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This Century’s Most Badass Boxing Moments

Boxing is the toughest sport. Science says so! That means if you’re doing something really badass in pugilism, you’re multiplications of badass. It’s one thing to be in the toughest sport. It’s a whole ‘nother level to be the most badass within the sport. Just last month, welterweight Shawn Porter delivered a really cool moment […]

The Liver Punch: Whose Story Are You Telling?

My undergraduate mentor always starts a piece of advice with, “My boy…” I’m 35 and he still does it. He spoke to me that way when I was a precocious 18 year old hell bent on fucking up his own life. He said it to me when I was a driven, if utterly directionless, 23 […]

Quick Jabs: The New (Unimproved) Nevada Commission Leadership; BWAA High Jinks; More

There’s pretty much nothing a kangaroo won’t punch. But if you’re looking for some serious boxing footage, try this 30 For 30 episode, “Robbed,” revisiting the intersection of lawless New York City and the controversial decision for Ali-Norton III; or try “Tapia,” airing on HBO. “Robbed” is nice but I wish it was more than […]

British Beat: Stuart Hall A Big Challenge For Paul Butler

Bring aa’ yor nobles grand an’ fine An match him if ye can; The brightest gem upon the Tyne’s The honest workin’ man –“The Honest Workin’ Man” by James Anderson *** Boxing returns to Newcastle on Saturday, as Darlington’s Stuart Hall tackles exciting Ellesmere Port talent Paul Butler at the Metro Arena, a suddenly reinvigorated […]

Amir Khan, Ramadan, Floyd Mayweather And The Problem Of Fasting

The sun is setting on Floyd Mayweather’s career — he’s 37, obscenely wealthy and has been so dominant that there is little left for him in boxing. To carry on could mean defying gravity like Bernard Hopkins, or to become a shadow of your former self, like Roy Jones, Jr. Why risk it when he […]

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