1. 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 4 days ago 5,633 reads 19 comments

  2. 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 18 days ago 24,274 reads 85 comments

  3. 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 21 days ago 17,736 reads 66 comments

  4. 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 25 days ago 25,113 reads 171 comments

  5. 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 1 month ago 36,786 reads 106 comments

  6. 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 1 month ago 52,675 reads 174 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 15,170 reads 101 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 11,816 reads 63 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 7,574 reads 14 comments

  10. 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 2 months ago 4,211 reads 15 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 27,604 reads 96 comments

  12. 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 9,080 reads 70 comments

  13. 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 33,878 reads 141 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 9,322 reads 19 comments

  15. 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 4 months ago 11,673 reads 19 comments

  16. 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 4 months ago 1,272 reads 3 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 10,443 reads 37 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 7,619 reads 11 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 15,058 reads 146 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 45,367 reads 95 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 6,030 reads 18 comments

  22. 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 5 months ago 16,194 reads 44 comments

  23. 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 5 months ago 13,039 reads 35 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 10,975 reads 30 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 30,783 reads 151 comments