1. How Worried Should Floyd Mayweather Be About Canelo Alvarez's Size Advantage?

    The ability to win world titles in multiple weight classes has become an important barometer for measuring a fighter’s greatness...

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  2. Will Fighting Canelo Silence the Critics of Mayweather's Level of Opposition?

    The polarizing nature of Floyd Mayweather ’s personality guarantees that he will always have detractors. While Mayweather does have a legion of fans and an entourage that dwarfs the size of most hamlets, others are drawn to him through vehemence...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 5,339 reads 64 comments

  3. Is It Too Early to Definitively Say Manny Pacquiao Is on the Decline?

    Retirements rarely stick in boxing. Independence is an intrinsic aspect of a boxer’s craft, and little other than medical approval technically stands in a fighter’s way of publicly displaying his unwavering self-belief...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 7,261 reads 69 comments

  4. Who Should Carl Froch Fight to Finish His Career?

    An elite boxer’s quest to erase a blemish on his record is one of the sport’s hallowed traditions...

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  5. Why Are We so Sure Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez Is Boxing's Next Superstar?

    Historically, boxing has consistently had captivating fighters with crossover appeal. Whether related to in-ring prowess, engaging personalities or confusing behavior, names like ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 1,583 reads 119 comments

  6. Why Juan Manuel Marquez vs. Timothy Bradley Is Guaranteed to Disappoint

    In terms of talent and championship pedigree, the October 12 fight between Juan Manuel Marquez and Timothy Bradley is worthy and intriguing...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 16,228 reads 120 comments

  7. Ricky Burns' Struggles Justify Adrien Broner's Move to Welterweight

    Last Saturday, Ricky Burns was a heavy favorite entering his WBO lightweight title defense against untested Puerto Rican Jose Gonzalez...

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  8. Will Andre Ward Ever Be Mentioned in the Same Breath as Floyd Mayweather?

    Of the generation of elite boxers approaching their late 30s, Floyd Mayweather ’s career is the standard to which all must be held and measured...

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  9. What's Next for Jean Pascal After Lucian Bute Injury Derails Canadian Showdown?

    When terms to a fight between former lineal light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and one-time IBF super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute were agreed on, all boxing fans had a compelling and significant fight to eagerly anticipate...

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  10. J'Leon Love vs. Gabriel Rosado: Preview and Predictions

    Undercard bouts on major pay-per-view boxing cards are often derided because they more commonly serve the interests of the event’s controlling promoter than complement the evening’s principal fight...

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  11. Where Would Robert Guerrero Sit in P4P Rankings with Win vs. Floyd Mayweather?

    Pound-for-pound rankings are extremely nerdish , which speaks to both the passion and desperation of boxing fans...

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  12. Steve Cunningham Shows Class and Toughness Despite KO Loss to Fury

    Intensity, high punch volume and brutal in-fighting aren ’t typical of the average heavyweight bout...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 2,575 reads 26 comments

  13. Guillermo Rigondeaux: Punch Stats Reinforce Comprehensive Win over Donaire

    To appreciate Guillermo Rigondeaux is as much about acknowledging what he negates in his opponents as it is about marveling at his precise and explosive counter-punching ability...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 3,365 reads 29 comments

  14. Brian Viloria: Former Champion Deserves Respect After Upset Loss to Estrada

    The 2000 United States Olympic team produced three world champions: Jermain Taylor, Jeff Lacy and Brian Viloria...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 1,492 reads 1 comments

  15. Can Zou Shiming Mimic Guillermo Rigondeaux's Path to a World Title?

    When three-time Chinese Olympic boxing medalist Zou Shiming entered the Cotai Arena at the Venetian Resort in Macao, China, it was a spectacle worthy of an established champion...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 2,892 reads 14 comments

  16. Who Should Mikey Garcia Fight Next: Orlando Cruz or Juan Manuel Lopez?

    It’s easy to forget that Mikey Garcia’s dominant, title-winning dismantling of rugged former champion Orlando Salido was the first genuinely significant fight of 2013...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 2,960 reads 11 comments

  17. Why Heavyweight Boxing Needs Dereck Chisora Back in the Ring

    To anticipate the return of a boxer who has lost four out of his last five bouts is unusual. And yet, it is impossible to ignore the news that British heavyweight contender and resident ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 4,512 reads 14 comments

  18. Will Jean Pascal vs. Lucian Bute Live Up to Its Lofty Billing?

    Recently, the respective teams of former lineal light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal and ex-IBF super middleweight titlist Lucian Bute agreed to terms that will pit the two Quebec-based fighters in a historic bout...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 3,015 reads 10 comments

  19. How David Price Can Keep Loss to Tony Thompson From Derailing His Career

    One of the few things that can eclipse a modern heavyweight’s actual physical stature is the hype surrounding a big man with legitimate skills and pedigree...

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  20. Tavoris Cloud vs. Bernard Hopkins: Biggest Keys for Each Boxer in Title Fight

    This Saturday’s Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins IBF light heavyweight title fight is hardly a bout boxing fans were clamoring for...

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  21. Why Jean Pascal Needs to Delay Chad Dawson Rematch to Fight Lucian Bute

    The violent and ruthless nature of boxing leads to a survivalist mindset. In a sport where one loss—one punch, even—can lead to the swift decline of a fighter’s ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 2,117 reads 2 comments

  22. How Ishe Smith Can Get the Best of Cornelius Bundrage in IBF Title Fight

    Junior middleweight contender Ishe Smith has always been a mercurial talent. Despite being an elite defensive fighter with natural boxing ability, Smith’s often lazy offensive ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 2,274 reads 5 comments

  23. Gavin Rees' Blueprint for Upsetting Adrien Broner in WBC Title Fight

    The very notion of a blueprint implies the plotting of an ideal—something that makes sense after meticulous deliberation and planning...

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  24. What Is at Stake for Adrien Broner in His Showdown with Gavin Rees?

    When Adrien Broner defends his WBC lightweight title against Gavin Rees this coming Saturday, the prospect of the brash Cincinnati fighter losing almost seems laughable...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 4,097 reads 15 comments

  25. Is Gennady Golovkin Ready to Fight Sergio Martinez?

    Being a victim of one’s own success is perhaps boxing’s most frustrating clich é. And considering that the sport is mired in an era where sanctioning bodies crown ...

    Zachary Alapi Written by Zachary Alapi about over 1 year ago 6,620 reads 35 comments