1. 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 23 hours ago 5,101 reads 13 comments

  2. 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 4 days ago 4,008 reads 15 comments

  3. 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 8 days ago 27,354 reads 96 comments

  4. 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 11 days ago 8,859 reads 70 comments

  5. 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 12 days ago 33,428 reads 141 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 9,182 reads 19 comments

  7. Ranking the Best Opponents for Tim Bradley's Next Fight After Controversial Draw

    Welcome back to the big time, Tim Bradley. Inactive for eight months since a loss to Manny Pacquiao and winless since toppling Juan Manuel Marquez six months prior, the former two-division ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 10,978 reads 19 comments

  8. What Tim Bradley Must Do vs. Diego Chaves to Stay in Line for Marquee Fights

    When it comes to recognition, Tim Bradley has advantages some others do not. For example, he’s already been a champ at two weights (140 and 147 pounds)...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 1,221 reads 3 comments

  9. Ranking the Best Opponents for Terence Crawford's Next Fight

    Another Saturday, another star showcase for a Top Rank fighter. Just seven days after promotional stablemate—and potential future foil—Manny Pacquiao spent 36 minutes ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 10,193 reads 37 comments

  10. A Rising Star Eyeing the Pound-for-Pound Crown, Vasyl Lomachenko Is Unstoppable

    If you woke up Sunday with pay-per-view buyer’s remorse, you’re probably not alone. Hundreds of thousands in multiple time zones no doubt felt that emptiness as they ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 7,354 reads 11 comments

  11. Pacquiao Still Brings the Glitz, Glamor but Needs Tougher Tests Than Algieri

    Saturday night came and went with one crystal clear conclusion to be drawn. When it comes to promoting a spar-session-quality boxing match into a pay-per-view event that attracts ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 15,038 reads 146 comments

  12. Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight: Ranking the Best Potential Opponents

    Gentlemen (and ladies), start your conjecture. As is the case for nearly every fighter on the pay-per-view level these days, no sooner had the sweat been wiped from Manny Pacquiao's ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 45,278 reads 95 comments

  13. Why Zou Shiming Is the Real Star of the Manny Pacquiao Pay-Per-View Card

    Manny Pacquiao, a seven-division title claimant and perhaps the best-known boxer on the modern global stage, will headline a pay-per-view fight card this weekend that also includes ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 6,003 reads 18 comments

  14. Pacquiao vs. Algieri: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    One year ago, Chris Algieri was two months off of a seventh-round stoppage of a 12-loss foe named Wilfredo Acuna and three months ahead of a 10-round decision over Emmanuel Taylor, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 16,157 reads 44 comments

  15. Ranking the Best Opponents for Wladimir Klitschko's Next Fight

    After 17 title defenses, what’s really left to say? For anyone with lingering doubt that Wladimir Klitschko has been and remains the world’s best heavyweight fighter, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 12,614 reads 35 comments

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

    Well, that was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? Of course, while Sergey Kovalev may have “catapulted right to the top of the boxing world”—in the estimation ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 10,839 reads 30 comments

  17. Ranking the Best Options for Gennady Golovkin's Next Fight

    No one learned much Saturday night that they didn’t already know. Gennady Golovkin is a big-time middleweight. Gennady Golovkin enjoys knocking people out...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 30,459 reads 151 comments

  18. Is Boxing Headed for a Crisis When Floyd Mayweather Retires?

    Gentlemen (and ladies), start your panic. Run back the press conference footage that followed Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 19,820 reads 57 comments

  19. Is Floyd Mayweather Suddenly Open to a Manny Pacquiao Superfight?

    LAS VEGAS — It was the sound bite heard around the boxing world. With the most directly positive answer he’s given in years to the oft-repeated “Manny Pacquiao question,” Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 89,510 reads 60 comments

  20. Floyd Mayweather's Next Fight: Potential Opponents for Next Bout

    Forty-seven down, two to go. Now that he’s officially rid himself of the 2014 scourge known as Marcos Maidana—thanks to a unanimous decision in their pay-per-view rematch ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 69,384 reads 198 comments

  21. Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime All Access: Biggest Lessons from Episode 3

    For lack of a better term, call it a bait and switch. Showtime ended its second episode of the All Access: Mayweather vs...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 6,858 reads 7 comments

  22. The Fighting Floyd Effect: What a Bout vs. Mayweather Does for a Boxer's Career

    Some people equate it to winning the lottery. But you can be sure, the sort of payoff that Marcos Maidana is seeking this weekend is far better than anything you can luck into with $1 at your local convenience store...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 5,542 reads 5 comments

  23. Mayweather vs. Maidana 2: Odds, Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    Second verse. Same as the first? That'll be the question come Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 14,940 reads 21 comments

  24. Adrien Broner Still More Swagger Than Substance After Win over Emmanuel Taylor

    It was the best of times. It was the worst of times. Though that phrase has surely been better used elsewhere, it was still at least somewhat spot-on when recapping the final 10 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 29,323 reads 82 comments

  25. Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime All Access: Biggest Lessons from Episode 2

    Very few of the 45 men who’ve stepped into a pro boxing ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. have managed to change his expression to much beyond bemused contentment...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 16,342 reads 21 comments