1. Conor McGregor Is Floyd Mayweather's Perfect Final Opponent

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. has spent the better part of two decades atop the boxing mountain, winning titles and consensus acclaim as the best in five weight classes while ascending to the sport's rarest air—a 49-0 record...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 days ago 50,326 reads 0 comments

  2. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Top Storylines as Showdown Looms

    Perhaps you've heard about it. There's this boxer, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and this mixed martial arts star, Conor McGregor, and they don't seem to like each other all that much...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 days ago 11,391 reads 0 comments

  3. What If the Impossible Happens: What If Conor McGregor KO's Floyd Mayweather?

    The Mount Rushmore of upsets. Regardless of your generation or sport of choice, the top candidates for chiseled-granite immortality can probably be plucked from a similar crop of wannabes...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 days ago 22,209 reads 0 comments

  4. Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor: Inside the Numbers Around Megafight

    The best boxer of his generation. The most recognizable mixed martial artist in the world. An international publicity tour with enough vitriol, insensitivity and contrived, microphone-friendly ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 days ago 92,795 reads 0 comments

  5. Chill, McGregor Fans: 8-Ounce Gloves Give Him No Extra Advantage vs. Mayweather

    It was the permission slip heard 'round the world. When the Nevada Athletic Commission approved an appeal from the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor camps Wednesday that'll ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 days ago 50,335 reads 0 comments

  6. Andre Ward's Status as Boxing's Best Is Secure with 2nd Win over Sergey Kovalev

    Andre Ward told us all it was coming. He insisted across several press conferences and media sessions ahead of Saturday night's rematch with Sergey Kovalev that it would be he, and not the burly Russian, who'd end the fight via knockout...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 47,157 reads 0 comments

  7. Mayweather vs. McGregor: Head-to-Toe Breakdown of Both Fighters

    No, it's not a misprint. Floyd Mayweather Jr. is fighting Conor McGregor. The man formerly known as Pretty Boy will emerge from a hiatus to surpass Rocky Marciano and extend his pristine professional boxing record to 50-0...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 49,272 reads 0 comments

  8. Anthony Joshua Is Boxing's Biggest Attraction After Win over Wladimir Klitschko

    Anthony Joshua might have been OK with an easier ascension. But as he stood swollen-faced in a Wembley Stadium ring on Saturday night, the 27-year-old could scarcely have taken a more memorable trip to boxing's most sought-after galaxy...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 41,739 reads 0 comments

  9. Deontay Wilder Has a Master Plan to Unify the Heavyweight Titles in 2017

    Deontay Wilder has a fight this weekend. But he's also got far bigger things on his agenda than 6'6" Gerald Washington. The WBC champion defends his share of the heavyweight division against the organization's No...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 5,464 reads 0 comments

  10. Ranking the Best Opponents for Adrien Broner's Next Fight

    Adrien Broner's career is back from the brink. But it was by no means free of peril. The Cincinnati-reared Problem returned from a stripped title and a jail stint to eke out a ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 13,782 reads 0 comments

  11. A Great Rivalry Is Born: Carl Frampton vs. Leo Santa Cruz III Must Be Made

    There were still six rounds to go Saturday night. But the fighters, the handlers, the fans and the Showtime broadcast crew knew what was up...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 months ago 4,621 reads 0 comments

  12. Leo Santa Cruz Motivated to Force a Rubber Match with Carl Frampton

    The sweat was still glistening. The bruises were still forming. And the echo of ring announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 months ago 2,594 reads 0 comments

  13. Keith Thurman vs. Danny Garcia on CBS Is a Tiny Step Toward Curing Boxing's Ills

    Hey, did you hear the news? There’s going to be a major championship boxing match on prime-time network television...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 months ago 9,345 reads 0 comments

  14. How Badou Jack Bounced Back to Become the Other Face of Mayweather Promotions

    Go ahead and accept a round of applause. Because if—even as Badou Jack reeled from the onslaught of one Derek Edwards—you still viewed him as a potential elite in the ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 months ago 3,434 reads 6 comments

  15. Wladimir Klitschko Sees His Past Self When Looking at Anthony Joshua

    Stop us if you've heard this one before. A mammoth heavyweight boxer parlays Olympic gold into a quick professional championship and sets his sights on long-term domination of the sport's most glamorous division...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 8 months ago 2,678 reads 9 comments

  16. Ranking Bernard Hopkins' Greatest Fights

    Bernard Hopkins will turn 52 years old in January. But he’s got some things to do first. Topping that list is a Saturday night business trip to suburban Los Angeles, where he’ll meet 20-something Joe Smith Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 8 months ago 2,886 reads 4 comments

  17. Vasyl Lomachenko Leaves No Doubt over Elite Status in Dominant TKO Victory

    It was the sort of performance that challenges vocabularies and perceptions. Because it's not enough to simply say Vasyl Lomachenko beat Nicholas Walters...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 months ago 4,655 reads 30 comments

  18. Lomachenko vs. Walters: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    He's got to be the best seven-fight pro on the planet; maybe ever. And now Vasyl Lomachenko has a big fight to match his status...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 months ago 6,135 reads 7 comments

  19. Dear Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev, Please Don't Make Us Wait for a Rematch

    Hey, guys. Welcome to the day after. I know you're tired and sore, so I'll try to type quietly. First things first, congratulations to you both...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 months ago 20,750 reads 75 comments

  20. Andre Ward's Next Fight: Potential Opponents for Next Bout

    Andre Ward is back. And the light heavyweights have got him. The former 168-pound elite made his inaugural championship appearance as a 175-pounder a stirring one Saturday night, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 months ago 13,113 reads 30 comments

  21. Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward Is a True Superfight Spectators Will Love

    Hey, maybe there is a Santa Claus after all. Though boxing fans have endured a year of promoter-hyped mismatches and brazen grabs for unwarranted pay-per-view cash, the calendar’s penultimate month gives new reason to believe...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 months ago 1,940 reads 12 comments

  22. Kovalev vs. Ward: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    And now, here's one for the fight fans. After an endless series of matches designed to advance a particular promoter's fighter or brazenly reach for the public's pay-per-view wallet, the competitive tides have turned...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 months ago 14,088 reads 58 comments

  23. Ranking the Best Opponents for Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight

    And just like that, Manny Pacquiao is a big name in boxing again. OK, the reality is the Filipino superstar never went away in spite of a would-be April retirement that wound up numbering in days and weeks rather than months and years...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 10 months ago 13,885 reads 35 comments

  24. Will We See Manny Pacquiao Score a Knockout for the 1st Time in Years?

    Once upon a time, a Manny Pacquiao KO was a stone-cold lock. Over an 11-fight stretch that followed a scorecard loss to Erik Morales in 2006, the whirling Filipino dervish scored ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 10 months ago 3,082 reads 13 comments

  25. Tiger Woods' Latest Return Tease Preventing Adjustment to a New Reality

    Tiger Woods : PGA Tour grinder. Given a career resume that makes him a mandatory part of chats regarding the game's all-time greats, even suggesting such a label seems blasphemous...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 10 months ago 21,458 reads 32 comments