Boxing Commentary & Opinion

Showtime Boxing 2013 Year in Review

Showtime Sports had their biggest boxing year in recent memory, and though the downfall of their rivals at HBO has been greatly exaggerated, there's no arguing that for the first time in years, there's a genuine competition between the two networks.

2013 Female Fighter Awards

Awards include but are not limited to Comeback Fighter, Breakout Fighter, Fighter, Event, Fight, Knockout, Round, Upset, Robbery, and Prospect of the Year. Read the most comprehensive women's boxing review for 2013.

Bernard Hopkins: 49 and holding

He used to be "The Executioner." Now, he's "The Alien." How much longer can Bernard Hopkins remain a top fighter in boxing, and what challenges could he face in 2014?

2014 options for Pacquiao are very limited

Manny Pacquiao isn't going to fight Floyd Mayweather in 2014 unless there's some incredible change in boxing's political landscape. So who's available for the Top Rank superstar?

Sergio Martinez and the dying of the light

Middleweight king Sergio Martinez has enjoyed a three-year run at the top of one of boxing's most storied weight classes, but he grows increasingly vulnerable with each fight. Is 2014 the end of the road for the champ?

Kirkland's latest and last chance at stardom

Will James Kirkland finally capitalize on his star potential? It may be now or never for the rugged Texan brawler.

New crop of 'hopefuls' targeting Wlad Klitschko

The last group of contenders have all been proven inferior, and now with Vitali out of the sport, Wladimir Klitschko is nearing age 38 and staring down a whole new group of young(er) guns.

Broner and Canelo hit the comeback trail

Adrien Broner and Canelo Alvarez came into 2013 two of boxing's hottest rising stars, and competed in some big fights. But as the year closes, they've both suffered losses, and need bouncebacks in 2014.

Erislandy Lara: The real threat to Mayweather

If you want competition for Floyd Mayweather in 2014, Erislandy Lara is the fighter you should rally around, not Manny Pacquiao.

Fighter-Writer Diaries: Pilot

This is the pilot episode of a new, sporadic series that I've contemplated doing for a while now. The title is self explanatory. I'm a fighter and, perhaps more obviously, I'm a writer. And this is a day in my life.

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