1. 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 9 days ago 3,374 reads 6 comments

  2. 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 1 month ago 2,638 reads 9 comments

  3. 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 1 month ago 2,738 reads 4 comments

  4. 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 1 month ago 4,617 reads 30 comments

  5. 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 2 months ago 6,085 reads 7 comments

  6. 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 2 months ago 20,730 reads 75 comments

  7. 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 2 months ago 12,215 reads 30 comments

  8. 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 2 months ago 1,918 reads 12 comments

  9. 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 2 months ago 13,951 reads 58 comments

  10. 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 3 months ago 13,110 reads 35 comments

  11. 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 3 months ago 3,055 reads 13 comments

  12. 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 3 months ago 21,340 reads 32 comments

  13. Gennady Golovkin Must Swallow His Pride If He Wants a Canelo Alvarez Superfight

    It was the offer heard 'round the world. Or at least the suggestion of an offer heard 'round the world...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 18,557 reads 144 comments

  14. Ranking the Best Opponents for Canelo Alvarez's Next Fight

    Being Canelo Alvarez means never having to say you're sorry. Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s co-star in one of history's most lucrative fights three years ago subsequently jumped to middleweight, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 15,725 reads 66 comments

  15. Ranking the Best Opponents for Gennady Golovkin's Next Fight

    Let the debate over Gennady Golovkin begin. Again. Those who don't believe the multi -belted middleweight champion was at his best during a five-round tussle with ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 19,294 reads 72 comments

  16. Does Gennady Golovkin Have Anything to Gain in Fight vs. Kell Brook?

    All things considered, it's pretty good to be Gennady Golovkin. The multi-belted middleweight monster has won all 35 of his professional fights, has defended his International ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 4,478 reads 74 comments

  17. Summer Olympics 2016: Winners and Losers from Day 14 in Rio

    Superstar finales. Heartbreaking disappointments. Off-the-field ridiculousness. Another day at the 2016 Summer Olympics...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 32,559 reads 26 comments

  18. Team USA's Best Chance for Gold in Every Women's Gymnastics Event

    It's a gigantic stage for a colossal anticlimax. Though it seems a suggestion of Ruthian or Gretzkyesque proportions, the idea that Simone Biles will run roughshod over the individual gymnastics competition at the Rio Games is now perceived as a given..

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 5 months ago 3,182 reads 2 comments

  19. Summer Olympics 2016: Biggest Surprises from Day 1

    It's the Olympics. Not everything goes according to plan. That reality was in full effect on Day 1 of the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, where an American teen became a shooting ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 25,228 reads 3 comments

  20. USA Olympic Swimming 2016: America's Best Chances for Gold in Rio

    It's American superhero time. Every fourth year, the goings-on in the Olympic pool give us a glimpse of the greatest athletes the U.S. has to offer—both in terms of names we all already know and compelling newcomers primed for a first star turn...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 1,632 reads 0 comments

  21. Olympic Gymnastics 2016: Complete Guide to Men's Events in Rio

    There's something compelling about watching the greats perform. Even though you know going in, their victories are essentially inevitable, it's still worth watching to see just how high they can push the bar...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 1,012 reads 0 comments

  22. Olympic Swimming 2016: Complete Guide to Women's Events in Rio

    You want modern-day superstars? You want all-time Olympic heroes? The women's swimming pool in Rio de Janeiro will have both...and then some...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 1,466 reads 1 comments

  23. PGA Championship 2016: Biggest Winners and Losers from Baltusrol

    The 2016 PGA Championship has come and gone, and with it another season of major tournament golf. Jimmy Walker, a quality PGA Tour player who'd never gotten appreciably close to ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 8,599 reads 3 comments

  24. Ranking the Best Opponents for Leo Santa Cruz's Next Fight

    It's detour time, at least temporarily, for Leo Santa Cruz. Though the previously unbeaten featherweight title-holder went into his Saturday night defense against Carl Frampton ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 9,089 reads 55 comments

  25. PGA Championship 2016: Complete Guide to This Year's Tournament at Baltusrol

    No, you didn't read the calendar incorrectly. It's still July. There have been no NFL preseason games played. And yet it's still time for the final golf major of 2016, the PGA Championship...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 6 months ago 9,766 reads 5 comments