Why I Googled Keith Thurman

Undefeated welterweight Keith Thurman has all the tools to be the first man to defeat Floyd Mayweather. He’s a solid boxer with incredible power. He fights with balance and precision. He’s deadly accurate with his punches and at age 26 he appears to be in his physical prime. But Thurman isn’t mentioned as much as […]

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly About Deontay Wilder

(Deontay Wilder fells Nicolai Firtha; credit: Tom Casino, Showtime) Undefeated heavyweight Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KOs) is America’s best hope for heavyweight superstardom. The 2008 Olympic bronze medalist is on the verge of contention in what’s becoming an increasingly interesting heavyweight division. With Wladimir (37) and Vitali (41) Klitschko aging out sooner rather than later, […]

Angel Heredia Says Boxing Is Dirty, He’s Clean

When I called strength and conditioning coordinator Angel “Memo” Hernandez (aka Angel Heredia) a couple weeks ago, I wondered what kind of person I’d be talking to. Was he the guy former BALCO associate Victor Conte (a former PED peddler himself) constantly bashes on Twitter for being a crook? Or was he, as he claims, […]