Archive for the ‘Boxing’ Category

NBC And Al Haymon: The Marriage That Returns Boxing To Prime Time?

A few weeks ago, several media outlets reported statements from boxing promoter Kathy Duva that outlined a potential deal between NBC and the most secretive and powerful man in boxing, Al Haymon:  “He’s promised NBC that he’s going to take his fighters off premium cable…He’s going to put...
October 28th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Gennady Golovkin & Nicholas Walters Continue Their Reign Of Terror

Gennady Golovkin and Nicholas Walters share a lot more in common after Saturday night’s explosive fights in Carson California. Before “Mexican Style” the only common attribute between Golovkin (a Kazakhstan-native who’s won an Olympic silver medal) and Walters (a Jamaican-born fighter who trains...
October 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Top 3 Reasons To Tune In To GGG Vs. Rubio: Carnage In Carson

Fight week is halfway through, and throngs of Gennady Golovkin (GGG) and Marco Antonio Rubio fans are counting down the hours until Saturday’s middleweight title bout. This fight is on every hardcore boxing fan’s can’t-miss list, but some out there might be wondering whether this...
October 15th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Charlie Powell: The Bo Jackson Of Boxing

Charlie Powell was special. His physical abilities and athletic accomplishments are so impressive that in the pantheon of multi-sport greats, Powell deserves a spot alongside Bo Jackson and Jim Thrope. A professional baseball and football player, as well as a boxer and standout on the basketball court...
September 23rd, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Musical Chairs Of The Floyd Mayweather Camp

Boxing is conflict. It is chaos. No sport proves the theory of entropy more than the sweet science. The business of boxing is much the same. At any given time a fighter-manger relationship that made millions will dissolve. A promoter who works with one of the best fighters in the world will decide it’s...
September 22nd, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Floyd Mayweather: Winning But Not Legacy-Building

In the buildup to Saturday night’s rematch between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos “El Chino” Maidana, Mayweather aptly captured the unique position in which he now stands at the tail end of his career. His success and all-time great skills have brought him to a place where he no longer fights...
September 15th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Floyd Mayweather Fights Again Saturday But What If No One Watches?

On Saturday night, there’s absolutely no question what I’ll be doing. With college football nearing its conclusion, the natural transition will be to watch Floyd Mayweather put his multiple world championship belts and his zero in the loss column on the line in a rematch with the feisty...
September 12th, 2014 | Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

The Cincinnati Kid’s Homecoming: The Queen City Has No Problem With Adrien Broner

By Charles C. Davis, Jr. / @ccdavisjr (Ed’s Note: TSFJ sent Charles Davis to cover the Adrien Broner vs. Emmanuel Taylor fight in Cincinnati, Ohio, as Broner defended his WBA Light Welterweight championship. We asked Charles to take in the atmosphere and capture the essence of Broner, one of boxing’s...
September 11th, 2014 | Boxing, The Fam | Read More

Andre Berto And Adrien Broner Continue To Disappoint, Lucas Matthysse Shines Bright Again

On Saturday night at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio, Showtime hosted a night of potential redemption for three big-name boxers looking to regain their once blue-chip status. Of the three fighters on the comeback trail, Andre Berto, who kicked off the night, has spent the most time away from...
September 8th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Public Enemy No. 1: The Curious Case Of Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Floyd Mayweather Jr. is a creature of habit. He operates under the extremely rare combination of God-given physical weapons, mutant-like speed, endurance and agility, and explicitly intimidating cerebral intuitiveness. In other words, Floyd out-boxed, out-classed and out-thought every opponent he has...
August 26th, 2014 | Boxing, J. Tinsley | Read More

Floyd Patterson And Sonny Liston: The Good Negro Vs. The Bad Nigger

In today’s sports environment, fans and athletes have a warped sense of what it means to be hated. It seems all too often that even the rough and tumble characters who enlist in the most aggressive sports out there, like football, boxing or mixed martial arts, are crying victim after a few hard questions...
August 25th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Leo Santa Cruz Is Keeping An Eye On Guillermo Rigondeaux

There are those in boxing who firmly believe fighters, because of their nature, never fear other fighters. Apparently those people didn’t follow the Mike Tyson vs. Michael Spinks fight. Plenty of ringside observers noted that Spinks looked absolutely terrified in that ring. Those people have probably...
August 19th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Kell Brook And Gabriel Rosado: Two New Champs, Two Very Different Performances

On Saturday night, the fight game crowned two new champions: England’s Kell Brook and Philadelphia native Gabriel Rosado. Brook fought for the IBF boxing welterweight title, while Rosado fought for the Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB) middleweight championship. At first blush, it might seem that the ugly,...
August 18th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Danny Garcia Is Back On Track

It’s a mismatch. Rod Salka is a calf for the slaughter. Danny Garcia is a cherry picker. The media said all that and much worse about Saturday night’s headlining fight between junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and unranked military man, Rod Salka. With commentary like that, it was...
August 11th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Danny Jacobs And Carmelo Anthony Talk Cancer, Entourages And Championships

The cinderella story of Danny Jacobs almost has its fairy-tale ending. The Brooklyn native made a name for himself on the amateur boxing circuit by winning big-name tournaments and awards, including the National Golden Gloves and Junior Olympics. In the pros he won his first 20 fights, with 17 KOs,...
August 5th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Black In America: Chris Rock Talks Black Success, Larry Holmes And Gerry Cooney

“It’s hard being black. You ever been black? I was black once — when I was poor.” – Larry Holmes Since he came out with Bring the Pain in 1996, Chris Rock has been comedy’s most keen commentator on race in America, matched only — depending on your style — by the immortal Dave Chappelle....
July 31st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Gennady Golovkin Smashes Geale, Boxing History Might Be Next

After Saturday night’s complete domination of Daniel Geale, the question isn’t whether or not Gennady Golovkin is great, or if he’s as good as the hype. Those questions have been thoroughly answered. After his 17th consecutive knockout (the last 10 in title defenses), what hardcore fans and...
July 28th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Eric Kelly Is The Best Thing That Happened To The MLB All-Star Game

If you don’t remember Eric Kelly, he’s arguably the greatest boxing trainer of all time. Why? Because he has proven that he will talk to anyone any type of way, and there’s nothing you will do about it but take it. He doesn’t care for your pomp and circumstance. He doesn’t...
July 24th, 2014 | Baseball, Boxing, Ed The Sports Fan | Read More

Is Big-Knockout Boxing The Evolution Of The Fight Game?

It’s called Big-Knockout Boxing (BKB). Developed and owned by DIRECTV, this new company/sport has recently been sanctioned by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. On August 16th, BKB will put on its biggest, and likely most expensive, card to date, featuring former boxing title challengers Gabriel...
July 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, MMA | Read More

Canelo Alvarez Vs. Erislandy Lara: A Lesson In The Will To Power

If you pick a fight, you have to be willing and able to hand out a beating. Erislandy Lara went old-school several months ago by calling out Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in the middle of Canelo’s post-fight press conference after his win over Alfredo Angulo. That night, Lara picked the fight of his life...
July 14th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More