1. Ranking the Best Opponents for Adonis Stevenson's Next Fight

    To Adonis Stevenson, perception means little. Because as the still-reigning WBC light heavyweight champion sees it, reality is definitely in his corner...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 9 days ago 8,609 reads 19 comments

  2. Ranking the Best Opponents for Tim Bradley's Next Fight After Controversial Draw

    Welcome back to the big time, Tim Bradley. Inactive for eight months since a loss to Manny Pacquiao and winless since toppling Juan Manuel Marquez six months prior, the former two-division ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 15 days ago 10,825 reads 19 comments

  3. What Tim Bradley Must Do vs. Diego Chaves to Stay in Line for Marquee Fights

    When it comes to recognition, Tim Bradley has advantages some others do not. For example, he’s already been a champ at two weights (140 and 147 pounds)...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 17 days ago 1,195 reads 3 comments

  4. Ranking the Best Opponents for Terence Crawford's Next Fight

    Another Saturday, another star showcase for a Top Rank fighter. Just seven days after promotional stablemate—and potential future foil—Manny Pacquiao spent 36 minutes ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 29 days ago 9,823 reads 37 comments

  5. A Rising Star Eyeing the Pound-for-Pound Crown, Vasyl Lomachenko Is Unstoppable

    If you woke up Sunday with pay-per-view buyer’s remorse, you’re probably not alone. Hundreds of thousands in multiple time zones no doubt felt that emptiness as they ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 7,116 reads 11 comments

  6. Pacquiao Still Brings the Glitz, Glamor but Needs Tougher Tests Than Algieri

    Saturday night came and went with one crystal clear conclusion to be drawn. When it comes to promoting a spar-session-quality boxing match into a pay-per-view event that attracts ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 14,903 reads 146 comments

  7. Manny Pacquiao's Next Fight: Ranking the Best Potential Opponents

    Gentlemen (and ladies), start your conjecture. As is the case for nearly every fighter on the pay-per-view level these days, no sooner had the sweat been wiped from Manny Pacquiao's ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 45,118 reads 95 comments

  8. Why Zou Shiming Is the Real Star of the Manny Pacquiao Pay-Per-View Card

    Manny Pacquiao, a seven-division title claimant and perhaps the best-known boxer on the modern global stage, will headline a pay-per-view fight card this weekend that also includes ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 5,930 reads 18 comments

  9. Pacquiao vs. Algieri: Odds and Round-by-Round Predictions for Saturday's Fight

    One year ago, Chris Algieri was two months off of a seventh-round stoppage of a 12-loss foe named Wilfredo Acuna and three months ahead of a 10-round decision over Emmanuel Taylor, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 16,138 reads 44 comments

  10. Ranking the Best Opponents for Wladimir Klitschko's Next Fight

    After 17 title defenses, what’s really left to say? For anyone with lingering doubt that Wladimir Klitschko has been and remains the world’s best heavyweight fighter, ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 11,867 reads 34 comments

  11. Ranking the Best Opponents for Sergey Kovalev's Next Fight

    Well, that was pretty impressive, wasn’t it? Of course, while Sergey Kovalev may have “catapulted right to the top of the boxing world”—in the estimation ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 1 month ago 10,731 reads 30 comments

  12. 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 months ago 30,302 reads 151 comments

  13. 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 4 months ago 19,787 reads 57 comments

  14. 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 4 months ago 89,489 reads 60 comments

  15. 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 ...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 69,288 reads 198 comments

  16. 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...

    Lyle Fitzsimmons Written by Lyle Fitzsimmons about 4 months ago 6,855 reads 7 comments

  17. 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 4 months ago 5,539 reads 5 comments

  18. 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 4 months ago 14,937 reads 21 comments

  19. 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 4 months ago 29,289 reads 82 comments

  20. 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 4 months ago 16,336 reads 21 comments

  21. 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 4 months ago 15,530 reads 12 comments

  22. 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 4 months ago 10,963 reads 28 comments

  23. 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 4 months ago 16,959 reads 81 comments

  24. 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 5 months ago 3,266 reads 4 comments

  25. 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 5 months ago 6,332 reads 3 comments