1. Dave Carlson's Picks for 2011 Year-End Boxing Awards

    Manny Pacquiao is completely absent from my year-end boxing awards for the second year in a row. Unlike last year, when he didn't fight any great opponents, he doesn't get the nod ...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about over 2 years ago 385 reads 0 comments

  2. Pacquiao vs. Marquez 3: What About Marquez's Style Is so Tough for Pacquiao?

    Another Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez fight, another controversy. What is it about the style of Marquez that makes him so hard for Pacquiao to beat? It seemed like everything was going Pac-Man's way this time...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 7,664 reads 18 comments

  3. Manny Pacquiao Decisions Juan Manuel Marquez: Three Cheers for Dinamita!

    If I know anything about boxing, I know that the post-fight discussion of Juan Manuel Marquez's performance Saturday night against Manny Pacquiao will be about missed opportunities and questions of whether he will retire...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 1,808 reads 9 comments

  4. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez Was Just What Boxing Needed

    There is controversy about Manny Pacquiao's tightly contested win over Juan Manuel Marquez tonight. Good. That's what the sport needs. We don't need another blowout victory. We don't need another sham superfight with a one-sided scorecard...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 725 reads 2 comments

  5. Manny Pacquiao Beats Marquez: Why This Sets Up a Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Showdown

    Manny Pacquiao's controversial win over Juan Manuel Marquez Saturday night is the perfect lead-in to a long-anticipated superfight with Floyd Mayweather , Jr...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 1,702 reads 7 comments

  6. Joe Frazier: 10 Things to Remember During His 10-Count Tonight

    Here are 10 things to reflect upon when they give Smokin' Joe Frazier his memorial 10-count before Manny Pacquiao faces Juan Manuel Marquez tonight. I also want to add that Smokin' Joe Frazier was a legend to us all...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 2,673 reads 0 comments

  7. Manny Pacquiao: With a Win, Where Will He Rank Among the Greatest Ever?

    Manny Pacquiao has already established himself as one of the 30 greatest fighters of all time . I decided that 10 months ago, before his fight with Shane Mosley, which did little ...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 305 reads 0 comments

  8. Manny Pacquiao: The 10 Toughest Fights of His Career

    Manny Pacquiao may be the greatest fighter in the world today, but that's a distinction that doesn't come without some trials and tribulations...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 2,503 reads 5 comments

  9. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: What a Marquez Win Would Mean for Boxing

    Manny Pacquiao is a significant favorite to win his bout versus Juan Manuel Marquez this Saturday, but as people who have followed the two fighters' history know, a Pacquiao win is anything but certain...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 274 reads 0 comments

  10. Pacquiao vs. Mayweather: How It Compares to 5 Legendary Fights

    It seems like I've written this article before. In some ways, I have . Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao—will they; won't they? This has been the central topic in boxing during the past few years...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 579 reads 0 comments

  11. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Don't Forget Top-Ranked Timothy Bradley

    Everyone is anticipating fireworks when two of the greatest fighters in boxing— Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez—step into the ring Saturday to complete what is already a legendary trilogy...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 266 reads 0 comments

  12. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: 10 Things Marquez Must Do to Win

    The odds are stacked against Juan Manuel Marquez, no question. But a win isn't impossible. In his next fight, this upcoming Saturday against Manny Pacquiao , Marquez has a chance ...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 1,197 reads 4 comments

  13. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Round-by-Round Preview

    No one—least of all me—can accurately tell you how a fight will go before it happens, but it's definitely possible to look for patterns, storylines and tendencies...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 694 reads 1 comments

  14. Weekly Roundup: Tides Turning Before Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez

    Obviously, the main stories this week are the death of Smokin' Joe Frazier , and anticipation of the most significant fight in boxing this year: Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez, to complete one of the finest modern trilogies of boxing...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 104 reads 0 comments

  15. Pacquiao vs. Marquez: 8 Possible Next Fights If Pacquiao Wins

    Manny Pacquiao is widely expected to win his bout Saturday with chief rival Juan Manuel Marquez, and understandably so...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 1,253 reads 2 comments

  16. Smokin' Joe Frazier: Former Heavyweight Champ Dies at Age 67 of Liver Cancer

    Legendary heavyweight champion Joe Frazier passed away today at age 67 from liver cancer. Frazier is best known for his reign as world heavyweight champion, and his trio of fights ...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 126 reads 0 comments

  17. Bernard Hopkins Loses by TKO to Chad Dawson: A Strange Night for Boxing

    It was a good night for boxing except for one fight. Unfortunately, for boxing fans, it was the main event that disappointed. It's a shame that this overshadowed what ended up being an excellent undercard—one of the best we've seen in years...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 767 reads 4 comments

  18. Jeff Symonds Interview: Triathlete Reflects on 2011 Ironman World Championships

    Canadian triathlete Jeff "Diamond" Symonds, who turned 26 on Saturday, stunned the field at last month's 2011 Ironman 70.3 World Championships at Lake Las Vegas, running a 1:13...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 603 reads 0 comments

  19. Manny Pacquaio, Floyd Mayweather: Bored with Boxing? Follow More Than 2 Fighters

    Enough already! One bad fight happens, and people start spouting all sorts of nonsense. They're saying that fight is the one that killed boxing, that boxing lost a ton of fans to MMA ...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about almost 3 years ago 1,451 reads 14 comments

  20. Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao: Is 150-Lb Sergio Martinez a Threat?

    Sergio Martinez, boxing's current number three pound-for-pound fighter, has stated he's willing to go down to a 150-pound catchweight to score a fight with Manny Pacquiao. For true fight fans, this is a major piece of news...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about 3 years ago 3,113 reads 5 comments

  21. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Won Because He Was Smarter, Faster Than Victor Ortiz

    Enough already. I'm sick of seeing all these fans try to claim that Mayweather's actions were illegal, or that they were cowardly, or that somehow he is to blame for a fight that his opponent decided to make dirty...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about 3 years ago 1,054 reads 16 comments

  22. Floyd Mayweather's KO of Victor Ortiz Was Legal, but We Can Still Be Angry

    Saturday night was painful for boxing fans. But the pain began long before the bout did, and before the headbutt, and the KO, and the Larry Merchant interview...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about 3 years ago 3,679 reads 31 comments

  23. Floyd Mayweather Easily KOs Victor Ortiz in Round 4: On to Manny Pacquiao!

    I said it . I said it strongly . And then I said it again . Victor Ortiz was no match for Floyd Mayweather ...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about 3 years ago 1,395 reads 31 comments

  24. Saul Alvarez: After KO of Alfonso Gomez, Is "Canelo" Ready for World Domination?

    If you tune in to most discussions of "The Next Julio Cesar Chavez ," it may be surprising to hear the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (and not Chavez's own son) is the one most frequently compared to the Mexican legend...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about 3 years ago 526 reads 1 comments

  25. Floyd Mayweather vs. Victor Ortiz: Why Mayweather's Style Is Equipped for Ortiz

    Let me start off by saying that I am not a racist. In fact, if anything, I've probably been accused more of favoring Mexican fighters over African-American fighters, which a few people ...

    Dave Carlson Written by Dave Carlson about 3 years ago 1,973 reads 0 comments