1. Hold Your Ballots: Naoya Inoue Makes Case for 2014 Fighter of the Year Next Week

    Vote early and vote often, as the adage goes. Most sports media outlets, however, might actually be taking that to heart...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 4 days ago 1,158 reads 3 comments

  2. Terence Crawford Should Fight Chris Algieri at Junior Welterweight Next

    Lightweight king Terence Crawford , less than a week removed from his dismantling of consensus No. 2 Raymundo Beltran , won't be sitting on his throne much longer...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 25 days ago 2,797 reads 13 comments

  3. Spurs Rookie Kyle Anderson Makes NBA Debut and Fits Right In

    Dripping sweat. Sprained ankles. It all finally paid off for Kyle Anderson Thursday night. With a shade under six minutes to go in the first quarter, Anderson, a rookie, received the ball behind the arc...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 1 month ago 1,966 reads 0 comments

  4. Andrzej Fonfara vs. Doudou Ngumbu: Recap of Showtime's Tripleheader

    The Windy City's adopted son, Andrzej Fonfara , found his way back into the win column Saturday night...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 1 month ago 475 reads 0 comments

  5. Omar Andres Narvaez Makes 11th Successful Title Defense Against Felipe Orucuta

    Thirty-nine-year-old Omar Andres Narvaez made things look easy Friday night. The WBO super flyweight champion, Narvaez (42-1-2) picked up his second win over the talented Felipe Orucuta (29-3)...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 3 months ago 620 reads 6 comments

  6. Juan Francisco Estrada Overwhelms Giovani Segura, Ranks Among the Sport's Elite

    There should be two flyweights on your pound-for-pound top-10 list. Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez is one. The other, the best Mexican boxer in the world not named “Dinamita” Marquez, Juan Francisco Estrada ...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 4 months ago 1,080 reads 1 comments

  7. Roman Gonzalez TKOs Akira Yaegashi, Takes Helm of the Flyweight Division

    Beyond the hype, below the glam divisions and beneath it all at 118 pounds and below lies an invisible world. A world of fisticuffs not restricted by promotional warfare and sleazy matchmaking...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 4 months ago 892 reads 0 comments

  8. 2014 Fight of the Year: Francisco Rodriguez Jr. Decisions Katsunari Takayama

    Saturday night, boxing's smallest carried the entire sport. Fight fans tuning into the Danny Garcia-headlined event on Showtime were left wanting. As Boxing ...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 5 months ago 2,088 reads 6 comments

  9. Katsunari Takayama vs. Francisco Rodriguez Jr.: The Biggest Fight of the Weekend

    The biggest fight this weekend won't be on Showtime.  It won't feature a Ukrainian heavyweight by the name of Vyacheslav Glazkov either.  Ironically, the biggest fight on display this Saturday will feature the sport's smallest competitors...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 5 months ago 1,394 reads 0 comments

  10. Canelo Alvarez Edges Erislandy Lara and Reminds Fans What Boxing Is Really About

    The stylistic clash of the year took place Saturday night at the sold-out MGM Grand Garden Arena. At a contracted weight of 155 pounds—with no meaningless belts on the line—only unadulterated boxing was to be had for once...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 6 months ago 1,396 reads 3 comments

  11. Spurs Beat the Heat, Reminiscent of the Night Boxing's Greatest Fighter Melted

    The San Antonio Spurs turn back the Heat (and the heat) in a sizzling opener to the 2014 NBA Finals .  Tim Duncan led the Spurs in points and rebounds, while shooting 90 percent ...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 7 months ago 691 reads 0 comments

  12. UFC 173: Renan Barao and the 10 Best Fighters Who Have Never Lost in the UFC

    The first half of 2014 has been a busy one for the UFC. With so many events, rarely have fans been treated to a pay-per-view that is actually worth its salt in name-talent. But UFC 173 more than fits the bill because Joe Silva and Co...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 7 months ago 2,471 reads 7 comments

