Merchant, Sheridan to call online PPV of Canelo-Smith

06
Sep

Merchant, Sheridan to call online PPV of Canelo-Smith

An online version of the Canelo-Smith PPV featuring the commentary of hall of famers Larry Merchant and Col. Bob Sheridan will be available on Sept. 17.

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18
May

Brooklyn boxing meets the big screen in ‘Back in the Day’

The new film ‘Back in the Day,’ focuses on the in-ring and personal lives of a young Brooklyn man trying to make his name in pro boxing.

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05
Jan

HBO vs. ESPN Classic: Old fights, new commentary

It’s not a new thing but substitute audio commentary in ESPN Classic replays of HBO fights drives our own Michael Woods batty.

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11
May

Is Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s crossover appeal finished?

The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view event will generate record-breaking numbers, but given the disappointing nature of the fight, will the masses pay to see Mayweather in record numbers again? BWAA President Joseph Santoliquito posed this question to Larry Merchant, Max Kellerman and New York Daily News sports columnist Mike Lupica, among others.

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17
Mar

Julio Cesar Chavez-Meldrick Taylor I remembered

There are certain fights throughout boxing history that ignite a visceral reaction from fans due to their disputed outcomes, such as Dempsey-Tunney II and Hagler-Leonard. One such fight took place 25 years ago today when Julio Cesar Chavez and Meldrick Taylor produced a war for the ages that would be overshadowed by one of the most polarizing decisions a referee ever made.

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20
Feb

Larry Merchant on Mayweather-Pacquiao: Will it have the ‘wow’ factor?

Does the hype around Mayweather-Pacquiao compare to Ali-Frazier? Will it live up to it? What does each guy bring to the table? Who will win? Larry Merchant brings 50 years of boxing experience to bear on these and other questions.

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16
Feb

CompuBox: 30 years and (still) counting

Today marks the 30th year of CompuBox being an integral part of boxing as we know it. And who better to offer us a look back than longtime CompuBox mainstay (and our own) Lee Groves?

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11
Feb

Remembering Douglas-Tyson: still a shocker 25 years later

Today is the 25th anniversary of Buster Douglas’ shocking win over Mike Tyson for the undisputed heavyweight champion and its effect is palpable to this day. Our own Lee Groves looks back on a true day to remember.

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26
Feb

Larry Merchant calls Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley II ‘tossup’

Will Tim Bradley erase all doubts and beat Manny Pacquiao decisively this time around? Larry Merchant calls the fight a coin flip.

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19
Oct

‘Legendary Nights’ offers chance to relive an epic

HBO’s Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward doesn’t offer many new insights, but does an excellent job of rekindling the drama around one of boxing’s greatest trilogies, and of portraying the friendship that evolved between two warriors beyond the ring.

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