1. Canelo Alvarez's Uphill Climb: Will a Mexican Fighter Be America's Boxing King?

    Oscar De La Hoya was teetering, his long reign as boxing's biggest star in serious jeopardy as he stepped into the ring against Floyd Mayweather Jr., a brash fighter in the beginning stages of reinventing how boxing is promoted in America...

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  2. From Bones to Meat: How UFC 197 Star Jon Jones Reinvented Himself in the Gym

    Jon Jones , the deposed UFC champion who fights for the interim light heavyweight title against Ovince Saint Preux on Saturday at UFC 197, has been the best mixed martial arts fighter on the planet for more than five years...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 14 days ago 49,945 reads 28 comments

  3. The Challenges of Making a Fight for Gennady Golovkin, Boxing's Boogeyman

    In the last four years, Tom Loeffler, the California-based promoter for HBO's rising boxing star Gennady Golovkin (34-0, 31 KO), has been in desperate need of an international phone plan...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 16 days ago 56,779 reads 154 comments

  4. Human Highlight Reel: Bellator Star Michael Page Is Looking to Change the Game

    Mixed martial arts inspires the unbelievable. Being locked in a cage with another martial arts master forces a level of concentration, willpower and mental dexterity that is incomparable...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 16 days ago 10,571 reads 11 comments

  5. UFC on Fox 19 Results: The Real Winners and Losers of Teixeira vs. Evans

    A month ago this looked like a card worthy of network television. Going against boxing on NBC and the NBA playoffs, the UFC and Fox pulled out the big guns...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 20 days ago 28,631 reads 55 comments

  6. Lost, Broke, and Broken: Bellator's Patricky Pitbull and a Fighter's Lot in Life

    Patricky "Pitbull" Freire, the lightweight striker who headlines Bellator's first European expansion Saturday against Kevin Souza, had a point to prove back in 2012...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 21 days ago 22,514 reads 3 comments

  7. Rising Boxing Star Errol Spence Jr. Has Dreams Beyond Chris Algieri

    Athletics is often described as a grind. There's a mythology built around hard work that's hard for some to resist...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 21 days ago 6,506 reads 23 comments

  8. Pressure Is on Canelo and Golovkin to Make Fans Care About Boxing's Next Era

    The two best, most popular fighters in boxing compete in the same weight class. Fans, o f course, are clamoring to see them do battle...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 26 days ago 19,866 reads 104 comments

  9. Manny Pacquiao Delivers Glimpses of Glorious Past: Is It Enough to Keep Going?

    There were moments in his unanimous-decision win over Timothy Bradley on Saturday when the legendary Manny Pacquiao ( 58-6-2, 38 KOs) looked like he'd turned the clock back at least a decade...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 27 days ago 96,403 reads 106 comments

  10. The End of the Manny Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Era Can't Come Soon Enough

    On Saturday night, 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao will walk into the ring for the 66th time when he faces Timothy Bradley...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 29 days ago 71,022 reads 0 comments

  11. Pacquiao vs. Bradley III: Expert Picks for the Main Event

    A little less than 48 months ago, Manny Pacquiao, among the greatest boxers the world has ever seen, was the victim of a blatant robbery...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 29 days ago 37,708 reads 28 comments

  12. Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier and the State of the UFC Light Heavyweight Division

    Way back in 1997, as the UFC was entering what fans called "the dark ages," a single bright light shined with an intensity then unknown in the world of mixed martial arts...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 16,202 reads 39 comments

  13. Controversy Built Adrien Broner's Career and Now Threatens to Destroy It

    It's been a long time since Adrien Broner (31-2, 23 KO) made headlines for his boxing exploits. Once considered the heir apparent to Floyd Mayweather Jr...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 53,291 reads 119 comments

  14. The Mental Game: Does Ronda Rousey Have What It Takes to Regain Her Throne?

    Holly Holm's left leg did more than take the UFC championship from Ronda Rousey. That emphatic loss changed everything, and not just for Rousey. It was one of the few times a single athlete's performance has effected the landscape of an entire sport...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 52,295 reads 203 comments

  15. Conor McGregor Unable to Flout Convention with Confidence in 1st UFC Loss

    Conor McGregor, in the end, flew a little too close to the sun. The beautiful, boastful Irish brawler let his grand ambitions get the better of him in his attempt to rewrite the time-tested rules of the fight game...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 129,128 reads 428 comments

  16. Can Nate Diaz Shock the World and Actually Beat UFC Champion Conor McGregor?

    The prelude is almost over, with the excitement peaking from a press conference worthy of the presser Hall of Fame...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 68,068 reads 133 comments

  17. The Illusion: Why UFC Star Anderson Silva Is a Danger to Himself

    There were moments Saturday of the kind of effortless brilliance that could only come from the madcap mind of Brazilian fighting god Anderson Silva ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 42,690 reads 89 comments

  18. National Pride and a Chance at Global Stardom on the Line in Frampton vs. Quigg

    Manchester's Scott Quigg and Belfast's Carl Frampton don't agree on much. For almost five years, the top 122-pounders in Europe have squabbled over any and everything. Money ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 2,661 reads 8 comments

  19. B/R MMA Roundtable: Placing Michael Bisping in the Pantheon

    On Saturday in London, a legend of the Octagon makes what may very well be among the last appearances of a storied career. Anderson Silva wasn't just a fighter—for nearly five years, he was the fighter, the very best to have ever done it...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 11,067 reads 58 comments

  20. Is UFC Champion Conor McGregor the Craziest Man in Mixed Martial Arts?

    It's a given that everyone who steps into the cage to compete in a high-level mixed martial arts bout is incredibly tough, both mentally and physically. You have to be in order to walk willingly into the lion's den to face off with another athlete...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 101,794 reads 161 comments

  21. Exclusive: The Godfather Struts All the Way into the WWE Hall of Fame

    It's easy to fail in the business of professional wrestling. Spots at the top of the sport are limited. Competition is cutthroat. It's an industry that demands talent seize the brass ring...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 36,959 reads 69 comments

  22. Manny Pacquiao's Anti-Gay Comments Continue Boxing's Spiral Toward Niche Status

    It should have been so easy for Manny Pacquiao to ride off into the sunset, white hat perched proudly on his head...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 19,331 reads 3 comments

  23. Bellator MMA Star Melvin Guillard Will Fight on for Mentor Kevin Randleman

    Kevin Randleman was special. Whether knocking kickboxing legend Mirko "Cro Cop" Filipovic silly with a single punch or defying physics by launching the great Fedor Emelianenko airborne ...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 4,806 reads 13 comments

  24. The Question: Is It Crazy to Think Conor McGregor Might Fight Robbie Lawler?

    “We’re just going to take it one game at a time.” If you’ve watched sports, any sport, you’ve heard that tired cliche thousands of times...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 37,378 reads 225 comments

  25. Marine Turned Top Boxing Prospect Battling for Glory After Fighting in Iraq

    Fighting comes complete with a collection of military metaphors. Fighters don't engage in a back-and-forth contest—they go to war. They don't do their best to land concussive punches—they throw bombs...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 7,816 reads 25 comments