1. Carl Froch: Is He a Top-10 Pound-for-Pound Fighter?

    Carl Froch had just gotten done exacting revenge on rival Mikkel Kessler when the inevitable "who's next" questions began. Froch , never short on hyperbole, commented that he was the greatest British fighter of all time...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 2,260 reads 21 comments

  2. Ranking the 10 Greatest Southpaws in Boxing History

    Ah, the southpaw. Those pesky lefties who force every orthodox fighter to rethink everything he's learned about fighting. To circle right means to circle into the southpaw's power punch...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 15,853 reads 34 comments

  3. Andre Ward: Why Is He a Stud in the Ring but a Dud at the Box Office?

    Andre Ward is an Olympic gold medalist. He is undefeated in his professional career. He's the reigning super-middleweight champion of the world. In fact, it can be argued that he's only lost a handful of rounds in the last several years...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 5,287 reads 29 comments

  4. Gatti vs. Ward 3: Looking Back on Their Legendary Final Bout a Decade Later

    It ended pretty much the way it started. Two warriors desperate to win threw caution aside to slug with an abandon that only they could muster. The combatants ignored the exhaustion that had crept into their bones and hurled bombs at one another...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 3,265 reads 7 comments

  5. Blueprint for Abner Mares to Become an Elite Pay-Per-View Attraction

    When Abner Mares stopped Daniel Ponce de Leon in the ninth round of their excellent fight on the undercard of Mayweather vs. Guerrero, he made plenty of new fans...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 3,045 reads 14 comments

  6. Early Predictions for the Biggest Fights Scheduled in 2013

    This year is halfway home and it's been a stellar one for the sweet science. We've had thrilling fights like Rios vs. Alvarado and Bradley vs...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 26,417 reads 57 comments

  7. Will Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Timothy Bradley Be a Box Office Dud?

    When Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley meet this fall, they’ll both be coming off career-defining wins...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 7,325 reads 34 comments

  8. Ranking Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s 10 Most Impressive Victories

    It's good to be king. Through 44 outings, Floyd Mayweather Jr. still maintains a perfect record. His breathtaking combination of speed, precision, defensive wizardry and unparalleled ...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 14,257 reads 64 comments

  9. Biggest Weakness of Each of the Top 10 Pound-for-Pound Fighters

    The best fighters in the world are just that for a couple of reasons—they’re incredibly talented and have few weaknesses. They’re either exceptionally fast, dangerous punchers or ridiculously hard to hit...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 1,491 reads 19 comments

  10. Should Manny Pacquiao Retire If He Loses to Brandon Rios?

    Last week, we discussed the implications of an emphatic Manny Pacquiao win over Brandon Rios. But what would happen if Pacquiao were to lose the fight? Would it be time for the ...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 964 reads 68 comments

  11. Who Would Floyd Mayweather Fight Next If Money Wasn't Part of the Equation?

    There are usually two groups of people when it comes to Floyd Mayweather —those who feel that he ducks anyone resembling a decent challenge and those who feel that it doesn't matter who he fights because he's going to win regardless of opponent...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 7,063 reads 43 comments

  12. Will It Take More Than One Win for Manny Pacquiao to Be a Superstar Again?

    It's hard to believe that Filipino star Manny Pacquiao, who previously won 15 consecutive fights spanning seven years, has now lost two fights in a row...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 451 reads 20 comments

  13. Will Boxing's Heavyweight Division Ever Regain Its Former Glory?

    The world heavyweight champion made his 14th consecutive title defense on Saturday by destroying an undefeated challenger. Thirty years ago, this would have been major news. On Saturday, it was not...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 3,908 reads 4 comments

  14. Ranking the 5 Most Disappointing Boxing Performances in 2013 so Far

    Boxing has had some spectacular moments in this first half of 2013. The triumphant return of Floyd Mayweather, the first fight at Radio City Music Hall in years, Brandon Rios and Mike ...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 4,005 reads 10 comments

  15. Why Manny Pacquiao vs. Brandon Rios Will Be the Best Fight of 2013

    March 30, 2013, was the worst night of Brandon Rios' professional boxing career. He engaged in another bloody give-and-take battle. He gave the thousands of fans in attendance that night in Las Vegas their money's worth and then some...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 8,994 reads 27 comments

  16. What Did Abner Mares Prove in Win over Daniel Ponce De Leon?

    In the end, it was just as exciting as we assumed it would be. Abner Mares stepped up in weight once again, and once again he came out victorious...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 380 reads 13 comments

  17. Ranking the 5 Most Ideal Opponents for Andre Ward's Next Fight

    Andre Ward has been on the shelf since September of last year when he put on a dazzling display of boxing skills and power as he pounded and stopped light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 5,980 reads 15 comments

  18. Sergio Martinez vs. Martin Murray: 5 Biggest Takeaways from Martinez Win

    On Saturday night in front of a screaming throng of Argentinians, Sergio Martinez defended his lineal middleweight title against Britain's Martin Murray. It was a massive event on HBO in Martinez's home country...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 1,688 reads 2 comments

  19. Sergio Martinez vs. Martin Murray: Head-to-Toe Breakdown for Both Fighters

    Saturday night, Sergio Martinez defends his middleweight belt against English fighter Martin Murray on HBO in Martinez' home country of Argentina. It's Sergio's first fight since his victory over Julio "Puff, Puff, Give" Chavez last September...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about 1 year ago 720 reads 2 comments

  20. Biggest Takeaways from Austin Trout vs Canelo Alvarez Bout

    Watching last night's junior middleweight championship tilt was a bit like watching Brooklyn Decker prance around in a bikini in slow motion, only to vomit all over herself...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about over 1 year ago 1,152 reads 2 comments

  21. Canelo Alvarez vs. Austin Trout: Can Trout Freeze Golden Boy's Money Train?

    Let's discuss the obvious—this is not the fight Canelo Alvarez wanted. What was going through the Mexican sensation's mind on December 1, 2012 at Madison Square Garden as ...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about over 1 year ago 1,433 reads 2 comments

  22. Guillermo Rigondeaux: Dominant Against Donaire, but Far from Crowd Pleasing

    As Nonito Donaire was being reduced by Guillermo Rigondeaux to haplessly swinging at the air like a drunkard swatting at angry bees, something occurred to me: I wasn ’t just anxious for action; I was bored out of my mind...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about over 1 year ago 803 reads 33 comments

  23. Miguel Cotto vs. Ricardo Mayorga: 10 Things You Need to Know About the Fight

    Saturday night, Miguel Cotto takes on Ricardo "I am insane and you are a woman" Mayorga on Showtime pay-per-view. It's the boxer against the puncher, the quiet one against the bombastic one, the respectful against the irreverent...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about over 3 years ago 5,004 reads 14 comments

  24. Brandon Rios: Can He Dethrone Lightweight King Juan Manuel Marquez?

    It should be clear to anyone who watched Brandon Rios grin after Anthony Peterson bashed his bag up into his ribcage, and then smile gleefully when Miguel Acosta drilled him with a right hand, that he is impervious to pain...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about over 3 years ago 1,199 reads 5 comments

  25. Bernard Hopkins: He's Still Got It, but Can He Convince the Judges This Time?

    It was inevitable. As the rounds added up and Bernard Hopkins continued putting on the pressure, landing combinations and shutting down Jean Pascal's offense, the thought crept ...

    Lou Catalano Written by Lou Catalano about over 3 years ago 482 reads 10 comments