Straight to the Stars: Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute Preview

It may be a few years too late, but there is still plenty to get excited about when Jean Pascal and Lucian Bute—although perhaps no longer their best versions of themselves–clash tonight at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Both men desperately need a win to resurrect their fortunes, while a crowd of over 20,000 will make for a roaring atmosphere. (Read more)

As concussion controversy rages, boxing writers look in the mirror

Article in the latest Columbia Journalism Review examining the realities of the fight game and our attraction to it.

Magomed Abdusalamov Likely Vegetable-ized

If you want to call it living, he's alive. Send money, please, and channel Ken Norton as hard as you can

No Reservations: Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana Preview

Taking a break from rapping, crapping, and whatever else he does to resonate with those who bookmark WorldStarHipHop in their web browsers, welterweight Adrien Broner returns to action Saturday night, facing Marcos Maidana at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. (read more at The Cruelest Sport)

Broner v Maidana - Preview and Prediction

Just a preview of the fight I wrote yesterday. I went in leaning towards the Maidana upset, but after viewing the fights and looking at the punch stats, I leaned back in favor of a Broner UD. Check it out, any comments welcome!

Kevin Iole names Stephen Espinoza 2013 "Boxing Person of the Year"

He makes a pretty good case and I can't think of anyone who would make for a better choice. Thoughts?

Danzón Days: Guillermo Rigondeaux-Joseph Agbeko Preview

After toying with Donaire—and drawing the ire of many who believe an action sport should have a little action in it—Rigondeaux seemed to find himself right back where he was in 2010 when he stunk out the joint so badly against Ricardo Cordoba that his next fight was broadcast in the U.S. from Ireland via the internet. Neither Bob Arum nor HBO seemed much interested in Rigondeaux after he pulled the plug on "The Filipino Flash," and like Orson Welles after the arty one-two combo of Citizen Kane and The Magnificent Ambersons, Rigondeaux was persona non grata in the boxing equivalent of Hollywood—Premium Cable Land. It was exile redux for Rigondeaux.

¡Boxing Telenovela!

The site is en español, but if you're interested in reading about this television drama then plug the link into Google Translate. You can watch the entire series online through Univision website via your cable service provider. Yes it is in Spanish, but English subtitles are available. Some professional boxers such as Julio Cesar Chavez, Saul "El Canelo" Alvarez, Erik "El Terrible" Morales, and Mariana "La Barbie" Juarez appeared in this series.


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