Why Is Katie Couric Letting Floyd Mayweather Smear His Victims?

Katie Couric is a serious journalist. She was the first woman to anchor a network evening news broadcast without a male co-host. She has been a frontline star for all three major television networks. Her interview with Sarah Palin in 2008 may have singlehandedly changed the course of American history. She knows what… » 4/15/15 9:39pm Wednesday 9:39pm

Don't Believe The Hype: Mayweather-Pacquiao Is Not Good Vs. Evil

The many failings of Floyd Mayweather to follow the basic rules on how to be a good human being are well documented. He’s a serial woman beater who once evicted his father and pleaded no contest to threatening his children. His odiousness speaks for itself. But his competitor, Manny Pacquiao, is busy (via his… » 4/09/15 2:43pm 4/09/15 2:43pm

Diego Maradona Prepares For​ Coming Alien Invasion With Boxing Dummy

Just know that, when the giant blue Martians that have been hibernating miles deep in the Earth's crust finally emerge and begin their assault on this wonderful thing we call human civilization, Diego Maradona has been training and will knock those sons of bitches right back to where they came from. » 4/01/15 5:52pm 4/01/15 5:52pm

Broner Bout Prime Opportunity For Marv Albert Commentary

What is there left to be said about Adrien Broner? We've shared plenty of our own words on "The Problem," and brought you a few of his too. But Broner's bout against John Molina Jr. on national NBC tonight brought veteran sportscaster Marv Albert to the mic, and the combination really made for a special moment. » 3/07/15 9:41pm 3/07/15 9:41pm

Jumpin' Jehoshaphat, Take A Look At This Goddamned 7-Foot Chinese Boxer

This is probably nothing. Probably, this is an oddity that will resolve itself well outside the view of the general boxing public. But just in case it isn't, this here is Taishan Dong, a 26-year-old, 7-foot, 280-pound former kickboxer out of China, and he moved to 3-0 this weekend. » 3/04/15 4:51pm 3/04/15 4:51pm

ESPN's Dan Rafael Seems Like He Could Use A Nap

ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael is, as our own Iron Mike Gallego has long enjoyed pointing out, a stooge and a nitwit, but the run-up to the announcement of the long-delayed Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao bout has revealed something else about him: Like much of the rest of the boxing media but even more so, he… » 2/20/15 10:21am 2/20/15 10:21am

Buster Douglas Shocked The World, And Then He Got Fat And Happy

25 years ago today, Buster Douglas shocked the world and knocked out Mike Tyson, becoming the heavyweight champion of the world. This profile appeared in Sports Illustrated three years later, after Douglas had lost his title to Evander Holyfield. It has been reprinted here with the author's permission. » 2/11/15 1:40pm 2/11/15 1:40pm

Mayweather And Pacquiao Meet For The First Time

It seems incredible that for all their ducking and dodging and posturing and close calls, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had never met face-to-face before last night. But with both sitting courtside at the Miami Heat game—directly opposite each other, as it worked out—the two wandered over at halftime for a brief… » 1/28/15 9:09am 1/28/15 9:09am

Boxer Jermain Taylor Ordered To Undergo Mental Evaluation

Middleweight boxer Jermain Taylor, the current IBF middleweight champion, has been ordered to undergo an evaluation at a state mental hospital by an Arkansas judge, according to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. This order comes on the heels of two sets of criminal charges being brought against Taylor, who has been… » 1/27/15 1:21pm 1/27/15 1:21pm

Jim Gray Learns Not To Assume Guy Named "Maldonado" Can't Speak English

Tonight's SHObox undercard featured Amir Imam claiming a TKO win over Fidel Maldonado Jr. in a 140-pound bout. Afterward, ubiquitous microphone toady Jim Gray went to interview the losing fighter, a lifelong Albuquerque resident. Except he extended the mic to Maldonado's trainer, assuming the young man didn't speak… » 1/17/15 11:11pm 1/17/15 11:11pm

Why Tonight's Heavyweight Title Fight Shouldn't Be On The Level

While professional boxing unquestionably often involves two fighters hitting each other as hard as possible in order to win their match, it also often puts business first. It looks as if a lot of X's and O's are being moved around in two upcoming heavyweight title bouts, presumably as long-range setups for a… » 1/17/15 12:41pm 1/17/15 12:41pm

Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Is (Maybe) Happening, Five Years Too Late

Manny Pacquiao has reportedly agreed to two of the key obstacles holding up his long-awaited showdown with Floyd Mayweather, Jr. First, a 60/40 split of the revenue, with Pacquiao's side taking the short end; second, a fight date on May 2, Cinco De Mayo weekend, a popular date for pay per view cards featuring Mexican… » 1/14/15 1:25pm 1/14/15 1:25pm