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Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fighting A Japanese Kickboxing Prodigy Makes Absolutely No Sense Floyd Mayweather Jr. Fighting A Japanese Kickboxing Prodigy Makes Absolutely No Sense

After flirting with fights of various natures against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Manny Pacquiao (again), and Conor McGregor (again), world-class asshole Floyd Mayweather Jr. has come out of retirement for either the third or fourth time and booked his next fight, which will take place on New Year’s Eve in Tokyo. Mayweather…

Pro Boxer Loses After His Eye Puffs Up To The Size Of A Baseball [Warning: Graphic] Pro Boxer Loses After His Eye Puffs Up To The Size Of A Baseball [Warning: Graphic]

Here is a lovely Halloween story for you: Swedish boxer Anthony Yigit suffered his first professional loss last weekend at the hands of Belarusian punisher Ivan Baranchyk. The fight was stopped by the doctor after the seventh round because Yigit’s left eye grew to the size of a grapefruit inside his socket. Yigit…

Boxer Throws Punches At His Own Cornerman After Losing Fight Boxer Throws Punches At His Own Cornerman After Losing Fight

Georgian boxer Levan Shonia lost bout to Spas Genov last weekend, and he was so mad about it that he attempted to resume fighting his opponent after the decision had been announced. When that didn’t work out, he turned his fury and his punches on his own cornerman.

Fame And Fantasy In The Heavyweight Battle Of The Atlantic Fame And Fantasy In The Heavyweight Battle Of The Atlantic

A note before starting: Much of this was written before the Saturday, Sept. 22nd heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Alexander Povetkin held at Wembley Stadium in London, hence the two parts to the piece—before Wembley, and then upon arrival and afterwards. There is a lot of speculation in the piece…

HBO Was Bad For Boxing HBO Was Bad For Boxing

There was a time, not that long ago, when HBO and its pay-per-view arm were the undisputed kings of televised boxing. Paying exorbitant rights fees, by the mid-1980s they had easily pried away the top fights and stars of the always-controversial sport of boxing from the older broadcast networks of CBS, ABC, and NBC.…

HBO Is Getting Out Of Boxing After 45 Years HBO Is Getting Out Of Boxing After 45 Years

Starting in 2019, HBO won’t be in the boxing business anymore. That’ll mean fights in the future will be up for grabs by a bevy of competing services.

Boxer Victor Ortiz Turns Himself In On Rape Charges [Update] Boxer Victor Ortiz Turns Himself In On Rape Charges [Update]

Boxer Victor Ortiz, who has been charged with multiple counts of sexual assault, including “forcible rape,” turned himself in Tuesday, as the Ventura County Star first reported.

Canelo Álvarez Narrowly Sneaks Past Gennady Golovkin In Kickass Rematch Fight Canelo Álvarez Narrowly Sneaks Past Gennady Golovkin In Kickass Rematch Fight

Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez eked out a narrow majority decision win over Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in Las Vegas tonight to hand the Kazakh slugger his first career loss and snag the WBA, WBC, and IBO championship belts. The rematch was a much closer fight than the first go-round, which GGG won in the ring but was ruled a draw…

Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao Will Stage History's Least Wanted Rematch Floyd Mayweather And Manny Pacquiao Will Stage History's Least Wanted Rematch

Who knows what to make of this. Floyd Mayweather said on Instagram Saturday that he will come back from retirement this year for a rematch of the insanely boring 2015 “mega-fight” with Manny Pacquiao.

Report: Boxer Gervonta Davis Arrested For Fighting In The Street Over A $10K Club Bill Report: Boxer Gervonta Davis Arrested For Fighting In The Street Over A $10K Club Bill

TMZ Sports and the Baltimore Sun report that boxer Gervonta Davis was arrested early this morning and charged with disorderly conduct after he got into a fight outside of a D.C. nightclub.

Disgruntled Heavyweight Underdog Flees Ring Immediately After Opening Bell Disgruntled Heavyweight Underdog Flees Ring Immediately After Opening Bell

Hot-shot heavyweight Efe Ajagba came into Friday night’s televised bout in Minneapolis a pristine 5–0 as a professional, with all five fights ending in knockouts, and four of those ending in the first round. He went to bed Friday night still undefeated, having notched his fifth first-round victory, but also with the…

Boxing Fans Riot After Local Boy Loses Fight

On Saturday, middleweight Curtis Stevens defeated Carlos Jairo Cruz by stoppage at the end of the fourth round in Cruz’s hometown of Santiago, in the Dominican Republic. Paying fans, who were likely pretty pissed about Stevens’s quick victory, decided that they weren’t ready for the fighting to end just because the…

Javier Fortuna Falls Out Of Ring, Is Removed On Stretcher By Paramedics; Opponent Says "He Was Looking For An Excuse"

Dominican super lightweight Javier Fortuna left his bout in Texas tonight against Adrian Granados on a stretcher after tumbling out of the ring and appearing to hit his neck or head on something ringside. Curiously, (skeptical?) Showtime commentators immediately started speculating about rematch possibilities while…

The Legend Of Mitch Green The Legend Of Mitch Green

A note before starting: This piece contains a lot of conversations that took place many years ago. They’re not word-for-word quotes, but they are pretty motherfucking close. The phone answering machine messages are exactly what was spoken.

Report: Deontay Wilder And Anthony Joshua Reach Agreement On Heavyweight Unification Mega-Fight Report: Deontay Wilder And Anthony Joshua Reach Agreement On Heavyweight Unification Mega-Fight

WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has agreed to terms to fight IBF, IBO, WBA, and WBO champion Anthony Joshua in a highly anticipated and exceedingly rare heavyweight unification bout, to be held in the United Kingdom, according to a report from ESPN’s Dan Rafael:

Trump Thinking "Very Seriously" About Pardoning Muhammad Ali, Who Has No Criminal Record Trump Thinking "Very Seriously" About Pardoning Muhammad Ali, Who Has No Criminal Record

Muhammad Ali’s career in the ring came to a standstill in 1967 upon the late boxer’s conviction for avoiding the Vietnam Draft by declaring himself a conscientious objector. Four years later, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed that conviction by a unanimous vote; 47 years later, Donald Trump is suggesting he will pardon…

Jorge Linares Beat Vasiliy Lomachenko, Right Up Until He Didn't Jorge Linares Beat Vasiliy Lomachenko, Right Up Until He Didn't

Jorge Linares is a flashy, creative athletic freak who has, over a period of many years and much pain, been pushed into the mold of a textbook boxer, like a wild, raging river channeled into an orderly canal. Thus he possesses both the physical gifts of the freak and the carefulness of the technician. When subjected…

GGG Is Back To Obliterating His Opponents

Gennady Golovkin destroyed Vanes Martirosyan tonight in California, knocking out the Armenian-American in the second round and leading us all to wonder if anyone will ever beat the Kazakh superstar.

Boxer Wears Anti-Immigrant Trunks, Gets Soundly Beaten By Mexican Opponent

American boxer Rod Salka lost a six-round bout to Mexican fighter Francisco Vargas last night. Salka, who is known for having been brutally knocked out by Danny Garcia in 2014, entered the ring wearing trunks with an anti-immigrant message. The top of Salka’s trunks had “AMERICA 1ST” written on them, and they were…

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