Archive for the ‘Boxing’ Category

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

The Magic Is Back In Omaha: Terence Crawford KO’s Yuriokis Gamboa

There’s another fight of the year candidate, and this one confirmed there will soon be waves in the already stacked 140-pound division. Terence Crawford, a native son of Omaha, brought back championship boxing to his hometown for the first time in over 40 years. Against Yuriorkis Gamboa, a Cuban-national...
June 30th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Robert Guerrero And Yoshihiro Kamegai Deliver A Fight Of The Year Candidate

Sometimes the best fights have the least fanfare. Being slated between a history-making middleweight bout and the return of Canelo Alvarez meant that there wasn’t much space to really promote Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai. But on Saturday night, these warriors delivered one...
June 23rd, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Chris Algieri Shocks The Boxing World In Split Decision Win Over Ruslan Provodnikov

Saturday night’s fight between Ruslan “Siberian Rocky” Provodnikov and Chris Algieri was perfectly captured by the closing remark of HBO’s Jim Lampley: “Boxing is the theater of the unexpected.” Until Provodnikov’s first title bout was scheduled and Algieri named as his opponent, few...
June 16th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Hands Of Stone Turns 63: Roberto Duran’s Legacy Still Lives On

“I’m not God – but I’m something similar.” – Roberto Duran In boxing, perhaps no fighter in the history of the sport has more epitomized the word “machismo” than Roberto “Manos de Piedra” Duran. Born in the small Latin American country of Panama, he fought with a ferocity that was...
June 16th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Miguel Cotto Puts Sergio Martinez Out Of His Misery

Saturday night delivered boxing fans the most shocking first round of the Sweet Science this year. A supercharged Miguel Cotto came out with the collective power of every Puerto Rican in New York and knocked Sergio Martinez around the ring for the entire first round, giving the champion a taste of the...
June 9th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

The Top 5 Reasons To Watch Miguel Cotto Vs. Sergio Martinez

On Saturday night in Madison Square Garden — the old mecca of boxing —two giants of the boxing world will collide in a fight for pride, history and the almighty dollar. A fight many thought would never happen is finally here. In a few days, Miguel Cotto will face off against Sergio “La Maravilla”...
June 4th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More

Here’s 8 Hilarious Rounds Of Boxing And Comedians Doing Battle

Boxing. Just because someone gets punched in the face doesn’t mean it always has to be serious — at least not for the people outside the ring. Two-time NYC Golden Glove Champ, four-time National Amateur Champ and Olympic Team Alternate Eric Kelly showed the world via a viral YouTube video that when...
May 21st, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, Lists | Read More

The Secret Of Muhammad Ali: Al Satterwhite’s Photography Book Profiles The Return Of Ali In 1970

At only 26 years old, Al Satterwhite won the boxing lottery. He picked up the phone and was told that Time Magazine wanted to send him out the 5th Street Gym to cover Muhammad Ali as he trained for his first fight in over three years. It was 1970. Satterwhite would shadow the living legend from his...
May 20th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar, The Book Club | Read More

The Score: Bermane Stiverne Becomes The First Haitian-Born Heavyweight Champion

Boxing history was going to be made on ESPN this past Saturday night, one way or the other. Either Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola would become the first Mexican-American to hold the heavyweight crown, or Bermane Stiverne would be the first Haitian-born fighter to do so. In the end, the green WBC...
May 12th, 2014 | Boxing, Fight Like Sugar | Read More