The classic 1974 Ali-Foreman fight in Zaire attracted, among other things, famous writers like Norman Mailer and George Plimpton and even ol’ Hunter Thompson. But while Mailer and Plimpton and the rest of the world marveled at Ali’s command performance, Thompson, well, he experienced the fight as only he could.…
Dominic Wade lasted 335 seconds before being knocked out by Gennady Golovkin in a fashion not unlike the previous 31 men who fell by the Kazakhstani middleweight champion’s fists and didn’t get back up.
WBO junior welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford turned himself in to authorities today, reports Omaha, Nebraska’s NBC affiliate, after being charged with four misdemeanors: destruction of property, theft of service, misdemeanor assault, and trespass.
What the hell did boxing fans do before still video? (Or, for that matter, still photography?) It’s no coincidence, I think, that the sport peaked long before people could actually see what was happening in the ring, sometimes even when they were watching it in real time. Take this KO from a lightweight bout on…
A D.C. crowd featuring mayor Muriel Bowser and Steve Francis scornfully mocked Adrien Broner after the boxer clumsily tried to call a ringside Floyd Mayweather Jr. back into boxing.
WBA junior lightweight champion Adrien Broner, who is a dick, failed to make weight ahead of tomorrow’s title fight against Ashley Theophane, resulting in him being stripped of his belt.
Among all of the big men in boxing right now, there is one genuinely good heavyweight. And although—or, more likely, because—Luis “King Kong” Ortiz has looked impressive in his two most recent HBO fights, no recognized fellow champions seem interested in trying to pick up his WBA belt. Ranked contenders aren’t lining…
“Roy Jones Jr. will fight a fan in Phoenix!” the promo reel screamed, and that was just the main event to a bizarre card put on by URShow.tv last night in an online-only pay-per-view featuring MMA, pro wrestling, “grappling,” and boxing as called by an in-the-flesh Jim “J.R.” Ross.
The cutman is indispensable to combat sports. A good one adds a veneer of civility to a brutal affair by reducing swells and stopping blood. He can extend a fight for an extra round or more, armed with nothing but vaseline, a cold piece of metal called an enswell, and a chemically soaked Q-Tip.
Terence Crawford doesn’t look very intimidating, given the right setting.
Chris Eubank Jr. takes on Nick Blackwell at Wembley next month for Blackwell’s middleweight title, and part of Eubank’s prefight hype cycle has been to release this video of him beating the shit out of, even knocking out, an amateur sparring partner.
Manny Pacquiao has long been a homophobic buster, a failing that carries much more weight given the fact that he is a sitting (if mostly absent) congressman in his native Philippines. He is now running for a seat in the country’s senate, and thus ramped up his anti-gay rhetoric during a recent television appearance.
Multiple outlets are reporting that a boxing weigh-in at the Regency Hotel in Dublin today was attacked by three men wielding AK-47s.
Sergey Kovalev battered Jean Pascal in retaining his three light heavyweight belts tonight in Montreal, but the Russian wasn’t content to stop landing blows after Pascal’s trainer Freddie Roach threw in the towel after the seventh round. Kovalev brought up the failed attempts at unifying the light heavyweight title by…
Lakers head coach Byron Scott has a reputation to uphold. Not as a smart or even competent NBA coach, but as a tough-talkin’, no-nonsense, these-goddang-kids-and-their-goddang-iGoogles hard ass. This is why, if you get feisty in his Instagram mentions, you might get challenged to a fight.
In the late 1940s, a young Nebraskan actor named Marlon Brando had been starring for several months in A Streetcar Named Desire on Broadway when he was contracted to play a fighter in a TV pilot, Come Out Fighting! For the role, Brando decided to secretly study the famous New York tough guy with the hoodlum backstory,…
Artur Szpilka left Barclays Center on a stretcher tonight after suffering a crushing defeat at the hands (specifically, the right hand) of Deontay Wilder, who holds one of the 9000 world heavyweight titles.