1. Manny Pacquiao Tops the 10 Greatest Fighters of the 2000s

    The Best Fighters of the Millennium Below is my list of the greatest fighters of the past 10 years. I provided their record in the millennium as a reference point...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 5 years ago 1,518 reads 15 comments

  2. Who Says White Guys Can't Fight?

    "The Great White Hope" is the moniker used by the mainstream media in hopes of finding the next great "white" fighter. The last great American Caucasian pugilist was, arguably, Rocky Marciano, who retired in 1956...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 5 years ago 1,265 reads 9 comments

  3. Kelly Pavlik at the End of the Road?

    Thirteen months ago Kelly Pavlik was the "next big thing" in boxing. He was white. He was from blue-collar Youngstown, Ohio, and he had beaten a very good opponent in Jermaine Taylor...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 5 years ago 518 reads 8 comments

  4. How Manny Pacquiao Should Handle This Drug Testing Farce

    Manny Pacquiao played this one all wrong. When confronted with a clause stating that he must submit to IOC standard drug testing of both urine and blood, he froze. He got hit with a haymaker and went down for the count...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 5 years ago 837 reads 25 comments

  5. Is Manny Pacquiao a Cheater?

    The latest buzz has the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight being cancelled because Manny Pacquiao refuses to submit his blood for steroid testing 30 days prior to the fight because of 'superstition'...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 5 years ago 1,789 reads 36 comments

  6. The Tour De France Just Got Very Interesting

    Back in the beginning of the millennium, I watched the Tour De France religiously. I, like all Americans, became enthralled with Lance Armstrong. At first, because of his miraculous recovery from testicular cancer...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about almost 6 years ago 1,547 reads 0 comments

  7. Marcos Maidana Upsets Victor Ortiz In a Classic

    The Marcos Maidana-Victor Diaz fight last night on HBO was a classic. Although it only lasted six rounds, it was six rounds that featured four knockdowns and non-stop, nuclear bombs thrown from the opening bell...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 451 reads 3 comments

  8. Is the Media Destroying Sports?

    I went to my mailbox yesterday as Thursday is generally the day I receive my new Sports Illustrated in the mail. I've been an SI subscriber since about 1985 and it's a ritual I've come to love...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 466 reads 3 comments

  9. Mayweather Jr. Vs. Marquez: Get Ready for a Snoozer

    Why didn't Floyd Mayweather Jr. wait to come out of 'retirement' to fight the winner of the Pacquiao-Hatton fight? I have no idea. It would have been amazing PR for Floyd to be at ringside and announce he would un-retire to fight Manny...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 2,062 reads 16 comments

  10. Billy Graham: The Most Vindicated Man In Boxing

    Imagine you've worked with a company for fifteen years. You've been nothing but a loyal and faithful employee. You've worked hard, put in the weekends, and always held the company's best interest at heart...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 1,294 reads 10 comments

  11. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Is Making a Huge Mistake!

    Wow! I can't believe that Manny Pacquaio dropped Hatton in two. I thought Manny would win by a knockout, but in round nine or 10. I thought that Mayweather Sr. would build up his jab, work on his distance, and greatly improve his suspect defense...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 1,943 reads 12 comments

  12. An Ode to a Boxing Gym

    I've played a lot of sports in my years...from baseball and basketball in my high school and college years to skiing and mountain biking in my 20s and 30s. No one sport touched me as much as boxing...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 432 reads 10 comments

  13. Someone Please Explain the Appeal of Mixed Martial Arts

    I watched my first-ever MMA fight on Saturday—Ken Shamrock vs. Nick Diaz.I'm a boxing fan, but I've always held some amount of disdain for the entire MMA phenomenon. Anyway, I'll get more into that later on...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 637 reads 50 comments

  14. Paul Williams Looks Very Good Against Winky Wright

    Winky Wright once was a great fighter. He belongs in the same class as Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr., and Sugar Shane Mosley. In his day, he was a very smart and cagey fighter who looked for his opportunities and had excellent defense...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about 6 years ago 404 reads 8 comments

  15. Alex Rodriguez Found Guilty of Using Steroids!

    Alex Rodriguez was named by four separate sources of using anabolic steroids in an independent Major League Baseball investigation in 2003. Maybe we should call him 'A-Roid' and not 'A-Rod'...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 751 reads 2 comments

  16. It's Official: Joe Calzaghe Retires

    Joe Calzaghe announced his retirement today at the age of 36. It had been speculated that he would retire after his recent dismantling of Roy Jones Jr. Calzaghe had hinted that would be his last fight for months...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 153 reads 8 comments

  17. Andre Dirrell: The Next Star in Boxing

    Andre Dirrell. Remember that name. Nicknamed "The Matrix," Dirrell brings a scary mix of power, speed, and smarts to the super middleweight division. Most intimidating of all is that he's an ambidextrous fighter equally as adept with either hand...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 451 reads 5 comments

  18. David Beckham Wants To Stay at Milan: Big Surprise

    To the surprise of absolutely nobody, David Beckham has expressed a desire to stay with AC Milan after his loan from the LA Galaxy is up on March 2...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 162 reads 2 comments

  19. Margarito the Coward Knocked Out by Sugar Shane Mosley!

    Antonio Margarito the Coward! Antonio Margarito the Cheat! The once great Mexican warrior. A man once compared to Roberto Duran and Julio Cesar Chavez is finished. Call in the dogs. Margarito is done...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 89 reads 16 comments

  20. How Manny Pacquiao Blew It by Calling Off the Ricky Hatton Fight

    I love Manny Pacquiao. He's truly a warrior and a wonderful fighter to watch. Without a doubt, he's one of the best fighters of his generation. But he's blown it by calling off the May 2 fight with Ricky Hatton...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 913 reads 35 comments

  21. Your Definitive Guide to the Top Fights of 2009

    TOP TEN FIGHTS OF 2009 So you think boxing is a "dead sport"? Not even close. Other than the heavyweight division, the sport is thriving and better than ever—you just need to know who to watch...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 1,380 reads 12 comments

  22. Manny Pacquiao Would Drop Floyd Mayweather: The Reasons Why

    In spite of diligent attempts to find the Manny Pacquiao-Oscar De La Hoya fight in a neighborhood bar, my efforts were thwarted and I was forced to sit in front of my 42" high definition Samsung, Guinness in hand and cigar unwrapped...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 784 reads 1 comments

  23. The Decline of the White American NBA Player

    The recent bust of JJ Redick and Adam Morrison brings a legitimate question to mind. What has happened to all the great white American players in the NBA? Just as a recent Sports Illustrated ...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 551 reads 18 comments

  24. Michael Owen Needs To Come to America

    Michael Owen playing in the States? Could it be a possibility? Just a few short years ago it would have been unheard of to mention the Newcastle Striker and the Stars and Stripes in the same sentence...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 349 reads 2 comments

  25. Jerry Jones Has Some Snake Oil For Sale

    The phone rings: Longtime Dallas Cowboy Season Ticket Holder: Hello Jerry Jones (Owner of Dallas Cowboys): Hi, is this <<sucker to be named>>, longtime season ticket holder ...

    Joe Oneill Written by Joe Oneill about over 6 years ago 289 reads 3 comments