Quick Jabs On Boxing Lawsuits And Legal Papers, The Suspension Of Adrien Broner And More

That’s boxer-lawyer Lovemore Ndou. We have various boxing-related legal matters to discuss in this edition of Quick Jabs, so he’s a fitting avatar. For instance: Jonathan Koh just published in the Southern California Law Review this paper on the regulatory and legal issues surrounding performance enhancing drugs in boxing. It’s very smart, and I don’t […]

Weekend Afterthoughts On Floyd Mayweather, Marcos Maidana, Lil Wayne And More

 (May 3, 2014; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Marcos Maidana punches against Floyd Mayweather Jr. during their fight at MGM Grand. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports) We came so very close to history Saturday night. Had Marcos Maidana defeated Floyd Mayweather on Showtime Pay-Per-View, it would have been the biggest upset in boxing at the […]

Pound-For-Pound Top 20 Boxers Update, 4/14

(Manny Pacquiao is not receiving oral pleasure after beating Timothy Bradley; Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports) If you’re looking for another measurement of how dismally boxing’s 2014 has kicked off — as if anyone needed any more evidence; put down that stupid giant magnifying glass, Sherlock Holmes — it took all the way until April […]

A Sentimental Education: The Allure Of The Crossroads

For all their base, animalistic intrigue, professional prizefights are often the antithesis to idealism. Unlike virtually all other athletic endeavours, the grandest stage in boxing is not by default reserved for the best. The finest two entities do not necessarily face one another for the prize of global supremacy. In fact, this happens so rarely […]