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 12:41pm1/17/15 12:41pm

Your Afternoon Heavyweight Championship Of The World Open Thread

Earlier in this week, regular Deadspin commenter/hardcore-boxing fan "Iron Mike Gallego" emailed with a plea for an open thread for today's heavyweight championship fight between Wladimir Klitschko and David Haye. Slow sports day. Quirky to have boxing on in the afternoon. Probably would have had one anyway. But his… »7/02/11 4:30pm7/02/11 4:30pm

Heavyweight Champ Out To Terrify Erudite British Comedians

The man pictured here is Wladimir Klitschko. It is telling that you might know who he is; he's the IBF, WBO and IBO world heavyweight champion, which isn't nearly as cool as it was 15 years ago. But still: The job of the heavyweight champion of the world is to be the "scariest man on earth," and make headlines for it.… »5/27/08 12:35pm5/27/08 12:35pm