By Dexter Reyes Ever since the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao super fight failed to live up to the hype, boxing has been in a steady decline in terms of Pay-Per-View viewership in the United States. The fight was built up for several years and when it finally happened it was a costly $100 price tag just for the PPV. In the end the fight wound up being the highest … [Read more...] about Has the rise of UFC, Conor McGregor, and Ronda Rousey made boxing irrelevant?
By Ryan Donald Boxing fans were promised a titanic battle between two champions, one they'd been waiting a long time to see- Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao finally slugging it out to determine the best fighter of their generation. … [Read more...] about Pacquiao vs. Mayweather II?
By Ludwig O. Daza Bob Arum, the long-time promoter of Pacquiao, said that the latter will fight in middle of the ring but offered the idea that, similar to what he did against Miguel Cotto, Pacquiao might lean on the ropes in the first round to test the power of WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas. That is a dangerous proposition, considering that Pacquiao is already at … [Read more...] about Pacquiao and Donaire at the crossroads of their boxing careers
By Ryan Donald Miguel Cotto is headed towards the twilight of his successful career. The 36-year old boxer has a hall of fame career with his 40-5 record. It is fight #46 that is now getting attention, which after rumor after rumor, will not be fought in 2016 after all. … [Read more...] about Miguel Cotto Will Not Fight In 2016
By H. Davis Boxing is, without a doubt, a tough and physical sport that’s for sure. It’s a sport that requires both respect, and discipline; which could be the reason why it’s used as a metaphor for life so often. You get knocked down, but you get back up and continue to fight. The problem is, however, gaining respect from your opponents and viewers is always easier said … [Read more...] about Lace Em Up: Raising Awareness in Boxing
By Tom Terzulli Excitement and interest were hard to come by going into the Nathan Cleverly vs. Jurgen Brähmer bout for the German’s WBA “world” light heavyweight title on Saturday night. Brähmer had been undefeated since 2009, but had yet to fight anyone of significance. While Cleverly, the one time WBO title holder, had hit a wall after getting destroyed by Sergey Kovalev … [Read more...] about Cleverly-Brähmer: A Good Fight with an Anticlimactic Finish
By Larry Limcangco Whenever I hear Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao introduced as Senator it makes me cringe. This is a man who signed two contracts causing rival promoters to go to court over his rights, failed to publicly acknowledge an injury to postpone the biggest fight in boxing history against Floyd Mayweather just so he could collect over $100 million dollars. He is … [Read more...] about Manny Pacquiao The Hypocrite. A Former Drug Addict Who Supports Duterte’s Deadly War On Drugs