Manny Pacquiao Scores Six Knockdowns, Decisions Chris Algieri

(Manny Pacquiao, left, Chris Algieri, right; via @hboboxing on Twitter) Manny Pacquiao had his way with Chris Algieri Saturday night on HBO Pay-Per-View, pretty much, if scoring six knockdowns means anything. Which it does. Algieri, the least accomplished opponent of Pacquiao’s post-2008 run, won one round on two scorecards and couldn’t stay on his feet […]


Pacquiao Vs. Algieri Results: Zou Shiming Wins In Uneven Performance

(Zou Shiming; via @HBOBoxing on Twitter) Through a couple rounds, Zou Shiming was delivering his best performance Saturday night on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao vs. Chris Algieri. By the end of the fight, all of his old flaws had resurfaced. But he won almost every round, scored a number of knockdowns against Kwanpichit Onesongchaigym and […]


Pacquiao Vs. Algieri Results: Vasyl Lomachenko Astounds With One Hand

(Lomachenko connects on Chonlatarn Piriyapinyo; via @HBOBoxing on Twitter) Vasyl Lomachenko does astounding things in the ring. Saturday night he was on his way to a beautifully boxed win, perhaps even a knockout, that showed off his versatility and all-around excellence. Then he injured his left hand. He didn’t lose a round after that. Appearing on […]

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Melting Pot: Five Filipino Vs. Italian Fights Of Yesteryear

There’s something about a boxing match being sold as an ethnic clash that has moved tickets since there were even tickets to move. Call it primal, or even tribal, get philosophical, but at the end of the day, it’s transforming a one-on-one argument into an “us vs. them” scenario, and it just feels inherently normal […]


Adrian Granados Goes From Zero To 60 Friday Night

The last time junior welterweight Adrian Granados fought on television, the 25-year-old was involved in a firefight. Appearing in front of his hometown city of Chicago outdoors at U.S. Cellular Field, Granados overcame two knockdowns where he was badly hurt to stop Mark Salser in the 6th round. It was exactly the type of fight a […]


Floyd Mayweather Vs. Manny Pacquiao: A Sucker Is Born Every Minute

(Mayweather, left, Pacquiao, right; via) I’m a sucker. I’m a sucker because when I read this story from the Los Angeles Times this week asserting that “The Pacquiao-Mayweather buzz has been heating up since September” I forget all about when people were saying this the last time (August), and the time before that, and, well, all […]


Wide South China Sea

(Promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao, Zhou and Algieri arrive in Macau; photo via) “You can pretend for a long time, but one day it all falls away and you are alone… Alone in the most beautiful place in the world.”- Jean Rhys Despite his unabashed confidence, which can at times border on a smugly dismissive sense […]


On Hating Chris Algieri

(Photo via) Patrol the places where hardcore boxing fans live, and you’ll find a substantial strain of them whose commentary about this weekend’s HBO pay-per-view fight between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri is significantly focused on hating Algieri. It’s not to hard to identify how this came to be, if you’ve studied Hardcorus Boxingfanius. And individual tastes on […]


Deservedly Inevitable: Wladimir Klitschko Vs. Kubrat Pulev Preview And Prediction

This is just about as good as it gets for the modern heavyweight division: The true champion is facing the most qualified opponent he hasn’t yet defeated. It’s a legitimate fight, Wladimir Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev. HBO is televising Saturday afternoon, as it should, no matter how tedious Klitschko fights are to many of us, because […]