1. Wlad Klitschko's Secret: Winning with a Champion's Will, Not a Warrior's Heart

    Wladimir Klitschko, who fights Tyson Fury for the heavyweight boxing championship of the entire world Saturday on HBO, stands 78 inches tall, weighs 245 pounds and has a fearsome sledgehammer of a right hand...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 72,892 reads 39 comments

  2. Is an Alvarez vs. Golovkin Superfight Primed and Ready After Canelo's Victory?

    The boxing world moves quickly. On Saturday night, the only fight that mattered was the pay-per-view spectacular between Miguel Cotto and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez. It was another chapter in the ever-expanding Mexico vs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 42,994 reads 139 comments

  3. Canelo Alvarez's Master Plan to Take over Boxing in Full Swing After Cotto Win

    Miguel Cotto (40-5) is no Floyd Mayweather Jr . At a ring-worn 35 years old, his best days are now cherished memories. But, as active boxing legends go, he isn't half bad. His name, reputation and accomplishments carry weight...

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  4. Return to Grace: WSOF's Jason High Back in the Cage After Shoving Referee

    Jason High barely remembers the moment that changed his life last June. He has a left hand from current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos to thank for that...

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  5. The Ghost of Floyd Mayweather Still Hangs over Boxing Ahead of Cotto-Canelo

    On Saturday, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will stake his claim as boxing's next box office king in a middleweight title match with veteran stalwart Miguel Cotto...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 54,934 reads 137 comments

  6. Miguel Cotto vs. Saul Alvarez: Expert Picks for the Main Event

    On Saturday night, Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KO) and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KO) will write another chapter in the historic rivalry between Puerto Rico and Mexico...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 47,432 reads 46 comments

  7. UFC 193: Did the Legend of Ronda Rousey Die in Australia?

    Ronda Rousey (12-1) was already unconscious as challenger Holly Holm's final three punches landed to her jaw, as perfunctory as they were brutal...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 280,115 reads 548 comments

  8. In the Cage with Ronda Rousey: Opponents Dish on Fighting the Champ

    On Saturday at UFC 193, Holly Holm, a former boxing champion who is chasing the bright lights and bigger paydays available to women in mixed martial arts, will step into the cage with the most dominant fighter in the sport's history...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 195,714 reads 88 comments

  9. Age in the Cage: Are Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie Too Old to Fight?

    The best two fighters at the very first UFC event in 1993 were Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. After a spirited 57 seconds in the cage, Gracie choked Shamrock out en route to winning ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 22,070 reads 79 comments

  10. Bandits, Bullets and Blood Feuds: The Making of Bellator Champ Patricio Pitbull

    The day after the bandits came, Bellator featherweight champion Patricio "Pitbull" Freire (24-2) became a man. He was five years old. " Someone spread a rumor my father had a collection of guns," his brother Patricky Freire said...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 6,842 reads 5 comments

  11. The Boxer Trying to Save Kids in Detroit's Black Community with Youth Football

    At one point, they called Detroit the " Paris of the Midwest ." The American middle class was born there , in the factories that built shiny steel cars, the ultimate expression of new-world muscle and ingenuity...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,278 reads 1 comments

  12. Departing UFC Exec Don Gold on Dana White and Zuffa's Infamous Christmas Parties

    Don Gold did a lot of great things for the UFC in his years with the company, spearheading the development of five top-selling video games, a home video program that helped keep ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 29,254 reads 16 comments

  13. Bullets, Boxing and Love: How Omaha Has Terence Crawford on the Verge of Stardom

    Last year Terence Crawford (26-0, 18 KO), who defends his WBO Super Lightweight Championship against Dierry Jean on HBO Saturday night, found himself exactly where every professional boxer wants to be...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 9,163 reads 34 comments

  14. Gennady Golovkin Ready to Rule Boxing as the Anti-Mayweather After Lemieux KO

    During Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s long reign as boxing's pound-for-pound king, fans seemed to deflate after every big event. Mayweather, with his cocky Technicolor persona and reality-television bravado, was great at building interest...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 66,249 reads 301 comments

  15. Beyond the KOs, Gennady Golovkin's Marketing Savvy Driving Unexpected Stardom

    "Jonathan, my friend, I am great. Los Angeles. Beautiful weather. Beautiful people. I love it." You can almost see Gennady Golovkin's goofy, lopsided smile shining, even through the telephone and across thousands of miles...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,287 reads 115 comments

  16. The White House Petition and Why UFC Star Nick Diaz Matters

    Nick Diaz , unjustly railroaded by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for the crime of “maybe smoking marijuana” too close to his January cage fight against Anderson ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 19,334 reads 92 comments

  17. Gerald Washington's Unique Journey: Helicopters, USC Football, Unbeaten Boxer

    There's a part of almost every man that believes, deep down, he's a tough guy. Left over from the days' fight or flight was more than a slogan for text books, it's that devil on ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 14,412 reads 11 comments

  18. After Action Review: Who Really Won the UFC 192 Title Fight?

    Daniel Cormier 's first title defense was very nearly a disaster. After a strong start, the former Olympian faltered, abandoning his wrestling game in favor of slugging it out ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 47,773 reads 80 comments

  19. The Brutal Power of Pride: Ali and Frazier's Final Act, 40 Years Later

    Fourteen years after the famous "Thrilla in Manila," heavyweight legends Muhammad Ali , George Foreman, Larry Holmes, Joe Frazier and Ken Norton were brought together to have dinner ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 98,232 reads 66 comments

  20. Don't Call Deontay Wilder the Heavyweight Champion Just Yet

    If you were watching Sunday Night Football on NBC, you could be forgiven for believing Deontay Wilder was defending the heavyweight championship of the world against Johann Duhaupas this weekend in Birmingham, Alabama...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 6,773 reads 32 comments

  21. A Lion in Winter: Former UFC Champion Josh Barnett Confronts His Mortality

    When you're an athlete, at some point birthdays cease being a thing you celebrate. They are, instead, looming reminders that your professional life is quickly coming to an end. Sure, no one likes getting old...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 13,458 reads 8 comments

  22. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: The Best and Worst of Bellator Dynamite 1

    Bellator President Scott Coker may be facing potentially insurmountable odds in his battle with the UFC —but he's not willing to go down without a fight...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 20,899 reads 36 comments

  23. The Day After: MMA's Most Exciting Fighter Justin Gaethje Happy to Pay the Price

    What follows is a list of things World Series of Fighting Champion Justin Gaethje (15-0) doesn't give a damn about — whether or not he has a Wikipedia page, concern trolls ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 24,051 reads 12 comments

  24. Wrestling as Religion: Alberto Del Rio on His Dad, CM Punk and an MMA Comeback

    Alberto Del Rio , four-time WWE champion and son of beloved Mexican wrestler Dos Caras, is no stranger to the world of competitive sports...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 25,877 reads 34 comments

  25. The Complicated Legacy of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. dropped to his knees as the final bell rang on his career, a lackluster bout against an overmatched Andre Berto his last offering to an increasingly fickle fanbase...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 year ago 26,151 reads 206 comments