Veteran boxing scribe Joe Santoliquito says the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight is one of those rare generational occurrences featuring two boxers that have grabbed the general public’s imagination. With this in mind, the president of the Boxing Writers Assoc. of America takes an unscientific look at the 10 biggest mega-fights in history, based on their event appeal.
Fans share their thoughts on Wladimir Klitschko’s surprisingly entertaining stoppage of Kubrat Pulev, what might be next for the heavyweight champ, who might have a prayer of beating him, as well as the Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri fight, gatekeepers, and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Wladimir Klitschko proved again that he is without peer in the heavyweight division by knocking out No. 1 contender Kubrat Pulev on Saturday. Klitschko is the most dominant heavyweight champ since Lennox Lewis, but does he rank among the all-time great big men?
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer shares his thoughts on compiling a list of the 20 greatest boxers since World War II for a story that appears in the October 2014 issue of THE RING and explains why Floyd Mayweather Jr., among other modern-era stars, did not make the cut.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook reveals the latest inductee of the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on August 9, Roberto Duran.
One hundred years ago today Joe Louis, the owner of boxing’s greatest championship reign and the athletic catalyst for racial healing in America during the post-slavery era, was born. His life was one of supreme achievement, personal tumult and enormous influence.
Some of boxing’s most notable personalities will be once again inducted in this year’s Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Founder Rich Marotta shares the details.
When Bernard Hopkins steps inside the ring with Karo Murat this Saturday, it will be the 31st world title fight (34th counting THE RING championship) of his extraordinary career. Only one man in history, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., took part in more world title fights than Hopkins.
July 4, America’s celebration of the adoption date of the Declaration of Independence, is one of the most festive holidays on the calendar. Once upon a time it was also a date when major boxing events were held. RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves gives us his choice of the most notable July 4 fights.
Bernard Hopkins: “I don’t want my next fight to be just a fight. It has to be historic. If I fight just a fight, then I would probably lose… I want at least one or two more fights. Then, I want to exit out of this game.”