Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 12/17

It’s been a long time since we’ve done this, so, wow, have things changed a bunch. Beyond just a thinking and debating exercise, pound-for-pound lists have some value for a number of reasons. For one, a lot of fighters aspire to the greatness a consensus pound-for-pound king-dom symbolizes. For another, it’s a good snapshot at […]

Mercito Gesta, Carlos Molina Swap Punches, Rounds For A Draw

It’s hard not to filter everything leading up to Saturday into a proxy for the forthcoming Floyd Mayweather vs Manny Pacquiao battle, which means that, if on the Thursday before the fight, there’s a Filipino boxer on TV, you wonder whether his outcome says anything for his countryman Pacquiao’s chances. So when we got a […]

Gesta Vs. Arceo Results: Mercito Gesta Dominates For Stoppage Win

Filipino lightweight Mercito Gesta had little difficulty with Luis Arceo on Fox Sports 1 Friday, and not for lack of trying by Arceo. On the same card, Chinese giant Taishan Dong made a successful, if not lumbering, pro debut. Gesta has often had trouble letting his hands go, for all his evident talent. He’s like […]