1. Mayweather vs. Maidana Showtime All Access: Biggest Lessons from Episode 1

    Truth told, there’s precious little new ground to be tilled. Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been a professional boxer for 18 years and a world champion in one form or another for all but a small sliver of that period...

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  2. Is There Renewed Hope for a Mayweather-Pacquiao Superfight After Latest Rumors?

    You’ ve got to hand it to Bob Arum. He’s zig zagging across the globe schlepping a fight almost no one seems to want, yet he maintains enough savvy amid the jet lag to know precisely what to say to get other people talking...

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  3. Kell Brook Upsets Shawn Porter; British Blockbuster vs. Amir Khan Should Be Next

    Mauro Ranallo hit it right on the button. Within moments of Jimmy Lennon Jr.’s proclamation that English-born Kell Brook was “the new” International Boxing ...

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  4. Near Miss at 2014 PGA Championship Shows 'Classic' Phil Mickelson Never Far Away

    In a way, it shouldn ’t be all that special. Because Phil Mickelson ’s been making something out of nothing since the moment he became a recognized commodity—typically ...

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  5. 2014 PGA Championship: The Biggest Surprises at Valhalla

    It’s official. The “Rory Slam” is now a thing. Northern Ireland superstar Rory McIlroy took his status from simply the best player in the world to a one-name phenomenon ...

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  6. Garcia, Peterson Wins Show 140-Pound Division's Promise If Boxing Cold War Ends

    Saturday night was boxing’s version of an investment prospectus. While neither Lamont Peterson’s 10th-round TKO of rugged Edgar Santana nor Danny Garcia’s early ...

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  7. PGA Championship Odds 2014: Handicapping the Field at Valhalla

    It’s the least celebrated of golf’s quartet of majors. Where the Masters has exclusive scenery, the U.S...

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  8. Hopkins vs. Kovalev Bout Just What Boxing Needs to Thaw Promoters' Cold War

    No matter what happens in November between Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev, the winner will not be the rightful “he’s the man who beat the man” kingpin of the light heavyweight division...

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  9. Gennady Golovkin's Legend Grows as KO Streak Continues vs. Daniel Geale

    It was Daniel Geale’s best Saturday night moment. The 33-year-old launched a right hand toward the head of the onrushing IBO/WBA middleweight champion late in the third round and let out a violent-looking snarl as the punch connected...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 22,987 reads 148 comments

  10. 2014 British Open: The Biggest Surprises at Royal Liverpool

    Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy re-established himself as a major-championship commodity with a workmanlike final-round effort at the 143rd British Open on Sunday, escaping major ...

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  11. Controversial KO Exactly What Guillermo Rigondeaux's Career Needs

    Let’s say you’re Guillermo Rigondeaux. You reached Saturday with consensus acclaim—not to mention a pair of gaudy title belts—cementing your place as the world’s best 122-pound boxer...

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  12. Biggest Questions Entering Moving Day at 2014 British Open

    Two days down. Two days to go. And at the halfway point of the 2014 British Open , it’s a guy who was born barely an hour’s flight away from the Royal Liverpool Golf ...

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  13. British Open Odds 2014: Handicapping the Field at Royal Liverpool

    With all apologies to the public relations people at the Masters, it’d be just as accurate to label the British Open—or The Open Championship, if you prefer—as "a tradition unlike any other...

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  14. Why Erislandy Lara Won't Get the Canelo Alvarez Rematch He Deserves

    Given the circumstances of his fight with Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night—for perceived supremacy among the world’s junior middleweights and atop a pay-per-view card ...

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  15. Canelo Alvarez's Next Fight: Breaking Down Top Opponents

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez cemented his return to the A-side of boxing's star spectrum on Saturday night in Las Vegas, topping rival Erislandy Lara by split decision in a pay-per-view main event at the MGM Grand...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 25,136 reads 66 comments

  16. 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 ...

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  17. 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...

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  18. 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...

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  19. 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 ...

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  20. 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...

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  21. 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...

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  22. 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...

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  23. 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 ...

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  24. 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...

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  25. 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...

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