1. 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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  2. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 days ago 47,719 reads 110 comments

  3. 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 13 days ago 13,297 reads 109 comments

  4. 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 17 days ago 42,377 reads 276 comments

  5. 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 19 days ago 36,247 reads 52 comments

  6. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 20 days ago 3,568 reads 1 comments

  7. 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 20 days ago 19,739 reads 110 comments

  8. 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 24 days ago 234,573 reads 757 comments

  9. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 24 days ago 49,939 reads 344 comments

  10. 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.

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 27 days ago 403,546 reads 399 comments

  11. 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 27 days ago 131,756 reads 38 comments

  12. 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 29 days ago 41,309 reads 296 comments

  13. 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...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 29 days ago 62,204 reads 39 comments

  14. The High Roller's Ultimate Guide to the Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight Weekend

    While many boxing fans contemplate whether they can afford $99.95 for a pay-per-view broadcast of the fight of the century, others have different economic hurdles to face...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 29 days ago 139,619 reads 68 comments

  15. What It's Like to Be in Mayweather's Entourage: Behind the Scenes with Triple H

    On the evening of May 5, 2012, Floyd Mayweather was in pure relaxation mode. Chilling on the couch, the Oklahoma City Thunder in the midst of sweeping the Dallas Mavericks, the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world was in his element...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 279,221 reads 131 comments

  16. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: The Best and Worst of UFC on Fox 15

    UFC on Fox 15, a card that lived up to every bit of its promise, was all about renewal. From time to time the combat sports world must refresh itself with young challengers emerging from the battered remains of their predecessors...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 16,417 reads 71 comments

  17. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 63

    On a normal fight night I tend to wake up, look at the clock and dread the 14 listless hours I know I'll spend waiting for the fights to finally begin...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 21,874 reads 77 comments

  18. Complete Viewer's Guide to Boxing's Biggest Fights in April

    March was one of the most exciting months in recent boxing history as manager extraordinaire Al Haymon entered the promotion game in a major way on channels up and down the dial...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 23,560 reads 37 comments

  19. The Question: Is UFC 189's McGregor vs. Aldo the Best-Promoted MMA Fight Ever?

    Breaking the UFC 189 World Tour down by the numbers yields some fairly interesting results. 13,142 nautical miles. Two fighters. Eight cities. One sentient toilet. And a seemingly endless supply of both staredowns and luxury hotel rooms...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 1 month ago 9,683 reads 58 comments

  20. Will Gary Russell Jr. Make the Most of Al Haymon's Title Shot Gift?

    " It's about who you know, I guess." The best part about covering combat sports is the honesty. That might sound odd, especially considering the bombastic promoters who have a hard time distinguishing a lie from the truth...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 3,970 reads 44 comments

  21. The Question: How Will MMA Remember WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar?

    After years of speculation, Brock Lesnar finally put MMA fans hoping for his return out of their misery. There will be no second act for Lesnar, at least not in the cage...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 17,555 reads 119 comments

  22. 5 Rounds with Jonathan Snowden: Best and Worst from UFC Fight Night 62

    Not much of consequence happened at UFC Fight Night 62 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Not much of consequence could have...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 15,039 reads 39 comments

  23. The Question: Can a 1-Dimensional Fighter Still Thrive in the UFC?

    Just six years separate Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare chronologically, but in their chosen profession, that might as well be a lifetime. The gap between them, stylistically and in the cage, is nearly unfathomable...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 2 months ago 15,368 reads 76 comments

  24. The Question: Does Anthony Pettis Belong on Top of UFC's Pound-for-Pound List?

    If you ask the casual UFC fan about the sport's top fighters, you'll typically get a pretty standard list in return. Jon Jones will be somewhere near the top...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 9,175 reads 116 comments

  25. Is HBO vs. Al Haymon Boxing's Next Big Fight?

    Al Haymon is the most powerful man in boxing. Yet, before Premier Boxing Champions ( PBC ) launched on NBC last week, you'd likely never heard of him...

    Jonathan  Snowden Written by Jonathan Snowden about 3 months ago 22,207 reads 40 comments