Category: Boxing

Mayweather Wins But Loses Aura of Invincibility

The simplicity of boxing allows grand narratives to be drawn quickly. When a fight is announced, there is usually a clear ‘good’ guy and ‘bad’ guy to root for and against. Fans are eager to label fighters with various verbal ticks such as ‘quitter’, ‘warrior’, and even ‘god’. […]

Hopkins Adds to His Legacy

The problem with writing an analysis of a Bernard Hopkins fight these days is the repetition. He had hall-of-fame credentials before becoming the oldest man to win a lineal championship in 2011. Now he continues to win and school guys young enough to be his son. To be […]

Garcia Dominant over Burgos; No KO this Time

Knockouts are the keystone of boxing. Their brutality and execution are what draws fans, yet even the biggest punchers must settle for decisions on occasion. Mikey Garcia (34-0 28KO) defended his title by outclassing formidable challenger Juan Carlos Burgos (30-2-2 20KO) over 12 rounds. Some experts thought that […]

Donaire & Garcia Score Knockouts

Last Saturday night featured two top young fighters taking on experienced veterans of the sport. Both scored knockouts, albeit under different circumstances with one struggling before his victory and the other dominating the bout. The first bout was between Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire (32-2 21KO) and Vic […]

A Small Tribute to Ken Norton

In the golden era of the heavyweight division, the likes of Muhammad Ali, Joe Fraizer, and George Foreman engaged in some of the most memorable fights of all time. This trio managed to overshadow other good fighters such as Jerry Quarry, Ron Lyle, and Earnie Shavers. However, the […]

Just Another Night For Mayweather

  One of the most highly anticipated and promoted boxing matches of recent years ended up being just another lopsided victory for Floyd Mayweather (45-0 26KO) as he earned a majority decision victory over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-1-1 30KO). With this win, Mayweather captured the WBC, WBA, and […]