1. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Superfight

    There’s a fight this weekend in Las Vegas. You might have heard about it. One guy’s not lost a competitive fight since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and the other ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 hours ago 6,574 reads 55 comments

  2. Freddie Roach Acing Role as Main Instigator in Lead-Up to Mayweather-Pacquiao

    If it’s not step one of every scribe’s May 2 instruction manual, it ought to be. When you’re writing about the big fight and need a big quote, call Freddie Roach...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 day ago 17,422 reads 115 comments

  3. Wladimir Klitschko's Only Option Is Deontay Wilder After Rout of Bryant Jennings

    It might feel like just the residue of a misspent Saturday night. But as you reach for the bottle of aspirin and ponder the walk of shame, dawn’s inevitable arrival will ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 days ago 22,844 reads 104 comments

  4. Meet the Power Brokers Who Made Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Happen

    It took five-plus years. There were a handful of maddening false starts and what often appeared to be permanent stops. But ultimately, more powerful heads prevailed and put all wheels in motion toward the most lucrative boxing match in history...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 days ago 36,977 reads 29 comments

  5. Is Floyd Mayweather's 'Money' Persona Gone for Good?

    When it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., image is everything. Or maybe it only used to be. Long before a match between “Money” and Manny Pacquiao became the apple ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 8 days ago 58,166 reads 155 comments

  6. The Biggest Takeaways from Terence Crawford and Lucas Matthysse's Victories

    The combatant pairs were nearly 1,600 miles apart, but Terence Crawford, Thomas Dulorme, Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov still managed to put on a good show for Saturday night's HBO boxing junkies...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 days ago 8,710 reads 14 comments

  7. Masters 2015: The Biggest Surprises at Augusta

    The superlatives were as plentiful as the birdies. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth — just a few months past where Tiger Woods was upon blistering the Masters Tournament ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 15 days ago 1,682 reads 2 comments

  8. The Biggest Takeaways from PBC on NBC: Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson

    The second go-round with Premier Boxing Champions on NBC came and went Saturday night from Brooklyn, New York, with a pair of compelling 12-round fights, a pair of decisions that became ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 16 days ago 18,132 reads 91 comments

  9. Tiger Woods at Masters 2015: Grading Tiger's Round 2 Performance

    Ironic that this time—18 years after he set the Augusta National Golf Club ablaze as a 21-year-old—a nearing-40 Tiger Woods might have to sit and watch another youngster follow his Masters blueprint...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 18 days ago 6,411 reads 5 comments

  10. Ranking the 10 Most Memorable Moments in Masters History

    As the folks at CBS will tell you, it’s a tradition unlike any other. And whether it’s a stirring rally from a past-prime veteran, an epic field-lapping by an untested ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 22 days ago 5,036 reads 4 comments

  11. Ranking the Best Opponents for Adonis Stevenson's Next Fight

    It wasn’t quite the thunderous display he promised, but Adonis Stevenson still controlled the majority of the action in an unanimous decision over Sakio Bika on Saturday afternoon at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 24 days ago 7,974 reads 24 comments

  12. Ranking the Best Opponents for Gary Russell Jr.'s Next Fight

    The knockout was no surprise. The one who scored it, however, surely was. Though reigning WBC featherweight champ Jhonny Gonzalez was billed as the big puncher against speed-merchant challenger Gary Russell Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 6,059 reads 19 comments

  13. Ranking the Best Opponents for Sergey Kovalev's Next Fight

    Sergey Kovalev threw and landed more punches, scored the fight's lone knockdown and had won all but one round when hostilities ended, but he may have nonetheless emerged from Saturday ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 25,075 reads 87 comments

  14. Mayweather-Pacquiao Press Conference Shows Superfight Will Be All About Business

    Maybe Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. were as tired of the chatter as everyone else. In fact, for a fight that had been talked, rumored and fantasized about for more than ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 17,849 reads 66 comments

  15. Keith Thurman Ready for Elite Fights After Convincing Win vs. Robert Guerrero

    It had everything to do with legacy, rivalry and a few hundred million dollars. But it’s not quite hyperbole to suggest that by agreeing to fight each other on May 2, Mssrs...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 25,579 reads 171 comments

  16. Delusional Fan's Guide to Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

    Unless you’ve taken shelter beneath a non-Wi-Fi-enabled rock, you’re probably aware that pound-for-pound elitists Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 36,818 reads 106 comments

  17. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: How Each Fighter Plans to Win

    Wow...so what you’re saying is there’s actually a fight to dissect? Yes indeed, though it’s been discussed, rumored and openly fantasized about for what feels ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 56,249 reads 174 comments

  18. Gennady Golovkin Must Challenge an Elite Fighter After Win vs. Martin Murray

    It lasted awhile longer. But it didn’t look a lot different. In fact, other than Gennady Golovkin smelling the rarified air of the 11th round for the first time in a now-nine-year, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 15,254 reads 101 comments

  19. Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao's Run-In Doesn't Make a Superfight More Likely

    It reads as much like a tween-age text chat as a big-time sports story. “OMG! Did U c hu Floyd wz w lst nyt?” “yS. cn U BlEv it?” “R dey goin 2 h%k up?” “Dey lookd rly friendly...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 11,824 reads 63 comments

  20. Brandon Rios' Demolition of Mike Alvarado Brings Great Trilogy to Inglorious End

    There was a lot of big trilogy talk going around Saturday night. And though HBO broadcast the fight under its second-tier Boxing After Dark banner rather than the World Championship ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 7,575 reads 14 comments

  21. Does Brandon Rios Need a Win Against Mike Alvarado to Stay Relevant?

    Sometimes two years can feel like a really, really long time. Case in point, Brandon Rios woke up on the morning of Jan...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 4,211 reads 15 comments

  22. Deontay Wilder a True American Heavyweight Star with Win vs. Bermane Stiverne

    For history’s sake, it became official at precisely 12:45 a.m. ET. And when Jimmy Lennon Jr. dispensed with his recitation of the scorecards, it merely confirmed what the ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 27,615 reads 96 comments

  23. Will Al Haymon's NBC Boxing Series Help Make Boxing Mainstream Again?

    It was one of those days for boxing. But, unlike a lot of instances over the years...that was actually a good thing. In a midweek announcement dwarfed only by increasing signs that a Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 9,105 reads 70 comments

  24. Is There Reason to Believe the Latest Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao Rumors?

    Stop us if you've heard this one before. There are these two fighters, you see, and they’re both in the upper echelon of the same weight class and considered among the best in the world regardless of what the scale reads...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 33,916 reads 141 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Opponents for Adonis Stevenson's Next Fight

    To Adonis Stevenson, perception means little. Because as the still-reigning WBC light heavyweight champion sees it, reality is definitely in his corner...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 9,346 reads 19 comments