Report: Floyd Mayweather Saw Murder-Suicide Via FaceTime

Earlier today TMZ reported that rapper Earl Hayes had murdered his wife Stephanie Moseley—an actress/dancer who was most recently on VH1's TV show Hit The Floor—before turning the gun on himself and committing suicide. Now they're reporting that Floyd Mayweather witnessed the entire thing via FaceTime. » 12/08/14 8:59pm 12/08/14 8:59pm

Trainer Picks Worst Time To Claim His Fighter Will KO Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao beat the hell out of Chris Algieri on his way to retaining his welterweight world title this weekend. Pacquiao won a unanimous decision, thanks in large part to the fact that he knocked Algieri down six times in 12 rounds. One of those knockdowns was accompanied by some ill-timed yet hilarious… » 11/24/14 2:53pm 11/24/14 2:53pm

Boxer Facing Olympic Gold Medalist Quits After Taking Single Punch

Middleweight boxer Claressa Shields won Olympic gold in London as a 17-year-old, and her subsequent career has found the Michigan native building a 43-1 record and claiming nearly every title available in women's boxing—save for the AIBA championship, competition for which is currently underway in Korea. And her bout… » 11/20/14 11:30am 11/20/14 11:30am

How Muhammad Ali's Rope-A-Dope Myth Suckered America

Myth now dominates our misunderstanding of Muhammad Ali, who was once the most accessible celebrity in the world. The truth of the man is nearly irretrievable. With Ali having receded into an exile of his own choosing, the jokes and half-truths and outright lies he once told to entertain us have hardened into… » 10/30/14 4:57pm 10/30/14 4:57pm

A Total Eclipse of the Sonny: The Night 'The Greatest' Was Born

This week marks the 40th anniversary of the Rumble in the Jungle. A lot has been written about that fight. Movies have been made about it. People have wept and torn their hair and rolled in the grass, beating their heels against the ground, because of that fight. It was a mighty fight. A remarkable moment. Rightly… » 10/27/14 10:56am 10/27/14 10:56am

The Fight: Patterson Vs. Liston

Originally published in the February 1963 issue of Nugget, "The Fight: Patterson vs. Liston" also appears in At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing, edited by George Kimball and John Schulian and published in hardcover, paperback, and as an e-book by The Library of America. You can also find it in the recent… » 10/23/14 10:10am 10/23/14 10:10am

World Boxing Council Shortens Female Matches Because Of Periods

The World Boxing Council recently issued a statement to the effect that it would no longer sanction any fight between female boxers that is scheduled to go longer than 10 rounds or any bout with rounds lasting longer than two minutes. Part of the reason they have made this decision is because ladies be gettin' periods. » 10/21/14 6:07pm 10/21/14 6:07pm