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ESPN Thursday Night Fights: A Preview Of March 26

Weigh-In Results: Kamil Laszczyk 128.6 vs. Jose Luis Araiza 129 Patryk Szymanski 165.6 vs. Yoryi Estrella 168.2 Rances Barthelemy 137.4 vs. Angino Pérez 137.6 Breidis Prescott 146.2 vs. Fredrick [...]

Canelo Eats Crow in the Wake of Mayweather v. Pacquiao

Ric Flair once said, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man.” Apparently, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez never adopted this philosophy. Alvarez, whose audacity burns as bright as his fiery red [...]

Hopkins v. Kovalev: Just How Old Is Bernard Hopkins?

Approaching his 50th birthday, Bernard Hopkins is now a full eighteen years older than Rocky Marciano was when he [Marciano] retired from boxing. As B-Hop faces yet another World Champion in Sergey [...]

This Day in Boxing History: Margaret McGregor vs. Loi Chow

In the late 1990s, boxing promoter Jim Rupp and manager Bob Jarvis had been working on a first-ever co-ed bout between Martin O’Malley and Christy Martin. O’Malley was an accomplished amateur [...]

Mayweather vs. Maidana II: Fight Preview and Analysis

On May 3, 2014, Marcos Maidana lost a majority decision to Floyd Mayweather. Although falling short on the judges’ scorecards, the Argentine hit Floyd Mayweather more times than any Mayweather [...]

The Mayweather-Pacquiao Business Paradox

In 1964 Walter Neale presented the Louis-Schmeling paradox. Named after two World War II-era heavyweight champions, the Louis-Schmeling paradox describes sports business as different from any other [...]

Chris Algieri vs. Manny Pacquiao: About the Fighters

On November 22, 2014, WBO Jr. Welterweight Champion Chris Algieri will move up in both weight and opponent caliber as he challenges Manny Pacquiao for the WBO Welterweight Championship. Manny [...]