Taishan Dong remained undefeated with a first-round knockout of Lance Gauch tonight in California. We’ve highlighted the enormous Dong before, but if you haven’t seen what kind of damage the seven-foot-tall Chinese boxer can unleash, here you go. Dong’s professional record is now 5-0. »
Scariest Man Alive Gennady Golovkin extended his undefeated record to 33-0 with a TKO of Willie Monroe Jr. in a bout that continues the legend of the Kazakh middleweight. Some analysts expected a more competitive fight, given Monroe’s 19-1 record and that Golovkin’s last fight, against Martin Murray, went 11 rounds.… »
We feel this whole affair is better presented with a complete lack of context. (There’s some video below.) »
According to figures just released by HBO, there is no money left in the world, because it was all spent on watching Floyd Mayweather win a very boring decision over Manny Pacquiao two weeks ago. »
Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez dropped James Kirkland in the third round tonight in a fight that was never, ever fair. The HBO bout delivered, if you’re a boxing fan who likes to see guys get hit in the face really hard (and might have been disappointed by last week’s dance-a-thon.) »
Taishan Dong improved his career record to 4-0 with a majority decision win over Jamal Woods in an undercard bout for tonight’s HBO main event of Álvarez-Kirkland. You’d think that at seven feet tall and 290 pounds, the enormous Dong would draw some American eyeballs; HBO elected to air a Mayweather-Pacquiao replay… »
Michelle Beadle and Rachel Nichols weren’t the only media members who had their access yanked around at the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight. A longtime boxing writer believes he had his arena credential revoked for the May 2 event because of his coverage of Mayweather, specifically an interview he did with… »
A couple of boxing fans have sued Manny Pacquiao for allegedly failing to disclose a torn rotator cuff before last weekend’s “fight of the century” against Floyd Mayweather. Pacquiao’s team says he reported the injury to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but a form he filled out prior to the fight indicates no… »
Manny Pacquiao’s shoulder apparently is as bad as advertised—he’ll undergo surgery to fix a torn rotator cuff and could be out a full year. But his bigger problem might be that the injury wasn’t advertised, first being disclosed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission only two-and-a-half hours before the fight. »
Here are the judges’ scorecards for Saturday’s fight, a clear unanimous decision for Floyd Mayweather over Manny Pacquiao. If you are a normal human being, there’s nothing notable here; just a cool artifact of a megafight, and some relief in the knowledge that the judging accorded with reality—no given in this sport.… »
The most common sight in Las Vegas early Sunday morning was that of a dejected young man in an extremely boastful Manny Pacquiao t-shirt making his way back to his hotel to change his shirt.
Former NBA coach and current ESPN analyst Mark Jackson aggressively defended Floyd Mayweather’s legacy against a straw man “hater” in the middle of today’s Grizzlies-Warriors game on ABC, declaring anyone who doesn’t recognize the welterweight champion as an all-time great “doesn’t know boxing,” and that those who… »
I should have known better. I should have known that the fight would suck. I have lived long enough to know that the whole point of spending $100 on a pay-per-view boxing match is so you can complain about spending $100 on a pay-per-view boxing match. There were people back in the day who used to bitch about Mike… »
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally boxed tonight, and we now have 36 minutes of evidence that this very boring fight needed to happen several years ago for it to have meant anything. Outside of a square punch Pacquiao landed in the fourth round, he never really seemed to threaten a Mayweather victory.
Gutless starfucker troll Mike Wilbon rambled his way to an awkward defense of serial domestic abuser Floyd Mayweather Jr. tonight on ESPN, having been inexplicably asked about tonight’s fight while covering the NBA playoffs in Los Angeles. Wilbon’s lengthy and nonsensical response implored viewers to understand the … »
An old man sitting on the wall outside the MGM Grand yesterday and smoking a cigarette regarded the protesters streaming by dubiously. “Hey, they say don’t hit women,” he said out loud to no one. “A woman hit me, I’m hittin her back!”