  13. UFC on Fox 11: Travis Browne and the 5 Most Exciting Heavyweights in the UFC

    At UFC on Fox 11 , audiences around the world will stand witness to a clash of two of MMA 's most formidable titans. Brazilian jiu-jitsu ace Fabricio "Vai Cavalo" Werdum (17-5-1) and Travis "Hapa" Browne (16-1-1) square off to determine the No...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 8 months ago 4,291 reads 6 comments

  14. Manny Pacquiao and the 10 Greatest Weight Climbers in Boxing History

    Manny Pacquiao is not just a fighter but a pugilistic genius. Not just a man but a megastar and a hero to his people...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 11 months ago 7,620 reads 12 comments

  15. Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios: Most Dazzling Images from Full Fight Card

    Bob Arum and Top Rank's dalliance with worldwide expansion became official Saturday night (or Sunday morning). They staged a memorable boxing card in Macau, China, headlined by perhaps the sport's most renowned figure, Manny Pacquiao ...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 1 year ago 27,350 reads 4 comments

  16. The Land of Giants: 5 Fights the UFC's Heavyweight Title Picture Needs

    At UFC 166 at the Toyota Center in Houston, the world’s two best heavyweights entered the Octagon and after nearly five rounds of pure, unadulterated one-sided brutality, a true colossus of MMA was born...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 1 year ago 3,368 reads 14 comments

  17. Stevenson vs. Cloud: Superman Proves to Be the World's No. 1 Light Heavyweight

    Adonis Stevenson may have found a way to dip his toes in the same fountain of youth Bernard Hopkins has kept hidden from the rest of the world for all these years, because at 36 years of age, Stevenson seems to be only getting quicker and better...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 1 year ago 1,343 reads 3 comments

  18. Chavez Jr. vs. Vera: Judges Ruin Brian Vera's Violent Masterpiece

    Before Saturday night, surging middleweight Brian Vera went virtually two years without a defeat and had won four straight fights. And after his clash with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about 1 year ago 2,085 reads 8 comments

  19. Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez: Most Dazzling Images from Full Fight Card

    "The One" provided a stacked card unlike any other in recent boxing history. The main event featured the greatest fighter on planet Earth today and a rising phenom from Mexico. Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about over 1 year ago 36,622 reads 38 comments

  20. Ranking the 10 Best Mexican Fighters in Boxing History

    Throughout boxing's illustrious history, Mexico has always found a special place in the sport. It is a breeding ground of young hungry talent...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about over 1 year ago 33,559 reads 49 comments

  21. Boxers Who Don't Get the Respect They Deserve

    The continued growth of technology has given the media and even fans more of a role in the fight game. Boxers aren't good until some writer says they're good. Boxers aren't champions until some governing entity says they are...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about over 1 year ago 9,321 reads 19 comments

  22. Floyd's Mind Games on Display in Clip of All-Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo

    On Sept. 14, Floyd “Money” Mayweather (44-0, 26 KOs) faces Saul “El Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about over 1 year ago 17,657 reads 86 comments

  23. Ranking the 10 Best Jabs in Boxing Today

    The jab jolts from a boxer's shoulders like an arrow from a bow. It is their most important weapon. Fighters throughout time have spilled blood and sweat attempting to perfect it—to make it fast, to make it sharp...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about over 1 year ago 12,258 reads 41 comments

  24. Nathan Cleverly vs. Sergey Kovalev: Live Round-by-Round Updates and Analysis

    The red mist has settled and a new champion has arisen. Sergey Kovalev (22-0-1 with 20 KOs) walked right through the defending champion Nathan Cleverly (who drops to 26-1-0) to claim the WBO light heavyweight title via a Round 4 TKO...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about over 1 year ago 6,945 reads 15 comments

  25. Adonis Stevenson vs. Tavoris Cloud: Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Both Fighters

    The light heavyweight landscape underwent some huge renovations this past June, when the punishing hitter Adonis Stevenson lit up Chad Dawson in a showdown for Dawson’s WBC light heavyweight title...

    Robert Aaron Contreras Written by Robert Aaron Contreras about over 1 year ago 2,306 reads 5 comments