Boxing Commentary & Opinion

The Sell: Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko

Floyd Mayweather and Wladimir Klitschko don't seem all that similar on the surface, but they've got a lot in common professionally, just with different levels of great success.

Pop culture of 1965: How old is B-Hop?

The Beatles had the No. 1 single the day Bernard Hopkins was born. The No. 1 movie in America that year was The Sound of Music. Coconut shell charcoal made cigarettes taste DELICIOUS.

What's next for Timothy Bradley?

Two years ago, Timothy Bradley appeared to have lost his undefeated record to Manny Pacquiao. Last night, he actually did. Where does Bradley go from here?

What's next for Manny Pacquiao?

Manny Pacquiao got himself back into the (non-Floyd) pound-for-pound discussion last night, so what's next for Top Rank's biggest star?

Maybe not the 'old' Manny, but pretty damn good

Will Manny Pacquiao ever be as good as he was back when he was thrashing world class fighters? Probably not. But the man we have in 2014 is still one of the world's best fighters.

Fan Poll: Pacquiao heavy favorite for tonight

77% of Bad Left Hook voters are favoring Manny Pacquiao to beat Timothy Bradley in tonight's rematch for the WBO welterweight title.

Could Top Rank build WWE Network-style service?

Top Rank has a massive library of fights in its possession, so could the promotional giant someday form a WWE Network-type platform to air old fights?

Poll: Canelo-Lara or Chavez-Golovkin?

It looks like Golden Boy/Showtime and Top Rank/HBO will do back-to-back weekends on pay-per-view in July. If you had to buy just one of the shows, which would it be?

Notre Dame Subway returns to ring tomorrow

Mike Lee, the boxer you've seen featured in Subway commercials, will return to the ring tomorrow night in Philadelphia after an absence. Also, he went to Notre Dame.

Chavez/GGG should be on HBO, not PPV

A battle between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Gennady Golovkin would die on PPV where the climate is cutthroat at the moment. It needs to be on HBO.


PPV undercards: Who's got the better value?

Amir Khan and Adrien Broner have their names attached to the Mayweather-Maidana pay-per-view show, while the Pacquiao-Bradley II undercard features arguably better matchmaking without the big names. Does one card really stand apart from the other?

SHO bidding for Stevenson; is Kovalev idea dead?

Showtime has reportedly made an offer for the May 24 fight between Adonis Stevenson and Andrzej Fonfara, which could put the kibosh on HBO's Stevenson-Kovalev designs. But is it really the dire situation it may seem on the surface? Probably not.

Krusher: Kovalev's path to the HBO main stage

Sergey Kovalev is an unlikely emerging star for America's still-number one boxing network, but he has made his way to the HBO main event this coming Saturday by smashing his way into the spot.

Should Garcia rematch Herrera?

Danny Garcia escaped Puerto Rico with his titles, but just barely last Saturday night. Should he give Mauricio Herrera a rematch after the controversial scoring of the fight?

10 Fights: The Rise and Decline of Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao has seen better days, but he and Freddie Roach continue to promise a return to highlight reel form by the Filipino superstar. Is there any chance of that, or has the time simply passed?

PPV is king again, but for how long?

HBO Sports and Showtime Sports are both hitting it hard on pay-per-view as the weather turns in 2014, and it could be a year filled with $60-75 fights for American fans. But can it last?

70% of media scored for Herrera

70 percent of polled boxing media scored last Saturday night's fight for Mauricio Herrera, with only 12.5% scoring for Danny Garcia, who won a majority decision.

Poll: Is Wilder's KO of Scott a scandal?

Deontay Wilder kept his unbeaten and KO streaks intact last night with a first round knockout of Malik Scott, but there has been a lot of talk about the shots that ended the fight. What do you think?

Exit Strategy: Possible future Floyd foes

Floyd Mayweather isn't getting any younger, and he knows it. He has just a few fights left on his contract with Showtime, and says he'll leave the sport when that deal ends. Who could he face over the next two years?

PPV Review: Canelo vs Angulo

Canelo Alvarez tore through Alfredo Angulo like a junkyard dog thrown a raw steak on last night's Showtime pay-per-view broadcast. How good was the show overall?

Learning Curve: Lomachenko proves quality in loss

Vasyl Lomachenko is just 1-1 as a professional fighter, and though he showed he has some things to learn last night in a loss to Orlando Salido, he also proved that the talent is there to become a special fighter.

50 years ago today, Ali won his first title

Muhammad Ali, who celebrated his 72nd birthday last month, won his first world heavyweight championship on this day in 1964.

Without Floyd, what's next for Amir Khan?

Floyd Mayweather will face Marcos Maidana on May 3, which has left Amir Khan out in the cold. So where will Khan go now that he hasn't fought in nearly a year and hasn't been on the U.S. boxing radar for a while?

2013 Male Fighter Awards

Who were the best of the best in 2013? What were the highest and lowest points of the year? Read this and you're guaranteed to learn something new, no matter how big of a boxing fan you are.

Mayweather hype will lead to another routine night

Everybody keeps talking about it, because Floyd Mayweather is a star. Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana? Maidana or Khan? Here's the bigger question: Does it really matter?

Notes from Copper Box: Fury, Chisora comparison

Andy Ryan compares the performances of Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora from yesterday's show in London, as he was in the house to see the fighters in person.

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