is in control.  This is, of course, pure fantasy and we are all going to die alone, most likely in […]

Looking Back With Steve Molitor

To become a boxing champion, you need to demonstrate a complete and utter devotion to your craft. You need to possess an obsessive, single-minded focus where you are willing to push your body beyond its limits day in and day out, year after year. And for many world titlists, it isn’t just the rigors of […]

2021 Fighter Of The Year: Canelo Alvarez

The business of boxing has changed. The world around us, even compared to just a couple years ago, is a very different place. But the essence of what happens between the ropes — the ancient stuff that keeps a man off the canvas, that knocks another senseless, that keeps us turning out to witness this […]

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