1. What Canelo Alvarez Means to Golden Boy in the Post-Richard Schaefer Era

    Canelo Alvarez has a fight this weekend. And for some pretty obvious reasons, he wants to win it. He’s in with a big-name opponent ( Erislandy Lara) who’s not ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 days ago 6,508 reads 23 comments

  2. Canelo vs. Lara: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    If you thought Saul "Canelo" Alvarez would disappear into Las Vegas oblivion after dropping a one-sided — albeit majority — decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr. 10 months ago, think again...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 days ago 20,010 reads 49 comments

  3. Floyd Mayweather Protecting His Legacy and Ego in Rematch with Marcos Maidana

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not a man who does things halfway. When he spends money, he spends thousands. When he disses opponents, he does so at full volume. When he makes headlines, they’re typically not of the small-typeface variety...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 11 days ago 19,846 reads 79 comments

  4. Terence Crawford Ready for Weight-Class Climb After Impressive KO vs. Gamboa

    As paradigm shifts go, this one came at dizzying speed. In fact, while HBO’s broadcast of Terence Crawford’s lightweight title defense from Omaha, Nebraska, began with ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 13 days ago 9,175 reads 53 comments

  5. Ranking the Best Options for Robert Guerrero's Next Fight

    Welterweight fans can once again believe in ghosts. Absent for 13 months following a one-sided loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 20 days ago 18,227 reads 88 comments

  6. 2014 U.S. Open: The Biggest Surprises at Pinehurst

    German-born Martin Kaymer became the sixth-consecutive player to win the U.S. Open for the first time on Sunday, when he entered the day with a five-shot lead and never wavered while shooting a final-round 69 on Pinehurst No...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 27 days ago 4,483 reads 4 comments

  7. Ruslan Provodnikov Stumped by Tricky and Tough Chris Algieri in Stunning Loss

    Win, lose or draw, Ruslan Provodnikov knew the score on Saturday night. “Runners are not my style,” he said to HBO’s Max Kellerman during the live TV broadcast...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 27 days ago 26,888 reads 201 comments

  8. Why Boxing Needs More of Miguel Cotto in Madison Square Garden

    On an early June Saturday night, with a triple crown being pursued 18 miles to the east and much of the remaining city stricken with Stanley Cup fever, a crowd of more than 20,000 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 13,318 reads 90 comments

  9. Ranking Miguel Cotto's Best Option for Next Fight After TKO vs. Sergio Martinez

    Well, that was easy. And with as dominant a performance as he displayed on Saturday against a middleweight champion who had not lost a fight in four-and-a-half years, suddenly the sky once again seems the limit for Miguel Cotto...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 62,291 reads 238 comments

  10. Carl Froch's Next Fight: Breaking Down the Cobra's Potential Opponents

    It's pretty difficult not to like Carl Froch . He's an exciting and accomplished athlete. He's just arrogant enough to add spice to otherwise pedestrian events...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 11,342 reads 56 comments

  11. Carl Froch the Vindicated British King After Flooring George Groves in Rematch

    Somebody wake Prince Charles. There’s big news out of London. When Carl Froch landed a laser-guided, right-hand missile to challenger George Groves’ jaw on ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 11,476 reads 43 comments

  12. Adonis Stevenson's Next Fight: Breaking Down Superman's Potential Opponents

    Memorial Day 2013 was a lot different for Adonis Stevenson. A year ago, the Haitian-turned-Canadian was a little more than a rising super middleweight with a balky resume as he prepared ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 12,829 reads 35 comments

  13. Is There Any Hope for Mayweather-Pacquiao After Manny's Extension with Top Rank?

    It was the press release heard ’round the world. At precisely 1:20 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the media relations types at Top Rank Inc...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 29,705 reads 388 comments

  14. Get Ready for the Hype for Pacquiao-Marquez V After JMM Throttles Alvarado

    As appetizers go, it was a particularly satisfying morsel. And now that he’s unanimously dispensed with a far-more-rugged-than-most Mike Alvarado, Mexican legend Juan Manuel ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 18,874 reads 147 comments

  15. Why the Adrien Broner Suspension Misses the Mark

    It’s no longer a surprise when Adrien Broner does or says something that gets noticed. He celebrated a win over Vicente Escobedo by getting down on one knee and, with HBO ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 38,014 reads 157 comments

  16. Is Marcos Maidana on Track to Be Elite After Testing Floyd Mayweather?

    It’s not as if Marcos Maidana didn ’t have street cred already. After all, even in an era when every third fighter wears a title belt, any guy who’s managed ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 5,406 reads 16 comments

  17. What Adrien Broner Needs to Learn from Floyd Mayweather in and out of the Ring

    If boxing is your career field, you could have far worse mentors than Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now 37 years old, the Pretty Boy-turned-Money man has cut an enviable swath of excellence ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 26,546 reads 147 comments

  18. Floyd Mayweather's Next Fight: Breaking Down Money May's Potential Opponents

    Forty-six down, three to go. With Saturday’s tougher-than-expected unification defeat of Marcos Maidana , pound-for-pound kingpin Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 132,818 reads 564 comments

  19. Is Floyd Mayweather Boxing's Last Superstar?

    No matter what, it won’t last much longer. Whether he wins on May 3 and goes on to fulfill the six-fight expanse of his Showtime pay-per-view contract or is beaten into a ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 33,836 reads 226 comments

  20. Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime All Access: Highlights and Review of Episode 3

    The production values are top-notch and the editing work pristine. But to a large extent, if you’ ve seen one All Access episode hyping a Floyd Maweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 3,027 reads 1 comments

  21. Meet Marcos Maidana, the Hard-Nosed Fighter Ready to Go After Floyd Mayweather

    He's pretty similar, but he's kind of different. While those who are inclined to wager on the favorite in Saturday's big fight will insist Argentine slugger Marcos Maidana is cut from the same soon-to-be bloodied cloth as Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 12,145 reads 52 comments

  22. Mayweather vs. Maidana: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    When Marcos Maidana met Adrien Broner last December in San Antonio, the smart money said the rugged Argentine would be summarily dismissed as "The Problem" continued to stake a claim ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 48,827 reads 90 comments

  23. Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime All Access: Highlights and Review of Episode 2

    It wasn ’t Floyd Mayweather Jr. or Marcos Maidana . In fact, it wasn ’t even Robin Leach or Robert Garcia. Instead, when it came to Saturday’s premiere of Showtime’s second All Access: Mayweather vs...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 14,487 reads 23 comments

  24. Is Wladimir Klitchsko an All-Time Great Heavyweight?

    It’ll probably come only after he’s been laid in a box and buried. Or at the very least, it will be five years after he hangs up the gloves and takes a midsummer trip to Canastota...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 6,924 reads 90 comments

  25. Ranking the Best Options for Wladimir Klitschko's Next Fight

    When it comes to Wladimir Klitschko , the rankings no longer matter. He has been a champion since 2006, hasn't lost since two years earlier and has done a violent number on ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 12,786 reads 29 comments