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 Monday 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

Justin Bieber's Latest Boxing Highlight Is A Sad Sham

Justin Bieber is bad at a lot of things, like singing and dancing and writing lyrics and dressing and soliciting prostitutes and driving and basketball and other things, too. For some, reason, though, boxer Floyd Mayweather, a very bad, 37-year-old man, has decided to befriend this child, and even teach him how to box. » 10/17/14 11:24am 10/17/14 11:24am

Boxer Emanuel Augustus On Life Support After Being Shot

Journeyman boxer Emanuel Augustus was shot on the street in Baton Rouge Monday night, according to The Advocate, about a mile from a gym where he regularly sparred. The Baton Rouge police released very few details of the shooting—not even confirming that Augustus was the one shot—but did say they have no suspects or… » 10/14/14 9:45pm 10/14/14 9:45pm

Here's Floyd Mayweather Being A Dick To A Woman In A Barbershop

Floyd Mayweather is one of the very worst people walking this earth. This new video to pop up on YouTube is of Mayweather in a barbershop in London, getting into it with a woman who claims she doesn't know who he is because she doesn't follow boxing. Instead of being relieved someone doesn't know who he is, Mayweather… » 10/01/14 6:00pm 10/01/14 6:00pm