1. Roy Jones Jr.: Get Real or Get Out

    It was almost too appropriate when Roy Jones Jr. assumed the identity of Peter Pan bad guy, Captain Hook, for the pre-fight publicity leading up to Saturday's PPV bout with Jeff Lacy...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 305 reads 6 comments

  2. Miguel Cotto: Boxing's Whipping Boy

    I've been racking my brain to remember a time when a defending world champion with as much credibility as Miguel Cotto, has been treated so dismissively by his opponents, the sanctioning body ...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 2,711 reads 17 comments

  3. An Open Letter to Brent Brookhouse and the UFC

    Brent Brookhouse from Bloodyelbow.com recently took it upon himself to call me out in public, picking through my recent article entitled "Debunking the Myth of UFC Dominance." Since Mr...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 420 reads 32 comments

  4. Debunking The Myth Of UFC Dominance

    Two weeks a month boxing fans have to withstand a barrage of attacks from fans and representatives of the UFC. The week before a UFC PPV and the week after, we'll hear: "Boxing is dead...Boxing is dying...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 378 reads 26 comments

  5. Boxing's Prospects Fail to Make It to the Promised Land

    Something's been happening to boxing's young prospects. Actually, something's not happening to them: They're not winning...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 253 reads 9 comments

  6. Amir Khan Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire

    It's party time in Manchester for Olympic Silver Medalist and the UK's favorite young idol/target, Amir Khan.After decisively capturing his first world title, the WBA Junior Welterweight championship ...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 265 reads 15 comments

  7. RIP Arturo Gatti (1972-2009)

    Coming off the tragic death of Alexis Arguello, boxing has suffered another tragedy. Two-time world champion, 37-year-old, Arturo "Thunder" Gatti was found dead today in his condo in Brazil...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 439 reads 8 comments

  8. Eddie Chambers Keeps Hope Alive

    In a sterile German boxing arena, on The Fourth of July and with the total and complete indifference of his countrymen, Eddie Chambers was to be sacrificed to the next upcoming Eastern Block ...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 287 reads 10 comments

  9. USA! USA! America's 10 Best Boxers!

    In my blog, we've already explored the topic of Britain's and Puerto Rico's best. In the works are features on the best Filipino and Mexican fighters. However, on this July 4th, it's only fitting to write about America's best active fighters...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 1,254 reads 10 comments

  10. Can Golden Boy Survive the Decade?

    You could feel the tension in the air as the tide started turning against Golden Boy prospect, Victor Ortiz, this past Saturday at the Staples Center...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 491 reads 24 comments

  11. Manny Pacquiao VS. Miguel Cotto: Meaningless

    There, I said it. Pacquiao vs. Cotto is meaningless. Now, before the loyal Pacquiao and Cotto fans, boxing's most bullishly loyal fans ever, begin to throw garbage at the screen, let me clarify a few things...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 851 reads 61 comments

  12. Boxing's 25 Best Over the Last 25 Years

    In 1984, with names like Ali, Frazier and Foreman retired and legendary fighters like Leonard, Duran, Hearns, Holmes and Hagler on the decline, boxing developed a new list of greats and ushered in a new era...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 5,227 reads 31 comments

  13. Klitschko Beats Chagaev With One Arm: RIP Heavyweight Division

    Taking David Haye's place in today's heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko (53-3, 47 KOs) was Ring Magazine's No. 3 Heavyweight, the BTBC's No. 2 Heavyweight and the WBA's "Champion in Recess," Ruslan Chagaev (25-1-1, 17 KOs)...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 479 reads 18 comments

  14. Kelly Pavlik: Anatomy of a Fallen Star

    Buried among the Pacquiao-Cotto-Mayweather headlines is the sad story of Kelly Pavlik and his decision to check into an alcohol rehabilitation center yesterday...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 2,681 reads 20 comments

  15. Floyd Mayweather Planning To Go Straight at Manny Pacquiao Next?

    Sometimes in boxing, the best stories are the ones between the lines. Following the announcement that the Mayweather-Marquez fight was off, I couldn't help but put the clues together...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 5,700 reads 24 comments

  16. If I Were Commissioner Of Boxing...

    Today I actually had some free time to sit back, relax and reflect and one of the things that I thought about was Boxing; Specifically, how to improve the sport and fix some of the negative aspects that plague prize fighting...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 101 reads 7 comments

  17. Andre Berto Handles Juan Urango; Kermit Cintron Shocks Alfredo Angulo

    Andre Berto (25-0, 19 KOs) successfully defended his WBC Welterweight title at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, FL against tough southpaw IBF Jr. Welterweight champion, Juan Urango (21-2-1, 16 KOs)...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 448 reads 2 comments

  18. Floyd Mayweather Jr: Master of Time and Space?

    For the critics of Floyd Mayweather Jr., there seems to be no middle-ground; No possibility whatsoever that what they say and what they've heard is not the absolute gospel. Mayweather ducked all the best fighters at Welterweight...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 461 reads 17 comments

  19. Results from Arena Monterrey: Marquez Shines, Gonzalez Overwhelmed

    From the Arena Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico There were mixed results for the sold-out partisan crowd packed into the muggy Arena Monterrey Saturday night...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 99 reads 1 comments

  20. Brian Kenny: Top Rank Tool?

    I have long yearned for a journalist with the bravery, integrity, and drive to go after all the evil aspects and shady characters in the sport. Brian Kenny looked and sounded the part during his most recent interview with Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 980 reads 3 comments

  21. WBC: Vernon Forrest...Buh-Bye!

    From the Bribe-Covered Desk of WBC Pres., Jose Sulaiman:"...Vernon Forrest is a three-time WBC world champion and a champion outside the ring, as well, known for his efforts in support of the children and underprivileged persons in the world...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 55 reads 0 comments

  22. Mexican Boxing, Ready for a Comeback?

    by Paul Magno Last year at about this time, Juan Manuel Marquez was proudly ranked in everyone's pound-for-pound list after losing a close and disputed war with Manny Pacquiao...

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  23. Five Fights to Bring Boxing Back to the Mainstream

    The cure for almost everything negative in boxing is exposure. With more people watching and the “legit” press keeping a keen eye on the goings on, some of the shadier aspects of the sport would simply cease to exist...

    Paul Magno Written by Paul Magno about over 5 years ago 815 reads 19 comments