By Fred Garvin on Friday, September 25, 2020
After 10 hours of mediation where Team Canelo, Golden Boy, and DAZN spoke to one another through a third party, we have the terms of a new offer that was submitted by DAZN to retain the services of boxing's cash cow. Despite the imploring of hired PR representatives masquerading as boxing journalists that Canelo's side should give in, a look under the surface reveals who this offer truly benefits.
By AC on Wednesday, September 23, 2020
PBC set out 5 years ago on an experiment. They invested heavily in the 154 pound division and at long last we will see the fruits of their labor. The last two guys left standing are Jermell Charlo and Jeison Rosario. The question is, how did we get here?
By Babajide Sotande-Peters on Sunday, August 23, 2020
It only takes a second in heavyweight boxing, and that is all Alexander Povetkin needed to debunk one of the division’s biggest myths
By on Friday, August 21, 2020
Regis Prograis and Maurice Hooker are leaving behind DAZN and heading over to PBC. Both Prograis and Hooker set their sights on potential showdowns with the deep stable of welterweights.
By on Tuesday, August 18, 2020
John Skipper and DAZN believed that being the first to attempt a Netflix-style, all-you-can-eat sports streaming service in the US meant they would corner the market. Less than 24 months after their initial launch, are they any closer to their goal from where they were a couple of summers ago?
By on Thursday, July 30, 2020
The Sunday Puncher crew previews all 9 fight cards on Showtime’s docket
By on Monday, July 27, 2020
Showtime and PBC break a 4 month silence and announce their slate of fights for the rest of 2020. The schedule features 9 cards with 10 world title fights.
By on Monday, June 29, 2020
Boxing is back in full swing... at least from the Top Rank side of things and we've seen the full gamut of fights. From heavyweights struggling through 6 rounders to one of the most promising young fighters in all of boxing.
By on Monday, June 15, 2020
Twice a year (usually) the boxing world holds their breath as we await who the team of Canelo Alvarez will choose as the lucky contestant in the Canelo game show. Any fighter capable of remotely making whatever weight class Canelo chooses start moving their chess pieces on the board looking to position themselves for a fight. Promotional differences and boxing politics are cast aside as Alvarez and his massive financial influence speak a universal language capable of breaking down the barriers that normally preclude fights from being made.
By on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
The insidious reality which shrouds criticism of Joshua’s involvement in the recent Black Lives Matter protests
By on Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Boxing is officially back. Top Rank trotted out almost 4 hours of much anticipated boxing programming and the results are in. What we got was a showcase matchup for one of the brightest young talents in all of boxing, a grab bag of six rounders, and a whole lot of stalling. The question is, how was the return?
By on Saturday, June 6, 2020
Top Rank is leading the charge with a vengeance as they unveil a slew of cards marking boxing's return. In an unprecedented move, Top Rank will do 2 cards a week as they work furiously to fulfill the 54 cards in their agreement with ESPN. If the prize is simply giving us back the sport we love, sure. Top Rank has done a phenomenal job, but the shotgun approach of mismatches may do more harm than good.
By on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
The UFC was itching to be the first live sport to return amid the coronavirus pandemic currently sweeping the globe. Whether their attempt was hasty or not is irrelevant because they pulled it off. They delivered a pay-per-view and all signs point to the event being a success.
By on Friday, February 28, 2020
As with Canelo-Golovkin, Charlo-Harrison, Ward-Kovalev, most expected more of the same in a second go. The puncher leading, while the boxer doubles down on elusiveness and finesse. Fine-tuned adjustments producing a narrow winner down the stretch. But this wasn’t a fight won by inches, it was swept by miles.
By on Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Discombobulated, wounded and bloodied, Deontay Wilder was rendered a shell of the fearsome figure he cut for ten previous title defences. Despite all that has and will be written, the problem was not Wilder’s perceived fraudulence but it was similarly neither a case of the various physical impairments that he may or may not have had.
By on Friday, February 21, 2020
Deontay Wilder made a full recovery from his injuries and returned in February and gained a routine enough victory versus yet another overmatched foe in Gerald Washington. It was another fight in the relative obscurity of Alabama, another fight where a right hand from the champ appeared to bail him out from a potential dud and another fight closer to stagnation.
By on Wednesday, February 19, 2020
The back end of 2014 was relatively quiet for Deontay Wilder. And for good reason. Installed as mandatory to recently crowned WBC Heavyweight Champion Bermane Stiverne, Wilder took a brief tune-up in the summer before zeroing in on the Haitian titleholder.
By on Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Shortly before his passing, legendary trainer and moulder of modern heavyweights Emmanuel Steward was asked about which of the upcoming breed of big men would ascend to the divisions summit after his current charge in unified champion Wladimir Klitschko. Steward earmarked two men, both raw and sloppy yet unflappable and determined.
By on Thursday, January 30, 2020
A look at the Showtime Prelim action on the Garcia-Redkach undercard from the Barclays Center — January 25th 2020
By on Wednesday, January 22, 2020
This week is packed. With the action starting mid-week, there is something for everyone with a variety of different types of matchups.