On The Polarizing Superstardom Of Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. is the young Muhammad Ali. He’s Sugar Ray Leonard. He’s a confused, simple-minded cartoon of the hip-hop ethic; he is the savviest of businessmen. He’s a good person. He’s a bad one. It’s all up for the discussion now. Because of his superstar-making year in 2007, fully realized after his impressive win […]

2007 Knockout of the Year

Boxing is first and foremost a sport but there is something primordial about two individuals standing toe-to-toe in the quest for physical dominance. In the sweet science the object is to hit and not get hit but punishment is guaranteed to any person brave enough to step into the squared circle. Inevitably one’s body will […]

Some Quick Links

It’s a dreary day here in the Lone Star State and with that I have been surfing the net in the hope that something grabs my attention.  Below are a few links to some interesting stuff.  Hope you enjoy. Here is a great story on a local promoter in Newark NJ by The Star-Ledger’s Steve […]

2007 Fighter Of The Year

Boxing returned to prominent, public glory in 2007. Major fights happened between all the best boxers, and almost all of them lived up to the hype. With the year’s most important and promising battles having already transpired in in 2007, we turn our attention at Ring Report to our year-end awards. All week long, we’ll […]

“The Undefeated” Postscript

Well the dust has settled on what was a surprisingly good show between Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather last Saturday. For those living under a rock, Mayweather knocked out the Manchester Mauler in 10 rounds with a clean counter left hook to the chin. With the win Mayweather solidifies his claim as the best in […]

Final Thoughts On Mayweather/Hatton And The Rest Of Saturday Night

Before we move on to other things — like Ring Report’s annual awards, coming all this week — I wanted to stop and ruminate on what turned out to be a great night for boxing Saturday when Ricky Hatton and Floyd Mayweather, Jr. put on a good show before an audience of millions. Hatton says […]

Mayweather/Hatton: Good In Its Own Right

I was wrong to doubt it. But I was right to think that that best possible outcome was Ricky Hatton forcing Floyd Mayweather to fight. I thought it was back and forth until around the seventh, when Mayweather cranked up some of his vintage self — the one willing to take risks, the one concentrating […]

Liveblogging Mayweather-Hatton

All right. The moment’s arrived. Three substandard undercard fights — Mayweather-Hatton better be good. I’m already sick to death of the “There’s only one Ricky Hatton” song. Liveblogging in the comments section below.

Some More Quick Links

My esteemed colleague Tim provided an excellent collection of links regarding tonight’s Mayweather/Hatton showdown.  As the fight draws near I too wanted to share a few links I stumbled across recently. If you want to get my prediction for this fight you can go here.  Additionally my editor at FightHype has solicited fight predictions from […]

Mayweather/Hatton: The Ultimate Guide

I’ve said all I have time to say before Saturday night’s blockbuster fight between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Ricky Hatton. The fight is nigh. At long last. So I’m wrapping it all up here in a package of links, plus links to the writing of others that, I think, will give everyone all the major […]

Texas State Silver Gloves Tournament

While the main focus of this blog is boxing in the professional ranks I want to take a moment provide some information on the Texas State Silver Gloves Tournament which begins today. For the past couple of years Barney Flores of Barney & Me Boxing Club has hosted the annual event at his gym and […]

Mayweather/Hatton: The Prediction

Despite my confessed doubts about whether the monumental welterweight (147 lbs.) showdown between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Ricky Hatton will live up to its colossal hype, I’m getting that familiar little tingle of excitement and anticipation. There’s no way I’ll ever be as giddy as Hatton’s British fans, who, I expect, come Saturday night will […]

Quick Jabs: Getting Greedy; Stepping Up

Two fights this weekend that are heavily overshadowed — to say the least — by Floyd Mayweather vs. Ricky Hatton… plus a few other thoughts floating around the blogosphere about things over the horizon… have me rolling out, for the first time at… my own collection of ramblings. I’ve openly coveted Sean’s cleverly-named “Punch […]

Jeff Lacy: Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

“75” rows=”20″ style=”width:100%; height:550px;” class=”mceEditor”>“Well, first of all, Jeff deserves to be on top once again.  For certain reasons we don’t know, only Jeff knows he was derailed.  He was derailed by a great champion and we all know that Calzaghe’s a tremendous champion.” – Oscar De Lay Hoya It has been well over a […]