Freddie Roach and Alex Ariza Show that Boxing Trumps All Sports for Controversy, Even Alex Rodriguez and MLB

The latest chapter of the Alex Rodriguez saga, which featured the slugger storming out of a closed-doors grievance hearing and then lashing out in an extended radio and television interview, showcased A-Rod’s unique penchant for garnering headlines, and attracting attention and controversy.

Will Typhoon Haiyan Affect Manny Pacquiao for Upcoming Fight Against Brandon Rios?

Manny Pacquiao is deep in training camp, preparing for his upcoming November 23 fight against Brandon Rios. However, the Filipino legend could be quite distracted over the remaining two weeks before fight night, as his country deals with a much larger foe, the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan, which swept through the island nation leaving devastation…

Klitschko and Pacquiao as Presidents? What If Boxers Ruled the World?

Heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KOs in the ring, 1-2 in elections) has officially declared that he’ll run for the Ukraine presidency in 2015. This follows a stint in the country’s parliament and the creation of his own political party, the Ukrainian Democratic Alliance for Reform — UDAR, or “punch”, in Ukrainian — which…

Is Mikaela Mayer Destined to Become the New Face of Women’s Boxing?

Women’s boxing enjoyed an explosive Olympic debut at the 2012 London games. But one fighter who didn’t even get the chance to compete for Team USA may be destined to become the new face of women’s boxing. Meet Mikaela Mayer, a highly skilled and fiercely motivated national champion, the number 1 ranked fighter in her…

50 Cent Urges Floyd Mayweather to Think About His Future

Floyd Mayweather and 50 Cent, once inseparably close friends, are worlds apart these days. Things soured between the two when TMT Promotions, a potential joint venture set up by 50 Cent to be a boxing promotional company, fell apart. Harsh words were publicly fired off from both sides, and rumors percolated about what was really…

Can the Boxing Promoter’s Association Provide Real Change?

The most fundamental problem in boxing is that there is no framework in place for consistent governance and regulation. Boxing has no infrastructure, and as such, there’s no usable path to initiate change. Enter the Boxing Promoters Association. Formed in 2009, the BPA consists of many of the largest and most well-known promoters in the…

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