1. 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 2 days ago 22,677 reads 110 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 19,273 reads 57 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 89,064 reads 60 comments

  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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 1 month ago 5,388 reads 5 comments

  7. 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 1 month ago 14,830 reads 21 comments

  8. 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 1 month ago 28,437 reads 82 comments

  9. 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 1 month ago 16,269 reads 21 comments

  10. 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...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 15,538 reads 12 comments

  11. 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...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 10,815 reads 28 comments

  12. 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 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 16,750 reads 81 comments

  13. 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 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 3,188 reads 4 comments

  14. 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 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 6,261 reads 3 comments

  15. 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 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 2 months ago 5,124 reads 35 comments

  16. 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...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 13,512 reads 3 comments

  17. 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...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 16,434 reads 63 comments

  18. 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 3 months ago 23,854 reads 148 comments

  19. 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 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 3,719 reads 5 comments

  20. 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...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 26,162 reads 75 comments

  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 months ago 14,280 reads 137 comments

  24. 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 3 months ago 25,768 reads 66 comments

  25. 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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