1. The Adrien Broner Show: From the Clown Prince of Boxing to a Mere Clown

    Two years ago, some of the top minds in boxing considered Adrien Broner , then an undefeated rising star, among a handful on the short list of Floyd Mayweather Jr. 's heirs apparent...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 173,405 reads 329 comments

  2. Can 'Kid Blast' Rances Barthelemy Launch Himself to the Top at 140 Pounds?

    Some weight classes in boxing have a gravitational pull that seems to suck fighters up to meet their many challenges. Heavyweight has always been one, pulling names away from cruiserweight and light heavyweight in every era...

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  3. What Mayweather-Pacquiao Could've Been: Duran-Leonard I 35 Years Later

    When Manny Pacquiao finally stepped into the ring with Floyd Mayweather Jr. , a bout five years in the making, it was widely proclaimed the Fight of the Century, a throwback to the ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 33,857 reads 50 comments

  4. Inside Ken Shamrock's Quest to Show He's Still the World's Most Dangerous Man

    SAN DIEGO — Next to the bed in his Windsport motor home, parked behind a discount tire store in suburban San Diego, "The World's Most Dangerous Man" has a Bible and a Glock...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 413,556 reads 206 comments

  5. UFC 188: Cain Velasquez's Loss Puts Junior Dos Santos Back in the Catbird Seat

    While the loudest cheers no doubt came from Fabricio Werdum's corner, the new UFC heavyweight champion's extended entourage weren't the only interested parties watching his fight with longtime champion Cain Velasquez at UFC 188 closely...

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  6. Deontay Wilder, Rowdy Alabama Crowd Bringing the Hometown Fight Back into Style

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — If a garbage disposal registers at 80 decibels and a jet airplane hits 130 , the sellout crowd of 9,347 at the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama, for WBC ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 5,372 reads 48 comments

  7. Snakebitten Cain Velasquez Has Much to Prove in UFC 188

    In October 2013, UFC heavyweight Cain Velasquez dispatched his greatest rival with disturbing ease. Junior dos Santos, the second-best heavyweight in the world, didn't even come close to giving the champ a fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 16,893 reads 76 comments

  8. Backwoods to Bright Lights: The Deontay Wilder Story

    Tracking down the WBC heavyweight champion is no small task. The Skyy Boxing Gym in Northport, Alabama, it seems, exists in a time that predates modern conveniences like the GPS or even Google Maps...

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  9. Heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Shawn Jordan Steal the Show at UFC Fight Night 68

    The average post-fight interview in the UFC is a dreadful bore. The announcer, in this case Jon Anik , asks the fighter to talk him through the fight. Then he'll ask who the fighter wants to step into the cage with next...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 20,068 reads 51 comments

  10. The TRT Legacy: UFC Legend Dan Henderson's Problematic Career

    You'll read a lot this week about 44-year-old Dan Henderson , a throwback to a simpler time in the sport of mixed martial arts...

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  11. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in June

    Poor June. May, which included the biggest fight in boxing history and a number of great bouts, is a tough act to follow. What might normally look like a fine collection of fights, suddenly, looks a bit paltry by comparison...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 18,864 reads 77 comments

  12. The Question: Why Should Anyone Care About Daniel Cormier Versus Ryan Bader?

    Daniel Cormier 's has been a career of "almosts." Starting in college, where he went 0-6 against his nemesis Cael Sanderson, he's spent years climbing the mountain top—only to fall short again and again when the summit was in view...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 15,134 reads 148 comments

  13. The Phantom Punch Hits 50: Ali, Liston & Boxing's Most Controversial Fight Ever

    In the immediate aftermath, as chaos reigned, the small crowd of just over 4,000 fight fans in Lewiston, Maine, let their voices be heard...

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  14. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC 187

    UFC 187 , on paper, was one of the very best combat sports cards of the year. With two title fights on top and exciting fighters sprinkled throughout, I had every hope this event would deliver a solid night's entertainment...

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  15. The Man Who Would Be King: Can Willie Monroe Jr. Upset Gennady Golovkin?

    When Willie Monroe Jr steps into the ring with the fearsome Gennady Golovkin Saturday night on HBO, he's not supposed to win...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 13,350 reads 109 comments

  16. Perfect Matchmaking, Flawless Fight Show Why Canelo Alvarez Is a Superstar

    Four days after the announcement of the " Fight of the Century ," another bout was quietly announced via press release . There was no worldwide media coverage. ESPN didn't break into its programming to trumpet the fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 42,665 reads 276 comments

  17. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights for the Rest of May

    The fight of the century is officially in the books. Floyd Mayweather , in front of what felt like the entire world, dispatched Manny Pacquiao to become this generation's top star...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 36,678 reads 50 comments

  18. RFA vs. Legacy FC Showdown: Exclusive Video Primer for Upcoming Fight Card

    Co-promotion works. For MMA fans, that might feel like a bold statement. After all, for years the UFC has eschewed it, preferring instead to establish themselves as the dominant player in the market and force fighters to come to them...

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  19. Who Should Floyd Mayweather Fight Next After Beating Manny Pacquiao?

    Last week, after years of not-so-patient waiting, we finally saw the two best boxers in the world step into the ring. After 36 minutes of "action," Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 23,300 reads 111 comments

  20. Manny, Floyd Switching Roles in Wake of Pacquiao's Delusional Post-Fight Rant

    As the final bell rang, ending the "Fight of the Century," there was a slight pause before Manny Pacquiao threw both arms in the air. It was a desultory and rote gesture. Hopeful at best...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 235,108 reads 763 comments

  21. Floyd Mayweather's Legacy as All-Time Great Is Complete After Manny Pacquiao Win

    As the boos rained down from a star-studded crowd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Floyd Mayweather stood on the ring ropes, arms folded across his chest...

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  22. Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: Expert Picks for the Superfight

    After six years of endless back and forth, recriminations and accusations, copious and never-ending banter, the time for talk is finally over. After all the disputes over drug testing , money and merit , it ultimately comes down to a single question.

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  23. Pacquiao vs. Mayweather a Miscast Tale of Good vs. Evil in Boxing's Warped World

    Imagine a professional prize fighter who escaped a life of desperate poverty but still hasn't quite been able to escape his past...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 131,899 reads 38 comments

  24. The Question: How Should the UFC Handle the Jon Jones Problem?

    Unless you've been living under a rock the past two days, you know all about the current situation surrounding UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 4 months ago 41,420 reads 296 comments

  25. Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao: Everything You Need to Know for Superfight

    Forty-seven fights and nearly 20 years into his professional career, Floyd Mayweather , considered by most to be the finest pugilist of his generation, will face the defining moment of his professional life...

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