1. Jesus Chavez: Is It Time to Move On?

    It was a hot September night on the strip in Las Vegas. While gamblers from all over the country were playing slots and blackjack, Austin's Jesus "El Matador" Chavez was winning his second world boxing title against Leavander Johnson...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 4 years ago 1,271 reads 0 comments

  2. Hey Pretty Boy Floyd Mayweather, Pick On Somebody Your Own Size

    The pound-for-pound world title. It's one of those things that gets debated over a bucket of wings and a pitcher of beer but, in reality, the P4P crown is merely a mirage...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 4 years ago 1,263 reads 51 comments

  3. Who Is Ricky Hatton Sparring With?

    Ricky Hatton is extremely well prepared for his upcoming fight with Manny Pacquiao and will win because of his super-special-secret sparring partner. Just who is this secret weapon of a sparring partner, you ask? Wait for it...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 5 years ago 803 reads 3 comments

  4. Muhammad Ali: Great Or Goat, a New HBO Film Decides For You

    In fiction, the hero is almost always all good and the villain, all bad. Real life doesn't work that way. The HBO documentary film, Thrilla' in Manilla, takes viewers back to the day when Ali ...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 5 years ago 3,070 reads 6 comments

  5. Lightweight Lightning: Thrilling and Disappointing All at the Same Time

    by Mark Mederson and Stacy Nakell (photo: Edwin Valero and trainer Robert Alcazar grinning at the post-fight press conference.) Most boxing observers consider the lightweight division as, currently, the best in the sport...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 5 years ago 494 reads 16 comments

  6. B-Hop, El Matador and Me! All Access Boxing: Part 2

    (Photo courtesy - Thao Nguyen) Just in case you were skeptical about my claim that professional boxing allows more access than any other sport, see the above photographic evidence...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 5 years ago 152 reads 5 comments

  7. All Access: Why Boxing Is So Different from Other Sporting Events

    You gotta love boxing. No other sport allows the access for the "average Joe" the way that this sport does. I attended the open workouts today (March 31) in Austin, Texas for the Lightweight ...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 5 years ago 244 reads 6 comments

  8. Hernandez-Chavez: And The Sparring Begins!

    The boys were going at it today! In preparation for the big "Lightweight Lightning" fight card on April 4 here in Austin, Carlos Hernandez was visiting Jesus Chavez's home turf - Lord's Boxing Gym...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 5 years ago 117 reads 3 comments

  9. Big Time Boxing Coming to Austin! Behind the Scenes of a Top-Notch Fight Card

    Unless you live in Vegas, your chances of actually attending a top-notch boxing match fall somewhere between slim and none. But for fight fans in Austin, Texas, like me, that is all about to change...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about over 5 years ago 898 reads 3 comments

  10. How Can Roy Jones Save His Legacy? Knock Out Joe Calzaghe

    “Man, what are you smokin’,” was the response I got from my friend, Scott, when I proclaimed that Roy Jones will make short work of Joe Calzaghe in Madison Square Garden this coming Saturday...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about almost 6 years ago 172 reads 1 comments

  11. Hopkins Vs. Pavlik: The Elephant In The Room

    I have a friend who, during conversations that involve race, says, “what I’m about to say is not racist, it’s racial.” The elephant in the corner of the Bernard Hopkins, Kelly Pavlik fight is…RACE...

    Mark Mederson Written by Mark Mederson about almost 6 years ago 220 reads 0 comments