1. Kelly Pavlik: Requiem for a Middleweight

    I've always been a big fan of Kelly Pavlik , the former Middleweight champion of the world. While others suggested he was a flat-footed slugger with limited boxing skills, I preferred ...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 219 reads 0 comments

  2. Boxing Rankings: Super Middleweight Top 10

    Allow me to preface by saying that my rankings do stray a bit from some of the more-respected, more conventional ones...

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  3. 5 Super-Fights Waiting To Be Made

    In boxing, it's hard to anticipate future matchups because anything can happen in the ring to derail even the best-laid plans of mice and Bob Arum. Yuriorkis Gamboa vs...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,166 reads 9 comments

  4. Khan, Bradley, Salido and Other Observations from Around the Ring

    Some random thoughts from a slightly disappointing weekend of boxing: Vic Drakulich absolutely has one of the coolest names in the sport. He's also got great hair...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 213 reads 3 comments

  5. Amir Khan vs. Zab Judah Not as Satisfying as We Could Have Hoped

    The boxing crowd is a fickle group. One can never quite be sure what will stoke their outrage and what might generate a strangely muted reaction. Alexander/Bradley elicited harsh critiques...

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  6. Brandon Rios on the Road to Fame and Glory in Infamous, Inglorious Fashion

    Brandon Rios is an irritant. He's offensive, blunt, brash, cocky and any other number of annoying adjectives. He's also one of the few young American fighters actually worth rallying around...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 397 reads 5 comments

  7. Brandon Rios vs. Urbano Antillon Will Be the Anti-Klitschko/Haye

    The most anticipated event of the weekend has to be the lightweight grudge-clash between cocky, outspoken Brandon Rios and Urbano Antillon, a man of a certain stoic nobility...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 224 reads 5 comments

  8. Boxing Floyd Mayweather, Jr: Mo' "Money," Mo' Problems

    Who's hot? Who's not? Watching last week's Victor Ortiz- Floyd Mayweather press conferences and some of the follow-up interviews, I wondered: Where is my boy, "Money" ? Where ...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,260 reads 3 comments

  9. Devon Alexander vs. Lucas Matthysse Was No Robbery

    Devon Alexander once again invoked the ire of many boxing fans for doing nothing but go toe-to-toe for 10 rounds with the heavy-hitting and skilled Lucas Matthysse of Argentina. This time it wasn't his heart they were angry with...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,354 reads 13 comments

  10. 10 Fighter of the Year Candidates after Six Months of Boxing

    With six months nearly gone, let's take a look at some of the guys whose names might be floated around when it comes to the annual "Fighter of the Year" conversations come December...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 2,492 reads 19 comments

  11. Devon Alexander Must Be "Great" Against Lucas Matthysse

    I believe in Devon Alexander the Great. But I'm also a sucker for feel good stories, and Devon's perseverance and positive outlook through a heart-wrenchingly rough upbringing is inspiring...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 163 reads 2 comments

  12. Canelo Alvarez, Roy Jones' Spectactical Verbiage and HBO's Latest Gem

    RANDOM POT-SHOTS *Matthew Hatton gave Canelo a tougher fight than Ryan Rhodes did. At least Hatton kept plunging forward and tried to get inside and frustrate Alvarez. He connected on a lot more clean shots than Rhodes did...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 798 reads 5 comments

  13. Canelo Alvarez' Next Fight: 5 Potential Opponents

    Saul "Canelo" Alvarez once again turned in a masterful, dominant performance against an overmatched European challenger...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 4,118 reads 8 comments

  14. Manny Pacquiao: Taking a Guess at His Next 5 Opponents

    Manny Pacquiao, along with Floyd Mayweather, is one of the most lucrative draws in Boxing. The man across the ring from him stands to make a lot of money and has a huge opportunity for greater spoils and glory with a victory...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 3,979 reads 3 comments

  15. Manny Pacquiao-Canelo Alvarez and 5 Fights After Top Rank/Golden Boy Feud Ends

    With reports that the tensions between Top Rank and Golden Boy may be easing just a bit, though with no inter-promotional matchups scheduled on the horizon, it's again worth speculating ...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 958 reads 2 comments

  16. Mayweather Beats Pacquiao in the Battle of Their Next Opponents

    Who knows if Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao will ever actually fight each other in the ring, not just in the court of public opinion? Certainly not this writer...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,633 reads 35 comments

  17. 10 Fighters Who Have Given the Best Performances of 2011

    This list is to honor 10 fighters who have given either spectacular performances or extremely compelling ones...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 6,204 reads 16 comments

  18. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Looks Ahead to Big Fights, Possibly Miguel Cotto

    On Saturday at Staples Center, the right man didn't necessarily win (I had Zbik winning at least seven rounds, probably eight), but the more interesting one did from the perspective of his next fight...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,287 reads 1 comments

  19. Carl Froch vs. Glen Johnson and Chavez Jr. vs. Zbik Predictions

    I have a crazy feeling that somehow Julio Chavez Jr./Sebastian Zbik is going to turn into a brawl and outshine the more anticipated Super Six semifinal between Carl Froch and Glen Johnson...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 548 reads 3 comments

  20. Robert Guerrero vs Marcos Maidana Would Be a Great Fight

    Robert Guerrero was, by all accounts, the runner-up in the Amir Khan sweepstakes. Ultimately, Zab Judah was chosen as the opponent for Khan on July 23rd...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 380 reads 11 comments

  21. Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manuel Marquez: Trilogy Should Be Fought

    I have read some outcry over Juan Manuel Marquez as Manny Pacquiao's next opponent, both from respectable writers and amateur pundits like myself...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,319 reads 6 comments

  22. Boxing: Ortiz vs. Berto and My 5 Most Memorable Fights This Year

    Right off the bat, on April 2, in Panama, there was a little-watched bout in the flyweight division between Hernan Marquez—possibly best known at that point as one of Nonito ...

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  23. Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs. Victor Ortiz: Fight Is Just a Rumor

    The title of the article is pretty self-explanatory. It is also the general consensus among every credible boxing journalist. Mayweather-Ortiz is no closer to being made than Mayweather-Pacquiao—it is just a rumor...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,741 reads 25 comments

  24. Manny Pacquiao Versus Shane Mosley: Predictably Bad, What's Next?

    For all those that said "Shane's got a great chance" or "I could see him pulling the upset" or the classic "This fight's gonna be a lot closer than people think", please go back and review the tapes from Mosley vs...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 1,779 reads 4 comments

  25. Pacquiao vs. Mosley Could Go Either Way: Pacquiao by KO or Pacquiao by Decision

    To reiterate a tired theme, Shane Mosley has very little hope in his upcoming fight vs. Manny Pacquiao. Even the most ardent Mosley supporters acknowledge his best hope is some kind of one-punch knockout miracle...

    James Foley Written by James Foley about over 3 years ago 243 reads 3 comments