1. Amir Khan Passes Floyd Mayweather Audition in Hard-Fought Win vs. Chris Algieri

    Chris Algieri seems like a decent enough guy. He has a college education, looks and sounds good on camera and has handled himself well enough in a boxing ring to have earned a legitimate world championship belt at 140 pounds...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 3 days ago 61,705 reads 262 comments

  2. Does Amir Khan Have What It Takes to Be a Pay-Per-View Superstar?

    Sometime in the near future, boxing is going to wake up and recognize that its pay-per-view existence is no longer held in the moneyed fists of guys named Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 days ago 7,624 reads 71 comments

  3. Preview and Predictions for the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson

    Just after the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial in nearby Fort Worth was hampered by occasionally torrential Texas rain, the 2015 AT&T Byron Nelson Championship will tee ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 7 days ago 4,235 reads 0 comments

  4. Jordan Spieth's Mini Masters Hangover Officially Ends with Near Miss at Colonial

    Let’s face it, folks. As career skids go, a guy could do a lot worse. Since reaching the list of major champions with a wire-to-wire masterpiece at the Masters, 21-year-old ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 8 days ago 9,993 reads 1 comments

  5. 10 Under-the-Radar Boxers with Potential to Be Pound-for-Pound Stars

    Everyone knows the Floyd Mayweathers and Manny Pacquiaos of the world. And anyone can thumb through Ring Magazine to get its viewpoint on the world's 10 best fighters...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 11 days ago 25,916 reads 66 comments

  6. Rory McIlroy's Recent Domination Shows It's Too Early for Jordan Spieth Rivalry

    You’ve really got to hand it to Rory McIlroy. Not only is the Irish-born 20-something a certified whiz with a bag of golf clubs, but he’s also shown a genuine ability this week to work a room—in particular, a media room...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 15 days ago 5,921 reads 12 comments

  7. Gennady Golovkin Must Get Creative to Make a Blockbuster Fight After Latest KO

    Life would be a lot easier if Gennady Golovkin bounced balls or slapped pucks. That way, the two-belt middleweight title claimant would be able to prove his claims of athletic ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 16 days ago 30,500 reads 195 comments

  8. Ranking the Most Important Knockouts of Gennady Golovkin's Career

    It’s been nothing if not a heady climb. Though Gennady Golovkin has been a professional fighter for nine years, it wasn ’t until the last two or three that he’d ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 18 days ago 13,469 reads 38 comments

  9. Mind-Boggling Mayweather-Pacquiao PPV Numbers a Record That Won't Be Broken

    Every recent generation of sports fans has had one. The statistic that’s so far out of whack with a sport’s rank and file that it becomes a gasp-worthy target for every ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 20 days ago 29,964 reads 124 comments

  10. Rickie Fowler Adds Killer Instinct to Impressive Skill Set in Epic Players Win

    It was the stuff hyperbolic dreams are made of. As Sergio Garcia crossed from the front to the back nine with a two-shot lead at The Players Championship on Sunday afternoon, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 22 days ago 20,789 reads 21 comments

  11. Canelo Alvarez's Next Fight: Ranking the Best Potential Opponents

    Being Saul “ Canelo ” Alvarez means never having to spend a Saturday night alone. And while the interpersonal rewards of being a healthy, fit and exceedingly wealthy ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 23 days ago 43,664 reads 222 comments

  12. Is Floyd Mayweather Returning to Villain Role to Sell a Manny Pacquiao Rematch?

    Let's say you're Floyd Mayweather Jr. You spent more than half a decade answering questions about your only perceived rival to a fictional “fighter of a generation” throne...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 24 days ago 22,210 reads 182 comments

  13. Amir Khan Ideally Suited to Execute the Blueprint to Beat Floyd Mayweather

    You might have missed it then amid the Christmas cheer. And you might have forgotten it since—thanks to an endless stream of hyperbole that's not stopped emanating from Las Vegas, even several days after the emergence of ShoulderGate...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 26 days ago 40,694 reads 189 comments

  14. The Players Championship Serves as Fulcrum of Success for Tiger Woods in 2015

    We get it, Tiger. We’ ve all been there. You split with your girl, don’t sleep for a few days and fight the doldrums for a while before ultimately getting back on your feet and putting yourself back out there...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 27 days ago 21,291 reads 11 comments

  15. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: Final Grades for the Superfight Event

    Five years of fencing before the announcement. Two months of hype before fight week. Seven days of posturing before the opening bell. Thirty-six minutes of interaction before the verdict...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 28 days ago 19,967 reads 39 comments

  16. Was the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Superfight a Letdown?

    In the end, it was a tragic victim of its own run-up. Because the Mayweather-Pacquiao summit meeting had been discussed, rumored and openly fantasized about for more than a half-decade, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 29 days ago 149,474 reads 726 comments

  17. Are Manny Pacquiao's Post-Fight Comments Diminishing Floyd Mayweather's Victory?

    It was billed as the “Fight of the Century.” What it became instead was the “Anticlimax of the Century...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 30 days ago 19,914 reads 60 comments

  18. Floyd Mayweather's Next Fight: Potential Opponents for Next Bout

    It took roughly six years and what felt like a century's worth of stops and starts, but Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 30 days ago 103,204 reads 202 comments

  19. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Superfight

    There’s a fight this weekend in Las Vegas. You might have heard about it. One guy has not lost a competitive fight since the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, and the other just ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 70,194 reads 237 comments

  20. Freddie Roach Acing Role as Main Instigator in Lead-Up to Mayweather-Pacquiao

    If it’s not step one of every scribe’s May 2 instruction manual, it ought to be. When you’re writing about the big fight and need a big quote, call Freddie Roach...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 22,440 reads 139 comments

  21. Wladimir Klitschko's Only Option Is Deontay Wilder After Rout of Bryant Jennings

    It might feel like just the residue of a misspent Saturday night. But as you reach for the bottle of aspirin and ponder the walk of shame, dawn’s inevitable arrival will ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 28,043 reads 121 comments

  22. Meet the Power Brokers Who Made Mayweather vs. Pacquiao Happen

    It took five-plus years. There were a handful of maddening false starts and what often appeared to be permanent stops. But ultimately, more powerful heads prevailed and put all wheels in motion toward the most lucrative boxing match in history...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 39,784 reads 29 comments

  23. Is Floyd Mayweather's 'Money' Persona Gone for Good?

    When it comes to Floyd Mayweather Jr., image is everything. Or maybe it only used to be. Long before a match between “Money” and Manny Pacquiao became the apple ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 59,805 reads 158 comments

  24. The Biggest Takeaways from Terence Crawford and Lucas Matthysse's Victories

    The combatant pairs were nearly 1,600 miles apart, but Terence Crawford, Thomas Dulorme, Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov still managed to put on a good show for Saturday night's HBO boxing junkies...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 8,927 reads 14 comments

  25. Masters 2015: The Biggest Surprises at Augusta

    The superlatives were as plentiful as the birdies. Twenty-one-year-old Jordan Spieth — just a few months past where Tiger Woods was upon blistering the Masters Tournament ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 1,687 reads 2 comments